Irish stars Johnston and Keys locked in for Oliver’s Mount races

Top Irish rider Lee Johnston and promising rider Gareth Keys, also from Ireland, have confirmed they will be competing at Oliver’s Mount meetings this season.

By Andy Bloomfield
Friday, 13th February 2015, 11:00 am
Irishman Lee Johnston in action at Oliver's Mount in 2014
Irishman Lee Johnston in action at Oliver's Mount in 2014

Johnston, from County Fermanagh, has confirmed that he will be riding his new BMW Superbike and Triumph Supersport machines at the Scarborough circuit in 2015 for East Coast Construction Racing.

He was the only rider to conquer Ivan Lintin at last year’s Gold Cup meeting and not only will he be returning for September’s Gold Cup meeting but also the Cock o’ the North meeting in July, and will also be participating at the Barry Sheene Classic meeting in June on Suzuki 1000 and Yamaha 250 machines.

As for the opening Spring National meeting he cannot at present confirm his participation at this stage due to World Endurance testing.

This is a major boast for road racing at Scarborough having top ‘young guns’ looking forward to racing at the Mount once again.

Promising rider Keys will be racing at the Ian Watson meeting on the weekend of April 11-12, where he will be riding a Supersport Honda for B&W Racing and an ex-Ryan Farquhar Kawasaki Supertwin.

Last year Keys finished ninth in the feature Gold Cup race in only his third Oliver’s Mount meeting after having won the B final at the Cock o’the North meeting.