Rory Skinner has shown he is ready to take on the best of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship in only his second season in the premier class, making made history by becoming the youngest contender to line up in the Showdown with the Cheshire Mouldings FS-3 Racing Kawasaki team.
The 20-year-old Scot secured his Title Fighter position for the first time with one round remaining before the Showdown, as he bids for a debut race win in the class as the championship returns to Oulton Park this weekend.
Skinner starts the Showdown holding seventh place in the overall standings, but knowing that a strong weekend in Cheshire could see him surge up the order at a circuit where the team have already been victorious this season.
Skinner said: “To get into the Showdown with one round remaining was good for me, especially with how it went at Snetterton. That was a tough weekend and I had an off in qualifying and it took its toll on me. The time off to recover since then has been good and now we are looking forward to Oulton Park, the place where I got my first Superbike podium at the start of the season.”