In the British superbike class, Thruxton provided usual drama and excitement with Tommy Bridewell finishing fourth in race two even after being taken out in race one and visiting the medical centre. Michael Laverty took ninth in race one and battled for sixth in race two, meaning both BMW Motorrad riders are now in the all-important top six with just five races and two rounds to go before the showdown cut off.
“I knew when I dropped to seventh not to panic, as from experience I know it’s all about managing your tyres here at Thruxton, I picked them off one by one and the only problem I had really was getting past the other BMWs. I knew where I was stronger than Elliott and actually had to feather the front brake slightly on the last lap, as I got too close to him too soon. We made the pass into the final chicane to take the win and have closed the gap in the championship again. Thanks to the team for all the hard work.”
This result has left the National Superstock championship standings with Josh Elliott on 155 points; Alastair Seeley on 138 and Hudson Kennaugh with 109.