Gold Cup will mark Jim Redman MBE’s last time on track

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JIM Redman will make his final on-track appearance next week as he joins a host of stars to celebrate the Steve Henshaw International Gold Cup at Oliver’s Mount.

As the Scarborough circuit hosts its last major bash of the year over the weekend of September 24 and 25, Redman MBE will be among a number of racing legends appearing both in the paddock and on track.

The multi-World Champion has confirmed he will be hanging up his leathers after next week’s Gold Cup parade, where he will be joined by Giacomo Agostini, who may possibly be making his last appearance on the MV at Oliver’s Mount, and Phil Read MBE.

The three stars will be backed up by Steve Parrish, Mick Grant, Chas Mortimer, Dean Ashton, Roger Burnett, Trevor Nation, Eddie Roberts, Steve Tonkin, John Cooper, Nick Jefferies, Alex George, John Cooper and Mark Phillips in a parade on Sunday.

Giacomo Agostini will be taking part in the Gold Cup Parade abaord the MV. Image: Paul Deighton
Giacomo Agostini will be taking part in the Gold Cup Parade aboard the MV. Image: Paul Deighton

 

On Saturday, they will be the paddock area preparing their machines and organisers have said there could be a chance of some practice laps during the day, time permitting.

Racing-wise, stars so far confirmed include Ian Lougher, Ivan Lintin, Dean Harrison, William Dunlop, Michael Dunlop, Gary Dunlop and Dan Kneen, while Daley Mathison is also expected to confirm his entry soon.

Heading the sidecar field is World Champion Tim Reeves, alongside Oliver’s Mount regulars Lee Crawford and Sam Christie, Steve and Matty Ramsden and Dave Wallis & Tony Belsey.

The sidecars will have three races in total over the weekend with all of them counting towards the UK Super 2 Sidecar Masters.

There will be 10 Races on Saturday starting at 1.30pm and 12 races on Sunday, including the Famous Gold Cup, starting 10.30am. Practice starts at 9am each day with gates opening to the public at 8am. Advance tickets are sold out but day tickets will be available on the gate.

*Main Image: Alan Horner

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