Oulton Park ‘a real eye-opener’, Skinner 'excited’ ahead of Knockhill

Rory Skinner says his first competitive British Superbike outing at Oulton Park was ‘a real eye-opener’, but one where ‘I was super happy to get points’.
Oulton Park ‘a real eye-opener’, Skinner 'excited’ ahead of Knockhill

Rory Skinner will have the chance to continue his impressive start to life as a British Superbike rider with a home round at Knockhill.

Skinner claimed points finishes in all three races at Oulton Park - his debut weekend after celebrating title success in last season’s Quattro Group British Supersport Championship.

The Scottish teenager was without expectation going into round one, and instead wanted to make it a ‘learning’ experience.

"I didn’t really have any expectations for my first Superbike race – I just went into it with the focus on learning and seeing where it went. Everything was new to me; I know the qualifying format was new for everyone, but I was new to all of it," said Skinner. 

"From my first lap on the first race I didn’t know what to expect. How aggressive everyone would be. 

"Every lap I rode that weekend I learnt something new and it was a real eye-opener.

"It wasn’t any more aggressive than some of the Supersport races I have been in, but there were just so many fast riders all the time – it was a great experience and I was super happy to get some points on the board from all three races on my first weekend."

Oulton Park is considered one of the tougher circuits to start at for rookie riders, which Skinner highlighted when discussing the excitement of being at his home round.

Skinner said: "Knockhill is my home track, so I always look forward to going back there. Of all the tracks, I think Oulton Park wouldn’t have been the one I would have picked to make my Superbike debut at. 

"I enjoy riding the track, but it isn’t my favorite, so to come to Knockhill this weekend – I am pretty excited!"

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