Suzuki takes British Supersport lead

After his fourth double victory of the season yesterday at Silverstone, Relentless Suzuki by TAS racing's Alastair Seeley now leads the British Supersport Championship by 14 points going into the final three races at Brands Hatch in two weeks' time.

The Ulsterman took his eighth top step of the year in yesterday's Supersport sprint race, but his performance today - coming through from sixth place on the opening lap to win by four seconds - is testament to his talent and determination onboard the all-new GSX-R600 Suzuki.

Seeley began the weekend 36 points adrift, but after another perfect 50-point haul now leads the series, leaving the destination of the 2012 British Supersport title firmly in his own hands - which is just the way he wants it going into the final round.

Alastair Seeley:

"That was a good job this weekend. It's nice to go from a big gap chasing the series lead just two weeks ago to be leading it after four race wins. I've led Championships before so I know what has to be done to get over the line and I've won races before at Brands so that should put me in the driving seat.

"It was tough at the start today as one of the Triumph boys knocked my hands off the bars on the opening lap and I was down in fifth or sixth place. I also tucked the front and saved it in the wind, but after that there were no more issues - the wee 600 GSX-R never missed a beat. I knew what the game plan was from the start and once I got past Wilson I stuck to my own lines which were quicker and just kept it safe for the win."

Philip Neill - Team Manager:

"I've watched Alastair produce more than enough stunning rides this past three-or-four seasons but that's probably his best weekend ever in the British Championship. The way he took control under immense pressure and never faltered can only be commended. Yes, the GSX-R600 and Relentless Suzuki team package is, I believe, the best in the series, but a lot of the success also comes down to the experience that Alastair shows and the tremendous racing brain he possesses.

"You can throw anything at him - and many have tried - but he knows his game plan before the start of each race and he sticks to it. Today it was fight to the front and 'pull the pin' as he likes the say! Now we're in a strong position but there's plenty of work still to be done - we will not get complacent, this Championship is far from over yet."

British Supersport Race 2 - Silverstone [12 laps]:

1: Alastair Seeley [Relentless Suzuki by TAS] 26:26.349 2: Christian Iddon [Triumph] +4.376 3: Paul Young [Triumph] +6.506 4: Luke Mossey [Triumph] +14.805 5: Matthew Whitman [Triumph] +18.475 6: Billy McConnell [Triumph] +20.613

Championship Standings:

1: Alastair Seeley [Relentless Suzuki by TAS] 405 points [9 wins] 2: Ben Wilson 391 3: Billy McConnell 220 4: Paul Young 208 5: Sam Warren 167 6: Luke Mossey 163