Paton wins Mackenzie trophy as Robertson does the double

With several championships going to the wire, a day of excitement and drama was expected at Knockhill today for the concluding round of the 2010 Scottish Bike Racing Championship.

Despite adverse weather conditions the KDMC and SACU championship competitors set out to entertain the assembled spectators. The leading riders in the Formula 400 Championship certainly did not disappoint. Both Jon Frost and Robbie Lyall were in with a shout of claiming the 2010 title going into the final race. Nerves got the better of both competitors as they slipped down the field, until the cruellest of blows denied Jon Frost, who was forced to retire with mechanical problems.

A jubilant Lyall commented; “Bad luck for Jon, l wasn’t quite sure what had happened until l seen the bike parked up at the side of the track. It’s been a nerve jangling weekend as the bikes just gave us headache after headache, but here we are Champions for 2010, it’s brilliant, just brilliant.”

Michael Robertson

Elsewhere there were championship victories for Stuart Wilson (GP 125) and Michael Robertson who claimed a double by winning the 600 Superstock and Premier class crowns.

“That’s probably the most important 7th place l’ve finish l’ve ever had. I just kept telling myself lap after lap to stay on the bike but it’s very difficult to ride as slowly as that and not make mistakes.

“This year has gone perfect for me, l’ve not won all the races l have competed in but here l am a champion on two different bikes. It doesn’t get any better than that!”

David Paton

In the newly formatted Niall Mackenzie Trophy Race, Loanhead rider David Paton onboard his Motorrad Central BMW S1000RR machine took the spoils in a thoroughly entertaining race. Michael Robertson came second and Adrian Clark completed the podium line-up in third position.

A full image gallery from today can be seen here.

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