The MonsterMob Ducati team recorded another double victory at Oulton Park with both MCN Superbike Championship leader Steve Hislop and MB4U.com Supersport Championship leader Stuart Easton taking a win a piece to increase their respective advantages.

But the team's success was tempered with frustration when Hislop suffered crank sensor failure whilst leading race two with just two laps remaining - his first machine failure in two years - forcing him out.

Having shattered the lap record on his way to a comfortable victory in the opening leg, pole setter Hislop was made to fight during race two when the 998 Testastretta spluttered to a halt.

"I can't believe it, that is so frustrating. I was well in control and looking towards another double when the bike just slowed. Still, I've increased my championship lead but not by as much as I would have liked" said the Scot.

With main rival Sean Emmett only scoring a 9th in race one and 6th in race two due to a wrist injury, Hislop still increased his lead to 56 points with four races left.

Team mate Stuart Easton returned to winning ways aboard the MonsterMob 748 after four races without a win.

The 18 year old from Hawick hit the front on lap 2 and was never headed, despite a late challenge from Irishman Michael Laverty.

The end result means that Easton needs just 3 points from the final two races to be sure of the crown.

"I'm pleased to win again but I'm still going to go for it at Mallory as I need the prize money!" said Easton.

Team boss Paul Bird was philosophical about his team's luck.

"They say luck evens itself out over a season, well we must be due some in the final two races. Today was not the day we wanted to record our first Superbike DNF in two years due to a breakdown but at least both riders have increased their leads."

 

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