Wilson’s back into the top 10

Ben Wilson.
Ben Wilson.

Ben Wilson has moved back into the British Supersport Championships’ top 10 following two rounds at home circuit Cadwell Park.

The Kirton rider scored a seventh and then a fifth in round eight.

Starting Saturday’s sprint race from a third row grid position, he was hampered as he tried to execute one of his quick starts and ended up in seventh place on the first lap.

By lap two the leading seven riders had begun to pull out a gap from the following pack and he was poised to make a move forward when the red flag put paid to his aspirations.

A new race was declared over 10 laps and, although this time Wilson got away to a better start, he remained in seventh.

In Sunday’s feature race, Wilson set off from the third row and once again settled into seventh position.

But on lap two Andy Reid crashed at the top of the Mountain right in front of Wilson, who had to make a quick swerve to avoid hitting him.

This made him lose momentum and lose touch with the leading group. He continued to maintain sixth until lap eight when his Kawasaki teammate Glenn Irwin fell back.

“It’s been a difficult season so far for me and I am not getting the results I would have liked,” Wilson said.

“I want to be running at the front of the field, but it’s just not happening this year for one reason or another.

“But Cadwell is my home track and I needed to put on a good show for all my family, friends and fans this weekend.

“I managed to pick up 20 championship points though and score my best result of the season so have made some progress.”

Wilson now sits in ninth in the standings. The next round is at Oulton Park on September 4-6.