Ross Twyman’s second British Supersport Championship podium of the season – taking second place in Sunday’s feature race at Snetterton – has moved him and EHA Racing back into third place in the 2018 middleweight championship standings.
Twyman battled back from eighth place at the end of lap one, closing out a two second gap on the three-way battle for second place, which he eventually headed on the penultimate lap. Once in front he gapped his rivals on the final 2.9-mile lap of Snetterton, to post his best ever result in the class with that fine second place for EHA Racing.
A special mention must also be given to his team-mate David Allingham who had the gargantuan task of coming from the seventh row of the grid [21stplace], eventually taking eighth place after 15 laps of the Norfolk venue with a set-up that he was less than comfortable with.
Twyman said afterwards: “We’ve had a tough couple rounds, both David and I, but to come here and grab my best ever result; I’m delighted for both myself and the team, as the EHA Racing crew put in a lot of hard work. It was great to get back into an on-track battle and come out on top. Once I caught them I knew I had the pace to take second place, but it was all about biding my time for the perfect opportunity. I’m over the moon.”
David Allingham said: “We’ve been working through a process to try and get back to where we should be, and we were making progress this weekend. I crashed on Saturday when I didn’t really do anything different than the previous laps, and that left me with an uphill task from row seven on Sunday. I’ll be honest and say that I’m still not where I want to be with set-up to allow me to challenge for podiums, which I did last year, but I’m confident we can get there. Well done to Ross today. The team needed that and hopefully we can both challenge at the front at Knockhill.”
Team Manager Gail Allingham added: “Ross showed great fighting spirit today and rounded out a pretty good day for EHA Racing after the Superstock side of the garage managed to grab a top step. Hopefully this will be enough now to allow Ross to kick on and really fulfil the potential that we know he has. David had a tough task thrown in front of him today, but to come from as far back as he did and finish eighth was a respectable enough result. He was happier in the garage and more relaxed on the bike, so like Ross, there’s a podium in there for sure, and very soon.”
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The next round of the British Supersport Championship takes place at Knockhill in Scotland on July 6/7/8th.