After claiming his first ever BSB win in race one at Croft, Jon Kirkham was involved in a vicious opening-lap accident after tangling with Michael Laverty in race two.

The former British Superstock rider is still sore from the incident, and has set his sights on two consistent points finishes at Thruxton this weekend.

"I'm definitely still sore after the Croft crash," said Kirkham. "I think if it hadn't been for the air fences I'd be in a much worst state, but anytime two bikes chase you into a barrier you're going to feel a little second-hand.

"I'm looking forward to Thruxton, though. I've had some success there with an R1 Cup race win and I nearly won a Superstock race there (not last year).

"So I'll aim to have two solid finishes and see if I can improve my position in the top-six. I'm usually a consistent rider so for my results to read like they have this year - with two DNFs - is not typical me. I'll look to correct that and push on."

"I'm hoping JK gets a good run this weekend," added team manager Jack Valentine. "We've seen his results improve as he's implemented all that he learnt in pre-season testing. He always had top-six speed, and now his results are reflecting that. I'm expecting more good news on his account this weekend.

"Finally, I'd just like to say a Get Well Soon to Stuart Easton from all of us. Our thoughts are with him and his family after his NW200 crash. We will miss him at Thruxton. We hope to see him and his family back with us as soon as is comfortably possible."



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