Alastair Seeley and David Allingham will lead the EHA Racing charge this incoming weekend, as the British Supersport Championship takes in the iconic Cathedral of Motorcycling at Assen in the Netherlands – where the penultimate round of this year’s British championship, for the leading classes will take place.
Seeley has won two of his four outings on the CF Motorsport prepared EHA Racing YZF-R6 Yamaha, as a team wildcard, with third place last time out at Oulton in the feature race, making him a worthy addition to the British championship class.
The Ulsterman has fond memories of Assen, winning on his last visit in the Supersport class back in 2014, so it goes without saying, the former double British champion and 24-time NW200 record holder, will be looking for something similar this time around.
“Assen is a great circuit and somewhere I’m delighted to be going back to race at, as it’s one of the world’s most iconic venues,” said Seeley.
“I’ve really enjoyed my time on the EHA Racing Yamaha this season, which was initially a North West 200 only deal. So to have been able to jump back on it at Silverstone and Oulton and now to have secured a deal to finish the season at Assen and Brands – that’s just perfect for me.
“I think we’ve added a bit of much needed spice to the Supersport class, and while I respect the front guys like Jack and Ben, and we know they are fighting for a championship, my job is to win races for EHA Racing – and that’s the goal at Assen again this weekend,” he added.
David Allingham will also be back in Supersport action also this weekend, and whilst it hasn’t been the most memorable season for the young Irishman, he is well capable of pushing the number 95 machine up beside Seeley on his re-branded #9 machine, at the front of the class.
“I was second at Assen in 2016, which was a great feeling,” said Allingham. “This season hasn’t quite gone to plan, but we showed at Brands what we are capable of with the win. The plan at Assen is to start the weekend strong in the opening free practice sessions and build on that. I’m confident we can turn it around and leave the Netherlands in a good place.”
Gail Allingham, Team Manager, said: “Assen has been a pretty successful circuit for us during the short time we’ve been involved in British championship: Marshall Neill was a Supersport EVO class winner in 2015 and also had a third place that same weekend; then David was on the podium in 2016. It’s a trip that everyone at EHA Racing really enjoys, so we are again looking forward to it with Alastair and David. I’m sure both will give us a fighting chance of some silverware again this year.”
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