Alastair Seeley and EHA Racing recorded a race victory and a third place in the British Supersport Championship over the weekend at Oulton Park in Cheshire, aboard the CF Motorsport prepared Yamaha YZF-R6. Seeley’s victory was his twenty-seventh career top step in the middleweight division, making him the most successful ever rider in the British championship class.
His Supersport race one victory on Saturday was a close-fought affair, and today’s race was shaping up to offer something similar, in wet and difficult conditions – but in the closing stages the experienced Ulsterman suffered, deteriorating edge grip, and chose to settle for a strong third placed podium finish.
Speaking afterwards, Seeley said: “Saturday’s race win was a great race and I’m delighted to have given EHA Racing yet another top step, which also helped me become the most successful ever rider in British Supersport. That’s pretty pleasing.
“On Sunday I felt comfortable despite the conditions, but after the safety car went back in after the incident on track, I suffered from edge grip in the slower parts of the track. It was a case of, back off and settle for third, as I just didn’t have the grip to go with Currie and Kennedy today, or risk falling off. A podium gives everyone more coverage and information going to Assen in two weeks’ time, where I know the CF Motorsport guys can perfect the package, to allow me to again challenge at the front.
He concluded: “Thanks to Edward and Gail for keeping me on the bike and I’m delighted that we’ve been able to do a deal until the end of the season now. Thanks to my personal sponsors and of course everyone at EHA Racing. It’s been another very positive weekend.”
David Allingham battled through some set-up issues this weekend to take a brace of top ten finishes in the British Supersport class [8th and 9th]. He said: “It’s been another very frustrating weekend for me, for various reasons. Top tens are not bad results, but not where I want to be – having challenged at the front earlier in the season. Well done to Alastair on his win and podium. I’ll be looking to be up there with him at Assen.”
Gail Allingham – Team Manager: “Alastair has done another great job this weekend and we are delighted to be part of that record breaking win on Saturday, which puts him top of the all-time winners’ list in the British Supersport class. We cannot be disappointed with Sunday’s result as podiums do not come easy at this level of racing. We have agreed a deal to keep him on the EHA Racing bike for the last two rounds alongside David, so we are now all looking forward to Assen and Brands.”
Gail added: “David had another frustrating weekend, but we all know what he is capable of, so it’s just a case of getting him comfortable nice and early at Assen and he can also look ahead to a strong final two rounds of the year. Thanks as always to the whole team for a big effort and our sponsors for their continued support.
The next round of the British Supersport Championship takes place at Assen in the Netherlands on September 28/29/30.
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