Relentless Suzuki by TAS Racing's Alastair Seeley was again involved in war of attrition with main British Supersport Championship rival Ben Wilson at Sunday's Cadwell Park ninth round - and but for a missed gear-change late in the race, could have taken another last-lap battle for top-step honours.
Ulsterman Seeley took his 13th podium of the season in another fine performance on the all-new GSX-R600 Suzuki and will continue pushing for the title.
"There was a touch of déjà vu at the beginning of that second race: leading on the first lap and getting passed into turn one on lap two. I tried hanging on as best I could throughout the race but I hit a false neutral late in the race and lost valuable time. I then made a couple of mistakes trying to catch up again, so I decided it was better to settle for a safe second and more solid points."
Philip Neill - Team Manager:
"On what has been a difficult track for Alastair in the past, this weekend the 'Wee Man' dug deep and it was good to see. From mid-race he was more than a match for Ben Wilson on our GSX-R600, but one little missed gear-change allowed Ben off the hook. We hold our hands up; he was in great form this weekend on his home track, but we'll keep applying the pressure and see what happens.
"On behalf of the whole team, we would like to pass on our deepest sympathy to Ben Gautrey's family circle after the young man tragically lost his life today at Cadwell Park. We'd also like to mention local men Wayne Hamilton and good friend of TAS Racing, Adrian McFarland, who also sadly lost their lives in separate road racing crashes at the weekend."
British Supersport Championship - race two result:
1. Ben Wilson (Kawasaki) 2. Alastair Seeley (Relentless Suzuki by TAS) +3.389s 3. Billy McConnell (Triumph) +14.434s 4. Christian Iddon (Triumph) +16.563s 5. Gary Johnson (Honda) +23.910s