CROFT Circuit will welcome race fans back through the doors this weekend for the first time in over a year as more top-class motor racing action visits the region.

The popular 750 Motor Club hosts a two-day meeting at the North Yorkshire track, and although limited in numbers, race-starved fans will enjoy a total of 16 races over the weekend with nine on Saturday and the remaining seven on Sunday. There will be a host of local competitors amongst the healthy entry list around the 2.1-mile international circuit.

That local interest will be most prevalent in the 5Club Mazda MX-5 Cup where the likes of Yarm drivers Stephen Robinson, James McCann, Stephen Reed and Chris Pearson are expected to battle with near neighbours Stephen Horner from Potto and Andrew Robinson from Guisborough, with Ripon’s Tim Gray also expected to be in action over the three races.

Middlesbrough driver Simon Walker-Hansell was victorious in the Demon Tweeks/Yokohama Locost class at the opening round at Donington Park whilst Fishburn’s Gary Mitchell will be gunning for glory in the two RLM Racing Bikesports races where he heads the Independent class.

James Harridge leads the 750MC Heritage Parts Centre Formula Vee Championship as he looks to defend the title he won in 2020 whilst in the Roadsports series, variety is the key with the BMW M3 of Christopher Mills and Jamie Sturges’s Seat Leon Eurocup expected to be at the fore of the action.

The motorcycle-engined Rymax Sports 1000 Championship will see some exciting racing with Ryan Yarrow leading the series in his Spire GT3S whilst Hondas are the order of the day in the Tegiwa Type-R Trophy as Adam Shepherd and Lee Deegan share the championship lead arriving at Croft. There will also be an endurance race on Sunday for the Club Enduro Championship with a capacity grid assembled for the two-hour race with driver changes and pit stops.

Practice gets underway at 9am on Saturday and action starts at midday on Sunday. There are no tickets available for sale on the gate, all must be purchased in advance by booking online at Adult admission costs £16.50 per day with accompanied children aged 15 and under admitted free whereby a reference number will be given to allow access upon arrival.

  • For the first time since 2017, the Bob Smith Spring Cup race meeting was held at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough at the weekend with Yorkshireman Dean Harrison winning the main race on his Silicone Engineering Racing Kawasaki ZX-6R. The 2019 Senior TT winner had qualified on pole for the eight-lap race around the 2.43-mile course and claimed a comfortable victory by almost five seconds from local rider Davey Todd from Brotton, who was making his debut at the track on Wilson Craig’s 600cc Honda.