Easton gears up for Knockhill

Hawick Superbike ace Stuart Easton leads the pack into Murray's corner at Snetterton earlier this season
Hawick Superbike ace Stuart Easton leads the pack into Murray's corner at Snetterton earlier this season

Hawick superbike rider Stuart Easton admits he’ll have to be in top form to land a podium place at Knockhill this weekend, writes Alexander McLeman.

The MCE Insurance British Championships bandwagon has rolled into the Fife track for round five, and the Teri ace, who sits fourth in the overall standings after four races, is aiming to edge ever closer to the top three.

“If I’m honest I never really head into a race weekend super-confident I can win, but this week I’m feeling good with how everything has been going so far,” Easton told the Hawick News this week.

“Heading into Knockhill there is always a level of expectation on me that I’ll be challenging for podiums and there is always a feeling that because it is my home circuit I’m favoured, but I only race here once a year, like the rest of the riders, and I don’t really have any advantage.

“It’s anyone’s race and I’m going to have to be on top form to really challenge for those top spots.

“That said, I do know that from the fans to all the staff at Knockhill, they would love to see a Scot win and I know there will be an expectation that I’m going to put on a good show.”

Easton added: “It would be great if I could make it two years in a row on the podium and also make it my second win of the season.

“It would mean I would be closing the gap on the top three and also solidifying my place in the showdown.”