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Stats: Fastest Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough Racers 2019-2020

Since returning to the pure road racing calendar in 2019, Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough has quickly re-established itself as one of the most prestigious, acclaimed road race circuits worldwide.

Despite the absence of 1000cc machines, the pace around the tight, twisty ‘Mini TT’ in recent times has been nothing short of astronomical.

Last September’s Gold Cup meeting, saw Dean Harrison, Lee Johnston take Supersport competition around the Mount to new levels with both on multiple occasions bettering the existing middleweight class lap record.

Photo by Gary Howlett

Come the conclusion of the showpiece Steve Henshaw Gold Cup race, Bradford’s Harrison making a one off return to the RC Express Racing (Dafabet Devitt Racing) fold and Ashcourt Racing’s Johnston, respectively posted incredible new Supersport PB lap times of 1 minute 44.842, 1 minute 45.017 seconds.

Overall nine racers went sub 1 minute 50 seconds at the 69th Gold Cup meet whilst 19 racers in total secured sub 1 minute 53 second lap times.

When combining the lap times from last year’s Gold Cup to last August’s Barry Sheene Classic to events during 2019, the 50 quickest racers at Scarborough over the past two years, reads as follows:

(PB lap time located near racers name)

1 Dean Harrison 1.44.842
2 Lee Johnston 1.45.017
3 Dominic Herbertson 1.47.342
4 Joe Thompson 1.47.555
5 Jim Hind 1.47.839
6 Mike Norbury 1.47.867
7 Joe Akroyd 1.49.344
8 Jamie Coward 1.49.468
9 Rob Hodson 1.50.020
10 Tom Weeden 1.50.390
11 Brad Vicars 1.50.497
12 Steven Procter 1.51.878
13 Don Gilbert 1.52.076
14 Ian Lougher 1.52.101
15 Dave Bell 1.52.102
16 Steven Haddow 1.52.249
17 Aran Sadler 1.52.320
18 Daniel Forbes 1.52.601
19 Callum Ward 1.52.653
20 Sam Johnson 1.53.025
21 Stephen Parsons 1.53.135
22 Tom Robinson 1.53.359
23 David Jackson 1.53.655
24 Mark Goodings 1.53.847
25 Michael Rees 1.54.190
26 Russell Brook 1.54.243
27 Dan Booth 1.54.432
28 Ben Shuttlewood 1.54.609
29 Julian Tillotson 1.54.663
30 Keith Pringle 1.54.666
31 Richard Charlton 1.54.913
32 Russ Mountford 1.55.030
33 Rad Hughes 1.55.259
34 Dave Hewson 1.55.271
35 Adrian Harrison 1.55.596
36 Lewis Arrowsmith 1.55.752
37 Dan Harrison 1.55.791
38 Gaz Evans 1.55.853
39 Mark Jackson 1.55.972
40 Harry Jackson 1.56.090
41 Barry Furber 1.56.119
42 Brian Greenfield 1.56.145
43 Kevin Barsby 1.56.474
44 Martin Morris 1.56.532
45 Paul Marley 1.56.587
46 Toby Shann 1.56.609
47 Paul Jordan 1.56.958
48 Alun Brooks 1.56.963
49 John Dieterman 1.57.023
50 Craig Howton 1.57.266

Shameless plug time now! If you want to find out about added intriguing facts, interviews with various Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough legends, check out our Memories of The Mount book, you won’t be disappointed!

Memories of The Mount

Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou

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