Gold Cup tribute to DJ

Published: 15 September 2004

Join in a tribute to the late David Jefferies at this weekend's Gold Cup meeting at Oliver's Mount, Scarborough.

The Jump towards the end of the bottom straight is being renamed Jefferies Jump after the road racing legend who died in practice for the 2003 Isle of Man TT. And a memorial of the kind already erected to Barry Sheene close to the start-finish area is also being added next year.

You can pay your tribute by taking part in a parade lap. Assemble close to the Morrison's Roundabout, on the A64 on the outskirts to the town, close to the circuit. Then ride in convo to the circuit to complete two laps of Oliver's Mount, headed by DJ's great friend John McGuinness.

You can then park up and enjoy racing including the David Jefferies Trophy.

Jefferies won Scarborough's Gold Cup race five times: 1992; 1994; 1997, 2000 and 2001, equalling Geoff Duke's record of five wins in 1950; 1953; 1954; 1955 and 1956. Barry Sheene won four times.

It costs £20 to take part - which includes entry to the races and a tribute T-shirt..

The Parade is due to take place on the circuit at 10.40am, prior to the racing on Sunday September 26.