Dickson fights back to make up 19 places

By Burning Rubber on Oct 11, 09 01:44 PM

Dickson Small 1.jpgBLYTH'S Jonny Dickson fought back from a dismal qualifying session to cross the line 12th in today's final round of the Metzeler National Superstock 600 Championship.

The 21-year-old had been forced to fight for a grid spot in yesterday's shoot-out race after struggling during qualifying.

Winning the shoot-out with ease, the Bell Racing Yamaha rider was able to start today's 12-lap race of Oulton Park from a lowly 31st spot.

But he was determined to grab something from the race - which was held on a slippery track thanks to two hours of drizzle which had fell on the Cheshire circuit earlier this morning.

Getting a quick getaway at the green light, he was up to 20th by the end of the first lap, and slowly pulled in around one spot per lap.

As the Safety Car was deployed on Lap Five, he was lying in 17th, but once it had gone in three laps later, he put his head down and tried to make up more ground.

And by the time the chequered flag came out, he had clawed his way up to an impressive 12th, having made up a stunning 19 places.

The race was won by Sabre Sport's Luke Mossey, with Dan Kneen on the Marks Bloom Racing Honda second and New Holland Triumph's Leon Hunt third.

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