Park life! Ben Wilson closes the gap in the British Supersport championships at Cadwell

Ben Wilson.
Ben Wilson.

Ben Wilson used home advantage to close the gap on the leading two in the British Supersport championship.

Racing at Lincolnshire’s Cadwell Park over the Bank Holiday weekend, the Kirton rider recorded a victory and a second place.

After qualifying for Sunday’s sprint race in pole position, Wilson led from the start until Stuart Easton passed him on the penultimate lap. But the race was red flagged and Wilson was awarded the win.

“It makes a change for lady luck to go my way, there have been times when I have been in the lead only to be knocked back to second by a red flag,” Wilson reflected. “But a win is a win and I will take that.”

Wilson lined up for the feature race at the head of row two and, as the lights went out, he moved through to first place within the first lap. Eventually, Billy McConnell passed him on lap 12, and held on to pip Wilson by just a 10th of a second.

“It would have been nice to do the double, but hopefully I managed to put on a bit of a show,” Wilson added.

Wilson remains in third place in the rider standings, but has closed the gap between him and second-placed Easton to 31 points. He is now just 53 behind series leader Alastair Seeley, who fell in race one and finished eighth in the feature race.

The next round is at Donington Park, Leicestershire, over the weekend of September 6 - 8.