A HEREFORD motorcyclist continued his bid for a top 10 finish in the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship with a solid performance in the latest round at Donington Park.

CPD Kawasaki rider Luke Hedger, competed in the event which supported the World Superbike Championship round at the Leicestershire track, writes Tim Davies

Hedger had another solid race weekend and was never outside the top ten in practice or qualifying.

After qualifying in eighth position the Hereford racer held his place throughout the race to take eighth at the chequered flag.

With the front four becoming spread out as the race wore on, fifth to eight was covered by just under two seconds, with Hedger just 0.121 seconds off seventh place at the flag.

The result leaves Hedger inside the top ten of the championship in ninth, with seven races of the season to go, the next of which is at Snetterton in just under two weeks time.

“My weekend was good, I had good pace all weekend and didn’t go outside the top ten, said Hedger.

"The race resulted in good points for the championship. I’d like to thank my team for all their hard work and for all the efforts they put in for me.”

Luke Jones and the Highspakes Ducati team missed the race due to the injuries and bike damage sustained in a crash at the previous round of the championship at Knockhill in Scotland just days earlier.

Both team and rider now have two week break to recover and are aiming to be back at the next round at Snetterton in Norfolk over the weekend of July 20 and 21.