The new Bob Smith Spring Cup meeting at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough is taking place on Saturday & Sunday 16th & 17th April. This is the first real road race meeting held in the country and also acts as a shake down and warm up for many of the TT stars who are preparing for the bigger events in the year.
The Auto 66 Club who organise the meeting are keen to get more young riders involved which has been the case over the past few years. Riders of note who have come through the ranks and will be competing at all meetings at Oliver’s Mount this year are Ivan Lintin, James Cowton and last year’s Junior Manx GP Winner Billy Redmayne.
The other notable solo riders that have entered the Bob Smith Spring Cup include current Gold Cup holder Dean Harrison, many time a winner at Oliver’s Mount Ian Lougher, William Dunlop, Lee Johnston, Jamie Coward, Steve Mercer, Davy Morgan and Ben Wylie, who will be competing on the works Bimoto machine and Daley Mathison who will be riding for Team Classic Suzuki in the UK Classic F1 Series, which is holding its first round at Oliver’s Mount. He will also be competing on his Junior & Senior Suzuki machines as well as a Honda RS 125 which is part of the new UK 125/Moto3 Championship.
The sidecar class has again attracted an amazing entry including multiple TT winner Dave Molyneux and Dan Sayle, Dave will be hoping to put it across his old rivals Ian & Carl Bell and Yorkshires own Conrad Harrison. One man to watch will be Greg Lambert who was flying at the recent Cadwell Park meeting and is confident his machine is capable of winning at the TT this year.
There will be 16 outfits fighting for 12 places on the grid which takes place on Saturday morning between 9am and 1pm. 10 races will follow practice on the Saturday starting at 2pm. On Sunday there will be an hour warm up for all classes followed by 12 races including the Bob Smith Spring cup. The first race will commence at 10am
Improvements have been made so entry into the main car park is easier and hopefully prevent the long queues as seen in the past. Cars parked on the approach to Oliver’s Mount will now receive parking tickets as the Council and Police will be patrolling the area for the first time. Please use the main car park, which is free, to prevent getting a parking ticket.
Admission to the Bob Smith Spring Cup Meeting is £20 on the Saturday and £30 on the Sunday. To save a rush on the Sunday a 2 day ticket is available on the Saturday. Children under 15 are free when accompanied by a fully paying adult.
The biker’s village campsite will be open from Friday afternoon. However, paying on the gate is no longer an option and all camping must be booked in advance. This is also to help reduce congestion on the roads leading up to Oliver’s Mount and the car park.