Wilson’s set for the thrill of Knockhill

Ben Wilson.
Ben Wilson.

Ben Wilson goes north of the border to contest one of his favourite tracks in the British Supersport championship this weekend.

The Kirton rider will be in action at Knockhill for round four.

After an unlucky run in the last round at Oulton Park - where he crashed in practice which forced him out of the sprint race, and then had to start the feature race from the back of the grid - Wilson will be anxious to score well in Scotland to retain his fourth place in the overall rider standings.

Wilson came away from Oulton Park with just nine championship points in the bag.

And with Knockhill being one of his favourite circuits, he will be looking to substantially increase his tally over the weekend.

After three rounds, Wilson sits fourth in the rider standings on 72 points, eight ahead of Graeme Gowland in fifth.

Wilson’s Gearlink Kawasaki teammate Alastair Seeley is in first place with 122 points.

Stuart Easton is second (120 points) ahead of Billy McConnell (98).

The action kicks off on Friday, with the first free practice session at 10am, followed up by the second at 2.20pm.

Qualifying takes place at 10.55am on Saturday, and the times from the session will determine the grid for the 18-lap sprint race at 4pm.

The 26-lap feature race is set for 3.15pm on Sunday.

It is scheduled to benefit from live TV coverage on British Eurosport 2.

Also in action at Knockhill over the weekend will be competitors representing Wyberton-based G&S Racing.

Only two of the three riders will make the trip.

Dave Ferns will not take part in the racing this weekend, but will instead take part in a test programme at Snetterton ahead of the next round of the series.

He has not ridden the new circuit and will use the track time at a club meeting to familiarise himself with the circuit layout and learn his way around the course.

This leaves Tom Fisher to seek another top result to add to his points tally in the Superstock 600 class.

Meanwhile, Dominic Usher will be aiming his sights at a points finish in the Superstock 1,000 series at the short and technical Scottish circuit.

Free practice and the first qualifying session for both classes takes place on Friday, ahead of final qualifying on Saturday.

The Superstock 1,000 race is first up on Sunday, for 24 laps of the circuit at noon.

This will be followed by the Superstock 600 race over 22 laps of the course at 2.30pm.

Recently, Fisher took time out to visit Boston company Calders and Grandidge.

The business have renewed their sponsorship with the team for another year.