Knockhill BSB: Pinson, Trimble and Kade Verwey share Junior Supersport spoils - Bikesport News

Knockhill BSB: Pinson, Trimble and Kade Verwey share Junior Supersport spoils

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Three different riders stood on the top step of the Dickies Junior Supersport podium in Scotland as Elliot Pinson, Curtis Trimble and Kade Verwey shared wins.

With weather cutting the originally-scheduled four-race programme to three and 25 less points on offer, Verwey has now eclipsed early season leader Trystan Finocchiaro in the championship chase.

Team XG Racing’s Verwey got the strongest start in race one, leading the pack away from the line as Finocchiaro, Bower and the returning Pinson settled into a four-way fight for victory.

But Finocchiaro soon found his way to the front and before long, Trimble and Owen Jenner joined them in a six-rider train just a few laps in.

Shortly after his brother Luke had binned his Kawasaki, Kade powered out to a one-second lead and although it looked to be a straightforward win with one lap to go, Brody Crockford and Chris Moffitt crashed at Turn 2, prompting red flags.

With a result declared, Kade took the win ahead of Pinson and Finnochiaro as the latter’s championship advantage fell to just two points.

But it was all change in race two as Team 109’s Curtis Trimble emerged from a mid-race scrap to pull an insurmountable lead on the field.

Meanwhile, after Verwey had held station in second for much of the race, Bower stormed through to snatch second while Pinson fell just 0.018s short of a podium finish as he crossed the line just behind Verwey.

In race three on Sunday, Trimble scorched from pole position to hit the front with Pinson and Matthew Bower in tow, but Pinson grabbed the lead at the Hairpin and immediately set about pulling a gap.

Back in the fight for second, Trimble moved ahead of Bower but before long Owen Jenner and Finocchiaro caught up to make it a four-way fight before Honda rider Will Lathrope and yesterday’s winner Verway made it six.

As SymCirrus Motorsport rider Pinson stretched a five-second lead by the half way mark and Bower settled into his own lone second place, the battle was on for third with Trimble leading title rivals Verwey and Finocchiaro.

Trimble dropped down to fifth as he was passed by the two championship contenders, but he came right back at Finocchiaro with six laps to go.

While Pinson took victory almost 11 seconds clear of Bower, Trimble edged Verwey over the line by just 0.071s to bag the final rostrum spot.

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