Sunday 24th April heralds a new dawn for Scottish bike racing with the inaugural Knockhill Motor Sports Club bike race meeting. Some of Scotland’s leading 2 wheel racers will be showcasing their skills as they chase for the Club Championships.
One notable entry into the Clubman Class is none other than Knockhill owner Derek Butcher. Derek, who has raced for many years on bikes and more recently cars, will don his leathers once more to tackle the twists and dips of Knockhill on board his Ducati 1098 racing machine.
“I am really looking forward to the weekend, I’ve not been involved in a competitive bike race for a number of years and hope to enjoy the thrill of racing again.
“I also want to support the new Knockhill Motor Sports Club. The guys have worked really hard to iron out all the details and make the event happen. Great credit to them and l’m sure the event will be a success,” commented Derek.
Other races this weekend will include the BMW Motorrad Central backed Knockhill Superbikes and Superstock 600 classes, whilst there will also be races for Formula 125, GP 125, Classics, Formula 400 and Mini Twin bikes.
Stuart Gray, Chairman of the Knockhill Motor Sports Club said;
“We are delighted with the turn out for our first ever bike racing event. We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone within the sport for their help and advice. At the meeting we will be presenting the “Wullie Brown Trophy” for the first time as a tribute to our long time member of staff who sadly passed away last month.”
“We’d also like to mention the TV coverage courtesy of Motors TV, a first for Club bike racing in the UK, Motors TV will cover each round with programmes appearing on TV screens across the UK.”
Track action starts from 9am with practice and qualifying. Racing action will get underway from 11.30am onwards, with 12 races scheduled.
Tickets for the event can be purchased via the Knockhill.com website or purchased on the day of the event.