Snetterton BSB: Junior Supersport sweep for Pinson - Bikesport News

Snetterton BSB: Junior Supersport sweep for Pinson

Picture: Bonnie Lane

Elliot Pinson clinched a dominant clean sweep in the Dickies British Junior Supersport scraps this weekend after a dramatic second race today.

The SymCirrus Motorsport rider commanded yesterday’s action, but ran off track in this afternoon’s race and dropped to seventh before storming back through the field to take victory and do the double.

​After a flying start, Pinson stormed into the lead of race one ahead of a pack of riders including series leader Kade Verwey, Trystan Finocchiaro, Will Lathrope and Owen Jenner.

While Pinson was busy stretching an insurmountable lead, it was all action behind and ahead of a few groups of early crashers, Finocchiaro binned it all on his own after fighting for second place, eventually leaving Verwey and Lathrope to dice for the runner-up spot.

Verwey dropped his advantage as he ran wide at Agostini with just over two laps to go, leaving the door open for Lathrope, but the championship front-runner drove back ahead as they continued to scrap.

And while Lathrope had a final stab on the last lap, Verwey managed to hold on to cross the line second, just under seven seconds adrift of dominant winner Pinson.

In the second race on Sunday, Pinson grabbed another strong start and looked to be in control ahead of Adon Davie, but it was disaster for Pinson just before the end of the first lap as he ran off at Murray’s and had to rejoin in seventh.

At the front, Davie inherited the lead as he settled into a battle with Verwey and Jenner, but the Scotsman was down and out at Brundle on lap four as he went in hot and tipped over on the grass, ending his wining hopes.

Jenner took over the lead but Verwey slid up the inside at Agostini before Jenner got him back on the exit as the two continued to scrap, allowing the chasing trio of Finocchiaro, Pinson and Lathrope to catch up.

Pinson moved into third ahead of Finocchiaro, but quickly slipped back to fifth behind the KTM and Honda riders before the early race leader clocked a new lap record and regained ground in his quest to salvage a podium.

With just over two laps to go, Pinson caught onto the back of Jenner and Verwey but after having a stab at second, he dropped back to fourth place behind Finocchiaro before storming back up into second and settling into pursuit of Verwey.

And with a final pass at Brundle, Pinson completed his comeback ride to do the double as Jenner edged Verwey aside at Murrays to bag second.

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