Hill returns to winners' circle

Tommy Hill runs away with victory in the opening British Superbike race of the day at Cadwell Park, ahead of Josh Brookes and Ryuichi Kiyonari.
Tommy Hill went a long way to stalling HM Plant Honda's momentum in the hunt for the British Superbike title by claiming his first victory in fourth months at Cadwell Park.

Despite his consistency, the Worx Crescent Suzuki rider has struggled to match a charging Josh Brookes and Ryuichi Kiyonari in recent rounds in terms of raw speed, but was tough to match in race one.

It was Brookes that led from the start, but Hill remained on his tail until the eighth lap when he made his move for the lead before holding on to win.

Brookes's challenge would be nothing more than close contact, the Australian and his team-mate crossing the line to complete the podium. The Japanese rider had been as low as sixth at one stage before battling his way back up to third.

A strong event for the five confirmed title contenders, Michael Laverty and Michael Rutter completed the top five positions.

Rutter had initially been in the leading group but he later dropped to fifth place on the Ducati with James Ellison bringing the Swan Honda home in sixth position.

Yukio Kagayama fought his way through to seventh on the second of the Worx Crescent Suzukis after getting the better of Alastair Seeley, who scored another top eight finish. Seeley moved a step closer to becoming the final title contebder as rival John Laverty was involved in a collision with Tommy Bridewell on the final lap and crashed out at Barn.

Bridewell was later disqualified, to promote Dan Linfoot and Stuart Easton into the top ten.

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Tommy Hill - Worx Crescent Suzuki [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Jason O`Halloran, Honda Racing [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Brookes, Anvil Hire Yamaha, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Luke Mossey, JG Speedfit Kawasaki, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Peter Hickman, Smiths BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Tommy Bridewell, Team WD-40 Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Bradley Ray, Buildbase Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Sylvain Guintoli, Bennetts Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
James Ellison, McAMS Yamaha [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Dan Linfoot, Honda Racing [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Alastair Seeley, Tyco BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Lee Jackson, Smiths Racing BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Haslam, Byrne, Mossey, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Leon Haslam, JG Speedfit Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Leon Haslam, JG Speedfit Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Leon Haslam, JG Speedfit Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]

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August 30, 2010 5:53 PM

Jesus cant beleieve they stuck Bridewells points off! he passed without any contact between them and then gets done for overly aggresive riding at a dangerous Point! if its not safe to overtake there they should have a mandatory standing yellow flag, mind you at Cadwell you would need more than one in the first place! To quote Biaggi,'its Motorcycle racing not Ballet' Its just getting silly!

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