Cadwell Park BSS: Red flags hand Wilson home win

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Ben Wilson has taken the win in today's British Supersport shootout race, emerging on the right side of the count back rule as red flags robbed Stuart Easton of his seventh win of the season.

Wilson led off the line, and by the end of lap two had managed to pull a gap of over a second on teammate Alaistair Seeley, with Stuart Easton back in third. However, both the chasers were able to regroup and close the gap in, before disaster struck for Seeley on lap five and he highsided out of the race at Mansfield.

Easton was forced to take avoiding action, and lost some of the time he had pulled back in. However, he was soon back on the charge, catching Wilson on lap nine. Easton was able to make his move on lap eleven, taking the lead before a red flag came out, counting back the result and giving Wilson the win.

The battle for the final podium spot was equally hard fought, with Graeme Gowland being hunted down by Billy McConnell, but the Australian was unable to make a move before the red flags.

Jason O'Halloran took fifth, with the Honda rider swapping places with Richard Cooper to take the place by 0.1 when the flags went out.

There was a high attrition rate in the 12 lap dash, with Glen Richards, Luke Stapleford and Glen Irwin joining Seeley among the front runners not making it to the end of the race.

Seeley's DNF opens up the championship somewhat, allowing Easton to close the Northern Irishman's lead to 27 points.

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Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer