The Auto 66, organisers of the Motorcycle Road Race meetings at the Olivers Mount Circuit in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, are looking forward to a bumper crowd at this years Gold Cup.

With entries still not closed the Club have attracted every race winner from this years Ulster Grand Prix who are Michael Dunlop, Guy Martin, Ryan Farquhar, Davy Morgan, William Dunlop and making only his second appearance at Olivers Mount is New Zealander, Bruce Anstey who will ride 600cc and 1000cc Honda’s for the Padgett Team. Bruce, as well as being a winner at the Ulster, is also a legend at the Isle of Man TT Races.


Making his first appearance at Olivers Mount this season is Ian Lougher who will be hoping to add to his record tally of wins, Ian now runs his own team which is contracted to the British Superbike Championships and has been unable to contest the earlier Scarborough meetings due to clashes of dates. Other noticeable riders are Michael Pearson, Paul Owen, Derek Sheils, Keith Pringle, Adrian Archibald plus many up and coming new stars.


Over the two days there will be a minimum of 9 races each day, with the Darran Lindsay Superbike trophy, the David Jefferies Cup, the Lee Pullan and Stu Reed Trophies, all being run over 2 legs with the first leg on Saturday. Sunday’s programme will contain the Steve Henshaw Gold Cup, where all the stars will come together for what looks like being a thrilling final.

Racing starts at 1.00pm both days, with practice and qualifying on Saturday from 9.00am and free practice on Sunday from 9.30am.


Admission is available on the gate at £20 for Saturday and £25 for the Sunday per adult, accompanied children 15 and under are free as is parking. Sorry all advance tickets have been sold out but there will still be plenty of tickets to be bought on the gate but these will not allow you access to the competitors paddock.


FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT THE AUTO 66 CLUB, THE CIRCUIT OFFICE, OLIVER’S MOUNT, SCARBOROUGH, YO11 2YW   TEL 01723 373000   FAX 01723 373111                                EMAIL This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR VISIT WWW.AUTO66.COM

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Saroléa Racing announce TT Zero team for the 2016 IOM TT

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Saroléa Racing announce TT Zero team for the 2016 IOM TT


Saroléa Racing (www.sarolea-racing.com) will return to race the IOM TT in 2016 with two riders racing the 2016 Saroléa Electric SP7 in the TT Zero Class.

Bradford’s Dean Harrison and Northern Ireland’s Lee Johnston are confirmed to ride for the iconic Belgian brand in their 3rd consecutive year at the Isle of Man TT.

Lee Johnston who raced the TT ZERO for the first time in 2015 and podiumed 3rd said: “I’m buzzing to be on-board with Saroléa. I raced last year for a different team and podiumed 3rd, this year the plan is to podium again but faster!”

Dean Harrison now approaching his 6th year at the IOMTT said:  “It’s my first time racing the TT Zero and I cannot wait. I’ve been following the team since they raced for the first time in 2014 and I’m itching to get on the bike. The technology is off the scale and this year is going to be flat out.”

Saroléa Racing competed at the Isle of Man TT Zero for the first time in 2014; Robert Wilson taking the exquisite brand new all carbon SP7 to an amazing 4th, just 0.4 seconds off the podium and an average speed of 93.507mph.  2015 followed with significant technical advancements, and a ride that resulted in a solid 5th with an average speed of 106.510 mph, a phenomenal 13 mph improvement.

With TT Zero lap speeds and technological advancements evolving at an unprecedented rate, the 2016 TT ZERO is set to be one of the most exhilarating races in electric history.

Torsten Robbens, Saroléa said: “Having multiple bikes on the 2016 TT grid, in combination with two of the best road racers in the world is another huge step forward in the Saroléa journey!”

The TT Zero Race created in 2010 for zero emission electric motorcycles is a one-lap race round the Island’s 37.733 mile Snaefell Mountain Course scheduled for Wednesday June 8th 2016, with qualifying laps on Friday 3rd and Monday 6th June 2016.

The 2016 Saroléa Electric SP7 will be unveiled later this year, stay tuned for updates!  #SaroleaMoto


Notes to editors:

Sarolea is proud to be supported by: Bridgestone and DQ

Founded in 1850, Saroléa was the first Belgian motorcycle manufacturer and also one of the first ever global motorcycle manufacturers, producing fine machines for 7 decades until the factory closed down in the 1960’s. Twin brothers Torsten and Bjorn Robbens bought the rights in 2008, (Their great-uncle was a factory rider in the earlier years) and the brand was reborn. Torsten, a high profile racing team manager and expert in motorsport, military and space composite manufacturing together with brother Bjorn, an IT and Electronics expert, are now pushing the boundaries of innovation and technology far into the future with the Saroléa SP7 and the Saroléa MANX 7 100% Electric Superbikes.


Sarolea's Isle of Man TT 2016 rider Lee Johnston
Sarolea's Isle of Man TT 2016 rider Dean Harrison
Robert Wilson riding the Team Sarolea Racing machine through St Ninian's crossroads in the 2015 Isle of Man TT.
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