Easton on podium, but it’s Byrne and Kiyonari who star at Knockhill

HAWICK’S STUART EASTON, who suffered a horrific high-speed crash in the North West 200 race in Northern Ireland in 2011, notched his first British Superbike podium on his home circuit at Knockhill, writes Jim McGill. But the the 30-year-old Borderer’s impressive performance was overshadowed by two other riders at the Fife circuit.

Londoner Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne, and Japanese ace Ryuichi Kiyonari — both triple British Superbike champs — each took a win and second place in today’s two 30-lap races. And their speed and commitment was mesmerising.

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