Snetterton BSB: Richardson takes crash-delayed Superstock 600 victory - Bikesport News

Snetterton BSB: Richardson takes crash-delayed Superstock 600 victory

Picture: Bonnie Lane

Astro-JJR Racing’s Shane Richards powered to a dominant victory in today’s Pirelli National Superstock 600 race and reclaimed the series lead.

The New Zealander controlled the battle from lights-to-flag, but the original race start had been marred earlier in the afternoon by a warm up lap fiasco and oil spill as at least three riders were involved in an incident heading into the first corner.

With the race moved to the end of the day, Richardson made the strongest start from pole position as McGreevey slotted into second, but undoubtedly the best start came from Storm Stacey who shot forward from the third row of the grid to tuck into third.

As the Kiwi stretched a commanding lead at the front of the field, Irishman Caolan Irwin made his way into third as Stacey dropped down into the fight for sixth.

But the championship leader heading into this round, Eunan McGlinchey, threw away his chances of protecting his lead after dropping his Team 109 Kawasaki from sixth place at Coram with just three laps in the bag.

In the fight for second, McGreevey soon fell victim to a pass by Irwin and jumped into second with Ben Luxton making it a three-way scrap for the runner-up spot.

While Richardson was busy cruising across the line 10.007s up the road, McGreevey got the better of his two race rivals while Luxton pipped Irwin at the line by a mere 0.061s to clinch the final rostrum spot.

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