Harry Truelove completed a dream double victory in the Quattro Group British Supersport/GP2 Championship at Cadwell Park on Sunday afternoon, the Lincoln rider coming home 7.8s clear of Gearlink Kawasaki's Ben Currie.
Charlie Nesbitt finished third overall on the RS Racing Kalex to continue his dominance in the GP2 category but with Jack Kennedy (HEL Performance/Bournemouth Kawasaki) crashing out on the sixth lap, Bradley Perie’s third place in the Supersport class meant the gap between the two has come down to just three points.
Currie took the lead going into the first corner but Truelove was in front when they crossed the line for the first time with Kennedy third and Perie (Appleyard Macadam Yamaha), Nesbitt and Jack Scott completing the top six.
Lap three and the running order was the same with the exception of Brandon Paasch having overhauled Scott for sixth but a lap later both were out after having a coming together at Chris Curve.
Kennedy moved ahead of Currie on lap five with the front three opening up a 1.2s lead over fourth placed Perie but there was more drama behind them as Eunan McGlinchey crashed at Barn on the second Gearlink Kawasaki.
However, the drama wasn’t done there as just a few turns later championship leader Kennedy went down on the exit of Charlie’s in almost exactly the same spot as main rival Perie had gone down the day before.
As the race settled down again, it looked to be a two-horse race between Truelove and Currie, the duo separated by 0.243s and more than two seconds ahead of the battle for third which was now headed by Perie from Nesbitt and Lee Johnston (Ashcourt Racing Yamaha).
Nesbitt moved in front of Perie on lap seven but the latter still remained the third highest placed Supersport runner although he was instantly under pressure from Johnston.
By half race distance, Truelove was finally beginning to break away from Currie with the gap up to three quarters of a second and they were well clear of Nesbitt now with the GP2 leading rider also enjoying a nice margin ahead of Perie and Johnston.
The Ulsterman was doing all he could to find a way by Perie but with four laps to go, the latter upped the pace to pull away from his Yamaha rival and latch onto the back wheel of Nesbitt.
Truelove, meanwhile, had firmly broken Currie’s resolve and was now some 2.3s ahead, the local rider going on to take a dream double victory at his home round constantly pulling away in the final few laps to also take his third win in a row.
Nesbitt took third on the road and the maximum GP2 points once more but Perie crossed the line close behind to claim the final podium position in the Supersport class and reduce Kennedy’s lead down to just three points.
Johntosn took fifth overall from Kyle Smith, Dan Jones, Cameron Horsman, James Hind and Jamie van Sikkelerus. Jones and Horsman joined Nesbitt on the GP2 podium.