Alastair Seeley’s British Supersport Championship sprint race podium in third place, was the pick of the results for EHA Racing at Cadwell Park over the weekend. The former champion did also post a fourth place in Sunday’s feature race, with team-mate David Allingham also working hard in the BSB class, finishing just outside the points in both of Sunday’s races aboard the CF Motorsport prepared EHA Racing Yamaha R1.
“We simply just didn’t have the pace of the front two in Saturday’s race for a number of reasons, and on Sunday we got caught up in a Supersport and GP2 battle for podium places and lost out after some hard moves. We are still struggling in a number of key areas and despite holding third place in the championship standings, we do need to show more at the front in the final four meetings of the season. These are circuits where I came into the team last year and won races, so fingers crossed we can work together to get the package back in the same ballpark as twelve months ago, then challenge the two blue bikes at the front for the top step.”
“I thought we could get away with less horsepower at a track like Cadwell and when I was on my own doing laps in qualifying, yes for sure you can carry more corner speed and not be too far away if you can create that perfect lap. But when you get caught in a group and someone on a stronger package can stop in the corners and power out, it leaves you a little frustrated; that’s why I made a couple of mistakes trying to make passes. It’s BSB, it’s not going to be easy and I don’t want to make excuses, but we need to find a little but more from the package for the last few races and start working towards some more points’ scoring finishes.”
Gail Allingham – Team Manager:
“We can’t be too over critical as we have continued our podium run, but we have slipped off the pace of the front two in the British Supersport class, so collectively we need to look closely at how we can recover that coming into the last few weeks of the season. David is also visibly struggling in a number of key areas in the Superbike class and again, we need to be looking to get him back into an area where he can challenge for points, just like he was doing early in the season. Thanks to every one as always for the big effort. Next up is Oulton Park which has been kind to us in the past, so here’s hoping for some top step success.”
The next round of the British Superbike and Supersport Championship classes takes place at Oulton Park on September 6/7/8.