Clarke records season’s best

Aaron Clarke.
Aaron Clarke.

Aaron Clarke recorded his best result of the current campaign at Cadwell Park on Sunday, when he completed the ninth round of the National Superstock 600 championship in 19th place.

The Kirton rider completed his qualifying in 30th place and started his 12-lap race from the 10th row.

But although he got away to a really good start and made up a few places, another rider ran him off the track at Charlie’s, causing him to run across the grass to the top of the hill where he rejoined some way back in last place.

Undeterred, Clarke (pictured) got his head down and began to make up ground towards the back markers picking them off one by one and on the final lap he secured 19th place which he held to the chequered flag for his best result of the season.

“I am really pleased to have made it up into the top 20 but, to be fair, if I hadn’t been taken out on that first lap I could have been looking at securing my first championship points,” he said.

“My lap times were faster than ever before and I was riding well.

Clarke will pay a return visit to Oulton Park for the next round on September 6.