British Superbikes head to Knockhill on 16th June for the fourth round of the championship and are set to pay tribute to Scottish former BSB champion Steve Hislop, who tragically lost his life in a helicopter crash ten years ago.
|Mackenzie and Easton will do a lap in Hislop’s honor.
Photo: Knockhill Racing Circuit
Hislop was a double British Superbike champion, securing the crown in 1995 and 2002 after winning the British 250cc championship in 1990. These championships followed an amazing 11 victories on the Isle of Man. A series of tributes will take place across the weekend for the ten year anniversary of his death; with former teammates to Hislop Niall Mackenzie and Stuart Easton being the centre of the celebrations in a special lap on race day. Mackenzie will ride the Cadbury’s Boost Yamaha they both campaigned 1998 with another of Hizzy’s great rivals James Whitham and Easton will ride a replica of Hislop’s 2002 MonsterMob Ducati, on which he took eight victories and his third British championship.
These three bikes will then be on display along with the championship winning MonsterMob Ducati loaned by former team boss to Hislop – Paul Bird; as well as a selection of leathers, helmets and photos from the Hizzy Museum in the tribute room over the weekend. An extra trophy will also be available for the rider who set the fastest lap out of the two races; ‘The Flying Haggis’ Trophy.