Wilson wants ‘special’ Thruxton performance

Ben Wilson is ready for Thruxton.
Ben Wilson is ready for Thruxton.

BEN Wilson says he is going to have to pull ‘something special’ out of the bag if he is to extend his fantastic winning streak in the Fuchs Silkolene British Supersport Championship.

The Kirton ace has a massive 39-point lead over second-placed Jack Kennedy after storming to victory in five of the first six races of the campaign.

However, despite having ‘home advantage’ at Thruxton over the Bank Holiday weekend, the Gearlink Kawasaki rider is taking little for granted.

“Thruxton is very fast and bumpy and I realise it will be a difficult task for me to maintain my winning streak,” admitted the 29-year-old.

“The competition is really fierce out there this year and I will have to pull something special out of the bag if I am to be up there when the chequered flag is waved.”

However, Wilson will be determined to put on a show in front of the home crowd... and is determined to clock up as many points as possible over the weekend

The Hampshire circuit is only half an hour away from Gearlink Kawasaki’s headquarters, and a large contingent of local fans will be there to cheer him on.

As is the norm this year, he will take part in two races.

The first is a sprint race on Sunday, followed by the feature race on Monday.

“We need to accrue as many points as possible in the early stages of the competition to maintain the series lead and the Gearlink Kawasaki team has worked so hard to give me the equipment to do just that,” Wilson added.

Free practice takes place on Saturday, ahead of the sole qualifying session on Sunday.

The short 12-lap sprint race is scheduled for 4.40pm on Sunday, and the 18-lap feature race is set for Monday at 2.40pm.