Hill climb! Ben Wilson’s going north for British Supersport challenge

Ben Wilson.
Ben Wilson.

BEN Wilson is taking to the high road to compete on one of his favourite circuits.

The British Supersport championship heads north of the border to Knockhill in Scotland at the weekend for round five of the championship - and Wilson is relishing the chance to race on a track that will bring back fond memories.

The 30-year-old rider, from Kirton, has tasted the champagne on many an occasion in the past.

Last year he finished third in the sprint race and wrapped up the win in the feature race the following day.

A repeat of this would be very acceptable and would keep him in contention with the championship leader Jack Kennedy.

Currently, Wilson is lying fourth in the rider standings.

But two strong finishes at the Scottish circuit would see him edge ahead of Sam Warren and Glen Richards, who are both only a handful of points ahead of him.

Free practice is on Friday, followed by qualifying on Saturday morning ahead of the 18-lap sprint race at 4pm.

The feature race to be run over 25 laps of the short Knockhill circuit is scheduled to start at 3.15pm on Sunday.