Stuart Easton leaves Knockhill lamenting on what could have been at his home race weekend despite grabbing two second place finishes to lift himself into third in the MCE British Superbike championship standings.

The Scottish rider lost out to Michael Laverty in the closing stages of race one and had to hold off an attacking Josh Brookes to grab a rostrum finish, but post-race was awarded second place after Laverty was penalised for overtaking under double yellow flags.

Easton represented his PBM Kawasaki team-mate Shane Byrne's biggest challenger in the final few laps of race two but couldn't get close enough to challenge the defending BSB champion and had to settle for second.

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Despite feeling he could have fought for race victories at Knockhill Easton was satisfied with his work this race weekend.

"I've still never got a win at Knockhill after all these years but I've had a few seconds and at the end of the day it is good for the championship overall," Easton said. "I think I am third in points overall now too so we have had a good weekend and been lucky with the weather.

"I felt like I was settling in [race one] and I was good in the last sector but Michael [Laverty] came in under me and we had a bit of contact so that kind of spoiled my shot at Shakey. Then Josh [Brookes] was attacking me so that was it really. I thought he [Byrne] did race away a bit in race two but it was a good weekend in the end."

The Scot also heaped praise on the local support he received and the work the Knockhill staff did to get the track fixed after severe weather destroyed a section of the circuit on the start/finish straight on Saturday morning.

"Big well done to all the guys at Knockhill for fixing the track up on qualifying day," he added. "They've done a great job and we've had a great weekend."