Mackers to ride a Knight Road Race Team Ducati

The ZX6 is well under way now and I should have the engine back at the weekend. Suspension parts and the steering damper have been a little delayed and may not arrive until the end of next week. This would only leave 4 working days to get the suspension fitted, bike finished and dyno set up before the Easter meeting at Donington. With me working full time also it means I’m a bit restricted on when I can take the bike/suspension to companies to sort these bits out. Time is running out!

With all this in mind I called on the Knight Road Racing Team. Charlotte and Alan have run immaculately turned out Ducatis since 2005. Their rider, my old mate Alex Heaton, has sustained a nasty shoulder injury in pre-season testing (get well soon Alex) so this left them at a loose end. The Knights were aware that I need some signatures on my licence to gain my Mountain Course Licence and offered the use of one of their bikes at the Donington meeting. This is great news as it will give me valuable track time before the TT on a competitive bike. It also takes the pressure off me to get the 600 sorted in a massive rush. Obviously if the bike comes together then I can get some set up time at Donington on that too but if not then I still have an entry in the Wirral 100 Meeting at Oulton Park in April.

So things are moving on, huge thanks to Knight Road Racing for their help. Please have a look at their website Having never ridden a Ducati in anger I’m really looking forward to getting a run out on a top bike. Apparently Ducatis are a motorcycle which only has two cylinders!!!

Obviously I’ll keep the blog updated with progress on the ZX6 and report how the Easter meeting goes.


Ian Mackman