Lougher and Farquhar set for Sheene battle

Ryan Farquhar will be in action at Oliver's Mount for the Barry Sheene Festival this weekend

Ryan Farquhar will be in action at Oliver's Mount for the Barry Sheene Festival this weekend

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The need for speed over the years will be re-lived at Oliver’s Mount this weekend as the Barry Sheene Road Race Festival roars into town.

It is a celebration of machines from the past to the present with races for both classic bikes and modern machines.

Taking place on Saturday and Sunday, the race schedule is the same for both days and one of the highlights of the weekend is set to be 1980s star and 15 times world champion. Giacomo Agostini, who will be parading his 500cc MV Agusta at the famous Scarborough track.

The Yorkshire Coast British Motorcycle Club, the International Laverda Owners Club, the Suzuki Owners Club, the British Historic Racing Club and the Viking Motorcycle and Sidecar Club will all have displays of machinery on both days, plus a large turnout of the Benelli Owners Club as well.

On top of all this there will be the normal race programme which includes Lightweight, Super Lightweight, Junior and Senior classes. Included in the entry for these races will be Ian Lougher and Ryan Farquhar.

Other notable riders to watch out for are local boys James Neesom and James Cowton as well as established names such as Ivan Lintin and Keith Pringle.

Dean Harrison, who impressed at the TT, will also be racing.