Westmoreland talks first Supersport win

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James Westmoreland racked up his first British Supersport win on the JW Racing/JT Performance Centre Triumph at Brands last weekend to move into fourth place in the points.

Westmoreland – 21 from Hull -  said: “It’s largely down to JT (John Trigger – the engineer who masterminded Glen Richards British Supersport title with the bike last year and has continued to develop the triple under the JW Racing banner).

“There’s no one single thing that’s improved it’s just the overall package. It’s a good bike, we’ve got softer tyres this year and we’ve moved on (since Richards won the title). The bike just works for me. I love riding it and I’m full of confidence.”

Westmoreland’s results reflect the on-going development of the bike, plus his growing confidence. He finished eight, ninth and eight in the first three rounds but has since claimed fourth, third, second places and has now racked up his maiden in the in the class.

Steve Plater continues to lead the points on the HM Plant Honda after his third place at Brands but the pressure is on.  He has 125 points from MAP Raceways Yamaha’s Billy McConnell 118, Ben Wilson (Gearlink Kawasaki) 105, Westmoreland 105.

Westmoreland and the race-winning JT Performance Centre Triumph 675 will be at the Triumph World’s open weekend at their new showroom in Chesterfield on August 15/16.

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Gary Pinchin

By Gary Pinchin