Steve Plater completed a successful day for Honda Racing at Knockhill by finishing third behind Shane Byrne and John Reynolds in the second British Superbike Championship race this past Sunday.

It was no more than Plater deserved after battling his way through the field from seventh at the end of the first lap to take his first podium finish in this year's series - after also taking third in last weekend's North West 200 race in Northern Ireland.

The Lincolnshire rider rode superbly in the first dry race of the day taking third place from Glen Richards on lap 15, before rain - once again - stopped play. With 20 laps of the 1.3-mile Scottish national circuit completed, the red flags were shown and the result was declared. Plater has now moved up to seventh position overall in the championship points table and is only 17 points behind third placed Glen Richards.

"That was a fantastic race for Honda Racing," Plater said afterwards. "We've picked up where we left off at the North West 200 by scoring a second podium finish of the season in consecutive weekends. I'm feeling more and more confident after every race and there's no doubt that we're improving all the time. We set out with the objective of scoring our first podium finish of the season here at Knockhill - and we've achieved that. I would like to thank everyone associated with the team for the hard work and enthusiasm that they've shown throughout the entire season. This result's for them."



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