EHA Racing made a strong start to the 2019 British Championship season at Silverstone over the weekend, with a double British Supersport podium for Alastair Seeley – who scored a brace of second placed finishes – and a solid premier class debut for David Allingham with 19th place on the Superbike.
Alastair Seeley scored a double podium
Seeley renewed his battle with Irishman Jack Kennedy in two enthralling middleweight races, that will no doubt continue all the way through until the season conclusion in October. The Ulsterman set the fastest lap in both Supersport encounters, earning him a pole position grid spot for race two and a new class lap record.
David Allingham did both himself and the EHA Racing team proud on his British Superbike Championship debut. The flame-haired Irishman made solid progress throughout qualifying, making the cut through to Q2 and the top 18 – just one single second off the front row pace.
In race one he was unfortunate to get collected in the aftermath of the crash involving Glenn Irwin, but picked himself up to challenge close to the points in race two, eventually finishing nineteenth.The valuable track time will stand him in good stead for Oulton Park in two weeks’ time.
“We had two great races with Jack, which is what I expected and there wasn’t much in it at the end. I’m sure it was great viewing for the fans. I did a bit of grass-tracking in both races towards the end, but the margins are small and we are both leaving nothing out there. We’ve moved to K-Tech suspension this year at EHA Racing and it’s taken a little time getting used to it again, but Craig and the boys did a great job and with a little improvement to our set-up – I’m confident we can challenge for the wins at Oulton, like we did last year.”
“I have loved everything so far about riding a Superbike, since I first threw my leg over it in testing. I’m learning all the time and there’s no better place to be learning than on track racing. That’s where the biggest chunk of progress is made. We ticked quite a few boxes this weekend and I’m confident we will be scoring points pretty soon. Craig and I have gelled as rider and crew chief and he made some suggestions this weekend that helped me make big steps. That inspires confidence. We had a mechanical on Sunday morning and the whole team pulled together to strip and rebuild the bike. Thanks to everyone at EHA Racing for the big effort.”
David Allingham made an impressive BSB debut
Gail Allingham – Team Manager:
“We are very pleased how the season has started on both sides of the garage. With Alastair you always know you are going to get value for money and again this weekend he gave his all and delivered two strong second places. On the Superbike side, we are also delighted how David has started his debut season in the BSB class. He made progress throughout the whole weekend and certainly didn’t seem out of his depth. It was enjoyable to watch and the atmosphere in the team was second to none. Thanks to everyone for the effort and our 2019 sponsors for their support.”
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The second round of the British Superbike Championship takes place at Oulton Park on the Bank Holiday weekend of May 4-6th.