Easton confident

Hawick Suberbike supremo Stuart Easton gets some welcome shade at Donington Park
Hawick Suberbike supremo Stuart Easton gets some welcome shade at Donington Park

Stuart Easton claimed his first piece of MCE British Superbike silverware since 2010 in round three’s Oulton Park event and the Hawick-based PBM Kawasaki rider is seeking further additions to his trophy cabinet at Snetterton this weekend.

Easton battled hard at the Cheshire circuit, narrowly missing the podium in race one before hitting back on his second ride, holding off JG Speedfit Kawasaki’s James Ellison and teammate Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne, to secure his first victory in British Superbikes since his return to the series in 2013.

The maiden victory, added to three other podium finishes already this season, has the Hawick-local sitting fourth on the standings and Easton’s eyes are firmly set on maintaining his form this weekend at a circuit that has a history of not being kind to the Scot.

“It was good for me to be competitive as I feel that we have been all season, it just showed more at Oulton Park,” he said.

“I think the happiness I had at Oulton was from being able to push the front guy’s and really challenge them.

Yes, Snetterton is probably my least favourite circuit but I am more confident than ever and feeling good so let’s see how going around my bogey circuit goes.”