Gary moves up to ninth after a successful weekend

Gary Johnson in action at Oulton Park - Photo: Dave Yeomans
Gary Johnson in action at Oulton Park - Photo: Dave Yeomans

AFTER qualifying in thirteenth place at Oulton Park in round two of the British Supersport championship, Gary Johnson from Broughton near Brigg powered the East Coast Racing Honda through to a tenth place finish in the first race.

He followed up with a fine seventh in the second race of the weekend and moves to joint ninth in the rider standings on 17 points.

In the feature race over 16 laps of the technical Oulton Park circuit, Johnson got away to a good start and was soon circulating in eighth position.

He battled hard throughout the 16 laps dicing with Paul Young and Dan Cooper on the Triumphs, but was unable to make a move stick and eventually crossed the finish line in seventh position.

Gary said: “It was a good race today and I feel like we’ve made a lot of progress with the East Coast Racing Honda this weekend and we’re definitely moving in the right direction with the bike.

“I was just unable to stay with the Triumphs down the straights as they are stupidly fast, we’re a little down on power compared to them but hopefully that will improve as the season goes on.

“I’m just happy I’m able to put in some consistent results in the Championship and hope that will continue.

“The next race is Croft in a couple of weeks and we go straight from there to the North West 200, which I’m really excited about.

“I’d like to thank my family for all their support and also all the boys in the team, Phil the boss, James my crew chief and Neil for all their help and hard work.”

The next round is at Croft in North Yorkshire this weekend, May 13-15, when Gary will be hoping for another set of strong results.