Padgett's Honda's John McGuinness has finally broken Alastair Seeley's winning record in the Metzeler National Superstock 1000, taking victory in this afternoon's race after the Irishman got tangled up with Steve Brogan on the last turn on the last lap.
But the drama didn't stop there as Scott Smart's Moto Rapido Ducati blew up on the run to the chequered flag and he went across the line sideways, spewing oil down the track, to finish second.
The 15-lap race was only about those four riders as they battled for the win. Seeley led away from the line with Brogan, McGuinness and Smart in close attendance.
Bartonfields Honda man Gary Johnson held fifth for a while but couldn't live with the pace as the front four stretched away.
Brogan and Seeley swapped for the lead more than a dozen times as McGuinness and Smart sat behind the duo waiting for something to go wrong. It wasn't until the last lap that Brogan make a dive under Seeley into the last corner, Seeley turned in but the Liverpudlian was already in the way and they both ran on.
McGuinness inerited the lead and shut the door on Smart as they exited the Hairpin and crossed the line to win. Smart's 1198S seized 100 yards and the rear wheel locked with Seeley having to take evasive action to get out of the way.
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