Ben Stafford picks off his rivals at Oulton Park

Aaron Clarke at Oulton Park.
Aaron Clarke at Oulton Park.
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Race ace Ben Stafford sits 11th in the BSB standings with two rounds to go.

Competing in round nine at the picturesque Oulton Park Circuit, Stafford found qualifying difficult on the Friday and Saturday.

I upped my pace this weekend again but unfortunately so did most of the other riders.

Aaron Clarke

He started Sunday’s race on the sixth row in 18th position.

After being forced to avoid an early incident and dropping places, Stafford gradually began to pick off his rivals and move his way up the field.

His efforts eventually saw him cross the line in eighth.

Next weekend, the team will travel to Assen for the next scheduled BSB series race where the lads will be entering in the Dutch championship for the weekend.

n Kirton rider Aaron Clarke paid his second visit of the current campaign to Oulton Park , where he recorded 24th position in the tenth round of the National Superstock 600 championship.

Clarke said: “I upped my pace this weekend again but unfortunately so did most of the other riders.

“My lap times are nearly a second faster than last time at the circuit and I feel confident on the bike.”

Clarke will be back on track in the penultimate round of the championship, at Silverstone, over the weekend of October 3-5.

n The Wyberton-based G&S Racing Kawasaki team had two racers representing them at Oulton Park.

n Cadwell Park was the venue for the eighth round of the British Motorcycle Racing clubs formula two sidecar Championship.

Long Sutton’s Scott Parnell, who was partnered by Beverley’s Adam Christie, secured two fourth places on the Saturday, followed by a retirement and a fifth on the Sunday.