MOTORCYCLING: Team-mates head south in search of more points

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At the halfway stage of the season, draperRACING riders Aaron Clarke and Tommy Philp head south to Thruxton for the next round of the British Supersport and Superstock championships this weekend where they will be seeking strong results at the fast and bumpy Hampshire circuit.

Last time out both riders brought points back to the team and they will be encouraged by this to score well again.

Philp has two races at Thruxton in the British Supersport class, the short sprint race on Saturday followed by the feature race on Sunday so has two bites of the cherry to try to get up into the points.

Kirton-based Clarke will be encouraged by his fine performance at Snetterton in the Superstock 600 class and will be hoping to add to his points tally on Sunday.

Clarke’s schedule begins with a free practice session at 9am on Friday followed by first qualifying at 1.15pm.

Final qualifying is at 12.15pm on Saturday and instead of a morning warm-up on Sunday the riders will have a further free practice at 5.55pm. The 14-lap race is scheduled for 12.35pm on Sunday.

Philp has a free practice at 9.35am on Friday followed by a second at 1.50pm.

Qualifying is at 11am on Saturday and that secures the grid for the start of the 12-lap Sprint race at 3.25pm.

There is a short warm-up at 11.10am on Sunday to make final preparations for the 18-lap Feature race which is scheduled for 3.40pm.