Team Kershaw give it best of British

After two weeks of podium success, Lauder driver Stephen Kershaw and passenger Rob Wilson were back in British Championship action at Silverstone last weekend.

Looking strong in Friday’s practice, having knocked 1.5 seconds off their best time, the weather turned for Saturday morning’s qualifying.

On a wet and very greasy track, the pair qualified in eighth place with an average speed of 76mph.

The afternoon eight-lap race was held in near perfect conditions and at an average of 94mph, the pair battled with one of their nearest rivals in the championship, Tony Brown and his new passenger Sam Christie, finishing in seventh place. After the race, Wilson said that the tyres didn’t seem to grip due to the big drop in track temperature.

Sunday’s race two was in near perfect conditions and a mirror-image of the first race. Finishing in sixth place, the Borders pair moved to seventh overall, only four points behind sixth, with plenty to race for at Brands Hatch in two week’s time.