This weekend at Knockhill Racing Circuit sees the finale of the 2010 Scottish Championship Bike Racing season with some classes going down to the wire.
The most competitive championship this year has been the Premier/Open class, with no less than five riders having savoured top spot on the podium. Undoubtedly the three main protagonists this weekend will be Michael Robertson (Danderhall), David Paton (Loanhead) and Adrian Clark (Inverness). They all however, will be on the look out for the ever enthusiastic Bruce Birnie (Montrose) and the irrepressible Torquil Paterson from Scone.
The highlight of the event will be the third running of the Niall Mackenzie Trophy Race. The race is a tribute to arguably the greatest Scottish motorcycle racer of all time who won the British Superbike Championship three times in an illustrious career spanning over 20 years.
Knockhill Events Director, Stuart Gray said: “This new format for the Niall Mackenzie Trophy will offer superb entertainment for the fans and be a great climax to the season. A 600cc race machine could out-gun a competitor riding a 1000cc bike. Given the different start times for each group, by the time the race reaches its final lap it should become really exciting as all the different riders pack together,” exclaimed Stuart.
Elsewhere there will be a full race program with the 400cc championship going to the wire. Perth based Robbie Lyall holds a slender 4 point advantage over Aberdeen rider Jon Frost. Both riders have competed consistently all year long, which should make this weekend a monumental encounter.
Young Clackmannan rider Sammi Tasker onboard her pink Aprilla 125 has won the KDMC 125 Championship although trails Dalkeith youngster Stuart Wilson in the Scottish GP125 Class by a significant 42 points. With a maximum 50 points on offer this weekend, Sammi will be looking for a double win to give her any chance of the championship she is striving for, but Wilson is the clear favourite going into the finale .
Qualifying starts at 9am with a 12 race program from 11:30am onwards. Admission tickets are available via Knockhill.com or at the venue on the day. Advanced Tickets – Adult-£10, Concession-£5, Family-£25