Biker Bruce lifts club title while Ashley is on form

Photo: Squinty Images
Photo: Squinty Images

Locals Ashley Robson and Bruce Birnie were on track at Knockhill last weekend for the last meeting of the Knockhill Motor Sports Club of the season.

Ashley was competing on her Kawasaki ZXR400 in the Scottish Lightweight Class and after qualifying she was placed 22nd on the grid in a field of 29 riders , of which 19 were riding the more powerful 650cc machines.

Over the course of the five races that she competed in over the weekend her performances improved with every race. From her first race on the Saturday in which she finished in 20th position with a best speed of 73.86 mph and a best lap time of 1:01.753 minutes, to her last race on the Sunday , when she finished in 13th position with a best speed of 76.736 mph and a best lap speed of 59.439 seconds.

Bruce meanwhile made a welcome return to the circuit near Dunfermline.

The Scottish Superbike Championship had already been won by Andrew Tasker, however, in the KMSC standings, Andrew Tasker was playing catch-up to Bruce Birnie who led the way by a slender 13-point advantage; but with five races over the weekend there was still plenty-to-play-for.

In a pulsating race that saw the championship ebb and flow between the two riders, Bruce crossed the line by just 0.51 seconds as Tasker tried in-vein to add a KMSC title to the Scottish title he claimed a few weeks ago.