Spring Cup National Road Races Preview – Part 1 – Newcomers

Spring Cup National Road Races Preview – Part 1 – Newcomers

Twenty seven riders are set to make their Oliver’s Mount debut’s, at the Spring Cup National Road Races.

One of the most high profile newcomers is Reigning lightweight Manx Grand Prix winner Mark Purslow.

Mark is one to watch in the super twin races, as he makes his Oliver’s Mount debut, on his own teams ER6 Kawasaki, which he is also set to compete on during TT 2016.


Joining Mark in making their mount debut’s on super twins machinery include Simon Edmondson, John Batty Racing’s James Smith and CHP Racing’s Tracy Authers.

Dan Harrison set to pilot one of JHS Racing’s SV650 Suzuki’s Scarborough debut, will be watched closely by many, in 2015 he made impressive TT Races and Ulster Grand Prix debut’s.

2013 newcomers A Manx Grand Prix winner Chris Dixon, thirteenth place finisher in last years super twins Manx Grand Prix Richard Charlton, Morgan Govignon confirmed to compete for Optimark Road Racing at TT 2016, Jason Corcoran, Phil Munday and Steven Beale are additional stand out newcomers.

Riders gaining their first taste of roads action include Wayne Humble planning to make his Manx Grand Prix debut later this year, Mike Mace, Billy Mellor, Ben Warmington, Mark Bamford, Denzyl Weavill, Mark Sumner and Andrew Hayes.

Dougie Shearer, Robin Howells, Paul Marley, Russell Brook, Edna Trearty of Shay D Racing, Mark Thompson and Craig Robertson are all as well, set for their first competition between the hedges.


Over the years many a star name has caused quite an impression, when making their Oliver’s Mount debut.

The last ten years have seen the likes of Ivan Lintin, James Cowton, Lee Johnston and reigning Steve Henshaw international gold cup champion Dean Harrison, all establish themselves as true specialists of the unique Oliver’s Mount road race circuit.

When they made their debut’s around the mount, it was clear at the time of their undoubted talent.


The two day Spring Cup National Road Races, sees the 27 newcomers following in the footsteps of Ivan, James, Lee and Dean, as they bid to establish themselves as future stars of the road race circuit, known to many as a mini TT.

Words by Stevie Rial

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