David Railton in action at Silverstone Moto GP meeting

DAVID Railton took part in the Silverstone 200 – a support race for the British Moto Grand Prix at the weekend, and proved once again he is one of the best up-and-coming riders in the country.

The race, which was open to Superbikes, Supersport and Superstock specification machines, was run over two 100 kilometre legs, 16 laps of the 6km circuit, and there was a star-stubbed international line-up.

But to start with, things didn’t go quite to plan for the 21-year-old Grafham racer after he had qualified in sixth position, the first of the competing Superstock riders. Changeable conditions meant that race was red flagged twice before it was abandoned with Railton battling his way up the leader board in eighth.

Race two was a very different story, however. Following an indifferent start, the young rider began the race in 13th and finished it in a very credible fifth.

Railton will be back in action in the National Metzeler Superstock 1000 championship series at Knockhill in Scotland this weekend.