Wilson is back in the points

Ben Wilson.
Ben Wilson.

After a dismal few weeks littered with problems, two points finishes for Ben Wilson at his home track of Cadwell Park have kick started his season.

The Kirton rider was competing for Gearlink Kawasaki in round eight of the British Superbike championship at Cadwell Park on Monday, and two good races saw him pick up 11 championship points, bringing his total to 33.

“We have had a lot of problems with the Superbike over the past few weeks, but we have been testing and appear to have solved the issues,” Wilson said.

“I was going well in race one but the red flag prevented me from moving further forward.

“Race two was run in horrendous conditions but once we got going I was able to move forward and head the group so avoiding the spray.

“Towards the end a couple of them got the better of me but ninth is a good result for me, especially on my home circuit in front of my friends, family and fans.

“Thanks go to my team who have worked so hard to get the bike up and running for me.”

Wilson made steady progress through free practice and qualifying to secure a sixth-row start for race one.

Despite the poor weather conditions, Wilson moved through the ranks before the race was red-flagged, handing him a 12th-place finish.

By the time the riders took their grid positions for the start of race two the weather conditions had deteriorated.

But undeterred, Wilson got his head down and moved through to 10th position on the opening lap.

By lap five he was up to seventh, eventually settling for ninth at the chequered flag.

The next round will be held at Donington Park on September 7.