Seeley books title showdown place

Alastair Seeley becomes an unlikely contender for the 2010 British Superbike title after qualifying for the three-round shootout.
Alastair Seeley affirmed his status as the top rookie in the 2010 British Superbike Championship by throwing himself back into the title fight at Cadwell Park.

The Relentless Suzuki rider went into the event in close competition with John Laverty over the sixth and final available title showdown position, but a pair of solid top ten results proved enough for him to get the nod after his rival failed to finish race one.

A fine achievement for the reigning Superstock champion, he joins team-mate Michael Laverty in the showdown and ensures three of the six spots are assumed by Suzuki riders.

“Pressure off as they say. I'm delighted to get through to the Shootout and have to thank the whole team as they played a very important part. There were no heroics today from me and I'm in a position a lot of other riders would love to be in. Now we can take our GSX-R1000 to the final three circuits, have fun and hopefully mix it with the title favourites.

The only BSB rookie in a top six of experienced racers, while Seeley plays down his hopes of going on to lift the title, he is refusing to rule anything out.

“No one will be expecting me to win the championship, but then no one expected me to be on the top step of the podium at Brands. I'm really enjoying my first season in the BSB series with Relentless by TAS Suzuki, so let's see if we can deliver some more big results in September and October.”

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Bike Race Guru - Unregistered

August 31, 2010 11:29 PM

@aaa..Where the fook have you been on holiday?? 1 year older than Laverty.. 2 older than Kiyo.. 3 older than Brookes.. 5 older than Hill.. 8 younger than Rutter.. As usual your point makes little or no sense.. Seeley is 30.. Are you saying 3 of the 6 are 15?? Think you're reacting to a previous comment of mine that the Relentless boys would muller Hill on equal machines.. You've seen a website as I remember and they are equal (arf, arf).. If that's what you wanna believe then give my regards to Santa Claus and the tooth fairy next time you see them..

stevejackson - Unregistered

August 31, 2010 6:14 PM

Whilst I admire Mr seeleys determination and would like to join everyone else in wishing him all the best in the shoootout, I can't help wondering just what a mockery of the superbike season it would be should he have a bit of luck over the final three rounds and emerge as "The british superbike champion" I reckon Palmer and his cronies must have everything crossed that Tommy, Kiyo or Josh wins the title !!!! Go on Alistair, good luck pal, spoil the party.

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