Will Cadwell Park be home, sweet home for Ben Wilson?

Ben Wilson.
Ben Wilson.

Ben Wilson is hoping home comforts can bring him success in the British Supersport championship at the weekend.

The Gearlink Kawasaki rider is preparing for action at Louth’s Cadwell Park circuit.

And with plenty of support guaranteed as he races on his home track, Wilson hopes that will help spur him on.

Wilson will contest the two races which make up round eight of the championship, where he currently holds third place in the overall rider standings.

He will be anxious to record a brace of top results to add to his points tally, especially after the disappointment of his non-finish at Oulton Park in the feature race, when the Gearlink Kawasaki machine developed a mechanical problem which forced him to retire.

At present, Wilson has two wins, two seconds and five third places this campaign.

The series lead is held by his teammate Alastair Seeley, who has 295 points. In second is Stuart Easton, on 248, while Wilson is 43 points behind.

However, the Kirton rider is refusing to give up the ghost. He said: “Its not over yet, two years ago I was leading the championship by over 50 points and everyone said I was certain to win.

“But look what happened, a couple of non-finishes narrowed the gap and I ended up missing my target by just one point.

“There are five more rounds, so there is still everything to fight for.”

In fact, those 10 remaining races mean there are still 250 points up for grabs.

Wilson’s weekend begins with two free practice sessions on Saturday, followed by qualifying at 11.10am on Sunday, which will set the grid for the 12-lap sprint race that takes place at 3.55pm that afternoon.

The 16-lap feature race is due to commence at 3.30pm on Bank Holiday Monday.