MOTORSPORT: Wilson is hoping for the same again

Chasing a win: Ben Wilson. Photo by MICK LAWRENCE
Chasing a win: Ben Wilson. Photo by MICK LAWRENCE
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BEN Wilson is hoping history repeats itself at Oulton Park this weekend, as he bids to kick-start his season.

After a three-week break, the Motorpoint British Supersport championship heads to Cheshire for round three of the series over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend off.

Kirton ace Wilson currently holds third place in the rider standings and is anticipating two strong results at the weekend to keep him within striking distance of series leader Jack Kennedy, who has an eight and a half point lead over Wilson after two rounds (four races).

And the Gearlink Kawasaki rider has happy memories of last year’s May Day weekend, when he won both races and left the venue as championship leader.

The competition is strong this time around though – and Wilson will have to use all his skills if he is to repeat the performance.

Wilson said: “I am up for the challenge. I realise that winning a championship is all about consistency but I also need to get a few wins under my belt as well.

“I really enjoy the Oulton Park track and will be going all out for two good results.”

A provisional timetable has been issued for the meeting and Wilson is scheduled to be on track on Saturday for two free practice sessions, followed by a solitary half hour qualifying session on Sunday at 2pm.

The 12-lap sprint race is set for a start at 5.20pm on Sunday and the 16-lap feature race will commence at 3.15pm on Monday.