King of the Roads title to be decided at Gold Cup

An additional touch of prestige will be added to the 67th Scarborough Gold Cup meeting at Oliver’s Mount, as the event forms the fourth and final round of the King of the Roads series.

With current series leader Peter Hickman not anticipated to make his debut at the North Yorkshire based roads circuit in September, and nearest challenger Ian Hutchinson out injured, this is nigh on certain to make Silicone Engineering Racing’s Dean Harrison a warm favourite for championship honours.

Currently tied second within the series promoted by PMH Promotions, the Bradford based rider is aiming next month to become one of a select group of riders to have won the Steve Henshaw International Gold Cup, on at least three occasions.

The current King of the Roads standings, following the MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix, are as follows:

1 Peter Hickman 27
2 Ian Hutchinson 25
3 Dean Harrison 25
4 Glenn Irwin 15
5 Bruce Anstey 15
6 Dan Kneen 14
7 Alastair Seeley 12
8 Michael Rutter 11
9 Michael Dunlop 8
10 James Hillier 8
11 David Johnson 8
12 Conor Cummins 6
13 Derek Sheils 6
14 Martin Jessopp 5
15 William Dunlop 4
16 Josh Brookes 3
17 Jamie Coward 3
18 Sam West 2
19 Daley Mathison 1

Words by Stevie Rial

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