YATE race ace Luke Hedger is to get "stuck in" ahead of his next challenge at Donington Park.

After a dramatic end to round four at Brands Hatch, Kent where he sustained an injury to his heel and lower leg he was unsure if he would race last weekend at Knockhill.

However, he started in rude health on board the CPD Kawasaki posting some excellent practise times to leave him 0.3 of a second off the leaders.

In tropical conditions he was at it from the off as the Pirelli Superstock 1000 qualifying on Saturday kicked-off, putting in a great session of 25 laps with a best time of 49.1 and only 0.005 of the leaders, proving how close this particular championship really is. He crossed the line to take the chequered flag in 11thplace.

Landing on the grid for the first race in row 4 and being pushed up a position due to a time penalty being handed out he found him self in 11thplace. It was a great race to watch as so many bikes on the 1.2 mile narrow track but Hedger took it all in his stride over taking at every opportunity bring the Kawasaki home in 4thplace and edging ever closer to that podium spot.

The second race was not to go so well on Sunday with torrential conditions and a lot of standing water on the track making it extremely hard to see anything at all. Hedger had no choice but to pull in due to a technical fault but he has taken the positives away from this meeting.

Hedger said: “Now I am focused on recuperating and looking to next weekend where the Pirelli Superstock series go to the World Superbikes at Donington Park so I hope to get stuck in again."