Double double for Hislop!

Flying-Scot Steve Hislop moved into the lead of the British Superbike Championship after scoring his second double in two rounds yesterday at the Brands Hatch GP circuit - giving him a 13-point advantage over John Reynolds.

Red Bull Ducati rider Reynolds suffered from a combination of Hislop's blistering pace at Brands and also a rare machine problem, which has hit his points tally hard.

“I'm totally gutted at being forced out of the second race,'' said Reynolds, before admitting: ''Steve (Hislop) is undoubtedly a major threat – he is riding very well, and in the first race I broke the lap record but still could not beat him. The way he is riding, Steve is probably the fastest man in the world at the moment.”

Hislop's pace has been breathtaking, with the former eleven times Isle of Man TT race winner enjoying the campaign: “The MonsterMob team is a big one, but it is still a fun one. I am really enjoying myself and that is why I am on a roll at the moment. I have just to crack-on and keep winning races. There is a long way to go still in the championship but I would love to win the title – everyone wants to be Number One, and I am not getting any younger so I am all the more determined.”

Outside of the Reynolds/Hislop battle, Steve Plater forced his way onto the podium in race one - on his come-back race after a two month lay-off through injury, while Kawasaki teammate Michael Rutter, a former Isle of Man TT winner, took a strong second place in race two.

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