Road Racing News

Wrexham’s Gigg Realises Roads Ambition

Chirk’s Tom Gigg accomplished a long held ambition in August, by taking in road race action for the first time at the three day Barry Sheene Classic at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough.

Steadily improving his confidence, pace around Scarborough, Gigg went onto secure two top 14 finishes from the Non Qualifiers races.

Fast forward to September and the Welshman’s second road race tilt saw him take part in the 69th Scarborough Gold Cup meeting.

Nearing a sub 2 minute 5 seconds lap time, he claimed a brace of top ten finishes, after tenacious displays on his own outfits ZX6R Kawasaki.

Reflecting overall on his first year’s racing at North Yorkshire’s ‘Mini TT’, he stated:

“Absolutely loved my first 2 meetings at Oliver’s Mount, with it been my first road meetings I had a lot to adjust to and realising how different it is to short circuits!

I am quite pleased with knocking over 17 seconds off the time from my first practice lap to my last race!”

When asked what if there was a particular section of the Mount, that he feels he has taken to in great fashion, Gigg stated:

“Absolutely love the Esses and the run on to the back straight!”

Gigg who added that he is planning to tackle all four planned Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough events in 2021, would like to thank the following sponsors for making possible his road racing endeavours.

“Club 43 members, P&k bespoke bathrooms, B’s dog walking and services, Digby Driveways and Decorative kerbing Verytas solutions. Also thanks to my wife and family for their help and support.”

Words by Stevie Rial