Superbikes set to fire up Fife racetrack

Taylor Mackenzie leaps from his bike as it goes up in flames in the previous British Superbikes round at Snetterton

Taylor Mackenzie leaps from his bike as it goes up in flames in the previous British Superbikes round at Snetterton

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Knockhill Racing Circuit hosts one of Fife’s biggest sporting events of the year this weekend.

The MCE British Superbike Championship is all set for its annual journey north to Knockhill and for two Scottish riders, there is an even more reason to put on a good show for the home fans.

Taylor Mackenzie, eldest son of three-times BSB Champion Niall Mackenzie has made the step up to the Superbikes this season and is beginning to get to grips with the increased power and performance of his WD40 backed Suzuki.

That was until race two at the last round at Snetterton when his bike had a engine failure causing fuel to be pumped directly on to the hot exhaust. The resultant flame-out and spectactular dismount has now been seen over a million times on YouTube as he exited stage left from his flaming bike.

Taylor will be on board a new bike at Knockhill and will be aiming for his best finish as he makes his way towards to the top 10 of the championship.

Stuart Easton from Hawick, Scotland’s longest serving and most successful rider of recent times, is also gearing up for his home round and the PBM Kawasaki rider is aiming for a repeat of his podium finish from last season at Knockhill.

Easton was victorious at Oulton Park, following on from his podium finish at the opening round of the season at Donington Park.

Now with Knockhill rapidly approaching the flying Scot is determined to gain ground on the top three in the overall standings.

Easton said: “You always want to give that little bit extra at your home round; you always give everything you can, but you want to find that extra one percent and I want to be fighting for the podium again.

“At the end of last season we were pushing in the top five and since then it hasn’t been perfect at every round but we have definitely been in the mix.

“We were on the podium at Knockhill last year so I really would like that to happen again!”

To pre-book tickets visit www.knockhill.com or phone (01383) 723337.