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Knockhill celebrates 40th anniversay

This weekend’s Scottish round of British Superbikes will be held at Knockhill against a backdrop of celebration.

2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the circuit, Scotland’s National Motor Sport Centre near Dunfermline in Fife [and not, Jack Burnicle please note, in the Scottish Borders], and today, 26 June, to mark the occasion, the Queen’s Baton Relay will visit Knockhill in the run-up to the Commonwealth Games.

Back to BSB, though, and Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne leads the series but he is expecting stiff opposition from the likes of Josh Brookes, James Ellison, Tommy Bridewell, Ryuichi Kiyonari and Chris Walker. Scottish hopes lay with Hawick’s Stuart Easton who in back on a Superbike and looking to break his Knockhill duck.

There will be a special 40 years of Bikesport at Knockhill celebration in the Homecoming Scotland 2014 marquee, with special exhibits from each of the four decades at Knockhill including the late Jock Taylor’s World Championship winning outfit. There will be a special Tribute Room with many of Jock’s trophies and other memorabilia on display in the Champion’s Clubhouse too.

Events Director Stuart Gray said: “We always strive to bring the best of motorsport to Knockhill and this year we are again hosting some of the best racing in the UK on two, three and four wheels. The highlights of the BSB and BTCC will be especially significant as the four decades of racing at Knockhill will be celebrated in style with the help and assistance from Homecoming Scotland.”

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