Whitby rider picking up where he left off at Mount

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A Whitby-based road-racer is geared up and raring to go as the first local meeting gets underway this weekend.

Justin Waring (42) is returning to Oliver’s Mount which he says is still his favourite circuit - despite crashing out there during his last outing.

The Scarborough circuit plays host to the Auto 66 club’s Ian Watson Spring Cup Road races on Sunday.

Waring will be riding in the Lightweight class on his Moto 3 Honda bike.

With not enough Moto 3 bikes being entered, due to costs, to fill a grid his 250cc machine will be tested against 400s and 125s.

He said: “I am really looking forward to it and will be there on Saturday to set up.

“I want to win at Scarborough and last September there was a chance that I could have got a win there.

“Everything was going great but that is when I crashed which was frustrating.”

After a full rebuild and re-branding of his bike and a trip to Spain for testing, he is ready to pick up where he left off.

He added: “Spain was the best place to start. It was a good test but it will be good to get out at Scarborough.

“This is my favourite circuit and while I want to win, it depends what else is on the grid.”

As well as a host of riders taking to the grid from around the Yorkshire Coast, the meeting is attracting some more famous names in the sport.

Legendary racer turned TV personality, Guy Martin will be getting back on his bike with Tyco Suzuki and team mate William Dunlop from the famous racing legacy created by his late father Robert and uncle Joey Dunlop.

Ryan Farquhar, who has since set up his own racing team and holds the record for the most victories at Oliver’s Mount is coming out of retirement to race again.

Waring added: “It is always a good atmosphere at Scarborough and Guy Martin is going to be there so I am hoping that will pull a few people in.”

Practice starts 9am, qualifying timed practices at 10am and racing from 12.30pm.