Elliot Pinson and Brian Hart split this weekend’s Dickies Junior Supersport honours as Eunan McGlinchey sneaked back into the championship lead.
The Northern Irishman collected two seconds this weekend, despite nearly always being in the winning battle, as he now sits a mere seven points clear of Kade Verwey
Spaniard Hart got the best launch in race one on Saturday while McGlinchey tucked in behind, but the rest of the pack looked to be left behind as they trailed by more than 1.5s on the very first lap.
But within a couple of laps, Verwey, championship leader after the last round, and constant threat Pinson joined the two race leaders as Team #109 Kawasaki’s McGlinchey moved to the head of the pack.
He was shoved back to third with four laps to go, however, as Pinson hit the front ahead of Hart, but McGlinchey wasn’t down long and he was straight back into place and nipping at Pinson’s heels in the final two laps.
But his final efforts weren’t enough and Pinson snatched his second win of the season, 0.433s clear of McGlinchey with Team XG Racing’s Verwey pipping Hart on the final lap to take third.
In race two it was once again Hart who grabbed the early lead before Pinson took over on lap two, but McGlinchey, who had started in the middle of the second row, made up nearly 2.5s in the next two laps to sneak right up onto the coattails of Hart in second.
A slipstream battle ensued as KTM rider Hart then hit the front, but Pinson and McGlinchey both took punts at the lead as the laps wound down.
While it looked to be anyone’s for the taking in the closing few corners, Hart stole victory as McGlinchey lost out by just 0.060s, with Pinson a mere 0.360 further adrift in third.