Sixth place hands James East more Superstock points

James East National Superstock 100 Championships

James East National Superstock 100 Championships - Credit: Archant

Royston rider James East claimed more championship points after securing sixth place at Andover’s Thruxton circuit in the latest round of the 2015 Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship.

Following on from his podium finish at Brands Hatch seven days prior, East, who hadn’t ridden at Thruxton in two years, managed seventh place in first free practice.

Despite significant tyre erosion, the biggest factor the ultra fast track has to offer, he managed to qualify for the race in a respectable 11th place.

Stuck in the middle of the pack, East made a good start and methodically moved up through the field in a tight race.

Similar to his exploits in Kent, he was embroiled in hard racing with Josh Wainwright, Jessy Trayler and Hudson Kennaugh.

However, with very few opportunities to overtake, East brought his Downshift Motorsport ZX10R Kawasaki home in sixth place to claim more valuable points.

East’s next outing comes at Lincolnshire’s Cadwell Park between August 21-23.