AMESBURY'S Mark Piper returned to British Superstock 600 Championship at Snetterton, looking to erase the disappointment of crashing out in his previous race at Donington, writes CRAIG HOBBS.

The university student travelled to the Norfolk track for round five of the championship.

Piper finished Friday's free practice in 18th as he learned the track on board his Yamaha R6.

Piper and the Pied Piper Racing team knew what they had to do to improve.

By qualifying on Saturday afternoon, Piper had knocked a staggering 2.5 seconds off his lap time from Friday putting him 18th on the grid.

Sunday was race day and the team were ready to fight for the points.

The lights went out and the Amesbury rider made a strong start and as the laps passed he worked his way past a couple of riders battling well for positions.

The race was yellow flagged as numerous riders crashed out but dodging the debris, 23-year-old Piper used his skill to stay onboard.

A few laps later and places gained the race was red flagged due to a bad accident meaning Piper finished 14th and more importantly gaining more crucial points.

Piper said: "It wasn’t the result I wanted but its more points and a big step from our last result. Positive to progress on this next time, thanks for the support."

Both Piper and the team would like to thank Signs in Motion, Salisbury and Stephan Murray of Halo ARC Ltd for their help and support with bike decals and respray after the crash at Donington.

He is next in action on the weekend of July 21 and 22 at the Brands Hatch GP circuit.