Beighton’s aiming for top five in Thundersport GB

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Horsham biker Dan Beighton is aiming to speed to a top-five finish in the Thundersport GB which gets underway next month.

The 38-year-old will be competing in the championship, which is regarded amongst the best in the country with some of the top names in the sport starting out there.

Casey Stoner, Leon Camier and Scott Reading are some of the well-known riders that have come through the series and progressed on to the pinnacle of the sport.

Beighton races under his DB Racing team and rides a Kawasaki zx7r in the golden era superbike class and, after his rookie season last year, the rider has set his sight on a top-five finish from this year’s meetings which start next month.

He said: “Last year I came 24th out of 50 point-scoring riders and achieved this with only a few rounds entered.

“This year’s aim is to be running at the sharp end and hopefully coming away with a top-five finish overall by the end of the season.

“We also aim to achieve a national licence too which will help pave the way to competing on some of the world best road circuits like the Isle of Man TT and Oliver Mount up in Scarborough.”

Beighton’s schedule gets underway in March at Brands Hatch, before going on to Donnington Park, Snetterton and Cadwell Park, Castle Combe, Thruxton, Cadwell Park and finally Snetterton in October.

Full story in this week’s paper.