Alastair Seeley led from start to finish to take a dominant victory in the first Supersport race of the weekend at Snetterton. The Relentless Suzuki rider had already taken pole by three quarters of a second and crushed the opposition in the sprint race.
The Northern Irishman finished over seven seconds clear of championship rival Ben Wilson and feels the hard work the team have put in with the GSX-R600 is starting to pay off.
“My game plan was to come here and mix it up a bit; get decent times and pull the pin in the races and we’ve done that so far. It’s a new circuit for everyone so no one has the advantage over us of coming here with data. We have been pretty dominant with almost a second over the field, again showing the strength of the new GSX-R600 and if we continue to make progress like we are currently doing with the bike, then the second half of the season is going to be very enjoyable.”
“The package here really is superb – thanks to the team – and the game plan for tomorrow will be much the same as today, but I’ll be looking for a better start. A double would be nice.”
Seeley has been faultless in the opinion of team manager Philip Neill, and he hopes to see more of the same in the second half of the season.
“Alastair Seeley has been prolific so far here at Snetterton. When the wee man turns it on like he did today he really is unbeatable. Yes we’ve made improvements to the bike but it’s certainly not all down to that – it’s more the way Alastair is riding. To watch him at his best gives me unbelievable pleasure. He’s picture perfect. There’s a long way to go in this Championship and one thing he has in abundance, as well as his obvious talent, is race-craft and that will come into play more and more as the season progresses.”
Seeley has now moved to within 54 points of Wilson at the head of the championship, and after setting the fastest lap today, has the chance to narrow the gap still further in Sunday's feature race, starting from pole position.