High five for Danderhall biker Michael

Michael Robertson ( Danderhall ) on his Kawasaki ZX10R.'Scottish Superbike class.
Michael Robertson ( Danderhall ) on his Kawasaki ZX10R.'Scottish Superbike class.

This weekend saw Michael Robertson of Danderhall blasting through every race with ease at East Fortune Race Circuit.

A large number of motorcycles and sidecars converged on the East Lothian Circuit as Melville Motor Club hosted two rounds of the Scottish Championship.

Saturday’s practice sessions were very wet in the morning, but thankfully the track later dried up in time for qualifying, allowing Michael to qualify in third place

The rest of the weekend couldn’t have gone better for the Danderhall rider, however , as he won all five of the races he entered.

The weekend’s weather had everyone watching the East Lothian skies, but it went on to become sunny and warm.

There were a few red flags during Sunday’s racing –- which always causes the other riders to take stock – but nothing was going to stop Michael on his newly rebuilt Kawasaki ZX10R.

The team’s colour scheme on the bike has changed slightly during the rebuild after the horrendous crash which Michael sustained at Snetterton.

Scone’s Torquil Paterson and Michael had a fair and clean battle on the track in the Scottish Superbikes races, giving the spectators an enjoyable afternoon.

Michael – along with his good friend Paul Wishart from Perth, who rides in Superstock 600 –are now also being sponsored by Blackbird Corporate.

Meanwhile, the Carnies Autocentre Racing Team has welcomed Lisa Foster on board in helping to promote the young riders and indeed Scottish talent across the motorbike racing circuit.

The team has been invited to an Awareness Initiative in Fife next weekend to help youngsters understand the need for protective gear, and also to let them see that you don’t have to come from a privileged background to succeed at something you have a passion for.

The next race meeting for the Danderhall rider is scheduled for Pembrey, South Wales, in two weeks’ time.