Thruxton BSB: Gilbert bags second Stock 600 win of the year

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Mission Racing’s Jordan Gilbert secured his second Pirelli National Superstock 600 win of the season at Thruxton, and led from the very first lap.

The rider from New Denham was strong from the start and held off the advances from Stanley and Oliver in the first few rotations on the Hampshire track. But in the end his race rivals were unable to shift Gilbert from the top spot on the podium.

The Mission racing rider has legendary racer Steve Brogan working with him in his garage and his impact is certainly paying off. At the flag it was George Stanley who came second, with SGR Racing’s Tom Oliver holding on to clinch third.

Allied Racing’s Dan Stamper looked like he would snatch third going into the chicane, only for Oliver to fight back. Jones, Ward, Thompson, Vickers, Tim Neave and Perie completed the top ten.

Stamper still leads the series, but the points between him and second place Oliver is now down to 47 points. Gilbert is third in the overall championship standings.

There was a bit of drama on the opening lap as Tom Neave had a crazy crash at Seagrave and looked like he would hold on to the bike, but it bucked and he fell. He is being assessed by the medical staff at the circuit.

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