Wilson aims to continue Knockhill success story

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BRITISH Supersport championship leader Ben Wilson will be heading north of the border as he aims to extend his lead at the top of the British Supersport championship.

This weekend the Kirton racer will compete at Fife’s Knockhill circuit - where he is expecting another hard-fought couple of races as the championship nears its half way stage.

Wilson - who rides for Gearlink Kawasaki - is leading the championship by a massive 58 points, but is not one to rest on his laurels.

He said: “I realise I am in a strong position, but it wouldn’t do to be complacent.

“There is a long way to go and right now I am just concentrating on picking up as many points as I can.

“I am looking forward to Knockhill; it is a short, technical circuit and one that I have won at in the past.

“Last year I was on the podium and the year before I celebrated my first win for Gearlink Kawasaki.

“This year we have two races each time, and because the Knockhill circuit is very twisty, with not too many passing points, I need to qualify well to gain a strong grid position for the sprint race. That takes place on Saturday, and my fastest lap in that race determines the grid position for race two on Sunday.”

Free practice and qualifying takes place on Friday and Saturday, with race one due on track at 3.50pm on Saturday, to run over 18 laps. Race two, the feature race over 25 laps, is scheduled for 3.35pm on Sunday.