Van Leuven enters the great unknown

Kevin Van Leuven.
Kevin Van Leuven.

G&S Racing Kawasaki’s trio of riders will be competing in the National Superstock 1000 and 600 Championship events this weekend.

Dutch rider Kevin Van Leuven has a mammoth task on his hands to learn his way around the circuit as he has never set foot in Scotland before, let alone seen the Knockhill track.

But it is a short track layout and it will be a little easier for him (pictured) to become accustomed to the twisty circuit and its infamous hairpin.

Van Leuven will be going all out for a top race finish in the Stock 600 race.

Tom Fisher and Dominic Usher will be concentrating all their efforts into the Stock 1000 race, and both riders will be hoping for a good finish.

Dominic is very near to being in a position to score his first championship points of the current campaign while Tom Fisher will be looking to build on his strong result from Snetterton to edge his way into the top 20.

The Stock 600 begins with free practice at 11.05am on Friday, followed by first qualifying at 4.15pm. Final qualifying is on Saturday at 12 noon ahead of Sunday morning warm-up at 9.19am.

The 22-lap race is scheduled to start at 12.35pm on Sunday.

The Stock 1000 riders begin their campaign on Friday with free practice at 11.40am, followed by first qualifying at 4.45pm. Saturday sees the riders on track for final qualifying at 12.30pm and morning warm-up on Sunday takes place at 9.05am, ahead of the 11am 24-lap race.