FINISHING WITH A FLOURISH? Aaron Clarke concludes his season this weekend. Photo by ADRIAN SMITH

Kirton’s Clarke full of confidence ahead of Superstock season finale

Aaron Clarke is hoping to finish his Pirelli National Superstock 600 season with a flourish this weekend.

The Kirton racer is travelling to Brands Hatch with draperRACING team-mate Tommy Philp, who is competing in the British Supersport Championship.

Following their success at Assen in the last round of the British Supersport Championship – where Philp recorded a brace of eighth places and Clarke a 15th place at the Cathedral of Speed – the pair went on to claim first and second places in the BeNe Dutch championship, which boosted their confidence ahead of the season finale.

But prior to Brands Hatch the team were at Snetterton last weekend to get some extra laps in ahead of their final championship races.

They were racing in the BMCRC MRO championship 600 class where on Saturday Philp was second and Clarke 16th in wet and windy conditions.

The sun came out on Sunday and the lap times were much faster, with Philip taking a double victory in the two races and Clarke third in race one and second in the second encounter.

Although the boys were just using the track time for testing and did not feature in the points they were delighted with their performance and the top results are just what they needed ahead of the season finale.

Clarke’s timetable: Friday – FP1 9am; FP2 1.25pm. Saturday – Qualifying 10.25am. Sunday – warm-up 10am; Race (12 laps) 11.55am.

  • Wyberton-based G&S Racing Kawasaki also head to Kent for their season finale this weekend.

Tom Fisher and G&S Racing supported rider Ben Luxton will contest the Stock 1000 race, while young American rider Brandon Paasch is in the Superstock 600 event.

Although the team didn’t have a race at Assen two weeks, ago Paasch was invited by a British Motostar GP team to ride their bike in the two races at the Cathedral of Speed.

He rode well, recording a seventh and 11th place. But it’s back to the Pirelli National Superstock 600 championship and his final ride for the team at Brands Hatch.

Fisher, meanwhile, has been racing in the annual Stars at Darley races at the Derbyshire circuit where he completed his race in third place on Sunday. He too is anxious to do well in the final round of the Stock 1000 championship.

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