Donington Park date for local riders
Following another two weeks to strengthen his leg, Ben Wilson heads to Donington Park in Leicestershire for the penultimate round of the Dickies British Supersport Championship this weekend.
In the last round, the Kirton ace battled against the pain barrier to record a couple of points finishes at Assen and secure some precious championship points which keep him in the top 10 in the overall rider standings.
Since then he has been training hard to strengthen the leg muscles in order to regain some extra fitness prior to the next race.
Wilson said: “Assen was really tough and I had to dig deep to battle through the pain, but I was determined I wasn’t going to miss another race.
“The crash I had in practice didn’t help matters but I really wanted to try to get some good results.
“I am happy with the way I rode considering it’s my first time back since Thruxton. I worked so hard to try to get fit for Assen and I hope to be feeling better for Donington and Brands.”
Friday - free practice 9.35am & 2.15pm. Saturday - qualifying 10.10am, 12-lap Sprint race 5.10pm. Sunday - warm-up 10.18am, 18-lap Feature race 3.40pm.
It is four weeks since Aaron Clarke saw race action as the Pirelli Superstock 1000 series did not have a round in Assen.
He will get back on track at Donington Park for the penultimate round of the series this weekend.
After recording 19th and 20th places at Oulton Park in early September, Clarke will be seeking to build on this at Donington.
However, there is only one race on the packed timetable, so he will have to pull out all the stops to get a good qualifying result.
If he could do this then he will start the race from nearer the front of the grid and be in with a chance of staying with the leading group and perhaps picking up some championship points.
Friday - free practice 11.45am & 4.55pm. Saturday - qualifying 12.15pm. Sunday - warm-up 9.10am, 15-lap race 11.15am.
The three-man G&S Racing squad of Milo Ward, Kevin Keyes and TJ Toms travel to Donington for the penultimate round of the Pirelli Superstock 1000 and 600 championships.
Ward has been training hard in the past four weeks and is fighting fit for his assault on the Superstock 1000 Championship where he is edging nearer to a strong points finish with every outing.
Toms is very close to stepping on the podium again as he was second at Thruxton and a very close fifth in each of the two races at Oulton Park last time out.
He is just 10 points away from the top five riders in the overall standings and a good result at Donington could see him eclipse this and move into the top five.
Keyes had a four-week break from racing which will help the healing process on his damaged wrist.
He has been having treatment and should be fine for Donington.
He is currently 10th in the rider standings but the points are very close and he, too, could move up the order with a good showing at Donington.
Keyes’ cause is helped by the fact that he has already committed himself to staying for a second term with G&S Racing.
He said: “I am delighted to be able to announce my 2020 plans so early that I will be riding in the Pirelli National Superstock 600 with G&S Racing again. I can’t thank Mark, Tom Fisher and Kay Day enough for the opportunity again for 2020.”
Superstock 600: Friday - free practice 9am & 1.40pm. Saturday - qualifying 11.40am. Sunday - warm-up 9.23am, 14-lap race 12.40pm.
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