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Brands BSB: Irwin victory takes Supersport chase to the wire

Gearlink Kawasaki’s Glenn Irwin battled to his fifth Motorpoint British Supersport win of the year, as championship leader Billy McConnell came through from 26th on the grid to salvage seven points.

Irwin got the holeshot from the front row of the grid but Seeley battled back almost immediately from pole position. The pair broke clear, setting a hot pace despite the wet conditions. Irwin bided his time behind Seeley before bursting under the inside as the pair tipped left in to Surtees.

The Northern Irishman then broke clear, posting the fastest lap of the race on his way. Seeley tried to fight back and hand Mar-Train Yamaha a victory in their final British Supersport round but he couldn’t find a way through.


Acumen Triumph’s Luke Jones picked up his fifth podium of the year and the fastest lap of the race with his last lap in third place. The Hereford rider finished 18 seconds clear of Luke Hedger in fourth place. The reigning Superstock 600 champion picked up his best finish of the year in fourth.

Tyco Suzuki’s Taylor Mackenzie couldn’t get his second podium of the year after jumping on to the box last time out at Silverstone, he came through in fifth place. Title contender, Graeme Gowland, took the chequered flag in sixth place after battling past Appleyard Macadam’s Jake Dixon.

Billy McConnell looked likely to take eighth before Sam Hornsey drafted past on the last lap. He ended up ninth and fifteen points clear of Gowland.

The Aussie is a heavy favourite to clinch his first British title tomorrow with Gowland and Seeley, 22 points behind, needing a big performance tomorrow afternoon to have chance of being crowned champion.

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