Railton and Aquino geared up for STK1000 at Donington WSBK

The team have high hope after a successful test last month

Photo: Neil Dethridge

Team WD-40 riders Jon Railton and Tommy Aquino are hoping to secure more top 10 finishes in the British Superstock1000 race, which features alongside the World Superbike championship at Donington Park this weekend. The team had a successful test recently at the Leicestershire circuit, with both riders utilising the extra track time making positive steps forward on the setup of their ZX-10R Kawasaki’s. The riders currently sit firmly inside the top 20 in the ultra-competitive class, which has over 50 competitors. 

Jon Railton has a busy weekend ahead of him, as the Cambridgeshireman will also be competing in the 848 Challenge. He has won two out of two races so far this season, and will be looking to add to his win tally once again. “Donington is my favourite track and I really enjoy racing here. Testing has gone very well and I’m now happy with the way the bike is handling. The team have done a really impressive job with tweaking the suspension and it feels much more comfortable and is performing well. I’m extremely excited to be racing in the World Superbikes race series and hope to secure a high position.” Said Railton.

American Tommy Aquino is adjusting to the cooler climate of the UK, compared to his home back in California. The former AMA and CEV Moto2 rider has secured good results so far this season, while still finding his feet with the all new circuits and all new bike. “I’m pleased that I got some championship points in the last race, but I am determined to get in to the top ten and continue my progress up the championship table.”

Team WD-40’s manager, Brent Gladwin, said: “Team WD-40 has performed very well so far this season and I’m extremely proud of our boys. We have new tyres on Jon’s bike now and have tweaked the suspension which should give him a lot more pace. After seeing his performance while testing I’m very confident he’ll do well this weekend. Both Jon and Tommy are competing in probably the most competitive race series in the UK, so their performances this season have been very pleasing. Tommy is also trying new things with his bike and I’m sure he’ll be up there in the top ten before long. We’re all very excited to be part of the World Superbikes and surrounded by incredible talents and I know the atmosphere is going to be fantastic.”

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