Johnson suffers two crashes

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AN ELEVENTH place and two crashes awaited Broughton rider Gary Johnson when he contested the penultimate rounds of the Fuchs Silkolene British Supersport championship and the Metzeler National Superstock 1000 series at Silverstone recently.

Riding the Lincs Lifting Honda in the two Supersport races, Johnson qualified in tenth place and began the short sprint race from a third row grid position on the Saturday. But it all went wrong after just three laps when he crashed at Stowe corner.

Prior to the second Supersport race Gary had a ride in the Metzeler National Superstock class where he was running fastest in free practice.

He qualified the GBMoto Honda in 11th place and by the end of the first lap had moved up into second place behind Tristan Palmer.

He briefly took the lead from Palmer but was quickly demoted back to second before the end of lap two. He was relegated to third when eventual race winner Luke Quigley went past and one lap later was unfortunate to lose the front and suffer his second crash of the weekend.

Next up was the feature race in the Supersport class and Johnson began that from the middle of the third row in 15th place. He was well placed in a large group of riders and eventually completed the 12-lap race in 11th place to pick up five championship points bringing his total to 103.

The final round is at Brands Hatch this weekend when Gary will be kept busy with three Supersport races to contest on the Links Lifting Honda plus the final round of the Superstock 1000 championship on the GBMoto Honda.