Seeley out of luck in Assen feature Supersport race

Alastair Seeley fought back bravely to take sixth place in today’s British Supersport feature race at Assen, after being forced off the track during the re-started middleweight encounter – following an early red flag incident.

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A race winner on Saturday, the double British champion came through from outside the top ten in today’s middleweight encounter. But despite running similar lap times to the leading quintet, the damage had already been delivered when he was forced onto the grass, as he explained.

Alastair Seeley:
“I got shunted off the track in the re-start and went grass tracking. I came back on in about 12th place and just worked my way back up through the field. It’s a shame because the lap times I was running were around the same as the front guys, so without the incident we could have been with the front five.

“It’s onwards and upwards now to Silverstone, which is one of my favourite tracks and we know the Mar-Train Yamaha works well there also. We have clawed some points back here at Assen so we must remain positive. A big thanks as always to the whole team for their hard work and thanks to the support from all our sponsors.”

Tim Martin – Team Principal:
“After yesterday’s big effort I have to admit today is a little disappointing. Alastair did what he could having been ran off the track early on, but yes it does dilute yesterday’s race win a little. All we can do is arrive at Silverstone as a team with the same positive attitude; look to come out of the traps strongly and there’s no question the goal will be two wins and see where that leaves us going into the final round. Thanks to all the team for a big effort this weekend.”

Championship Points
Billy McConnell 332
Graeme Gowland 320
Alastair Seeley 277
Glenn Irwin 245
Luke Jones 230
Luke Stapleford 221