Scarborough race called off over spectator safety

Spectator safety upgrades have not taken place at Oliver's Mount

Scarborough race called off over spectator safety

Scarborough’s Spring Cup meeting looks likely to be cancelled as the ACU has refused to issue the race organisers with a permit or insurance for the event.

A statement reads as follows:

Following a comprehensive Risk Assessment of the Olivers Mount circuit, members of the ACU Road Race Committee met with Directors of Auto 66 / PMH Promotions in January this year and agreed additional safety improvements for the Olivers Mount Circuit.

A circuit inspection took place on 21st March 2018, as agreed, to find that the Organisers had not achieved all the improvements required by that deadline. The deadline was extended to Tuesday 27th March and then further extended to Friday 6th April.

With regret, the ACU are unable to provide a Course Licence for Olivers Mount circuit which means no Permit / Insurance can be issued for the Spring Cup Event due to take place on 20/21st April 2018.

The Organisers/Promoters in conjunction with the ACU and Scarborough Borough Council will work together to try and achieve events at the venue later in the year.

Several spectators were injured last year when bikes crashed at the same spot on two separate occasions but on the same day, so organisers were asked to make safety improvements.