Wyberton’s G&S Racing prepare for Knockhill Superstock challenge

Jonathan Howarth leads the way around the Silverstone GP circuit ahead of a couple of Superbikes.  Photo: Dave Yeomans.
Jonathan Howarth leads the way around the Silverstone GP circuit ahead of a couple of Superbikes. Photo: Dave Yeomans.

THE Wyberton-based Kawasaki Team Green/G&S Racing team head to Scotland for the next round of the Metzeler Superstock 600cc and 1,000cc championship.

But they will be down to two riders again this time – because Tom Young is still busy with his university exams and is having to miss the race this weekend.

Tom Fisher is in fine form this year scoring top 10 finishes in the majority of his races this season, and after scoring a fourth place in the last round at Snetterton he will be seeking the elusive podium finish at Knockhill.

He currently sits in eighth place in the rider standings and a good result this weekend could see him elevated up the order somewhat.

Jonathan Howarth has not had the best of luck this season and is yet to score championship points, but in last year’s race at the Scottish circuit he finished in 12th place and will be encouraged by this for the coming weekend.

Howarth took in some extra track time over the weekend, competing in the Silverstone 200 races which were held as a support event at the British Grand Prix.

He completed the shortened first race in 13th place and improved to take 12th in the second race.

The grid was a mix of Superbike, Superstock and Supersport riders and, although he could not match the speed of race winner Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne, he battled hard to finish ahead of some of the Superbikes and will be pleased with his performance.

Sadly, there were no points to be won as it was a non-championship event, but if there had been then Howarth would have scored well in both races.

Free practice for both classes at Knockhill is on Friday morning, followed in the afternoon by the first qualifying session.

Final qualifying is on Saturday ahead of racing on Sunday. The 22-lap Superstock 600 race is due on track at 12.15pm on Sunday, and the 24-lap Superstock 1,000 race is scheduled for 2.30pm.