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BSS Oulton Park: Seeley keeps nose in front
7 May 2013
Gearlink Kawasaki's Alastair Seeley leads the British Supersport Championship after a Bank Holiday weekend showdown with key rival Stuart Easton at Oulton Park.
Seeley and Scottish star Easton were at loggerheads all weekend as the pair locked horns in both races on Sunday and Monday.
Easton edged the first Sprint race on Sunday, fending off a last corner attack by Seeley to secure maximum points.
The pair again dominated the second race but this time Ulsterman Seeley squeezed through with a perfectly executed late-braking manoeuvre on the final lap at Lodge to turn the tables on the Mar-Train Racing rider.
“It has been a great weekend and a really good feeling to leave here leading the championship,” said Seeley.
“I learnt in the race yesterday where I could and could not make a move and today I tried a few different places but I was not able to bridge a gap so I knew I had to make a move on the last lap.
“I had to get the drive coming out of Druids and keep the front wheel down which is where I made the mistake yesterday,” he added.
“I was able to pull it off and I went in pretty hot into Lodge on the brakes and was able to make the move.
“Stuart and I had two really good races and I'm just pleased that I was able to secure some really good championship points this weekend and hope this will continue for the rest of the season.”
Seeley leads Easton by two points at the top of the standings after the first three rounds of the championship.