Gary picks up 15 points

Gary Johnson - Knockhill -
Gary Johnson - Knockhill -

TT winner Gary Johnson, from Broughton near Brigg, collected 15 points from his trip north of the border to Knockhill after finishing seventh and tenth in round five of the British Supersport Championship.

In wet and windy conditions Johnson rode through to a strong seventh place in Saturday’s sprint race.

He said: “It was an average race nothing special and the conditions were pretty bad with the spray from the bikes in front.

“I didn’t want to do anything stupid and it’s quite difficult to settle back into short track racing after being at the TT. The conditions certainly weren’t ideal and I was counting down the laps.”

With Sunday came the sun and Johnson started from a 12th place grid position for the feature race and once again got away to a good start, taking up eighth place on the first lap.

He was locked in a fierce battle with Luke Mossey, Marty Nutt and Dan Cooper and they were swapping places throughout the 20 laps around the short 1.3-mile circuit.

Gary finally crossed the line in tenth place and said: “This was the first time I’ve raced the bike in the dry at Knockhill and we’d changed the shock for this weekend and hadn’t got a dry set up, so I just had to go out and do the best that I could.

“I didn’t want to do anything stupid and wanted to bring the bike home in one piece with some championship points.

“I’m pretty whacked now and looking forward to a weekend off before heading to Snetterton for the next round on July 3.”