LEWIS Rollo got to show his home crowd what he was made of at the fifth round of the Pirelli 600 Superstock National Championship in association with Black Horse.
Knockhill is a circuit the Teenager from Gifford could ride with his eye’s closed, so a good points haul was firmly in the racers sight.
However, the lad from Gifford, East Lothian was hampered by down pours that only seemed to surface during his early sessions. Still, despite a wrong tyre choice in qualifying Lewis managed to salvage eighth on the grid for Sundays racing.
Overnight, after Lewis had complained of handling issues, it was found that a previous crash had damaged his forks slightly giving the onsite suspension engineers a little work to do for the Morning.
During the race Lewis got a fantastic start slotting him in to second position and fighting for the win. He looked on rails for majority of the race and although he crossed the line in second thought he had won the race due to the leader passing him under a yellow flag. However, race control did not share his view of events and although slightly dis-heartened took second place with a smile on his ‘wee’ face.
“The weekend never started the best as we had a few problems” added Lewis “But we got it sorted for the race, and what a race it was. Starting from eighth on the grid to taking the lead of my home race, and then finishing on the podium, just a shame about the red flag but that’s racing. I would like to say a huge thanks to everyone for all the support, my sponsors and team for making it possible… We will get the win one day.”
Photo Credit: Jim Rogerson