Mar-Train keen to repeat Gold Cup success at Oliver’s Mount
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Mar-Train keen to repeat Gold Cup success at Oliver’s Mount
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Mar-Train Racing are back in action this weekend as they head to North Yorkshire for the Steve Henshaw International Gold Cup meeting. The Lisburn outfit will be hoping for a repeat of the scintillating form rider Dan Kneen showed at last month’s Ulster Grand Prix as they try and lift the famous trophy for the second year running.

Oliver’s Mount was the scene of much of Mar-Train’s success in 2015 with Dean Harrison lifting the Cock O’ The North and Gold Cup titles as well as registering the first ever road race victory for the all new YZF-R1M Yamaha. Team boss Tim Martin is therefore relishing a return to the picturesque 2.43 mile circuit as he looks for more podiums to end the season on a high.

Team Principal – Tim Martin

“It was a huge relief to get back on an International podium at the Ulster so we are all keen to build on that and stand on the top step this weekend at Scarborough. Both Dan and the bikes are more than capable of winning despite the strong entry and track specialists, we dominated last year’s event so have some good base settings to work off in practice on Saturday morning to hit the ground running. There should be a fantastic crowd there with the 70th anniversary celebrations going on so hopefully we can put on a good show and have an enjoyable and successful weekend.”

Manxman Dan Kneen has a busy weekend ahead of him with seven races in total across the two days. Coming off the back of his second ever International podium the affable twenty-nine-year-old is keen to get his first win since taking the chequered flag in the Tandragee 100 feature race back in April.

Rider – Dan Kneen

“It will be nice to get back on the Mar-Train Yamahas again this weekend, after the Ulster I just wanted the season to be starting again so it was a pity we had another few weeks off to be honest. It was however nice to reflect on a few good results; I was definitely under pressure to rescue something from the season so I can go into this weekend with a bit of that pressure off really. There is a strong entry for both classes so I’m looking forward to some good close racing and hopefully putting the Yamaha UK bikes back on the podium again.

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Practice gets underway on Saturday at 8:45am with a ten race programme kicking off at 2pm. 

Sunday’s practice sessions begin at 9am with a further thirteen races starting at 10:35am including the invitational Gold Cup feature race.
23-09-2016, 05:49 PM
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