Scarborough council relishing ‘bright future’ for Oliver’s Mount

(From left) Eddie Roberts, Cllr Martin Smith, Cllr Derek J Bastiman, Leader of the Council and Mick Grant.
(From left) Eddie Roberts, Cllr Martin Smith, Cllr Derek J Bastiman, Leader of the Council and Mick Grant. Picture: GTHpicsnaps

Scarborough Borough Council and its tourism partners are fully behind Oliver’s Mount’s new bosses Mick Grant and Eddie Roberts.

Like many race fans, councillors are excited to bring racing back to Scarborough and Yorkshire after a year of uncertainty.

“This is really exciting news and I am delighted that Eddie and Mick are committed to delivering a bright and exciting future for motorcycle racing at Oliver’s Mount,” said Cllr Derek J Bastiman, council leader.

“I am particularly impressed with their proposals for bringing the circuit in line with the stringent safety requirements set out by the ACU, their passion for the circuit’s unique character and setting and also their heartfelt commitment to attracting a new generation of spectators to the sport.”

Cllr Martin Smith, Scarborough Borough Council, Cabinet Member for Leisure added: “Racing at Oliver’s Mount has always been an important part of the Yorkshire Coast’s visitor economy. Today’s fantastic news means that role is set to continue and prosper.

“Many tourism businesses have been asking me for months when will racing will return to Oliver’s Mount so I’m very pleased that I can finally say 2019 for certain.”

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