Second Knockhill race cancelled

A pile-up at the start of race two sparks a clean up operation, during which time the wind begins to create problems.
The second British Superbike Championship race at Knockhill has been cancelled after inclement weather forced organisers to curtail the day's action.

Race two did get underway just as rain began to fall on the warm-up lap, but a multi-bike pile-up triggered when Simon Andrews came off his Kawasaki through turn one would prompt a lengthy clean-up effort.

While the rain would subside, the wind began to pick up, prompting officials to call time of the day's activities in the interests of safety.

Nonetheless, the race will get to run in two weeks time at Snetterton with the same grid order.

It comes on a day when weather played havoc with the race schedule, with the first BSB race being delayed by 90 minutes following a torrential downpour just two laps in.

Michael Rutter, who won the first race, was due to start on pole position for race two.

Tagged as: weather , Rutter , Knockhill , cancel

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keech998 - Unregistered

July 04, 2010 7:12 PM

Jezza your a complete kn0b!!! Knockhill is one of the best circuits in Britain. Not as good as Brands or Silverstone, but its a unique track that the RIDERS love. Sure the weathers not always great, but that doesn't stop it offering some of the best and close racing during the season. If it had been hosting the championship last weekend, it would've been fine. Your a55hole comment, is typical of many people posting on Crash. You haven't a clue mate. Typical arm chair racer.

jaydee - Unregistered

July 05, 2010 11:40 PM

Some really racist comments on here. OK so it rained at Knockhill. I watch all sorts of racing and believe it or not it rains at English circuits as well! We might do well to remember that the Scots invented the pneumatic tyre and tarmac...without which nobody would be racing. Just for the record..I am English! As for the spectator facilities at KNockhill..they have burger vans (same as English circuits) and they have toilets. What exactly is it you think is lacking? I love the Knockhill circuit but can I suggest that if any of my fellow English people don't like it...then don't go. Scotland (nor any other country for that matter) will miss your petty comments and racist views!

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