Team PB/BSD British Superbike cup contenders have struggled all season but this weekend at Cadwell Park saw the first bit of luck they have had this year.

It came as quite a surprise as rider Gus Scott had been struggling getting up to speed all weekend, having only qualified on the final row of the grid.

The night before the race, Scott walked the track with his sports psychologist and Virgin Mobile Yamaha rider Steve Plater in order to find the extra speed he needed.

This seemed to do the trick as Scott set the 17th fastest time in morning warm-up and was happy with his practice race starts.

Dark clouds threatened the first race but the weather held off. The Cumbrian rider made an excellent start and quickly began battling in a group of fellow riders. Having fended off the challenge of Yamaha rider Steve Brogan, Scott got his head down in order to catch the next rider.

Unfortunately the race was stopped early due to Steve Plater's crash. This left Scott with fifth place in the Superbike Cup and the team confident that better things were to come in the second race.

Finally the heavens opened on the track, as they had been threatening to do all weekend, just before the warm-up lap for race two.

With the race declared wet it was a massive gamble for any the team in which tyres to choose on a drying track. Scott selected intermediates front and rear, which turned out to be the best choice for the resultant circuit conditions.

Scott got another good start before picking his way past race one winner Jon Kirkham and the factory Honda of Kiyonari and Vitrans Honda rider Craig Coxhell. He then went on to record a lap nearly half a second faster than his qualifying time before settling for a safe third position in order not to destroy the tyres and risk falling.

For the team this is a well deserved result following a very difficult season where they have suffered a great deal with financial difficulties and racing injuries.