SILVERSTONE RACE REPORT
The penultimate round of the 2013 British Supersport campaign sees Smiths Triumph secure huge points haul at Silverstone with outsider Luke Mossey taking a well-earned victory.
British Supersport Championship
Factory backed Smiths Triumph scored more valuable points as Billy McConnell completes another two second place finishes. Race one saw three of the top five competing on Daytona 675Rs with defending champion Glen Richards taking the chequered flag in fourth behind ex-Smiths rider Luke Mossey.
McConnells additional 40 points means he maintains third place in the championship standings nine points closer to second position. Richards also holds position in seventh.
Oxford TAG Triumph came to Silverstone looking to follow on from the superb form displayed on the continent in the previous round with Richard Cooper leading the way with a sixth place finish in Saturday’s sprint race and a consistent seventh place finish in Sunday’s longer feature race. Oxford TAG Triumph’s Scott Smart also scored more championship points with an additional seven points across the weekend.
Cooper and Smart now sit in eighth and twelfth in the championship on 157 and 92 points respectively.
Both of the Profile Racing duo (Luke Stapleford and Luke Mossey) were out racing at Silverstone this weekend after sporadic appearances throughout the season. However it was Mossey on only his fourth outing of the season who impressed the Silverstone crowds with a third place finish on Saturday and a race win in Sunday’s longer 12 lap race. Stapleford likewise added more points (13) to the teams’ tally.
Mossey has jumped right up into eleventh in the championship standings with Stapleford just behind in thirteenth.
The T3 Racing outfit scored maximum cup points on the Ace Café sponsored Daytona 675R putting Rob Guiver back as cup leader. Rob’s points have been cut and cup lead effectively lost after a technicality which means riders can only count their best nine rounds. As it stands Rob sits as cup leader with one round to go. The Suportsport Cup remains to be decided with the last round at Brands Hatch crucial to the result.
National Superstock 600
Team Haribo Starmix’s fortunes have slowly changed throughout the 2013 National Superstock campaign. Joe Collier who started tremendously and led the championship early on has now slipped to fifth in the championship after crossing the line tenth in the only Superstock 600 race at Silverstone. Team Haribo’s second rider Jordon Gilbert finished out the points in 27th.
Triumph Triple Challenge (TTC)
Chrissy Rouse scored his third maximum points weekend of the season to secure the Triple Challenge championship title with a round remaining. Rouse, who was the Triumph Young Guns winner 2011 now completes his second season in the TTC securing a guaranteed ride in National Superstock 600 in 2014.
There’s still everything to play for in the Triple Challenge Cup with only 40 points separating the top seven riders. As it stands Scott Pitchers (156.5) leads Charlie King (155) by only 1.5 points.
Next and final round
Brands Hatch 19th & 20th October