Alastair Seeley extends British Supersport lead with Oulton win

Alastair Seeley

Carrickfergus rider Alastair Seeley extended his British Supersport Championship lead to 47 points as he took victory on Sunday at Oulton Park.

After his runner-up spot behind Stuart Easton in Saturday's sprint event at the meeting, Seeley edged out Billy McConnell in Sunday's thrilling race.

Jason O'Halloran completed the podium positons with Easton in fourth.

Gearlink Kawasaki rider Seeley leads Easton by 47 points and is 90 ahead of third-placed Ben Wilson.

O'Halloran produced a fast start to lead the field but Seeley was ahead by the end of the opening lap.

The pair swapped positions on several occasions during the race before McConnell started to challenge strongly over the closing laps.

Seeley had only .409 of a second to spare over McConnell at the finish with O'Halloran a further half a second in arrears.

Seeley's team-mate Wilson was forced to retire in the closing stages.

Glenn Irwin finished 10th in Sunday's Supersport race after retiring from Saturday's Sprint event and is now eighth in the championship with 77 points.

Tyco Suzuki rider Josh Brookes became the third different winner of the weekend in the British Superbike series as he held off championship leader Shane Byrne in race three.

Byrne now heads Brookes by 29 points in the championship with Alex Lowes a further 25 points in arrears.

Defending champion Byrne had claimed his 50th British Superbike win in race two after he held off Brookes with Ryuichi Kiyonari in third.

Tyrone rider Keith Farmer crashed out of Saturday's opening race and then had eighth and seventh places in Sunday's races.

Farmer has dropped to 10th in the championship on 86 points after this weekend's round.

Castlerock rider Marty Nutt was third in both races in the Ducati 848 Challenge with Dennis Hobbs winning both ahead of Leon Morris.

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