Bruce is champion at East Fortune

Bruce Birnie
Bruce Birnie

A LARGE crowd of spectators were entertained with plenty of thrills and spills at a very windy East Fortune race circuit at the weekend, during the final Scottish Motorcycle Championships meeting, when the Scottish Superbike Championship title was secured by Bruce Birnie.

The weekend culminated with the annual Steve Hislop Memorial Trophy race, won for the first time by Kirkaldy’s Roy Houston.

Late Saturday afternoon, racers and spectators were treated to a formation flypast, complete with smoke trails, as the RAF Red Arrows roared overhead, on route to Newcastle airport, after displaying at Leuchars earlier in the afternoon.

Loanhead’s David Paton jnr, British Superbike racer, paid a welcome return to the East Lothian circuit and won two races, the other two were won by Perth’s Torquil Paterson.

Full report in this week’s Advertiser.