TEENAGER Charlie Farrer is hoping to get back on the podium trail this weekend as the HEL Performance British Motostar Championship heads to Knockhill.

The series makes its annual trip North into Scotland this weekend, which is one of the closest tracks to his home in Easington, County Durham and Farrer is keen to get back to his podium-finishing best.

At Brands Hatch a fortnight ago, Farrer banked another third place in the opening race but was forced to retire from the second after mechanical woes hit his Banks Racing Honda.

But now he is looking forward to getting back on track this weekend and even though he doesn’t have a lot of experience around the Scottish circuit, he is confident he can be back running at the front of the Standard class.

“I’m looking forward to Knockhill, even though it’s probably one of the tracks I’ve visited less over the years,” he said. “But the first time I rode the Banks Racing Honda was actually at a test there, so I’ve already got a little bit of experience riding the Moto3 bike there, which is great.

“Until the last race, I’d been on the podium every race this season and I’d like to get back to that. Pete and the team have been working hard to get the bike ready  – it’s Pete’s local round as he’s from Northumberland so everyone is looking forward to a strong weekend.

“I’m looking for two more podiums but I’ll certainly be trying to push for the win. We’ve been close a couple of times this year and it would be great if I could get one at my local round.”

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