Barry Sheene Festival

Barry Sheene Festival at Oliver’s Mount

It has been a great weekend of racing at SorryMate’s sponsored circuit Oliver’s Mount for this year’s Barry Sheene Festival.

Multiple wins for the team

With reigning champion and Cock O’The North winner Dean Harrison on British Superbike duty, David Bell took full advantage by claiming the illustrious Barry Sheene Trophy. In addition, there were also multiple wins for Daley Mathison, Jamie Coward, Steve & Matty Ramsden, Joey Thompson, James Cowton and Ian Stanford during a very competitive weekend of racing.

However, the highlight of the event involved Sheene’s son Freddie and 1981 British Superbike Champion Steve Parrish. Sheene restored his 1976 and 1977 World title-winning bikes for the event. They were both ridden by the pair in a special parade session.

The team will now focus on the Steve Henshaw International Gold Cup

We now turn our attention to the final Oliver’s Mount meeting of the calendar year. This is the Steve Henshaw International Gold Cup. It will take place near the end of September.

Cock O'The North event at Oliver's Mount

Cock O’The North at Oliver’s Mount Race Report

Dean Harrison was the dominant figure once again as he claimed a fifth feature Cock O’The North title. Oliver’s Mount is a circuit sponsored by SorryMate to take his tally to 38 wins in total at the venue.

Harrison defended his title

The Bradford-born rider has made the track his own by successfully defending his crown. In addition to this, he repeated the feat of seven wins from seven races for the second year in a row.

Harrison saw off the challenge of Daley Mathison in both Senior races. Following this, during the main event, he went on to claim the weekend’s biggest prize. Not only did he maintain a three-second gap throughout, but he also demolished Guy Martin’s lap record from 2013. He successfully took home a stunning lap time of 1 minute 43.362 seconds

Steve and Matty were also victorious

Elsewhere, Steve and Matty Ramsden produced a hat-trick of victories in the Sidecar races. The pair narrowly avoided securing all four by finishing just 0.434 seconds behind race one winners Lee Crawford and Harry Payne.

Super Twins master Ivan Lintin controlled the class with a pair of wins. He proved to be the closest challenger to Harrison and Mathison during the Senior and Solo Open A races.z

<h3″>Steven Haddow celebrated his success

Meanwhile, there were triumphs for riders at very different ends of the spectrum as Ian Lougher sealed his 138th win at Oliver’s Mount.  Steven Haddow celebrated his Scarborough debut with a maiden victory in the first of two Junior B races. He then went on to claim a top spot in the second race to complete a dream weekend for the Scot.

James Cowton, Paul Marley and Brian Greenfield were also victors, while Joe Thompson and David Bell doubled up in the Lightweight and Classic Superbike classes, respectively.

SorryMate was delighted at the outcome

SorryMate was happy to sponsor the circuit for such a great event for a third successive year. We look forward to continuing the partnership at the Barry Sheene Road Race Festival at the latter stages of July. This is in addition to the Steve Henshaw International Gold Cup in September.

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Oliver's Mount

Second Meeting at Oliver’s Mount This Weekend

It’s the second Oliver’s Mount meeting of the year this weekend as the track hosts the Cock O’The North event.

Last year, Harrison dominated the event

An action-packed weekend of racing is in store at our partnered circuit, with 22 races including the Cock O’The North Final on the schedule. Last year, Dean Harrison dominated Oliver’s Mount. He emerged unbeaten with seven race victories and claimed the Cock O’The North trophy.

The weather forecast is looking up

The weather forecast suggests it will be a glorious weekend, so make sure you take advantage by getting to the event and visiting our marquee to have a chat and collect your free SMIDSY card.

 

If you’ve has a motorcycle accident recently, don’t hesitate to contact SorryMate today.