There was more disappointment in store for Ben Wilson on his trip to Knockhill when he was unable to score a single point in the two MCE British Superbike races on Sunday.
Throughout free practice and qualifying the Kirton rider struggled to find a set-up that was suitable for his riding style and compatible with the short and technical Knockhill circuit.
Consequently, he was only able to qualify the Gearlink Kawasaki Superbike in 22nd place to start the first race from an eighth row grid position.
The team worked hard through Saturday evening and made some major changes to the bike which proved to be the right way to go as he was the sixth fastest rider in morning warm up.
Wilson got away to a fantastic start in the first race on Sunday moving through the field to take up 11th place on lap 11 of 30. He was lining up John Hopkins to move into the top 10, but the bike developed a clutch problem, causing Wilson to fade and eventually finish in 16th place.
As the lights went out to herald the start of the second race, Wilson struggled to get away and was dead last into the first corner.
He battled on for a few laps before pulling into the pits to retire at the end of lap four.
“To say I am disappointed is an understatement,” Wilson said. “The team worked so hard between races to solve the problem but even on the start line I struggled to get the bike into gear.
“I managed to get third gear and set off but it was obvious there was still a big problem and I pulled into the pits after just four laps.
“I will put this behind me and focus my attention on the next round.”
The next round is at Brands Hatch on July 20.