TWO stroke riders are rallying their fellow troops as they look to bolster the grid at Oliver’s Mount in the reinstated 125GP class.
Spurred on by Scarborough regulars who hope to get small grand prix machinery back on the start line, chiefs have allocated a place for the 125cc bikes at the upcoming Barry Sheene Classic.
As the circuit’s opening meeting of 2020, the event is set to feature the likes of pre-’92 Classic Superbikes, 600cc Supersports, 350GP, 500cc classic and 250cc two stroke machines, among others.
Thanks to growing demand driven by the likes of 125 and Moto3-mounted regular Andy Jackson, bosses have now tacked on a 125GP class for the three-day Sheene Classic.
Along with an NSF250 four-stroke machine, the former podium finisher will be back at the hillside track armed with a Honda RS125 when action kicks off on August 14-16 and is hoping many more riders will join in the fun.
“It think it’s really important to promote 125 and 250GP classes,” Jackson told UK Clubsport. “The Lightweight and Ultra Lightweight classes have produced some of the closest finishes and most hard fought battles in road racing history.
“As well as that, many riders have made their start in these classes and it is an important stepping stone to the bigger bikes and I’d like to thank Eddie Roberts and 243 Road Racing for supporting the class. I’m really looking forward to racing the PBR/Falcon Hondas on one of the most fun circuits on the calendar.”
The lap record for the 125GP class still stands at 1’55.7, set by a certain Chris Palmer way back in September of 1997.
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