Written by Dan Evon, Courtesy of AllAboutBikes.com
Tommy Hill gave himself three more podium credits by conquering the Cadwell Park track during the first race of the British Superbike this morning. Hill is now just one point behind Ryuichi Kiyonari, and with one race left to go, Hill could be the season leader heading into the showdown.
Hill’s victory was the first at Cadwell Park for the Worx Crescent Suzuki team since 2004. Hill beat out Josh Brookes and King Kiyo for the race win.
“It is nice to be back on the top step again; it has been a long time since Thruxton but that is what we needed and three podium credits is good for me and the team,” Hill said. “We regrouped this weekend and worked hard on the settings and it paid off. We have had some ups and downs but now we are back on top and we need to do the same in race two.”
Behind Kiyonari came the other two riders who have already secured their spots in the top six for the British Superbike showdown. Michael Laverty crossed the line in fourth, followed by Michael Rutter.
James Ellison and Yukio Kagayama would cross the line before Alastair Seeley, who picks up enough points to keep John Laverty at a safe distance. Laverty missed out on the top ten, and will need to put in a podium finish race during race two if he wants a chance at the final showdown.
British Superbike – Cadwell Park – Race 1 Results
- Tommy Hill (Worx Crescent Suzuki)
- Josh Brookes (HM Plant Honda) +5.116s
- Ryuichi Kiyonari (HM Plant Honda) +7.092s
- Michael Laverty (Relentless Suzuki by TAS) +12.522s
- Michael Rutter (Ridersmotorcycles.com Ducati) +14.623s
- James Ellison (Swan Honda) +20.822s
- Yukio Kagayama (Worx Crescent Suzuki) +28.158s
- Alastair Seeley (Relentless Suzuki by TAS) +28.533s
- Tommy Bridewell (Quay Garage Honda) +30.198s
- Dan Linfoot (Motorpoint Yamaha) +34.523s