It’s judgement time

Ben Wilson. Photo:Mick Lawrence.
Ben Wilson. Photo:Mick Lawrence.

It’s judgement time as Wilson hopes to claim British Supersport title

Silverstone was a disaster for the 29-year-old rider from Kirton, who failed to complete the two races and was therefore unable to add to his points tally.

Rival Alastair Seeley won both races and now leads the championship by 14 points.

But its not all over just yet as if Wilson can win all three races he will win the championship by just one point – that is if Seeley finishes in second place each time.

“I was really down after Silverstone,” said Wilson.

“But I have had time to mull things over and realise it is still possible for me to regain my position at the top of the standings.

“It will be a difficult job but I am always up for a challenge and will give it my all in each race.

“Seeley may have the advantage of a 14-point lead but the pressure is all on him now.

“The championship is his to lose and mine to win.”

Seeley won both races at Brands in August but only by the smallest of margins.

Wilson has a top bike under him with the Gearlink Kawasaki and all but matched Seeley’s pace on their last visit to the Kent circuit.

In both races the action was close and provided the crowd with the most exciting racing ever seen in the Supersport class.

The scene is set for a repetition of this and the crowd will be relishing the thought of three more exciting and close races as the two go head to head for the Supersport crown.

There is to be an official test on Friday afternoon on the short Indy circuit before the riders take to the full GP circuit for the rest of the weekend’s racing.

Free practice is at 9am on Saturday followed by qualifying at 12.25pm.

The first race will be run on Saturday over 20 laps of the course, starting at 3.40pm. Race two is over 12 laps at 11.50am on Sunday, with the final race of the season on track scheduled to run over 16 laps with a start time of 3.35pm .