Sunday, June 19, 2011


2011-06-18 12:54
Alastair Seeley took his fifth podium of the season at Knockhill during today’s 18-lap British Supersport race in wet conditions, coming home in second place.

Seeley aggressively took the holeshot to avoid the spray and led for eight laps, but in the latter stages he decided discretion was the better part of valour, bringing his Relentless Suzuki by TAS Racing machine home on two wheels for 20 valuable Championship points. In doing so he closes the gap marginally in the title race.

Alastair Seeley:

“I got a good start, took the holeshot, then watched my boards, but I could hear Sam behind me. He was quicker in a few areas but I was able to close him down in others and he nearly crashed when we got caught up in back markers. I started to think, ‘do I go for it here or sit back and take the points’ as I knew Ben Wilson was behind me. So in the end, in these conditions, it was safer to settle for points and wait for tomorrow.”

Philip Neill – Team Manager

“Alastair showed his maturity today with another great ride on the new GSX-R600. He did all he could at the start of the race to make a break but Sam Warren was determined to get his debut victory today and fair play to the lad. On the positive side Alastair has closed the gap in the Championship, albeit marginally, and he still has tomorrow to see if he can get that Knockhill victory.”

British Supersport Race 1 Result [18 laps]: 1 Sam Warren [Yamaha]; 2 Alastair Seeley [Relentless Suzuki by TAS] +3.323sec; 3 Ben Wilson [Kawasaki] 10.014; 4 Luke Stapleford [Kawasaki] 10.077; 5 Luke Mossey [Triumph] 13.678; 6 Daniel Cooper [Triumph] +16.282.

Source: Team Suzuki Press Office

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