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A crash in the Superstock race followed by a win in the Henderson R1 Cup awaited Boston racer Ben Wilson at Knockhill in Scotland on Sunday.
Wilson had qualified well for the National Superstock affair and started from the head of the second row in fourth place. He lost a place to fifth during the early laps but made it through to third on lap five and was looking good for a podium finish.
But he was being pushed hard by Kenny Gilbertson who challenged him for position at the hairpin on lap 11. Wilson from Boston was able to stave off the challenge and remained in third place until the next lap when he hit a neutral going into the hairpin causing him to lose the front and slide off into the gravel trap, his race over.
But later in the day Wilson came into his own when he went out for the eighth round of the Henderson R1 Cup and rode a sensational race to secure his first win of the current campaign.
Qualifying on Saturday gave Wilson a second row start in sixth place and he got away to a flyer of a start to lead the field through the first lap. He immediately put half a second between himself and second place rider Gary Mason and continued to hold the lead throughout the 14 laps.
On lap six, series leader Jon Kirkham made it through to second place and edged his way nearer to Wilson until he latched onto his back wheel at the Hairpin on lap nine.
But it all ended in tears for Kirkham when he lost the front going into the Hairpin one lap later, crashing out of contention and leaving Wilson clear to complete his race for his maiden victory in the series. Gary Mason finished in second place, just under two seconds behind the victorious county rider who said:
“I am really pleased with that, you end up in the gravel in one race and then the next race you win it – that’s racing! I am over the moon with that result.”
Ben is placed at second overall in the series on 132 points but is now leading the Autumn Cup after two races with a 19 point advantage over Mason with four races left to race.

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