Aaron Clarke was hoping for a strong result at Snetterton on Sunday but after looking promising during the majority of the 12 lap race he was unlucky to crash out with two laps remaining.
Aaron, from Kirton, qualified in 33rd place for round four of the National Superstock 600 championship and began his race from the 11th row.
Morning warm up saw him end the short session 28th.
As the 12 lap affair got underway Aaron was quick to take advantage of some slower riders and moved up into 30th place on the opening lap.
He became embroiled in a three-way battle for 24th place swapping positions with Matthew Wigley and Jack Keen throughout the race and had overtaken them on lap 10
But as he approached Murray’s he caught some loose grass left on the track by another rider and was sent flying off into the gravel – race over. Although unhurt, Aaron was disappointed as he was lining up the two riders just ahead and was about to make his move to take 20th place.
Aaron said: “On the previous lap another rider had run across the grass and rejoined the race, but he left a clump of grass on the track. I missed it on that lap but the next time around I just hit it wrong and highsided. I landed heavily but the bike kept going before eventually coming to a stop and falling onto its side, luckily with just a bit of cosmetic damage. It’s a shame really as I was looking at a 20th place finish for sure but that’s racing; we will come back stronger next time.”
The next round is at Knockhill, in Scotland, on June 29.