James East crashes out on first lap of 2015 Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship at Silverstone

Royston rider James East National Superstock Championships. Picture: Nigel Shearing

Royston rider James East National Superstock Championships. Picture: Nigel Shearing - Credit: Archant

A high-speed crash on the opening lap of round 11 of the 2015 Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship at Silverstone put paid to James East’s chances of a points finish.

Starting fifth on the grid after a decent qualifying session, Royston’s East was lying in sixth place when he left his bike and hit the Silverstone tarmac.

Both rider and bike took a beating but he will be back for the championship finale at Brands Hatch in 10 days looking to improve his final standing.