When it comes to national rivalries, there is none greater than Scotland versus England.
We’re excited to announce that next month’s British Superbike round at Knockhill will also host the Scotland vs England Yamaha RD250LC Pro-AM Challenge.
Harping back to the early 80s and the famous single make series which pitted amateurs against professionals, it’s the third time that the Pro-AM Revival has been out on track in the UK, providing the official support race at the previous two British GP meetings at Silverstone. Last year’s winner at a very wet Silverstone was Englishman Andrew Muggleton, with Niall MacKenzie romping home to victory the year before.
One key difference is the used of RD250LC machines, as opposed to the original RD350 which proved to be too scarce and expensive to find in large numbers before they were sent to Silverstone based IDP Moto for restoration. All machines will once again be fitted with ContiClassicAttack radial tyres.
The Knockhill event will see a team of eight Scottish riders take on eight English riders over 12 laps.
The Niall MacKenzie managed Scottish squad have announced their star studded line-up which is as follows:
- Brian Morrison (TT winner, World Endurance Champion)
- Iain Macpherson (Scottish Champion, BSB Winner)
- John Crawford (Double British Supersport Champion)
- Donny McLeod (250/350cc GP Racer)
- Stuart Easton (Double British Supersport Champion, Macau GP winner)
- Iain Duffus (TT winner, British Production Champion)
- Joe Toner (Marlboro Clubman winner)
- Sandy Christie (Scottish Champion)
The English are currently keeping their squad a closely guarded secret, but when they do finally unveil the squad we’re expecting some prestigious names in the line up.
“We are simply thrilled and excited to be hosting the Yamaha 250LC Anglo Scottish Challenge. The line-up of riders in both teams is simply legendary and to see many of these riders come out of retirement to take part really does show the level of interest from both sport and the fans,” said Stuart Gray, Knockhill Director of Events.
“Regardless of the result and which team wins, each and every rider has the pedigree of a champion and deserves and accolades and cheers from the crowd. I am sure they will be exhausted from signing autographs with the fans too! Good luck to all the riders, have fun, and let the action begin.”
Find out more about the ContiClassicAttack here.