MOTORSPORT: Wilson can’t wait to start

Raring to go: Ben Wilson
Raring to go: Ben Wilson
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BEN Wilson can’t wait for the new British Supersport season to start this weekend.

A one day test at Brands Hatch last Tuesday followed by another at Snetterton on Wednesday saw the Kirton rider complete his pre-season training for the 2011 championship, which begins at Brands Hatch over Easter.

The 29-year-old was in fine form and able to complete every session at both circuits in the final two official British Superbike Tests and powered his Gearlink Kawasaki to some very respectable lap times.

The Snetterton test on Wednesday was an ideal opportunity for the Lincolnshire ace to get to grips with the new track. Through the winter the circuit has had a multi-million pound face lift and the track extended to 2.99 miles to include a number of new, sweeping corners.

Wilson said: “I am really pleased with the way the final two tests have gone. The new circuit layout here at Snetterton is really good. The corners are flowing and it’s really fast.

“This weekend can’t come quick enough for me. I am itching to get my season going and get some points under my belt.”

There is one free practice on Friday with the second on Saturday followed by qualifying for race one grid positions.

The 18-lap first race is on Sunday at 4.30pm ahead of the feature British Supersport race run over 26 laps of the circuit at 3.40pm on Monday.