Aaron’s ready to sit out races for recovery

Aaron Clarke. Photo: Dave Yeomans
Aaron Clarke. Photo: Dave Yeomans
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Despite suffering from arm pump Kirton rider Aaron Clarke completed his first race of the season after qualifying for round three of the National Superstock 600 Championship at Oulton Park, finishing the race in 31st place.

Handling the bike was a difficult experience as Clarke could do no more than to hang on to his position to the chequered flag.

Clarke said: “It is really painful and I need to have it seen to as soon as possible.

“A lot of riders suffer with the problem and some have had the operation which has been successful so I will speak the doctor and see if it will help me.

“The recovery time is about six to eight weeks so I will perhaps have to sit out a couple of races but it will be worth it to cure the problem.

“I was delighted to get my first race completed – it really has helped my confidence as I was beginning to think I would never get there. But good things come to those that wait and my perseverance has paid off.”

Meanwhile, Norfolk rider Charlie King failed to finish the race as he was sidelined on lap six of 14 with a technical problem to his Kawasaki.

The next round of the series is at Donington Park as one of the support classes to the British round of the World Superbike Championship that takes place on May 24.

But it is not certain as yet if the team will be there as they may decide to wait for the next round at Snetterton in June.