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Cadwell BSB: Wilson strongest in Supersport series at Cadwell

Gearlink Kawasaki's Ben Wilson dominated the Fuchs-Silkolene British Supersport Championship at Cadwell Park taking pole position with a second advantage and winning both races with a three second lead ahead of his main rival Alastair Seeley.

An extremely successful weekend in which Wilson extended his championship lead with his ten points gain was overshadowed by the death of team-mate Ben Gautrey to whom he emotionally dedicates his win.

Despite not having the best of starts in both races Wilson lost out on some places but soon worked his way up to the front to then be unchallenged as the races commenced and he increased his lead. Reviewing race one, Wilson said: “I didn’t get the best of starts and Alastair got a bit of a break on me on the first lap. I soon got past McConnell and chased after Seeley passing him on the second lap. Then it was just a case of getting my head down, get into a rhythm and pull away from him.


“I didn’t really want to get into a situation where he was right up with me and trying to dive past at every corner. It was a long race and I just wanted the laps to finish, but it was alright and I did the job. On the last lap I had a look behind me as I didn’t realise how much of a lead I had.”

Things were almost identical for race two on Bank Holiday Monday and the rider from Kirton added: “Obviously I am very pleased with the result, it is really special to get a double win in front of the home crowd and it’s a fantastic feeling but all this fades into insignificance after the accident involving my teammate Ben Gautrey. I want to dedicate this win to him and God bless him.”

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