It has been announced that Oulton Park, which should have seen reigning champ Steve Hislop's return to action this weekend, will instead honour his passing by naming the newly modified Knickerbrook corner as 'Hizzy's chicane'.

The official ceremony will take place prior to Sunday's two races, with Hislop's former team-mate, countryman and prot?g?, Stuart Easton, due to cut a ribbon laid across the track before riding Hizzy's 1992 Isle of Man TT winning Norton on a lap of honour.

The Norton will also be placed in pole position on the grid while a minute's silence is observed in tribute to the British racing legend.

Hislop was killed in a helicopter crash last Wednesday, his funeral - which is expected to attract thousands of mourners - takes place in his home town of Hawick, Scotland, today (Thursday).

 

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