This weekend Scotland’s Knockhill Circuit was blessed with some fine weather as race fans were treated to the sound of 16 identical two-stroke race machines filling the air.
Harping back to the days of the best single-make race series ever, spectators from across the UK cheered on their respective teams as Scotland took on England in an entralling Pro-AM Revival battle.
First run in 2015, the Pro-AM Revival has provided an official support race at several big race events in the UK with IDP Moto’s Daryll Young working tirelessly to restore more than 20 identical RD250LC machines, all fitted with ContiClassicAttack radial tyres.
After keys were drawn things were looking good for the Scots on home soil, as Iain MacPherson and Niall MacKenzie led the way in free practice as England’s Charlie Corner pushed them all the way with Dale Robinson close behind.
With each rider awarded points based on the world championship scoring system, 25 for the win and a single point for fifteenth place, this really was a team effort with the highest scoring nation to be collectively named the winner.
The 12 lap contest was the highlight of the day on Sunday for many, with Niall MacKenzie pushed all the way by teammate MacPherson, although Charlie Corner fought back in the latter stages to split the Scottish pair. However the Yorkshireman just couldn’t quite reel in MacKenzie, who ensured that Scotland bagged 25 crucial points with the race win.
With everyone’s finishing position counting towards the points total, England knew they had a lot of work to do when Dale Robinson crashed out late on, but with Scotland losing Donnie McLeod and Sandy Christie to mechanical problems in the opening few laps there was still a glimmer of hope for the away team.
Everyone’s finishing positions taken into account, Scotland took a narrow 5 point victory with their 71 to England’s 66 in total.
Congratulations to all the riders and everyone behind the scenes who made this great race happen, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!
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