UNTIMELY CRASH: Aaron Clarke came off his bike at Brands. Photo by ADRIAN SMITH

Unlucky Kirton racer Clarke crashes out from sixth at Brands Hatch

Aaron Clarke was unlucky to fall from his Yamaha while holding a strong sixth place at Brands Hatch over the weekend.

Kirton racer Clarke was still suffering from the arm pump he encountered in the last round – but after a visit to the physio to have his arm strapped up he felt much better.

He completed his qualifying in the Superstock 600 class in tenth place and began his campaign from the fourth row of the grid. As the lights went out he got away well and moved straight up into sixth place.

He held fifth for a couple of laps but was pushed back a place by Jordan Gilbert on lap five.

He was never very far away from the leading group and was homing in on Gilbert for a pass but he lost it at Druids Hairpin and crashed out of the race.

Although unhurt, except for his pride, the draperRACING ace was pleased with his performance as he was able to run near to the front of the field and could have made it up onto the podium but for the crash.

He is now looking forward to Oulton Park (May 1) when he will again be aiming his sights at a top five result.

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