"Gentlemen Start Your Engines" (and ladies)

Mere corner Olie's

Well it looks like we've reached the cross-roads of the Covid-19 pandemic. Sports, in all forms and genres, are starting to come out of the enforced hibernations and we are all starting to get twitchy and eager for the kick-off whatever our chosen sports may be.

The first Off Road motorcycle events are scheduled to start this week and MSVR have annouced their dates and circuits for the start of the British Superbike short season. 243 Racing have announced details of their two Autumn meetings at the iconic Olivers Mount Circuit with both the Barry Sheene Classic and the Gold Cup extened  to "Three Day Meetings" allowing 'rusty riders' to get much need practice on the Friday with Two Full days racing on Saturday and Sunday.

Congratulations to Eddie Roberts, 'circuit director' and his team for pulling this new format together, It will be a lot of extra work for the organisers and scrutineers and marshals but it will be a massive boost for the riders and can only help them "get dialed in" before the meaning full 'action starts. I just hope my accomodation has reopened by August.

It is certainly going to be a busy time and already I have a problem, as I have already commited to going across to Northern Ireland for the Cookstown 100 (awaiting confirmation) which is hoping to run on the 11th-12th of September. So I may have to miss the Gold Cup at Scarborough. It will all depend on if and when I can get back over to England on the Saturday night, as the Cookstown runs on the Friday and Saturday, so I could get to "Olie's" for Sunday's racing....Don't breath a word to the wife...