Easton heads for Superbike finale with six point lead

Stuart Easton in action at Silverstone
Stuart Easton in action at Silverstone

HAWICK’S British Supersport Championship leader Stuart Easton took his Mar Train Yamaha 600 cc machine to the 3.6 mile Silverstone circuit for the penultimate round at the British Superbike championship.

Qualifying in second place Stuart knew it would be a hard weekend at this the longest circuit in the championship. In Saturday’s nine lap race Stuart crashed on lap one at Farm bend.

The race was won by his nearest rival Gearlink Kawasaki’s Alistair Seeley, who cut Stuart’s lead in the championship to nine points. This also put Stuart onto the fourth row for Sunday’s longer 12 lap race. He knew that he would have to get a good start to get to grips with Seeley who started on pole position.

After a slow start Stuart settled into seventh place as the safety car came out for several laps due to debris on the track. Once the safety car went in he moved through the field and finished in fourth place behind third place Seeley. So with a difficult weekend behind him Stuart now has a points six point lead going into the final round at Brands Hatch in two weekend’s time. The championship is now between Stuart and Alistair Seeley and it promises to be a cracking finale.