Scarborough Gold Cup 2012

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Scarborough Gold Cup 2012

Post by bill.m » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:46 pm

Just back from a weekend in Scarborough watching the Gold Cup racing. Hadn't been there for nigh on twenty years and although the town has changed the track hasn't (well maybe just a wee bit). Lovely town with a great atmosphere when all the bikers are in town. The circuit at Olivers Mount is a proper road race circuit, they just shut the roads round the park for the weekend, zero run off, thousands of trees and poles to hit, proper scary! I took some photos to let you see what the place is like.

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You can get close to the action

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Guy Martin knee down in the grass

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The back straight before the downhill hairpin

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John McGuiness flat out

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Aberdeen's very own Craig Shirlaw

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Guy Martin at Farm Bends with Scarborough in the background

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Top three in the Gold Cup race

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Michael Dunlop had a go at sidecar racing

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From Turriff, team Past It, Robin and Anette Daykin

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The main start finish straight

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600 action at the first hairpin.

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The blast up the hill under the bridge

Highly recommended for something different. I won't wait twenty years to go back!

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Re: Scarborough Gold Cup 2012

Post by Big Little Dave » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:52 pm

How did Robin and Annette do?

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Re: Scarborough Gold Cup 2012

Post by missile » Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:08 pm

Great photos :2up

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Re: Scarborough Gold Cup 2012

Post by KScaglia » Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:55 pm

Great pics....think I will add this to my list of "must go to" events for next year. Just a pity Ryan Farqhuar has retired :(. Great results for Craig tho, especially in the super twins :2up

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Re: Scarborough Gold Cup 2012

Post by steve » Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:45 am

Six of us went to the gold cup this year for the first time , we saw some amazing racing in wet dry and damp conditions , definitely going to go back there again

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