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Westmoreland moves ahead of Reid in Dickies British Supersport Championship title fight

Westmoreland moves ahead of Reid in Dickies British Supersport Championship title fight 1James Westmoreland and the CAME BPT Yamaha team celebrated a double podium finish in the Dickies British Supersport Championship, firing them ahead of Andy Reid in the Dickies British Supersport Championship standings ahead of the next round of the season at Snetterton.

In the wet Sprint race Westmoreland and Pacedayz Trackdays Yamaha’s Currie diced for supremacy, but the pair also had to contend with Luke Jones and Lee Johnston in the drying conditions towards the closing stages of the race.

Currie had the edge narrowly at the finish to hold a 0.886s advantage over Westmoreland as Jones celebrated another podium finish for the Acumen Industrial Services Triumph team. Andy Reid meanwhile struggled, finishing in 17th place to drop back to second position in the standings.

In the Feature race the home crowd were given something to cheer about as Tarran Mackenzie scored his first victory of the season for the Stauff Connect Academy Kawasaki team, becoming the fifth different race winner this year.

Mackenzie had edged away at the front of the pack in the wet conditions, but behind him Westmoreland, Currie and Jones were fighting for the final two podium positions. Jones was able to get ahead of Westmoreland and Currie when it counted to claim second place with Westy making it a double podium finish for the CAME BPT Yamaha team.

Westmoreland said: “I was really pleased with the weekend considering the difficult conditions. I was really disappointed we didn’t get a dry race in though as my pace and feeling for the bike was really good. I’m still really pleased to have left Knockhill with two podiums and a 22 point lead in the Championship.

“It was a job well done and a huge credit to the CAME BPT Yamaha team for working so hard for me to achieve these results.”

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Dickies British Supersport Championship, Knockhill, Sprint race result:

  1. Benjamin Currie (Pacedayz Trackdays Yamaha)
  2. James Westmoreland (CAME BPT Yamaha) +0.886s
  3. Luke Jones (Acumen Industrial Services Triumph) 2.618s
  4. Lee Johnston (East Coast Construction Racing Triumph) +9.500s
  5. Joe Francis (CAME BPT Yamaha) 12.275s

Dickies British Supersport Championship, Knockhill, Feature race result:

  1. Tarran Mackenzie (Stauff Connect Academy Kawasaki)
  2. Luke Jones (Acumen Industrial Services Triumph) +1.084s
  3. James Westmoreland (CAME BPT Yamaha) +5.210s
  4. Benjamin Currie (Pacedayz Trackdays) +6.326s
  5. Joe Francis (CAME BPT Yamaha) +10.484s

Dickies British Supersport Championship standings:

  1. James Westmoreland (CAME BPT Yamaha) 115
  2. Andy Reid (Quattro Plant Kawasaki) 93
  3. Luke Jones (Acumen Industrial Services Triumph) 83
  4. Tarran Mackenzie (Stauff Connect Academy Kawasaki) 73
  5. Joe Francis (CAME BPT Yamaha) 67

 For more information visit www.britishsuperbike.com

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