Wilson roars back into title contention at Cadwell
Ben Wilson closed the gap on the British Supersport Championship leaders after a double podium at Cadwell Park.
The Boston rider took victory in Sunday's sprint race before battling for second place in race two on Monday, writes Alex Colman.
A red flag in race one favoured Wilson with his win being declared after 10 laps, despite MarTrain Yamaha's Stuart Easton fighting past him seconds before the Bjorn Estement's crash ended the race.
The gap between Wilson and the top of the standings is now 53 points after a solid weekend in front of his home crowd.
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Team-mate and championship rival Alastair Seeley crashed out of race one and only managed eighth in race two, allowing the chasing pack to make up valuable ground with four rounds left.
Wilson looked confident around his home track and praised his team for getting the set-up right.
He said: "The set-up was good, the team put a great bike underneath me and we got the win, which is just what we need for the championship.
"Local support is great, once you lift off for the first corner you can hear people screaming, it's special to race at your home circuit.
"You can never really set a strategy round Cadwell, you just have to get your head down at the start and let the race pan out how it's going to go, then try and make some passes if you need to.
"I don't think you can ever work Cadwell out. You think you have, then it bites, you've just got to keep yourself smooth, in the zone and hopefully you'll have a good result."
How they stand
1 Alastair Seeley 303
2 Stuart Easton 281
3 Ben Wilson 250
4 Billy McConnell 228