25 May 2009
Camier makes it four in a row
Indeed, despite a slow start, Andrews was looking confident on the MSS Colchester Kawasaki, regularly diving down the inside of Walker, only for the experienced rider to immediately respond in what proved to be a close – but entertaining – tussle.
However, while Andrews persevered and got his man on lap six, a charging Easton would work his way past both Walker and Andrews on lap seven to snatch the provisional podium position. Andrews' race would last little longer though as he'd find himself down and out at Goddards on lap eight.
Freeing up Easton, the Hydrex rider would quickly sprint away from the chasing pack to notch up a second podium finish of the season in third place, some ten seconds adrift of Camier, who himself had pulled a three second advantage over Ellison by the chequered flag.
With Guintoli out of contention, victory number four means Camier now leads the standings by 36 points, while Ellison's first podium of the season also moves him up to fourth position overall, a point behind Richards.
Having kept a watching brief for some time, Richards eventually got the better of Walker to finish fourth, although the Rob Mac Yamaha rider was still able to hold onto his and the team's best result of the season in fifth.
Although he lost time going off in an attempt to pass Da Costa, Harris recovered to finish sixth, with the Frenchman just sneaking a season's best result in seventh after dropping some twenty seconds over the final few laps.
Equally as intense was the battle for eighth, although it was notable for the comeback ride of Ian Lowry, who ran as low as 25th in the early stages after a problem, only to scythe his way back through to the field to finish eighth, passing several rivals in the latter laps.
John Laverty was another to make a late charge to finish ninth for Buildbase Kawasaki, ahead of Graeme Gowland, who was racing with a repaired Yamaha following his accident in qualifying.
Elsewhere, Jason O'Halloran was 11th at the line, ahead of Gary Mason, the Quay Garage Honda rider running as high as eighth, only to slip back to 12th. Nonetheless, it was enough to cling onto Cup victory, ahead of Jon Kirkham. Fellow Cup riders Tom Tunstall and Martin Jessopp completed the points positions.
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