BSB’s Defining moments: 8
8. Best race
Stuart Easton had a pretty fantastic season, taking the privateer Hydrex Honda to third in the championship.
He had chalked up his first ever BSB race win at Croft but that was after series leader Camier had made a mess of the start – and the subsequent opening laps – and had to charge through the pack.
But by far the best race of the year came in Saturday’s opener of the second-closing Oulton Park triple header – the only time all year that anyone got the better of Camier in a true head-to-head.
Ironically, it was a clash with new team-mate Tommy Hill – who went under him at Island Bend and pushed him wide, almost onto the grass – that brought out the best in Easton.
The incident led to Hill pulling back on line, directly into the path of Karl Harris who crashed heavily, bringing out the red flag
But Easton was fired up in the restart and battled with Camier who led into the final lap on the Airwaves Yamaha.
Easton – starting from pole for the first time in his BSB career – slammed under him going into Old Hall only to lose out on the run to Cascades, but was far from beaten and pulled off a sensational pass going into Hizzy’s chicane and held on to win by two tenths of a second.