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Richards moves closer to Supersport title.

Glen Richards has moved a step closer to lifting the 2008 Fuchs-Silkolene British Supersport Championship after securing his third win of the season at Croft.

In a race that had to red-flagged and restarted after a crash for Ashley Beech, the MAP Embassy Racing rider came home ahead of James Westmoreland and Hudson Kennaugh for a win that takes him 46 points clear of Kennaugh in the standings with just two races – and 50 points – left to play for at Silverstone and Brands Hatch.

Richards had led the first part of the race after a strong first lap saw him hold the lead ahead of Ian Lowry, but Kennaugh got back ahead of Lowry to lie second before Beech fell heavily at Clervaux and required medical treatment.

Once Beech had been taken to the medical centre, the race restarted over ten laps, with Lowry jumping into the lead at the start. Richards however remained on the tail of the leader and on lap six, was able to make a move stick and held the lead through to the finish.

Lowry saw his chances of a podium visit disappear when he slid off at Clervaux on lap seven, which handed second place to James Westmoreland, who had been lucky to escape being taken down when Lowry fell.

The Centurion Racing man held the place through to the flag with Kennaugh in third, with James Webb, Paul Young and Marty Nutt rounding out the top six.


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