Hydrex Honda team boss has said he is delighted with Stuart Easton's debut victory in race one at Croft and now sees that taking second in the championship as a real goal for the rest of the season.
Easton managed to keep the Airwaves Yamaha of James Ellison behind him in both races on Sunday and has now closed the gap to 32 points with five races to go, as the season finale at Oulton is a triple-header.
“It’s been an historic weekend for the Hydrex Honda team with our first ever BSB win and we’re all absolutely over the moon with Stuart’s win. I’ve been delighted with the Superbike results all weekend and it’s been a full team effort," said Muir.
"Stuart and Tommy have worked well together all weekend, sharing information and ideas, and the victory is just rewards for everyone’s efforts, particularly Stuart’s as he’s been one of the best 3 riders in the Championship throughout the season. He took more points off James in the race for 2nd overall so we’ve still got plenty to aim for in the final two rounds and now we’ve got our first win, we can’t wait for the second.
“Tommy did everything we expected of him and got quicker and quicker all weekend. The bike was alien to him and the characteristics of the Honda aren’t best suited to Croft but he got his head down and worked hard all weekend with two top seven finishes being exactly what we hoped for in his first ride for the team.
"I’m pleased for him and for Mick Shanley’s side of the garage and they can look forward to Silverstone with a lot of eager anticipation so, overall, it’s been a fantastic weekend for our Superbike team.”