Ryan in third place

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YOUNG Brechin biker Ryan Watson continues to make good progress on the race circuit.

A Team Colin Appleyard rider, Ryan was last in action at Knockhill.

In the 125 class Ryan Watson, after a promising free practice session, struggled in the changing conditions during qualifying, only managing 14th on the grid for the Sunday race.

He made a poor start but continued to fight his way back in an incident-filled race which saw the safety car come out and then the race stopped early due to a red flag.

Watson ended up seventh but was handed a two second penalty for passing under the safety car, demoting him to eighth.

This result leaves him third in the championship and in a great position to push on for the rest of the season.

Watson commented: “With it being my home track I wanted to put in a good performance for all my friends and family who were attending.

“Unfortunately that didn’t go to plan but it was still important to get a solid points finish, with many of my rivals for the Ccampionship failing to score.

“With nearly half of the season completed to be third in the championship is fantastic.

“Hopefully we can move forwards and challenge for the title come the last few rounds. Big thanks as always go out to everyone involved in the Appleyard Macadam with Doodson team.”

Next up is the Oulton park meeting on July 6 to 8.