Hat-trick Seals Championship for Rollo
Lewis Rollo won four out of the five Superbike races this weekend, including all three KMSC races, to become the youngest ever Knockhill Motorsports Club Superbike champion. The 17 year old Kawasaki rider from Gifford was in blistering form once again, taking one win in Saturday's race, and both on Sunday to wrap up the championship in fine style. Rollo claimed pole position in Saturday's qualifying session with a laptime of 50.834 sec, and finished the weekend with a personal best lap of 50.624 sec.
Callum Grigor, Max Alexander and Steven Watson all managed podium spots across the weekend, but none of them could get the better of Rollo, who will now turn his attention back to the British Superstock 1000 Championship at Sliverstone this coming weekend.
2016 KMSC Champion Bruce Birnie was having a busy weekend, the 42 year old competing in six championships across three different classes. The workload was taking it's toll though, and he ended up sitting out some of the KMSC races, to focus on the Scottish championship superbikes and lightweight, both of which he has a realistic chance of winning.
In the KMSC Clubman class, Steven Watson was top of the field, also wrapping up that championship with three wins out of three on board his BMW S1000RR.
Rollo didn't have things all his own way when it came to the Scottish Championship though, after being involved in a collision with Scott Shand in the first of the weekend's two races, which saw the race red-flagged and both riders unable to make the grid for the re-start. Shand was taken to hospital with his injuries, and although he was later released, he had to spend the rest of the weekend as a spectator.
Callum Grigor (Kawasaki) won that race, with Max Alexander second on his BMW to keep the pressure on Birnie for the Scottish title.
Rollo made up for the disappointment in the second Scottish Championship race though, taking the win and bagging another valuable 25 points in a championship scrap that will go down to the wire. With only two races remaining at East Fortune in a fortnight's time, Birnie has a slender lead from Alexander, with Shand and Grigor a little further back, but poised to take advantage of any slip ups.
The 2017 KMSC Championship is now over for the season, and the Scottish Championship concludes at East Fortune on 23rd & 24th September.
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