2011 is almost coming to an end and what a year it has been. With the shortest day of the year (Dec 22nd) behind us, it means we have turned the corner with the days gradually getting longer although I can't say I have noticed much difference yet.
Preparations for the new season are well under way with racers across Scotland busy preparing their bikes. Motorcycle Law Scotland has also been busy mapping out the main events it will be attending next year.
Starting with a bang, we'll be at the Scottish Motorcycle Show at Ingliston in early March (10th/11th). On 12th/13th May, we will be attending a new show, the Great Scottish Bike Show, at Lanark Mart. Robbie Allan, who also promotes the Grampian Motorcycle Convention up in Alford in September (2nd) is behind this new show and so it promises to be a cracker. In June we will head to Knockhill for the BSB (23rd/24th) and then we are down at Kelso at the Bikefest over the 7th/8th July weekend. We hope to be up at The Thunder in the Glen in Aviemore at the end of August (26th-29th) and then over to Alford for the GMC the following Sunday. If you are planning to attend any of these events, do come over and see us for a chat.
In between, we will attend as many Scottish races as we can to support our sponsored riders, Andrew and Sammi Tasker and the Scottish Motorcycle Community as a whole. Andrew will be riding his Kawasaki ZX 10R building on his successes of last season where he finished 3rd in the Superbike class. After many years competing and dominating the 125 class, Sammi will move up to the Stock 600 class riding a Suzuki GSX R600 from Cresent Suzuki. David Paton will be running in the full BSB Supersport 600 class with new engines built to the very same high technical specs as the machine which won the World Supersport championship for the Parkingo World Supersport team last season. We wish them all well.
Finally, may I wish you a Happy New Year and a prosperous 2012.