Thruxton BSB: Scott and Stacey split Motostar wins

Picture: Bonnie Lane

Storm Stacey snatched his maiden HEL Performance British Motostar victory this weekend while Jack Scott bagged his first win since round one.

A host of penalties in race one meant Scott was kept from the top step, but he stamped his authority when he cleared off and won by over five seconds today.

Stacey got the best start in race one, leading Asher Durham and Scott as the pack settled into a rhythm on the first lap of 12, but Microlise Cresswell Racing’s Durham soon shoved his way to the front as it looked like a classic Motostar shuffle.

City Lifting/RS Racing’s Jake Archer then moved to the front, but was shuffled back in the leading group as Brandon Paasch and Banks Racing’s Ed Rendell joined the fight.

It was all change on the final lap, and heading into the chicane, victory looked to be Stacey’s for the taking. But Scott emerged ahead of the FPW Racing rider at the notorious final bend as Paasch knocked series leader Archer aside and into the dirt to take third.

While Scott provisionally had the win, an amended result handed him a one second penalty for exceeding track limits, which nudged him back to second and gave Stacey victory.

SymCirrus Motorsport’s Edmund Best was also put on the podium after American Paasch was slapped with a 20s penalty for causing Archer’s crash.

In race two it was Scott who got the holeshot, leading team-mate Archer, class veteran Rendell, Stacey and Durham.

Scott soon began stretching a lead, leaving the chasing quartet to duke it out behind for the rest of the race as he built up a 6.5s lead with a lap to go.

Durham, Stacey and Archer all took turns at the front, but as Scott rolled off and took the win by 5.383s, it was Mahindra-mounted Durham who snatched second, with Archer 0.075s adrift to complete the podium.

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