Alastair Seeley has taken the lead in the Fuchs Silkolene British Supersport Championship for the first time this season after title rival Ben Wilson had a nightmare weekend at Silverstone.
The two riders came together at Stowe on the final lap as Wilson attempted to regain the lead but the stewards took no action afterwards and Seeley completed the double in race two as mechanical problems sidelined Wilson as he battled for third.
Seeley now has a 14 point lead but with three races to come at the Brands Hatch decider, Wilson can still claim the title if he wins every race but Seeley is confident of holding on.
“That was a good job this weekend. It’s nice to go from a big gap chasing the series lead just two weeks ago to be leading it after four race wins. I’ve led Championships before so I know what has to be done to get over the line and I’ve won races before at Brands so that should put me in the driving seat.”
Relentless Suzuki by TAS Team Manager Philip Neill was hugely impressed by Seeley's performance over the weekend but knows the championship isn't over yet.
“I’ve watched Alastair produce more than enough stunning rides this past three-or-four seasons but that’s probably his best weekend ever in the British Championship. The way he took control under immense pressure and never faltered can only be commended. Yes, the GSX-R600 and Relentless Suzuki team package is, I believe, the best in the series, but a lot of the success also comes down to the experience that Alastair shows and the tremendous racing brain he possesses.”
“You can throw anything at him – and many have tried – but he knows his game plan before the start of each race and he sticks to it. Today it was fight to the front and ‘pull the pin’ as he likes to say! Now we’re in a strong position but there’s plenty of work still to be done – we will not get complacent, this Championship is far from over yet.”
Fuchs Silkolene British Supersport Championship: 3 Races to Go
|1||Alastair Seeley||GBR||Suzuki||Relentless Suzuki by TAS||9||405|
|2||Ben Wilson||GBR||Kawasaki||Gearlink Kawasaki||8||391|