No points for Ben at Donington

Ben Wilson in action at Donington. Photo: Dave Yeomans.
Ben Wilson in action at Donington. Photo: Dave Yeomans.

Ben Wilson was unable to pick up any British Superbike points at Donington Park on Sunday.

He was forced out of the first race with a technical issue and completed the second race in 19th place.

Kirton rider Wilson had to find a good set-up for the Gearlink Kawasaki Superbike as it had never run at the Leicestershire track before.

Wilson began the first race from an eighth-row grid position.

It was always going to be difficult for him to get up into a point scoring position in such a high calibre field, but he got his head down and was soon up to 18th position.

But with four laps remaining Wilson encountered a problem with the Kawasaki and was forced to retire into the pits.

Starting race two from the seventh row Wilson completed the first lap in 22nd position and began to move forward.

He made it through to 19th place and remained in that position to the chequered flag - outside the points but at least a finish.

“This year has been so frustrating for us and I don’t know if it is bad luck or what it’s just so disheartening,” Wilson said.

“Everyone is working so hard and I just wish we were able to get the results to prove the effort and hard work that has gone in but sadly it’s just not happening.”

The next round is in the Netherlands at the Cathedral of Speed circuit of Assen on September 21, when Wilson will be hoping for two good results to boost his points tally.