WATCH THE O N LY ROAD RACE IN ENG­LAND

Scar­bor­ough rocks when the star racers come to town

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Feature - Adam Child, Se­nior Road Tester

Oliver’s Mount is the last sur­viv­ing true road race in Eng­land, it’s the only place in Eng­land where the best road racers take on such a de­mand­ing un­du­lat­ing track, el­bow to el­bow.

The track over­looks the pic­turesque sea­side re­sort of Scar­bor­ough and at­tracts the very best road racers from around the world. Over the years we’ve seen the likes of Guy Martin, John Mcguin­ness and the Dun­lops. The rac­ing takes over the town and Scar­bor­ough turns into a mini Isle of Man for the week­end.

The track is com­prised of pub­lic roads; there’s no run-off as rid­ers top 185mph down the back straight and get huge air over the fa­mous Jef­feries Jumps. You’re close to the ac­tion, so close you can feel the rush of air as rid­ers pass with their el­bows in the hedges just a few inches from stunned spec­ta­tors. It’s a con­ven­tional massed start and many fans flock to the first cor­ner to wit­ness the el­bow-bash­ing. O Info: Spring Cup, Oliver’s Mount, April 22-23, from £25. See www.oliv­ersmoun­trac­ing.com

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