Grafham racer back on track at Knockhill round of the Metzeler Superstock 1000 Championship

AFTER all of his early season woes, Grafham racer Jonathan Railton successfully completed a trouble-free meeting at the fifth round of the Metzeler Superstock 1000 Championship at Knockhill in Scotland at the weekend.

Following problems with the race engine as a result of the crash at Oulton Park, a standard engine was used.

Free practice and qualifying were held in very wet conditions and 20-year-old Railton eventually qualified 22nd for the race.

Race day dawned dry and sunny and he finished the warm-up session in 18th.

In the race, Railton was fortunate to avoid a crash as five riders collided at the second corner.

The race was red flagged and, at the restart, Railton made a good start to finish the first lap in 14th place. But, struggling to maintain pace, he slipped back to finish 18th at the flag.

Father David Railton said: "All in all this was a good weekend with no dramas and a finish in the top 20.

"Hopefully when the race engine is available, Jon will be able to push on to a top-10 finish."

The next round is at Snetterton in two weeks.