News & Updates
2021 Barry Sheene Classic rescheduled to 26th / 27th June
Monday 8th March
As ever, If you have already bought tickets for The Barry Sheene Classic event and cannot attend the new dates, please call Duke, on 01723-333322 to request a refund, or to move your tickets to any of our other events.
Tickets for the Barry Sheene Classic meeting can be purchased on line at Duke Video, or again by calling 01723-333322.
There are no plans to change the dates of our other events at this time, but we will be guided by the latest Government announcements.
We apologise again for the inconvenience, but hopefully all will understand that for 2021, as in 2020, we have to remain flexible as Coronavirus still manages to dictate much of our usual routines, but hopefully this will become much less of a factor as the Summer moves on and we can get back to normality.
As hinted at previously, the decision has now been taken to move The 2021 Barry Sheene Classic Meeting back one week to Saturday 26th June and Sunday 27th June.
Event date changes are never taken lightly as we understand the disruption it causes, but following strong demand for tickets for all of our 2021 events, it is hoped this move will see the event fall into step 4 of the Coronavirus Lockdown exit plan for England, which should leave fewer spectators disappointed at not being able to get hold of a ticket for the popular event.
It also has the additional benefit of avoiding a clash with the BSB Snetterton round so will prevent some riders and spectators having to choose between the 2 events.
The casualty to this decision will be modern sidecars as the weekend of 26/27 June clashes with a FSRA British Sidecar Championship round and out of courtesy to FSRA, we do not wish to threaten either of our sidecar entry levels by having a clash of dates, so for this event, we will not be having a modern sidecar entry, but will instead look to fill the entry with more classic bikes and if at all possible, a field of classic sidecars.
2021 Spring Cup rescheduled to 22nd / 23rd May
Tuesday 23rd February
We are very pleased to see the Government outline plans to exit the current lockdown and due to the fantastic efforts of the NHS to rollout the vaccines at breakneck speed this should be a one way journey out of lockdown for good.
The 2021 Spring Cup was planned for 8th/9th May. It is now clear that spectators will not be allowed to attend that event, and the event itself would most likely not be allowed either under the proposed Step 2 restrictions.
The Spring Cup will now be re-scheduled to 22nd/23rd May, which will hopefully put the event into Step 3 and a restricted crowd will be allowed. This will still be subject to Government sticking to the planned date of 17th May to go into Step 3 and could still be subject to change.
Given that we now know The Spring Cup will be restricted crowd numbers, it will be a limited number of advanced ticket sales only, with no admission on the day. You can book your Spring Cup tickets now with our ticketing partner, Duke by calling our ticket line on 01723-333322.
If you have already bought tickets for The Spring Cup and cannot attend the new dates, please call Duke, on 01723-333322 to request a refund, or to move your tickets to a future event.
There are no plans to change the dates of our other events at this time, but we will be guided by the latest Government announcements. The Barry Sheene Classic meeting in particular could see a slight date change if it means we can run with an unrestricted crowd, but we are not in a position to take that decision at this time.
We apologise for the inconvenience, but hopefully all will understand that the announcement yesterday made it clear that The Spring Cup cannot be run on the intended date of 8th/9th May, so the only options were to reschedule it, or cancel it altogether and we all really want to see some racing as soon as possible don’t we.
Oliver's Mount Racing - 2021 Sponsorship Opportunities
Tuesday 27th October
Oliver's Mount Racing is now looking for Corporate Sponsorship partners for 2021 and beyond.
We can offer all companies, National and Local, Large and Small, tailored sponsorship packages to suit every budget. With comprehensive coverage throughout National and International TV networks, including ITV4 and Eurosport, as well many other national, local, bike industry and social media outlets.
Packages can range from title sponsorship with headline coverage on TV programmes, to individual race sponsorship, corporate hospitality, unique customer experiences and trackside banner and many more opportunities in between.
Click on the YouTube link above to see our promotional video and email or call 01723-339193 for more information.
Oliver's Mount Racing - Director's Reorganisation
Thursday 8th October
Mick Grant and Eddie Roberts, the founding Directors of Oliver’s Mount Racing Ltd., have taken the difficult decision to retire their positions at Oliver’s Mount, and have handed over the helm, to leave Andy Hayes as the sole director, soon to be joined by his wife, Wendy. Former TT racers Mick and Eddie initially negotiated with Scarborough Borough Council in September thru December 2018, which brought road racing back to the historic track. Without their passion, hard work, and enthusiasm, Oliver’s Mount would have been left in the history books. Thankfully, due to their hard work, and help from a never-ending list of volunteers, Oliver’s Mount has resurrected itself to its former glory.
It was an emotional decision for multiple TT winner Mick Grant, “Eddie and I are both extremely passionate about Oliver’s Mount, we enjoyed racing at the iconic circuit in the 70’s and 80’s. It seemed to be the right thing to do at the time to get racing back, we could not let the track fall into the history books like so many great tracks have. Eddie and I chatted with the council back in September 2018, and with mine and Eddie's experience, we were convinced we could bring the track back to life. I’m hugely proud of what we’ve achieved, especially during challenging times. We achieved what we set out to do, the track is alive again and now it’s time to hand over the reins”.
Eddie Roberts, who himself is a former race winner and lap record holder at Oliver’s Mount added, “Mick and I both raced in the 70’s, therefore, our race age is no secret, and although we are extremely passionate about Oliver’s Mount this was never going to be our long-term plan. When we took over, we had two priorities; firstly, to get Oliver’s Mount up and running whilst making the historic track as safe as possible for riders, spectators, and marshals. Secondly, our long-term plan was to discover a younger person or team to take over once the track was up and running. Andy Hayes has the same passion for the Mount as Mick and I and being a fair few years younger is the ideal person to take the helm. Andy and his wife Wendy are now sole directors of OMR Ltd.”
Eddie continued, “There are so many people to thank, without whom the dream of racing at the Mount again would never have come true. Our special thanks go out to Shaun Dalton and Hayley Colebrook. Together with a dedicated team, they formed 243 RRA and 1946 Marshalls Association. To all the Orange Army and 243 Committee members, we thank you. Scarborough Borough Council: Lisa Dixon and Stuart Clarke. Thank you for having faith and vision. Mark Jessup (Clerk of Course), Brett Moor (Deputy Clerk), Gary Thompson and Paul King (ACU) and all of the team in the “Tower”. Many other individuals, Cindy Challis, Val Henshaw, Carol Grant, Bry Bayes, Nige Race, James Corrigan, James Goodall, Robert and Maureen Goodwill MP, Adam Child, Tony Flinton, Peter Duke and all at Duke Marketing, and so many more. Thank you all. It has been an emotional roller coaster; Mick and I are very proud to see Oliver’s alive again to the sound of racing. Don’t worry we will still be in the paddock from time-to-time, we still love our racing. It only remains to wish Andy and Wendy every success.”