2017 Steve Henshaw International Gold Cup – Press Statement

On Sunday 24th September, two separate incidents took place at Oliver’s Mount in Scarborough during the International Gold Cup Motorcycle road races which involved both riders and spectators.

We are extremely sad that these incidents occurred and we would like to give you an update on the information we have.

Incident one took place on the approach to Druries hairpin timed at approximately 10.40am. An experienced rider Jamie Coward, lost control of his motorcycle and crashed through the safety fencing into spectators. There were four casualties, one transported to James Cook hospital Middlesborough via air ambulance, one to Hull Royal via air ambulance and one taken to Scarborough via land ambulance with one walking wounded.

Incident two took place in the middle of Druries hairpin at approximately 13.37pm. An experienced rider, Daley Mathison, lost control of his motorcycle and crashed through the safety fencing into spectators. There were six casualties, one taken to James Cook via air ambulance, two walking wounded and the remainder transported to Scarborough via land ambulances. The second air ambulance was not used although on scene.

We want to take this opportunity to thank all the marshals and officials who were praised by the emergency services for their swift, professional and effective response to both incidents. The Auto 66 club would in turn like to sincerely thank all the emergency services for their immediate response to both incidents which was crucial.

After the second incident, the meeting was cancelled due to medical resources being stretched over the two incidents and not having enough medical cover to continue. 

We want to send our best wishes to everyone who was injured.

We will release a further statement in due course.