Ben Wilson looks to extend his British Supersport lead

Ben Wilson on the Oulton podium.
Ben Wilson on the Oulton podium.

BEN Wilson will head off to Brands Hatch this weekend – hoping to extend his lead at the top of the British Supersport Championship.

The Gearlink Kawasaki rider is ready for round eight – where he will contest two races.

Ben Wilson

Ben Wilson

The short sprint race will be held on Saturday, and the feature event runs on Sunday.

The 29-year old racer from Kirton heads the rider standings with a 53 point advantage over nearest rival Alistair Seeley.

Wilson will be going all out for a couple of top results on the full GP course at the Kent circuit to ensure he remains in control as championship leader.

Wilson enjoys the 2.333-mile GP circuit at Brands Hatch and is confident he can pull two top results out of the bag.

He said: “Although I hold a healthy lead in the championship, there is still a long way to go and I must remain focused.

“Ideally, I need to complete both races this weekend ahead of Alistair Seeley, who will be doing his utmost to beat me.

“Let’s hope the weather doesn’t mess up our weekend again, we could do with a couple of nice, dry warm days – unlike last time out at Oulton when the feature race had to be cancelled.”

There will be an official test session for the British Supersport riders on the short Indy circuit on Friday, ahead of free practice around the full circuit at 9am on Saturday. Qualifying is at 12.25pm, followed by the short 10-lap sprint race at 4.55pm.

The feature race takes place on Sunday at 3.35pm, and will run over 18 laps of the Kent Circuit.

The postponed race from Oulton Park will now be held at Brands Hatch as part of the season finale. That means there will be three races over the weekend of October 7-9 and 75 championship points up for grabs to decide the 2011 British Supersport championship.