Double crash for Hill at Oulton Park

Two crashes leaves Hill's title hopes in tatters at Oulton Park.
Tommy Hill has crashed out twice during race two at Oulton Park leaving his Worx Crescent in flames at Lodge corner and his Championship hopes in tatters.

The race was between James Ellison on the Swan Honda, Hill and Championship contender Ryuichi Kiyonari aboard the HM Plant Honda. Hill tried to take the lead from Ellison on the run into Lodge on lap eight when he tucked the front wheel, crashing out and taking Ellison with him.

Hill re-joined the race in 19th position but only managed a lap as he lost the rear tyre once again into Lodge corner. This time his Worx Crescent Suzuki didn't get off lightly as it burst into flames as it lay in the gravel.

Three other riders went down in the aftermath of Hill's crash, Pauli Pekkanen, Aaron Zanotti and Chris Burns all thankfully were unhurt. This incident brought out the red flag.

Full report to follow.

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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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Kiyo rulz III - Unregistered

October 10, 2010 2:37 PM

I gotta say that was a very bold move by Hill...bordering on desperate. Ellison and the Swan Honda team have a right to be ticked off...sorry Tommy this time it really was your fault

roadking03 - Unregistered

October 10, 2010 2:47 PM

Feeling really bad for Ellison....he was running a steller race and got taken out....Hill could of finished 2nd or 3rd and still would of had a chance to be champion...I think he just blew that chance...Good Luck to Ellison in race 3

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