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Wilson Craig Racing Set For Oliver’s Mount Return With Ex GP Racer Burns

Ten times TT podium finisher’s Wilson Craig Racing are planning to return next year to England’s present only closed roads course, Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough, running ex Moto GP racer Chris Burns.

The Honda supported Wilson Craig Racing team, now run by Darren Gilpin, last competed at Scarborough at the 2012 Gold Cup meeting, with the late great William Dunlop leading the squads challenge.

Consistently in contention for Supersport top three finishes at the Mount, their upcoming Scarborough return will see them focus on the ultra competitive middleweight class category.

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For new WCR pilot Burns, a previous team mate of seven times Formula 1 World Champion Michael Schumacher, competition around the 2.43 miles long Oliver’s Mount circuit will represent an enterprising new racing adventure.

Although it’s been a while since he last raced seriously, you don’t lost talent overnight and I’ve no doubt he will acquit himself well with the twisty, world famous roads of Oliver’s Mount.

Reminder 2021 Scarborough racing action is hoped to get underway with the returning Spring Cup meeting, which is scheduled at present to take place from the 8th-9th May.

Words by Stevie Rial