Superbikes - Oulton BSB: Seeley wins Supersport battle

Gearlink Kawasaki's Alastair Seeley stormed to Motorpoint British Supersport victory in empathic style, bettering six other riders in an epic seven rider fight for the win.

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Oulton BSB: Seeley wins Supersport battle

Samsung Honda's Jason O'Halloran took the holeshot and lead a Supersport race for the first time this year but he didn't hold on to it for long with Seeley's Gearlink teammate Ben Wilson diving through on the inside. Championship leader Seeley had a go at leading the race at half race distance, but Mar-Train Yamaha's Stuart Easton continued to struggle in sixth place throughout the opening laps.

With three laps remaining, as the group flicked right into the Hizzy Chicane, the rear of Ben Wilson locked up and he was forced to run on but the issue was terminal and the spud missile's race was over. Smiths Triumph's Billy McConnell began to get in on the act rolling around the outside of Jason O'Halloran to take second with two laps remaining.

As the leading pack started the last lap, Northern Irishmen Seeley got his head down and opened out a comfortable gap, setting the fastest lap of the race on the last lap to take victory and more importantly open out a 47 point gap over Easton after the Scotsman struggled home in fourth.

Australian Billy McConnell beat his compatriot Jason O'Halloran to the line for second but the Samsung Honda rider was delighted to pick up his first podium of the year. Appleyard Macadam's Graeme Gowland was pipped for fifth place by reigning champion Glen Richards after the Northumbrian attempted a move for fourth on the final lap.

Richard Cooper took a lonely seventh, with Taylor Mackenzie bettering Scott Smart and Glenn Irwin to take eighth place.

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