Scarborough Gold Cup

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  1. Manic

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    Last night I watched the Scarborough Gold Cup on ITV4 and what scary racing. Never seen it before, that's a really tight track and good ride by Dean Harrison.
    Following that watched Henry Coles program about Steve McQueen, more good stuff from ITV4.
     
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    I was there and stood next to Ago when they fired up the MV . Awesome! It was brilliant to see all the old champions still love to lap at high speed.
     
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    Iv been going to Olivers Mount to watch the racing for years.(y)
    If you think it looks scary on tv you have to go and witness it
    live.Its amazing what speeds they get upto on such a narrow
    track.My favourite place to spectate was the straight before
    the chicane and start/finish line.
    They had to put the chicane in because the riders were approaching
    the finish line so quickly it was too dangerous!:eek:
     
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    I was there for the anniversary event!:)
    Was it when Foggy was riding for Honda in WSB
    and he did parade laps?
     
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    There are 3 hairpin bends plus a serious hill, trees and drops on both sidesl and yet the AVERAGE speed is 86+mph. When it's not a race day the track is public roads and anyone can ride round it, but there's a 30mph limit on it. It was built after WW2 to cheer up the returning troops at the grand cost of £1000. It was intended to be 10 miles long but funds weren't available.
     
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