Quattro Plant Kawasaki’s Andy Reid strolled to his first Dickies British Supersport victory of the season after seeing off the early attention of some class rookies during the opening laps.
The Northern Irishman started from pole position and took the holeshot but his lead didn’t last long, as Appleyard Macadam’s Andrew Irwin stormed up the inside to take the lead, after starting from the third row of the grid.
Gearlink Kawasaki’s Mason Law held second place as they crossed the line for the first time but then Reid started to make his way to the front.
First despatching with Law and then Irwin, Reid hit the front and wasn’t troubled from there after.
The battle for the final podium places was more closely contested with Law and Tarran Mackenzie battling it out after Irwin’s rear tyre blew up down the back straight.
Irwin was chasing Law and Mackenzie and had James Westmoreland tucked in behind him, when a faulty sensor caused the bike to cut out and Westmoreland therefore hit Irwin, resulting in a rear blow out. Thankfully both riders were okay but Westmoreland dropped backwards and Irwin was forced to retire.
Stauff Connect Academy’s Mackenzie had the pace to getaway from Law but the reigning Superstock 600 champion wasn’t letting the Scotsman through without a fight.
The pair collided as Law dived back under Mackenzie with a block pass but Mackenzie fought back almost immediately and was then able to pull away and secure a comfortable second place on his Supersport debut.
Law similarly claimed a debut podium after seeing the chequered flag ten seconds clear of the fourth placed man, Ross Twyman.
Westmoreland recovered to take fifth after battling back past Jamie Perrin and David Allingham. Sam Coventry ended up eighth ahead of Matt Paulo, who started strongly battling at the front but faded back to ninth. Matt Truelove rounded out the top ten.