16/06/2014

RACE REPORT

Smiths Triumph continue their terrific form with two more wins at Snetterton in the British Supersport Championship and a triple header for the TriStar R&G Triple Challenge allows Freddy Pett to maintain his lead in the standings.

British Supersport
After an historic win in the Isle of Man TT Supersport race 1 Smiths Triumph have returned to the mainland and secured a massive points haul with their British Supersport duo Graeme Gowland and Billy McConnell.

Snetterton was the circuit which hosted two British Supersport races across the weekend. The shorter 10 lap sprint race was the basis for a Smiths 1-3 and the 15 lap feature race the following day giving the team the opportunity to improve on this with a close fought 1-2. Gowland took the top step on both occasions but remains 26 points off McConnell who leads the Championship on 112.

Two other Daytona 675 racing Supersport teams also scored heavily over the weekend with Luke Mossey and Luke Stapleford of Profile Racing finishing sixth and ninth in race 1 respectively and then going on to finish behind the Smiths team in third and fourth in race 2.

1. Billy McConnell – Smiths Triumph (112)
2. Graeme Gowland – Smiths Triumph (86)

5. Luke Stapleford – Profile Racing (70)

9. Luke Mossey – Profile Racing (36)


National Superstock 600
In the only National Superstock 600 race of the weekend it was Aleix Aulestia of T3 Racing who brought the first Daytona 675R across the finish line. Jordon Gilbert was the lone Team Haribo Starmix representative to finish bringing the bike home in eighteenth in the twelve lap feature race. A lack of points this weekend has caused the team Haribo Starmix riders to slip down the championship standings while another thirteen points for Aulestia puts the T3 Racing rider up to seventh.

7. Aleix Aulestia – T3 Racing (31)

13. Charlie King – Team Haribo Starmix (14)

20. Jordon Gilbert – Team Haribo Starmix (8)


TriStar R&G Triple Challenge
Three TriStar R&G Triple Challenge races took place at the Norfolk based circuit with a double win from Scott Pitchers putting the pressure on championship leader Freddy Pett. Despite Pitchers’ huge effort Pett still remains top of the pile after two second place finishes and a fifth with a twenty point gap to third place Pitchers. Sandwiched between the two, Phil Atkinson keeps scoring well with one win and a fourth place finish added to his tally. Atkinson’s failure to finish in the third race meant he couldn’t capitalise on what looked like a strong round. After round 3 Pett stays top on 182 championship points.

1. Freddy Pett (182)
2. Phil Atkinson (166)
3. Scott Pitchers (162)


Next Round
27 - 29 June – Knockhill, Scotland

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