Relentless Suzuki’s Alastair Seeley didn’t realise he had won the 2009 Metzeler National Superstock 1000 Championship title as he crossed the finish line at Cadwell Park and as far as he is concerns the fight is still on to continue his straight run of race wins at Croft this weekend.
Reviewing the August Bank Holiday at Cadwell Park where he was crowned champion Seeley said: “We went into the weekend with the thought that it was a Honda track, Steve [Brogan] set the lap record last year. I thought it would be even stevens and Brogan would be there but he seemed to struggle all weekend.”
“Come race day I was really confident and the race all went to plan. I got pole position and a good start, I didn’t even know Steve had crashed. We never rehearsed what to do and on my board I was seeing number 17, his number from last year so I didn’t realise. Also I never thought he would have crashed he’s not a crasher.”
“When I came in I didn’t realise I’d won the championship and I had never been on the podium at Cadwell before so I didn’t even know where it was. I was up in parc ferme and they had to open up the barriers for me to go down to pitlane, when I got there I was wondering why all the cameras where there then Phil [Neill - Team Manager] told me.”
This is Seeley’s third year in Senior Superstock, his first with a big team and what a year it has been. More than ever the question now is when will Seeley will be on a Superbike and will it be with Relentless.
Seeley said: “I want to see if I can keep a straight run of wins, but maybe if I get beaten and the run finishes then maybe I will go on the Superbike. We are maybe looking at Oulton Park anyway, but if I win the races up to and including Silverstone then I probably would like to go to Oulton Park to try and get the last win as if I am on a Superbike next year the winter would be spent testing and learning the bike, but we will see.”