Road Racing

Oliver’s Mount provisional calendar released

After a stellar return to the road racing calendar last year, Oliver’s Mount has had a reshuffle of this year’s events

2020 should have been a big year for Oliver’s Mount with four events planned at the Scarborough circuit.

Building upon the success of 2019 though has sadly been swept aside temporarily by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Like any motorsport venue though, the team at Oliver’s Mount has been working hard in the background to try and bring a program of racing to help promote England’s only permanent road racing venue.

Indeed, former TT racers and circuit organisers, Mick Grant and Eddie Roberts have worked hard along with their team to announce three events for fans to attend in 2020.

Oliver’s Mount 2020 provisional calendar:

  • July 25/26 Barry Sheene Classic by Suzuki
  • August 15/16 Summer Cup
  • September 12/13 Gold Cup

The team at the track are keen to press, the above dates are totally provisional and will need to be given the all-clear by the ACU and the UK Government. The dates announced are backed by Scarborough Borough Council who are also keen to see racing return to The ‘Mount as soon as is feasibly possible.

In a statement, an Oliver’s Mount spokesperson said:

“We’d like to take this opportunity to thank the support from the members of 243 RRA and 1946 Marshalls Association which has been nothing short of amazing. The management of Oliver’s Mount Racing would also like to convey thanks for all the support they have received, from fans and racers. We’d also like to thank our trusted and loyal sponsors, Moto Direct (RST & Arai), Bennetts, Ashcourt Ltd, Suzuki UK, and local businesses in Scarborough.”

Former racer and Oliver’s Mount joint director Andy Hayes added:

“After a successful 2019, when we brought Oliver’s Mount back to life, the last thing we wanted to do was cancel races in 2020, but the decision has been taken out of our hands. It goes without saying the safety of our supporters, teams and riders must come before anything else. We have everything ready to race, support from riders, teams, sponsors, race fans, and the Scarborough Council, we are just waiting for the all-clear so we can get underway.”

With the Isle of Man TT races now cancelled and the Classic TT hanging in the balance, a trip to Scarborough could be one of the best chances we get this year to see road racing on an iconic circuit.

Tickets holders for the Festival are invited to contact our ticketing and marketing partner, Duke, on 01723-3333222 or by email at mail@dukevideo.com if they wish to receive a full refund. Alternatively, tickets will be able to be used at any of our future events in 2020 or 2021.

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