Lady Luck unkind to Richard Kerr in Caldwell Park

Superbike Championship

Lady Luck unkind to Richard Kerr in Caldwell Park

Kilmacrennan short circuit racer Richard Kerr was in action in round seven of the British superbike championship in Cadwell Park last weekend.

Following a number of good results in previous rounds Richard was hoping to reproduce the form that seen him battle at the top of the motostar class.

After qualifying Richard was in eighth position on the grid and just two seconds off pole and on the third row of the grid for race 1.

Unfortunately, he crashed out on lap two with front end handling issues.

He then had to start race two in 14th position on row five. And after a great start found himself in tenth position.

As the race progressed Richard came through the field and was in sixth position going onto the last two laps.

He posted the sixth quickest lap of the race and had another two riders firmly in his sights when the ktm stopped on the penultimate lap, a very unfortunate end to a fantastic race for Richard and robbed of another top six finish.

His next outing is in two weeks time in Oulton Park.