Chris ‘Stalker’ Walker continues Ducati Tri-Options Cup progress at Snetterton
Veteran racer Chris ‘Stalker’ Walker left the Snetterton 300 race circuit last weekend still in the mix to win the Ducati Tri-Options Cup, reports Paul Horton.
Walker, on the Team 4T2 racing Ducati, lies second in the championship after not missing a place on the podium since the beginning of August at Donington Park and taking two second places at Cadwell Park two weeks ago.
Friday’s free practice saw the Ollerton racer take fifth spot after a good session, 2.5 seconds off fastest on track and a speed of over 91mph.
As the lights went out in race one, Walker shot off and by the end of the first lap was in fourth place and six laps later in third.
In a thrilling battle for the final podium position, it looked like Craig Neve had cemented third place but on the last lap crashed out handing the podium to Walker as he crossed the line.
Walker said: “I was obviously lucky with Shoubridge going out. Like I said on the line, you’ve got to be in it to win it and to be gifted a third was pretty special. Neve kept me on my toes throughout.
“It’s been tough here so I’m over the moon to have scraped a podium.”
Walker lined up fifth on the grid for race two, where he finished the ten-lap race, but not for the want of trying.
With six races to go, next up is Silverstone this weekend.