Awesome supersport race at Thruxton if you haven't seen it, didn't catch the first one unfortunately. As written below, the winning Triumph of race 2 dropped out of the lead in race 1 due to regulator/rectifier failure
The second race was much better, epic flag to flag racing, ending almost in a 1-2 for the smith's Triumph team!
Motorpoint British Supersport Championship race 1 (12 laps)
1 Glen Richards (Triumph)
2 Sam Warren (Yamaha)
3 Ben Wilson (Kawasaki)
4 Jack Kennedy (Yamaha)
5 Luke Mossey (Triumph)
6 Christian Iddon (Triumph)
DNF Billy McConnell (Triumph)
Motorpoint British Supersport Championship race 2 (18 laps)
1 Billy McConnell (Triumph)
2 Jack Kennedy (Yamaha)
3 Glen Richards (Triumph)
4 Luke Mossey (Triumph)
5 Ben Wilson (Kawasaki)
6 Luke Jones (Triumph)
McConnell and Richards Secure Double Victory For Smiths (Gloucester) Racing
The Smiths (Gloucester) Racing team enjoyed their best weekend to date in the Motorpoint British Supersport Championship protected by Datatag with a fantastic double victory at Thruxton this weekend.
Both Glen Richards and Billy McConnell took a race win each whilst Richards also took a third in Sunday's second race giving the team even more reason to celebrate at their local track. Luke Mossey also finished in the top five in both races to crown a brilliant weekend for Alan Smith's team.
2009 British Supersport Champion Richards qualified on pole position for Saturday's sprint race and he was never out of the top two places. Second in the early stages, Glen was part of a five-rider battle for the lead, and eventually took control of the race on lap 10. Hitting the front, the Australian never looked back and pulled away to take his and the team's first victory of the season.
Whilst he was celebrating, team-mate McConnell was cursing his bad luck as he was part of the same five-rider group and led on lap five but no sooner was he at the front then he was in the pits with a broken rectifier. Mossey, meanwhile, worked his way through the pack from a fourth row qualifying position to claim a well earned fifth place.
Sunday's longer 18-lap feature race was better still with a scintillating six-way battle for the win with all three Smiths riders in the mix. The lead changed hands on numerous occasions but it was McConnell who prevailed, the Australian winning by a narrow margin from Irishman Jack Kennedy, to put Saturday's disappointment firmly behind him. Fellow countryman Richards, who also led the race, was only two tenths of a second further back in third with Mossey in an excellent fourth.
Metzeler National Superstock 600cc rider Johnny Blackshaw also gave the team plenty to cheer about as he finished in fourth place despite the handicap of riding the entire race with no clutch. He narrowly missed out on a podium but it was a superb effort and has moved him up the championship table.