THE season-opening Spring Cup at Oliver’s Mount could be axed after the ACU has revealed its refusal to grant the circuit a Course Licence.
Britain’s governing body for motorcycle sport announced today that it could not provide the permissions for event organisers to go ahead with the Scarborough races, scheduled for next weekend, due to the necessary safety measures not yet being in place.
A statement reads:
Following a comprehensive Risk Assessment of the Olivers Mount circuit, members of the ACU Road Race Committee met with Directors of Auto 66 / PMH Promotions in January this year and agreed additional safety improvements for the Olivers Mount Circuit.
A circuit inspection took place on 21st March 2018, as agreed, to find that the Organisers had not achieved all the improvements required by that deadline. The deadline was extended to Tuesday 27th March and then further extended to Friday 6th April.
With regret, the ACU are unable to provide a Course Licence for Olivers Mount circuit which means no Permit / Insurance can be issued for the Spring Cup Event due to take place on 20/21st April 2018.
The Organisers/Promoters in conjunction with the ACU and Scarborough Borough Council will work together to try and achieve events at the venue later in the year.