BSB: Ducati Thruxton race summary

MonsterMob Ducati Superbike rider Sean Emmett bounced back to form with a scintillating victory in front of another bumper crowd at a sun kissed Thruxton in round six of the Think! British Superbike Championship today. The 34 year old from ...

MonsterMob Ducati Superbike rider Sean Emmett bounced back to form with a scintillating victory in front of another bumper crowd at a sun kissed Thruxton in round six of the Think! British Superbike Championship today.

The 34 year old from Camberley took the win in the second of the day's races after a titanic five way battle which saw him victorious by 0.783 of a second and whilst Emmett was overjoyed with his performance in race two he was left rueing the chance of a double victory having thrown away a leading advantage in race one within sight of the flag.

Then, Emmett was in front and as he exited the Club Chicane he was about to start celebrating the victory when the rear wheel of the MonsterMob Ducati F04 broke away which relegated him to third as he crossed the line.

"We showed we were strongest out there. I should have won the first race and I feel so bad about that but the second race was a good response and I would have been disappointed with anything other than a win. The team really needed that. People have said all sorts of things but at the end of the day we are all professional and when we just dig in we can show that when we get it right we're a very strong package. We know the bike works well at Brands Hatch and now we've got to keep winning as the championship is not over yet. I'm really happy to get back to winning ways" said Emmett.

Making it a treble rostrum celebration for the Paul Bird Motorsport Team was Supersport rider Michael Laverty who brought the 749cc machine home in third place.

The young Ulsterman ran in the leading trio for all of the race but had to settle for third at the end of the 18 lapper and in doing so relinquished his championship lead to Honda rival Karl Harris.

"I thought I was there on that one. I thought I could pass him (Leon Camier) at the back of the circuit but he just kept his line and I had no chance. I held the inside line up until the last chicane but Leon made an outside move. I'm so disappointed, that's three races now where I've been nearly there" said Laverty.

Team owner Paul Bird was relieved to get his team back to their winning form.

"It's good to get back to winning ways but we should have got a double. We've got the 999 back to where it should be and hope we can continue this form at Brands Hatch where we know Sean is good. Michael rode a good race and did everything perfectly and it was just unfortunate at the end when he ended up in third position. But he's still up there in the Championship and that's what matters" said Bird.

Superbike Race One Result

1, Michael Rutter (Honda) 28m24.161s, 2, John Reynolds (Suzuki) +0.024s, 3, Sean Emmett (MonsterMob Ducati) +0.101s, 4, Gregorio Lavilla (Suzuki) +0.115s, 5, Dean Thomas (Ducati) +2.772s, 6, Scott Smart (Kawasaki) +10.542s, 7, Gary Mason (Yamaha) +11.263s, 8, James Ellison (Yamaha) +11.613s, 9, Tommy Hill (Yamaha) +14.961s, 10, Kieran Clarke (Yamaha) +26.247s.

Superbike Race Two Result

1, Sean Emmett (MonsterMob Ducati) 25m45.597s, 2, Michael Rutter (Honda) +0.783s, 3, Gregorio Lavilla (Suzuki) +2.487s, 4, Scott Smart (Kawasaki) +2.571s, 5, James Ellison (Yamaha) +2.640s, 6, Tommy Hill (Yamaha) +21.313s, 7, Kieran Clarke (Yamaha) +21.430s, 8, Ryuichi Kiyonari (Honda) +21.546s, 9, Craig Coxhell (Honda) +21.844s, 10, James Buckingham (Suzuki) +27.488s.

Supersport Race Result

1, Karl Harris (Honda) 23m38.851s, 2, Leon Camier (Honda) +0.933s, 3, Michael Laverty (MonsterMob Ducati) +0.999s, 4, Luke Quigley (Suzuki) +14.971s, 5, Pere Riba (Kawasaki) +15.044s, 6, Jonathan Rea (Honda) +20.631s, 7, Jay Vincent (Honda) +20.652s, 8, Paul Young (Honda) +21.005s, 9, Shane Norval (Honda) +21.391s, 10, Tom Sykes (Suzuki) +22.288s.

Superbike Championship Standings (after Round 12)
1, John Reynolds (Suzuki) 227 pts
2, Michael Rutter (Honda) 219 pts
3, Scott Smart (Kawasaki) 153 pts
4, Yukio Kagayama (Suzuki) 152 pts
5, Sean Emmett (MonsterMob Ducati) 146 pts
6, Dean Thomas (Ducati) 95 pts
7, Ryuichi Kiyonari (Honda) 87 pts
8, Glen Richards (Kawasaki) 78 pts
9, Tommy Hill (Yamaha) 71 pts
10, Gary Mason (Yamaha) 58 pts

Supersport Championship Standings (after Round 6)
1, Karl Harris (Honda ) 111 pts
2, Michael Laverty (MonsterMob Ducati) 107 pts
3, Jay Vincent (Honda) 77 pts
4, Pere Riba (Kawasaki) 72 pts
5, Simon Andrews (Yamaha) 65 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 Gregorio Lavilla , Paul Young , Jay Vincent , Pere Riba , Glen Richards , Yukio Kagayama , Michael Rutter , Gary Mason , Scott Smart , Sean Emmett , Dean Thomas , John Reynolds , Craig Jones , James Ellison , Luke Quigley , Tom Sykes , Tommy Hill , James Buckingham , Kieran Clarke , Craig Coxhell , Karl Harris , Jonathan Rea , Michael Laverty , Ryuichi Kiyonari , Cal Crutchlow , Leon Camier , Paul Bird , Simon Andrews