Pete Ward, known as 'Pesky' to all and sundry still leads the National Superstock Cup Championship despite finishing out of the points at Oulton Park, and he's looking forward to this weekend's action at Donington Park - especially if the rain holds off...

Of his Oulton Park exploits last time out, Ward explains all. "I just struggled a little in qualifying and didn't get comfortable with the bike - the weather didn't help as I've not done any miles on the bike in the wet. We didn't get any feeling from the front-end but felt we had it sussed for the race," he said.

Ward made an aggressive start, but the race was red flagged when it started to rain. The team made changes to the bike for the conditions and Ward changed lids. Unfortunately Pesky's start wasn't so good in the wet.

"It just spun up and I went backwards," he said. "What made things worse was that I was getting water streaming into the inside of my visor so my vision ahead was like looking at one of those funny mirrors at fairgrounds! I should have put tape over the top of the visor before going out. I refused to quit, but it was scary out there! I eventually finished 20th and dead last.

"I could have got top ten if I could have seen where I was going. It's not good after winning five of the last six races, but I'm still leading and looking forward to Donington Park as I love it around there and I know the track pretty well."