FRUSTRATION is beckoning for Bradford's motorcycle star Dean Harrison, as several key season races have been cancelled or rescheduled.

The world-famous Oliver's Mount racecourse is subject to cancellations due to a number of pressing issues.

It comes after Scarborough Borough Council recently conducted detailed inspections of their entire estate, including Oliver's Mount, and their surveyors have found several serious issues with many ageing buildings at the location.

The venue has now been deemed unsafe to hold meetings at this current time, leading to the cancellation of the Barry Sheene Classic on June 26/27 and the Oliver's Mount Festival on July 31/ August 1.

After an absent racing year during the pandemic, Harrison is frustrated with the announcement but concedes he has become accustomed to disappointment during the last year.

He said: "It's very frustrating to be honest. Everything has changed that much, that I've just got used to change.

"The schedule is constantly moving and changing. I'm sure the races will get rearranged, so we do get the full season, but no doubt it's going to make the season even more condensed, as we have to fit the races in with the weather.

"So, everything is being moved, the season is tightly packed, but I'm definitely used to it now. It's like an open calendar.”

Harrison will return to the track next weekend for the first time since his Oliver’s Mount Spring Cup success, as he prepares to race in the British Superbike races at Oulton Park, Cheshire.

And discussing his preparations leading up to the event, he said: “In myself I feel fine, but we’ve had quite a few mechanical issues this year. It could be to do with the fact that we’ve been away for so long and there may be a few teething problems.

“We completed a test at Donington Park about a week and a half ago and I had nothing but bad luck all day.

“Apparently, it’s all sorted now, so in theory, we should be as prepared as we can be.”

Harrison added: “In the Spring Cup at Oliver’s Mount, I was racing on a 600 bike, whereas next weekend I will be riding a superbike, so I have to adapt to the change, and it has been all about testing in the lead up to the event.”

“Next weekend is not something I usually do, so I may struggle and I’m certainly expecting it to be a tough weekend for me.

“I’m going into it with an open mind, and I haven’t got high expectations. This is sort of our first time back at a race, so to be honest it’s about getting our feet back on the ground and getting our head back into it. I would like to get two or three rounds under my belt, see where we are and then push on from there.

“The mechanical problems have set us back quite a bit which is really frustrating, but you can’t let that override you and I must sweep it to the side.”

The Bike Hillclimb and Gold Cup have also been rescheduled.