Roy rocks Knockhill on Superbikes weekend

Roy Houston leads the way at Knockhill. Pic: Craig McAllister of CM Photograp
Roy Houston leads the way at Knockhill. Pic: Craig McAllister of CM Photograp

KIRKCALDY’S Roy Houston competed in the fourth round of the British Superbikes at Knockhill on Sunday after qualifying as a wild card rider for the Superstock 1000 support race.

Roy and the team from Kirkcaldy Kawasaki wanted to qualify for the main race on his home track, and he achieved this by winning the qualifying shoot out race on the Saturday evening, giving him the starting place he wanted on the grid.

Roy finished the race down in 29th place near the rear of the pack, but team owner Brian Neilson, from Kirkcaldy Kawasaki, was delighted with the results of the weekend and proud of Roy’s achievements.

Roy said: “It has been a great weekend and a great event to take part in.

“I am happy with the overall results and over the moon at winning the shootout race on Saturday evening.

“We achieved what we set out to achieve and qualifying for the main race was our main goal. Anything after that was a bonus.

“This weekend would not have been possible had it not been for the support I get from my sponsors Kirkcaldy Kawasaki, John and Blackbird Corporate.

“Also my family, who support me at every race.”

Roy will be taking to the track again in a few weeks time at East Fortune Race Circuit competing in the Scottish Superbike Championship.

If you would like to keep up to date with Roy’s 2013 season you can follow his website www.royhoustonracing.co.uk or follow him of Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RoyHoustonRacing.

Another Kirkcaldy racer taking part in his first Superbikes event was Matthew Kerr, the former Raith Rovers youth footballer featured in last week’s Fife Free Press.

He contested the three KMSC Superstock 600 support races finishing 16th, 18th and 19th position.

Over 26,000 fans flocked to the Fife circuit for the Superbikes this year, and the sun-baked raceday crowd saw Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne seal a double victory ahead of Josh Brookes.