Railton on a charge after clutch trouble

Jon Railton in action during the latest round of the Ducati TriOptions Cup at Donington Park. Pictur

Jon Railton in action during the latest round of the Ducati TriOptions Cup at Donington Park. Picture: NIGEL SHEARING - Credit: Archant

Little Paxton racer Jon Railton produced a swashbuckling ride to storm from the back of the grid to fourth position in the sixth race of the Ducati TriOptions Cup season last Sunday.

Railton scythed through the field in the 10-lap race at Donington Park in Leicestershire aboard his Boast Plumbing Supplies machine.

It helped to make up for disappointment in the earlier fifth race at the same venue, when he was forced into an early retirement due to a clutch problem.

And, with grid places for the second race of the weekend based on quickest lap times in the first race, he found himself at the rear.

But ultra-consistent Railton was able to salvage the situation with a fifth top-six finish of the campaign so far.


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He said: “The bike feels better than ever and it was great to score good points in the second race of the weekend to make up for the disappointment of retiring in the first.

“Ten laps is not a huge amount of time in which to be able to work through the pack, but I was very pleased to manage a fourth place.

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“My confidence is high for the rest of the season.”

Railton now faces a break from the track until the Ducati TriOptions Cup series resumes at Thruxton over the weekend of July 22 to 24.

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