SEELEY CASTS WINNING SPELL WITH SNETTERTON SUPERSPORT DOUBLE

snetterton Alastair Seeley spelled trouble for his Motorpoint British Supersport Championship rivals by claiming a double win for the Gearlink Kawasaki team by heading off his team-mate Ben Wilson in the second race at Snetterton.

Seeley converted his pole position into a victory in the Sprint race on Saturday after seeing off the challenge from Wilson in the early stages as the fight for the top five raged on throughout the ten laps. Luke Mossey moved his Techcare/Profile Triumph into second place at his home round with a couple of laps remaining to relegate Wilson into third place. Billy McConnell grabbed fourth on his Smiths Triumph on the final lap from Samsung Honda’s Jason O’Halloran with Graeme Gowland running sixth on the Seton Tuning Yamaha. Scot Stuart Easton was unable to overcome a difficult qualifying and finished in tenth as he lost the lead in the overall standings to Seeley.

In the Feature race Seeley was determined to double up for the first time this season and he took the lead on the opening lap from O’Halloran. The Samsung Honda rider’s run of bad luck continued though as despite running in a podium position he was forced to retire after he lost the belly pan on lap three. At the front Wilson was chasing his team-mate but he couldn’t close the gap despite pushing hard as he edged out McConnell. It was another disappointing race for Martrain Yamaha’s Easton who could only salvage a thirteenth place.

Seeley said: “It is nice to bounce back so well with this double win and be back in front in the standings after Knockhill. I went away and did my homework. We did a test here, a circuit that I like so it has been so good to dominate, get the championship lead while Stuart Easton was having a bad weekend. Now I’m looking forward to Brands Hatch. It’s a case of being smart, controlling the championship, being consistent and stay 100% focussed and do the job.”

 

Motorpoint British Supersport Championship, Snetterton, Sprint race, result

1. Alastair Seeley (Gearlink Kawasaki)

2. Luke Mossey (Techcare/Profile Triumph) +5.339s

3. Ben Wilson (Gearlink Kawasaki) +6.088s

4. Billy McConnell (Smiths Triumph) +7.861s

5. Jason O’Halloran (Samsung Honda) +8.021s

 

Motorpoint British Supersport Championship, Snetterton, Feature race result:

1. Alastair Seeley (Gearlink Kawasaki)

2. Ben Wilson (Gearlink Kawasaki) +3.735s

3. Billy McConnell (Smiths Racing Triumph) +6.320s

4. Graeme Gowland (Seton Tuning Yamaha) +7.055s

5. Luke Mossey (Techcare Profile Triumph) +10.385s

 

Motorpoint British Supersport Championship standings after Snetterton:

1. Alastair Seeley (Gearlink Kawasaki) 205

2. Stuart Easton (Martrain Yamaha) 165

3. Ben Wilson (Gearlink Kawasaki) 160

4. Billy McConnell (Smiths Racing Triumph) 152

5. Graeme Gowland (Seton Tuning Yamaha) 109

 

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