But today we start with bad to sad news.
First off, the Spring Cup at Oliver's Mount, Scarborough scheduled for 20/21st April has been called off today.
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Following the bad news here even worse news followed as Anny Ramsey, Bruce Ansteys partner, announced that Bruce was diagnosed with returning cancer in his lungs and spine.Scarborough - Olivers Mount - Spring Cup – 20th / 21st April 2018
Tuesday April 10, 2018 at 1:28pm
Scarborough - Olivers Mount - Spring Cup – 20th / 21st April 2018
Following a comprehensive Risk Assessment of the Olivers Mount circuit, members of the ACU Road Race Committee met with Directors of Auto 66 / PMH Promotions in January this year and agreed additional safety improvements for the Olivers Mount Circuit.
A circuit inspection took place on 21st March 2018, as agreed, to find that the Organisers had not achieved all the improvements required by that deadline. The deadline was extended to Tuesday 27th March and then further extended to Friday 6th April.
With regret, the ACU are unable to provide a Course Licence for Olivers Mount circuit which means no Permit / Insurance can be issued for the Spring Cup Event due to take place on 20/21st April 2018.
The Organisers/Promoters in conjunction with the ACU and Scarborough Borough Council will work together to try and achieve events at the venue later in the year.
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All the very best for a full recovery as well as best wishes to his partner Anne.Top international road racer Bruce Anstey is unlikely to be able to compete this season due to illness, according to his partner, Anny Ramsey.
In a Facebook post on Tuesday, she revealed that the hugely popular New Zealand rider is facing a battle with health issues that are likely to rule him out of action this year.
Writing on her Facebook page, Anny said: ‘So folks, some of you already know our sh*t news... ‘Unfortunately, Brucey has become ill. He has multiple tumours in his lungs and a tumour on his spine and a blood clot on the lung just to kick him while his down.
‘I doubt very much Bruce will see any racing this year but we won’t rule that out lol…
‘He is waiting for a treatment plan and should be starting it very soon. I will try to keep you all updated but would really appreciate that you don’t pm me.... sorry for the news folks xxx onwards and upwards.’
The Padgett’s Honda rider, who has battled cancer before, won the feature Superbike race at the Ulster Grand Prix last year on the RC213V-S MotoGP-based machine.
Anstey also won the 250cc Lightweight race at the Classic TT for the second consecutive year, setting a new lap record at 120.475mph to record the first 120mph lap of the Mountain Course on a 250cc machine.