BSB: Ducati Brands Hatch race summary

Double Podium for Emmett MonsterMob Ducati Superbike rider Sean Emmett overcame the treacherous conditions at Brands Hatch today to record a pair of second place finishes in round seven of the Think! British Superbike Championship. Having ...

Double Podium for Emmett

MonsterMob Ducati Superbike rider Sean Emmett overcame the treacherous conditions at Brands Hatch today to record a pair of second place finishes in round seven of the Think! British Superbike Championship.

Having qualified in second place on the grid the 34 year old from Weybridge led both races early on as conditions deteriorated around the Kent circuit.

In race one he had to give second best to Championship leader John Reynolds (Suzuki) and then when it looked like victory would come his way in race two, a last lap charge by fellow Ducati rider Leon Haslam saw him denied victory again.

"Considering those conditions that wasn't a bad day's work. I took the biggest points score of the meeting (40 points) and I'm now up to third in the Championship and closed on Michael Rutter by gaining 27 points on him. That's four rostrums in a row. Had it been dry I would have had a chance of a double, but the conditions were very tricky and it was important to finish" said Emmett.

Meanwhile MonsterMob Ducati Supersport rider Michael Laverty lost ground in his chase for the Championship after a seventh place finish in the wet conditions which prevailed throughout the day.

The 23 year old from Toomebridge was circulating with the leading bunch until dropping back late in the race which was won by main Championship rival Karl Harris.

"That was just survival. There was so much lying water at the start I couldn't see where I was going and the bike was aquaplaning everywhere. I just had to ride as sensibly as I could. Fair play to Karl as he must have rode really well in the conditions and he's now 20 points ahead of me in the championship, but that's the way it goes" said Laverty.

Team owner Paul Bird commented as follows:-

"Another good weekend. Sean had two good strong second places. Michael was just steady away as he didn't feel too confident so he just did enough to bring the bike home. Sean is riding well at present so we're happy but there's a long way to go yet."

Superbike Race One Result

1, John Reynolds (Suzuki) 33m42.324s, 2, Sean Emmett (MonsterMob Ducati) +5.561s, 3, John McGuinness (Kawasaki) +5.665s, 4, Yukio Kagayama (Suzuki) +7.231s, 5, Michael Rutter (Honda) +10.231s, 6, James Haydon (Yamaha) +12.736s, 7, Tommy Hill (Yamaha) +12.791s, 8, Leon Haslam (Ducati) +16.842s, 9, Sam Corke (Suzuki) +21.069s, 10, Dean Thomas (Ducati) +22.890s.

Superbike Race Two Result

1, Leon Haslam (Ducati) 32m19.096s, 2, Sean Emmett (MonsterMob Ducati) +5.576s, 3, Yukio Kagayama (Suzuki) +7.274s, 4, James Haydon (Yamaha) +8.810s, 5, Scott Smart (Kawasaki) +9.638s, 6, John McGuinness (Kawasaki) +10.474s, 7, John Reynolds (Suzuki) +17.478s, 8, Tommy Hill (Yamaha) +18.122s, 9, Craig Coxhell (Honda) +22.165s, 10, Gary Mason (Yamaha) +27.601s.

Supersport Race Result

1, Karl Harris (Honda) 28m47.398s, 2, Jay Vincent (Honda) +2.120s, 3, Pere Riba (Kawasaki) +2.628s, 4, Matt Llewellyn (Ducati) +7.907s, 5, Simon Andrews (Yamaha) +8.536s, 6, Danny Beaumont (Honda) +13.586s, 7, Michael Laverty (MonsterMob Ducati) +23.882s, 8, Jonathan Rea (Honda) +37.535s, 9, Martin Buckles (Yamaha) +38.052s, 10, Lee Jackson (Honda) +38.395s.

Superbike Championship Standings (after Round 14)
1, John Reynolds (Suzuki) 261 pts
2, Michael Rutter (Honda) 232 pts
3, Sean Emmett (MonsterMob Ducati) 186 pts
4, Yukio Kagayama (Suzuki) 181 pts
5, Scott Smart (Kawasaki) 164 pts
6, Dean Thomas (Ducati) 101 pts
7, Tommy Hill (Yamaha) 88 pts
8, Ryuichi Kiyonari (Honda) 87 pts
9, Glen Richards (Kawasaki) 78 pts
10, Gary Mason (Yamaha) 64 pts

Supersport Championship Standings (after Round 7)
1, Karl Harris (Honda) 136 pts
2, Michael Laverty (MonsterMob Ducati) 116 pts
3, Jay Vincent (Honda) 97 pts
4, Pere Riba (Kawasaki) 88 pts
5, Simon Andrews (Yamaha) 76 pts
5, Luke Quigley (Suzuki) 65 pts
7, Leon Camier (Honda) 49 pts
8, Craig Jones (Triumph) 41 pts
9, Tom Sykes (Suzuki) 36 pts
10, Cal Crutchlow (Honda) 32 pts

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Series Other bike
Drivers Jay Vincent , James Haydon , Pere Riba , Glen Richards , Yukio Kagayama , Michael Rutter , Gary Mason , Scott Smart , Sean Emmett , Dean Thomas , Lee Jackson , John Reynolds , Sam Corke , Craig Jones , Luke Quigley , Tom Sykes , Leon Haslam , John McGuinness , Tommy Hill , Craig Coxhell , Karl Harris , Jonathan Rea , Michael Laverty , Ryuichi Kiyonari , Cal Crutchlow , Leon Camier , Paul Bird , Simon Andrews