Wilson eyes Oulton opportunity

Ben Wilson on the track at Oulton Park last week. Photo: Janet Whitham.
Ben Wilson on the track at Oulton Park last week. Photo: Janet Whitham.

Kirton’s Ben Wilson turned his attention to the Bank Holiday weekend after a solid sixth place in the third and final British Superbike tests.

He is riding an Aprilia this year for EHA Racing and experienced a strong points finish at Silverstone in round one of the National Superstock 1000 Championship.

Round two is set for the technical Cheshire circuit of Oulton Park on Monday and the track time at last week’s test will have given him a great opportunity to find the right set-up for the race.

Wilson has won at Oulton Park on many occasions in the past on a Supersport machine. This time he is on the more powerful Superstock bike and he is relishing the chance to put it on track under race conditions.

Timetable: Saturday – free practice 11.35am, first qualifying 3.35pm. Sunday – final qualifying 4.50pm. Monday – warm-up 9.55am, 15-lap race 2.15pm.