Two DNF’s from three races at Oulton Park has left Danny Kent looking to make amends at round two of the 2021 British Superbike campaign. 

Expectation was high for the former Moto3 champion after pre-season testing, but two crashes and a 14th means Kent sits on just two points - 15th in the standings. 

Just like Oulton Park, Knockhill is another unfamiliar circuit to the Brit who is confident that his Buildbase Suzuki team can ‘put a good bike underneath me’. 

Kent added: "I’m feeling good and think we can have a stronger weekend at Knockhill than we did at Oulton, for sure. 

"Round one, the results don’t look too good on paper but I learned a lot, and we know the area we struggled in and what to do to improve. We also had a good test at Knockhill during preseason. 

"It’s another track for me that I haven’t got a lot of experience at but I have confidence in the team to put a good bike underneath me, and if we can work well in practice in a couple of areas I’m hopeful we can have a more successful weekend."

Rea had a slightly better weekend as he took 13 points away from Oulton Park. But like Kent, the 31 year-old had difficulties of his own - predominantly over full race distance.  

"Oulton has been a difficult track for us so I’ve been keen to get to round two and go again. We struggled a bit with the bike over race distance at Oulton but we made changes that gave us a boost and our pace was much better from race one to race three," said Rea.  

"If we can take the things we learned there and add that to what we took away from a positive preseason test at Knockhill I think we can have a much better weekend. 

"I was just hoping we’d get a dry weekend but the forecast isn’t looking too kind… typical Scotland!"