Easton declares himself ‘happy’ with weekend performance

STUART EASTON was rejoicing that good things come in small packages at Donington Park as his MCE Insurance British Superbike campaign took a turn for the better.

Easton has endured a tricky return to competitive action this year with injuries and tumbles only exacerbating his shaky confidence after last year’s life-threatening crash at the North West 200.

As a result the Hawick ace was only racing for personal, and team, pride at round eight at Donington Park on Sunday – ending fourth and seventh in the two races.

For a man who has been a podium shoo-in in recent seasons on paper the weekend should have been a tough one but with injury concerns still troubling him Easton said: “I’m still not feeling 100 per cent, my body has taken a battering this season.

“I did struggle a lot in some areas of the track when you have got very fast directional changes, but in the last section I felt I was as good as anybody and that’s where I was making a lot of ground.

“The bike was really good, it was fast and it kept me in the game, a fourth and a seventh is pretty solid.

“I went flying off – I’m quite little, that works for you in some areas but perhaps not in areas of a race.

“Being a bit small is harder through some areas of the circuit but it was good for me off the line so it’s swings and roundabouts.

“Overall I’m happy enough – it’s certainly the sort of result I came into the weekend knowing I could achieve.”

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