Oliver’s Mount circuit on track for continued success

16 September 2012......  Possible Picture Post......' Motor cycle road races speed off the start line for the Steve Henshaw Gold Cup race, the feature race of the year at Oliver's Mount circuit, Scarborough. Nicknamed the mini TT, the town first held a motorcycle race in 1946 on the twisty hill, and continues to hold motorcycle races today, and also hosts car rally and car hill-climb events.  Racing legends such as  Geoff Duke, John Surtees, Bob McIntyre, Mike Hailwood, Phil Read, Giacomo Agostini, Mick Grant, Barry Sheene,  Wayne Gardner, Joey Dunlop and Carl Fogarty, Takazumi Katayama. Guy Martin and John McGuinness have all plyed their trade on the Mount. Nikon D3s 80-200mm lens, 500th @ f8, 400ISO
16 September 2012...... Possible Picture Post......' Motor cycle road races speed off the start line for the Steve Henshaw Gold Cup race, the feature race of the year at Oliver's Mount circuit, Scarborough. Nicknamed the mini TT, the town first held a motorcycle race in 1946 on the twisty hill, and continues to hold motorcycle races today, and also hosts car rally and car hill-climb events. Racing legends such as Geoff Duke, John Surtees, Bob McIntyre, Mike Hailwood, Phil Read, Giacomo Agostini, Mick Grant, Barry Sheene, Wayne Gardner, Joey Dunlop and Carl Fogarty, Takazumi Katayama. Guy Martin and John McGuinness have all plyed their trade on the Mount. Nikon D3s 80-200mm lens, 500th @ f8, 400ISO
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Some of the biggest names in motorbike racing were in Scarborough at the weekend to celebrate the past - and future - of the sport at Oliver’s Mount.

This year sees the 70th anniversary of racing at Oliver’s Mount - the only road racing circuit in England, and also 50 years of the Auto 66 club which holds four of the biggest road racing events in the club calendar at the Scarborough circuit.

In the Royal Hotel on Saturday, Oliver’s Mount revealed its plans for the coming season and beyond in the company of racing legends Ian Lougher (the most successful rider ever at Oliver’s Mount), Mick Grant, MotoGP rider Sam Lowes and current heroes of road racing Dean Harrison, Ivan Lintin and home-grown star James Cowton.

Scott Beaumont, commercial director, said: “This is a huge year for the Auto 66 Club and for Oliver’s Mount. Peter Hillaby did an amazing job starting the club and producing some of the stars that are sat here now.

“It is England’s only road racing circuit, that is something that we are very proud of and with the increase in popularoty of road racing we are looking for the events to be bigger and better than they have been in 2015.”

See more in Thursday’s Scarborough News.