A FIRST win at Thruxton moved Liam Delves up to 11th in the overall standings in the Pirelli National Superstock 600 Championship.
The maiden race win for Delves in the seventh round of the championship has put the Solihull rider on 51 points with just four rounds remaining.
After starting on the second row in the grid, Delves endured a tough start when falling into the middle of the pack on the first lap.
He recovered well, however, and began to find pace, finding his way past several riders before the course car halted his progress after a crash in the middle of the track.
Once the race resumed, Delves progressed up to sixth after passing Louis Valleley and Cameron Fraser. By lap 13 he found himself in the lead, holding position for the final two laps to race first across the line.
Delves said he was always assured of recovering from a slow start.
“I had a pretty bad start and was running tenth after the first lap, but in the end I managed to pull it back,” he said.
“I knew I had the pace to run at the front, and I want to say a massive thank-you to everyone that made it happen.
“I’ve always liked Thruxton. The first year in the British Superbike Championship I had two podiums, and it’s always been one of my favourite tracks.”
Delves hopes for further success at Cadwell Park, where he heads for the eighth round of the Championship between August 16 and 18.