The unique entry of a Grandfather and Grandson will be just one of the many entries for the inaugural Knockhill 100 endurance bike race at Knockhill on Sunday 10th June. Gordon Grigor (64) from Milton of Campsie has teamed up with his Grandson Callum Grigor (18) from Wishaw with Gordon’s son Mark, Callum’s dad, acting as crew chief and mechanic as they tackle 100 laps of racing Knockhill.
Grandad Gordon is no stranger to the endurance racing scene as he is a previous UK Endurance Champion and continues to keep his hand in to this day. Gordon travels all the way to South Africa each year for a Scotland v South Africa race of champions and only last year finished 3rd in a race at Knockhill. Gordon will be entered on his trusty JSXR 1000 and Callum on his regular race bike, a Kawasaki ZX10.
The first ever 100 lap race has drawn a number of special combinations, not only across three generations but the Gilfillan brothers, Sean and Greg, are entered and the father and son duo of Torquil and Lewis Paterson are also up for the challenge.
Stuart Gray, Knockhill Director of Events said “What makes this race at our first BikeFest so special is not only the mix of the teams entered but the distance the race is and not only that, it will feature a Le Mans start, something that has not been done for around 15 years where the riders line up on one side of the track and their race bikes are on the other side, and they must run to their bike at the start of the race.”
BikeFest is really gathering pace with the variety of content as not only will there be the Endurance races over 100 and 50 laps, but there are parades of Rewind bikes from the 70’s, 80’sand 90’s, parades, track day sessions, Mini Moto races as well as race between superbike and a supercar. The guest of honour on the day is non-other that 3 times British Superbike Champion Niall Mackenzie who is also President of the Knockhill Motor Sports Club.
Entries are still being taken for the Endurance Races and a bumper number of Rewind show bikes on display. Action starts at 8.45am on Sunday 10th June with adult admission £15.