Alastair Seeley admitted he was “gutted” to miss out on a much-needed win in the sole Supersport race to go ahead at Oulton Park.
The Relentless Suzuki rider had hoped to close Ben Wilson's 49 point championship lead and looked well placed to do so when he started the final lap in the lead. But Billy McConnell grabbed the victory right at the death with Wilson also sneaking past and Seeley ending up a disappointed third, albeit just 0.068 off the lead.
The Northern Irishman couldn't hide his disappointment and admitted he had no-one to blame but himself.
“I’m gutted with that result. I did all the hard work and led on the last lap only to get outdone coming out of the last corner. I made a mistake so I’ve no excuses and we picked up more points, but I was surprised to see Wilson up there from his grid position. We’ll make a few minor adjustments for tomorrow and hopefully be able to report back with better news.”
He wouldn't get the chance though as heavy rain forced a cancellation of the feature race. It has subsequently been rescheduled for the Brands Hatch season finale on October 7th-9th.
Team manager Philip Neill accepted that the race may have been a defining moment in the title race, adding that they had missed a major opportunity to close the gap to Wilson.
“Alastair’s race was always going to be tight, but he maybe lost an opportunity to get one over on Ben Wilson’s lowly qualifying position today. Fair play to the lad; he fought back well and it was some finish. It’s another podium for the all-new GSX-R600.”