An incredible entry of 156 bike racers has been received by the Knockhill Motor Sports Club ahead of round one of their 2019 bike racing this weekend. The increase is primarily down to the significant increase in the CB500 class, often the class of choice of newcomers as its a budget class, with a record 34 entered. The class was given prominence in 2018 as Jodie Chalk from Rosyth won whilst being feature in an acclaimed documentary which was shown in cinemas and on the BBC. Jodie is back CB500s have been and will have her work cut out this year to maintain her success.
Sidecars have also seen an resurgence in recent seasons with an impressive 17 outfits entered this weekend. The quality is stacked throughout the grid too headed up by the duo of Stephen Kershaw and Stuart Clark on their LCR F1 600 from Lauder. Such is the popularityof the Sidecars now, entries have been received from all over Britain including Warrington, Co Durham and Beverley.
In the solo classes, leading stalwarts of the Scottish racing are all set for their return with William Monie (Crieff – Scottish Superbikes), Donald MacFadyen (Inverness – Scottish Superbikes) and Torquil Paterson (Scone – Scottish Lightweights) are just a few of the leading names in an entry that has both quality and experience.
KMSC Club Chairman Stuart Gray said “What a way to start 2019! A great deal of work has been put in by many people in the SACU, Melville Club and the KMSC to make this impressive number of entries happen. It does not happen by itself and with a concerted effort put in across the board, the fruits are being borne with the impressive number of entries this weekend”.
An impressive 32 race programme will be hosted at Knockhill with race one off at 1.30pm on Saturday after the morning warm ups and qualifying sessions. Adult advanced admission is £15 for a weekend ticket and concessions at £10 under 12s are free.