EHA Racing’s David Allingham took full advantage of a mechanical problem for Ben Currie to take his first-ever Dickies British Supersport victory at Brands Hatch yesterday.
After a difficult start to the season, Allingham finally picked up his maiden big trophy in the class after following GP2 riders Kyle Ryde and Josh Owens across the line.
“I had a tough start to the year and my confidence was dented as I just couldn’t seem to find the right balance with the new Yamaha R6. We’ve moved back to the old bike for a couple of rounds to see if we could find some sort of rhythm, and it’s worked,” smiled Allingham.
“I might have been a little fortunate today when Currie developed some problems late on, but you have to finish to win it and I kept pushing right until the end. We’ve worked hard all weekend and this is as much a reward for everyone within EHA Racing as it is for me.”
“Del, my mechanic has kept the faith and been a massive help, and for this round I worked with Craig Fitzpatrick as acting crew chief. The goal going forward is to get back onto the new Yamaha, but for now I’ll savour that first win. But what a weekend for EHA Racing with my second place on Saturday and Ross third, and Joe Collier getting two wins in the Superstock class for the team.”