Solid debut for Clarke at Brands Hatch

Kirton Superstock racer Aaron Clarke at Brands Hatch.
Kirton Superstock racer Aaron Clarke at Brands Hatch.
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Kirton racer Aaron Clarke overcame a lowly grid position and an arm injury to finish a solid 26th on his debut in the National Superstock 600 Championship at Brands Hatch.

Starting from the 12th row of the grid in 36th place he got away to a good start but a red flag halted the race due to a multiple bike crash on the first lap.

With the re-run reduced from 22 to 14 laps, he made his way through to 25th place but dropped one position on the final lap.

He said: “I am a bit disappointed but at least I finished the race which has given me the confidence to build on the result next time out.

“It was always going to be a difficult year for me to move up from club racing to the ultra-competitive Superstock 600 class and it’s going to be a huge learning curve.