I have to agree with that, not as entertaining as usual... but a great day all the same. Beautiful weather, big crowd and some good action on track ( and in the gravel/grass/hay bales too...). Anyone know how the guy who got run over at the hairpin is??? It looked pretty painful...and the crowd there were going mad coz they didn't stop the race right away...!!! I'm sure most folk had a good day of it anyway...
Hmm, it shows how much I follow the superbikes these days, as I didn't even know they were up this weekend! I've always meant to go to that, as I watched it on tv a lot back in 97-98, but over the years more and more of the names I knew went to Worlds/retired/died (Steve Hislop was one of my heroes), so I got less interested. Might try and remember it next year though, it's good to have a "big" series visiting the Hill Glad the weather was good for it, rather than saving up all the rain and wind for it like normally happens
Agree with everyone else. They looked to be seriously shifting but it was just a procession from what I seen. You get more action and overtaking at a SMRC race meeting.
Yea but did you see the number of spectators they had? I have never seen so many spectators from any of the big televised car meetings.
Knockhill did a lot of TV advertising for the last 2 weeks so I guess it pays to bring in the punters... or was it just the good weather.
I had to double take when I saw it first. Trackside seating full to overflowing. Half dressed people sweltering in the heat and all the corner kerbing now painted in Seat Yellow and white. The track looked really class. Also looked exceptionally wide when you could only see one bike rather than 4 Legends ;D Ali
Post by Michael Booth on Jun 27, 2005 20:55:30 GMT
Had to say it was a great day yesterday, warm, sunny, seven enjoyable races, with loads of photos being taken. I heard it was 20,000 just from the pre weekend tickets sales, so 25k sounds about right. Hardly any room to move!
Although I wasn't at the hairpin for the crash on Sunday I did manage to capture other incidents:
This GP 125 rider escaped on the Saturday with only a broken collar bone!
The end of the last race - an altercation between two brothers.
It was the first time I've been to Knockhill this year, I must say the yellow & white kerbs improve the track ten fold, weren't they red, yellow and white a few years back though IIRC ?
The trackside before the hairpin I see is now filled with gravel, big improvement as that was always watelogged and it looked rough trackside and on TV.
To be honest I thought the crowd was smaller than last year's BSB meeting. but I reckon it's on a par with the BTCC in terms of crowd.
Seemed quite quick to get in, although it took us 3 and a quarter hours to get home, thanks to Kincardine roadworks (road looked fine to me, but there were a set of lights - aargh) and also roadworks near Cumbernauld that took an hour to get through! Normally takes at most 2 hours!
Great pix MB, you seem to have the knack of being in the right place at the right time for the action. Glad to hear that the guy who came off at the hairpin was OK, I didn't know he got hit twice, but I saw him being run over by one other bike... No idea what the crowd figures were but it matched anything I've seen at the 'Hill...