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Spring Cup National Road Races – Preview Part 3 – Newcomers

Same as in recent years, the Spring Cup National Road Races, will mark the first venture into competition at Oliver’s Mount for riders from various racing backgrounds.

Amongst them includes Craig Neve who forms part of the official CF Moto set up at TT 2017.

The Immingham based riders mounts for this weekend are, the VRS Racing BMW and an OWO1 Yamaha, which carries backing from Rich Ellis.

Photo by Jim Gibson

Accomplished on the world famous roads of the Mountain Course, illustrated by a very creditable 25th place finish in last years Senior TT, it would not be a surprise to many to see Craig mix it with many an established name at Scarborough, over the next few days.

Former points finisher in the British Superstock 600 championship Adam Lyon, is another rider capable of making an eye catching mount debut.

Backed by Shirlaws Motorcycles, the Spring Cup marks Adam’s first venture into real roads competition.

Same notion applies to Tonfanau specialist Grant Gaskell, who pilots his own teams ZX6R Kawasaki.

Grant who is also set to make his Cookstown 100 debut, is hugely excited about his maiden voyage within the roads scene.

Additional roads newcomers this weekend include Jamie Harris, prominent Thundersport GB competitor James Field and Nicholas Picone-Chiodo.

Dan Beighton, Great Yarmouth based Charlie King and 2015 Newcomers B Manx GP winner Gary Vines are added high profile debutants.

The tight and twisty, unique roads of Oliver’s Mount, is always a formidable circuit to grasp quickly.

It’s great to see so many promising up and coming riders, electing to delve into between the hedges action for the first time, at England’s only current real roads venue.

Words by Stevie Rial