Gearlink Kawasaki’s Ben Wilson had his chance to finish in the top three of the overall standings in the Fuchs-Silkolene Championship literally wiped out at Silverstone this weekend after suffering two crashes on Sunday due to other riders.
Wilson went into the penultimate round only five points behind third place rider James Westmoreland with high hopes in challenging and improving on that position. The LIncolnshire man qualified in sixth to ensure he was at the front, but things started to go wrong on the day that mattered and Westmoreland pulled another 25 points away from him.
Twice in one day Wilson was forced into the gravel due to another rider's crash, once in morning warm up the other in the race. Even though Wilson rejoined, he was unable to continue due his damaged bike.
Wilson said: “I had a bit of an incident in warm up with another rider where I got moved over onto the wrong line and ended up losing the front so I had to resort to the number two bike for the race. I was doing the business in third place, dropped back to fourth and was then wiped out by Paul Young in a totally unnecessary accident and that’s ruined my championship.
“I can only finish in fourth place now, which is not what we set out to do. There is not a lot more I can say really, except that I am so disappointed both for myself and for my team at Gearlink Kawasaki who have worked so hard throughout the season. I was hoping to repay them for their support by giving them a top three end to the season but that’s all gone now and we can only hope the final round goes our way and I can at least remain in fourth place.”