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Snetterton in Norfolk maintained Alastair Seeley’s title challenge with EHA Racing, as the 2019 campaign reaches its halfway point.
Seeley posted a brace of third-placed finishes over the weekend, and despite being out-dragged to the line in Saturday’s Sprint Race for second place, his Sunday feature race third place was a lonely affair, as he explained.
“Yeah after a sluggish start on Saturday and the disappointment of getting out-dragged to the line in the Sprint Race, I knew what I had to do on Sunday,” said Seeley. “I got a great start but was just losing out off-the-turns, with a little lack of bite on the EHA Racing Yamaha. It’s another two podiums, number 10 and 11 of this season, so we’ve been consistent, but if we want to seriously challenge for this title – we need to find a little bit more from the package and from me personally I suppose, and get back to taking some top steps.”
David Allingham has shown great consistency as a rookie in the British Superbike Championship this season on the CF Motorsport prepared EHA Racing Yamaha, but after a double points score last time out at Knockhill, the Norfolk venue produced a DNF and a nineteenth place for the Irishman.
Speaking afterwards Allingham said: “It just wasn’t our weekend, and without pointing the finger at any one area in particular, we have gathered more information going into the second part of the season. I still love riding my bike and to have posted my fastest lap of the second race on the last lap shows that we weren’t slacking or giving up. Thruxton should be fun and wide open on the EHA Racing Yamaha. I’m looking forward to it.”
Gail Allingham – Team Manager:
“Another double podium for Alastair gave us strong consistent points in the championship hunt. Jack [Kennedy] is riding strong at the minute, so we take nothing away from him. It’s a long season and we know Alastair is a tenacious performer, so it’s a case of continuing to prepare well, look to improve, and take one round at a time at EHA Racing. David had a frustrating weekend in the Superbike class, but we must remember he is still a rookie in a very tough championship. In race two he kept the fighting spirit right until the end and we are not disappointed with his effort.”
The next round of the British Superbike and Supersport Championship classes take place during round 7 of the BSB series at Thruxton on the weekend of August 2/3/4.
For more information on results and championship standings please click here.