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More Points For Emmett as Laverty Takes Victory MonsterMob Ducati riders Sean Emmett and Michael Laverty consolidated their positions in their respective championships after an action packed round three of the THINK! British Superbike ...

More Points For Emmett as Laverty Takes Victory

MonsterMob Ducati riders Sean Emmett and Michael Laverty consolidated their positions in their respective championships after an action packed round three of the THINK! British Superbike Championship at a sun-kissed Snetterton today.

999 F02 mounted- Emmett followed up a hard fought fourth in the opening Superbike race with a battling rostrum in race two to move into third in the championship after three of the thirteen rounds.

"Not a bad day I suppose" summarised the 34 year old from Weybridge. "The four cylinder machines seemed to dominate here with their speed which we thought may happen. Also, still having an injury to my finger doesn't help especially with not really having a break between now and Oulton Park. This weekend was a damage limitation exercise but obviously there's still a long way to go. This circuit is one of the weakest ones for us all year but you're never going to be able to compete with the four cylinder machines on speed but wait until we get to some of the more technical circuits the twin will come into its own and I will get my pay back" said Emmett.

MonsterMob Ducati Supersport rider Michael Laverty moved to the lead in the championship after a superb debut victory aboard the 749 after a race long battle had seen him move from 11th in the opening stages.

The 22 year old Toomebridge, Northern Ireland rider snatched the lead with three laps to go but the race was red-flagged a lap short after an accident. However, Laverty was in the lead when the race was stopped and as a result took his second victory in three years at the Norfolk circuit:

"I had an awful first lap and dropped back to 11th but I rode a steady race and picked them off one by one as I didn't want to try too hard early on. I never thought I would get through to the front but I was strong at the end of the race. The bike was brilliant and the tyres were good and it all just worked out for me" said a delighted Laverty.

Tem owner Paul Bird was happy enough with his riders' performances:

"That was a good day and we had three good finishes. We knew this wasn't going to be a track for the Superbike and we had to make the best of a bad job, especially with Sean riding injured. We will go to Oulton Park next week which should hopefully suit the Ducati more. Michael's result was excellent and we knew it was going to happen shortly. He has shown that he is world class, coming from way down on the first lap and he rode probably the best race of his career."

Superbike Race One Result

1, Yukio Kagayama (Suzuki) 27m50.976s, 2, John Reynolds (Suzuki) +0.414s, 3, Michael Rutter (Honda) +1.018s, 4, Sean Emmett (MonsterMob Ducati) +1.597s, 5, Scott Smart (Kawasaki) +2.396s, 6, Dean Thomas (Ducati) +9.061s, 7, Ryuichi Kiyonari (Honda) +12.186s, 8, Tommy Hill (Yamaha) +18.779s, 9, Glen Richards (Kawasaki) +31.451s, 10, James Haydon (Ducati) +34.846s.

Superbike Race Two Result

1, John Reynolds (Suzuki) 26m40.720s, 2, Michael Rutter (Honda) +0.504s, 3, Sean Emmett (MonsterMob Ducati) +9.774s,4, Yukio Kagayama (Suzuki) +12.937s, 5, Dean Thomas (Ducati) +14.436s, 6, Scott Smart (Kawasaki) +16.045s, 7, Glen Richards (Kawasaki) +16.710s, 8, Steve Plater (Yamaha) +21.023s, 9, Ryuichi Kiyonari (Honda) +26.050s, 10, Tommy Hill (Yamaha) +26.795s.

Supersport Race Result

1, Michael Laverty (MonsterMob Ducati) 23m14.750s, 2, Karl Harris (Honda) +0.537s, 3, Pere Riba (Kawasaki) +0.578s, 4, Luke Quigley (Suzuki) +1.813s, 5, Simon Andrews (Yamaha) +2.091s, 6, Jay Vincent (Honda) +2.259s, 7, Tom Sykes (Suzuki) +7.651s, 8, Adrian Coates (Suzuki) +8.394s, 9, Craig Jones (Triumph) +8.684s, 10, Matt Llewellyn (Ducati) +14.619s.

Superbike Championship Standings (after Round 6)
1, John Reynolds (Suzuki) 127 pts
2, Michael Rutter (Honda) 117 pts
3, Yukio Kagayama (Suzuki) 78 pts
3, Sean Emmett (MonsterMob Ducati) 78 pts
5, Ryuichi Kiyonari (Honda) 76 pts
6, Scott Smart (Kawasaki) 68 pts
7, Dean Thomas (Ducati) 48 pts
8, Tommy Hill (Yamaha) 40 pts
9, Glen Richards (Kawasaki) 33 pts
10, Gary Mason (Yamaha) 32 pts

Supersport Championship Standings (after Round 3)
1, Michael Laverty (MonsterMob Ducati) 51 pts
2, Karl Harris (Honda) 45 pts
3, Jay Vincent (Honda) 43 pts
4, Pere Riba (Kawasaki) 42 pts
5, Luke Quigley (Suzuki) 38 pts
6, Craig Jones (Triumph) 27 pts
6, Simon Andrews (Yamaha) 27 pts
8, Kieran Murphy (Honda) 19 pts
9, Adrian Coates (Suzuki) 15 pts
9, Tom Sykes (Suzuki) 15 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 , Steve Plater , John Reynolds , Craig Jones , Luke Quigley , Tom Sykes , Adrian Coates , Tommy Hill , Karl Harris , Michael Laverty , Ryuichi Kiyonari , Paul Bird , Simon Andrews