Wilson hoping for Brands new start

RARING TO GO: Kirton's Ben Wilson has fully recovered from two crashes at Knockhill. Photo by Dave Yeomans
RARING TO GO: Kirton's Ben Wilson has fully recovered from two crashes at Knockhill. Photo by Dave Yeomans
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Ben Wilson is desperate to get his British Supersport season back on track at Brands Hatch.

With four non-finishes from the last two outings, the Kirton rider has dropped down the order to 10th in the overall rider standings.

He realises it is imperative for him to score well at Brands Hatch this weekend to enable him to move further up the points table.

Wilson has fully recovered from his second race crash at Knockhill when his Kawasaki slammed into him – and he is now raring to go.

“Although my hopes of securing the title this year have all but gone there are still plenty of races left for me to have a crack at,” he said.

“This year has not been the best so far but I will never give up trying and hopefully this will be the turning point for me.”

Wilson will see track action from Friday when he has two free practice sessions at 9.35am and 2pm.

Qualifying takes place on Saturday at 11.15am, ahead of the 12-lap sprint race at 5.15pm.

Sunday is race day and Wilson will start with a 10-minute warm-up prior to the feature race that takes place at 3.40pm to run over 18 laps.

Meanwhile, the two G&S Racing Kawasaki riders will head down to the seventh round of the National Superstock 1000 and 600 Championships at Brands Hatch this weekend.

Tom Fisher was gathered up in another rider’s crash at Knockhill last time out and will be hoping to get his championship challenge back on track for the Wyberton-based team this time around.

Kevin Van Leuven will also be seeking a strong result to add to his points tally.

The Kirton-based ACR Kawasaki team is back down to one rider after Norfolk’s Charlie King left by mutual consent.

This leaves Aaron Clarke as the solitary rider in the team for this weekend’s action at Brands Hatch in the seventh round of the National Superstock 600 Championship.

Clarke, from Kirton, didn’t make the long trip up to Knockhill for round five but he has taken in a couple of track days to maintain his race fitness ahead of the Brands Hatch round.

He will be hoping to record his first points finish at the Kent circuit this weekend and is ready for the challenge ahead.

The weekend begins with free practice on Friday at 9am, followed by the first of two qualifying sessions at 1.25pm with final qualifying on Saturday at 12.30pm.

There is a 10-minute warm-up on Sunday at 9.55am to make final preparations for the start of the 14-lap race, which is set for 2.15pm.