Race aces set for Donington Park

Kevin Van Leuven.
Kevin Van Leuven.

Round three of the National Superstock 600 championship is to take place at Donington Park as part of the support package to the World Superbike Championship event on Sunday - and with Dutch rider Kevin Van Leuven will take centre stage as sole representative for the Wyberton-based team G&S Racing Kawasaki.

Also taking to the track will be Kirton rider Aaron Clarke, who will be hoping for a strong finish after crashing out of the previous race at Oulton Park.

Aaron Clarke.

Aaron Clarke.

Having taken part in the BSB test day earlier this year, Van Leuven (left) has some basic knowledge of the Leicestershire circuit and will be seeking another strong finish to add to his points tally.

He is currently placed at eighth in the overall rider standings, and a good result this time around could see him edge further up the order.

Clarke (right) will be setting his sights at a good finish in Sunday’s 12-lap race.

The Kirton rider was unfortunate to fall victim to the tricky conditions at Oulton Park in the last round.

He crashed at Hizzy’s chicane when the front wheel of his Kawasaki tucked under on the first lap.

He has yet to get onto the points table, but its early days for the young rider and the results will come as he gains in confidence and experience.

The weekend begins on Friday with free practice at 3.45pm, followed by two qualifying sessions on Saturday at 11.10am and 2.30pm.

The 12-lap race is set for Sunday morning at 10am prior to the start of the World Superbike programme of races.