Hawick’s Stuart Easton was hoping for better luck after his disastrous previous round of the British Supersport championship at Snetterton in Norfolk.
And he got it.
With two races on the 2.4 mile GP circuit at Brands Hatch in Kent over the weekend qualifying went well for Easton, celebrating his 30th birthday, who landed sixth place. With less than a second separating the top 13 riders this shows how competitive this championship is.
In race one, a 10 lap spirit race, Easton’s Mar Train Yamaha worked well and he was one of four riders who were wheel to wheel as the lead changed on several laps.
On the final lap the Hawick rider took the lead and held on for the win by 0.1 of a second from Championship leader Alistair Seeley.
The 16 lap race two was no different and even was even closer between Easton, Seeley and Graeme Gowland. With the lead again being swapped on several laps Seeley took the lead near the end of the last to win from Easton by 0.004 of a second or, in other words, by less than six inches.
Seeley now leads the championship by 40 points from Easton.
After the races a much happier Stuart was pleased that he could get back on the podium and was hoping for more success at the next round at Oulton Park in Cheshire in three weeks time.