MOTORSPORT: Ben bidding to climb standings in Scotland

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BEN Wilson heads to one of his happiest hunting grounds this weekend as he bids to climb the British Supersport Championship standings.

He heads north of the border to Knockhill in Scotland for round five of the championship – with Gearlink Kawasaki ace Wilson is relishing the chance to race on one of his favourite circuits.

The 30-year-old rider from Kirton has tasted the champagne on many occasions at the Fife circuit in the past. Last year he finished third in the sprint race and wrapped up the win in the feature race the following day.

A repeat of that would be just what the doctor ordered – and would keep him in contention with the championship leader Jack Kennedy.

Wilson is currentlying fourth in the rider standings, but two strong finishes at the Scottish circuit would see him edge ahead of Sam Warren and Glen Richards who are both only a handful of points ahead of him.

Free practice is on Friday followed by qualifying on Saturday morning, ahead of the 18-lap sprint race at 4pm.

The feature race to be run over 25 laps of the short Knockhill circuit is scheduled to start at 3.15pm on Sunday.

Standings: 1st J Kennedy (Mar-Train Racing Yamaha) 146.5pts; 2nd G Richards (Smiths Gloucester) 119pts; 3rd S Warren (Seton Tuning Yamaha) 107pts; 4th B Wilson (Gearlink Kawasaki) 103; 5th B Mcconnell (Smiths Gloucester) 91pts; 6th C Iddon (Oxford Tag Triumph) 76.5pts.