East Fortune racing

Lewis Rollo, Scottish 600 Superstock champion & Melville Club champion)
Lewis Rollo, Scottish 600 Superstock champion & Melville Club champion)

Perfect race conditions allowed for plenty of fast and furious racing at East Fortune Race Circuit at the weekend, during round six of the Scottish Motorcycle Racing Championship.

Gifford’s 16-year-old racer, Lewis Rollo, enjoyed another amazing weekend, having qualified in pole position and winning all four of his races.

He left the circuit as the 2015 Scottish 600 Superstock Championship as well as being Melville and Knockhill Champion with three more rounds still to go and is the youngest ever racer ever to have achieved such success.

Sammi Tasker, aboard her 600 Superstock bike, set her personal best lap record of 1:01 as runner-up to Rollo in the last race of the weekend.

Three other racers who qualified on pole won all four of their races, including Torquil Paterson who still leads the Lightweights’ Championship. Paterson’s teenage son, Lewis, also on pole, won all four of his races in style and leads the Championship.

Andrew Tasker, who heads the Scottish Superbike Championship fought a hard battle with Craig Gilfillan and Tim Hastings regularly swapping places with him and despite only winning one race and finishing second twice and picking up a third place, Tasker holds on to his lead in the Championship. Gilfillan gained two wins and two second places, whilst Tim Hastings, on his 600 Supersport machine, won the last race of the weekend as well as a second and two third place finishes.

Stephen Kershaw and Rob WIlson also turned their pole position into four race wins and were the recipients of the Andrew Couper Trophy. Another special race was for the Matt Polanski Trophy in the Pre-Injection class, which was won by Patrick Forman.

The next meeting at East Fortune will be the weekend of September 12/13.