Railton retires from Silverstone race

Jon Railton in the latest round of the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship at Silverstone.

Jon Railton in the latest round of the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship at Silverstone. Picture: NIGEL SHEARING - Credit: Archant

Electrical problems forced Jon Railton into an early exit from the penultimate round of the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship last Sunday.

The Little Paxton-based racer had been plagued by mechanical issues throughout the weekend and eventually called it a day just before half-distance in the 11-lap race when losing time.

Railton admitted: “The problems flared up when we did a test day at Silverstone a couple of weeks ago.

“They were still there at the weekend and although we tried a few different things, we couldn’t get the problem sorted.

“Hopefully we can get the bike right for the final round at Brands Hatch and be in a position to challenge for a half-decent result to end what has been a difficult year.”

The series concludes at the Kent circuit over the weekend of October 16 to 18.