Donington BSB: Seeley pips Oliver and Jones in Supersport thriller - Bikesport News

Donington BSB: Seeley pips Oliver and Jones in Supersport thriller

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Alastair Seeley stole victory in this weekend’s second Dickies British Supersport race after a nearly race-long battle with Tom Oliver and Brad Jones.

The EHA Yamaha man, who snagged the championship lead this weekend thanks to defending champ Jack Kennedy’s race one crash, made a last-lap dash and held on to do the double.

Leading GP2 rider Kyle Ryde got the jump on the field from pole position as he led Seeley, Jones and Oliver in a four-man breakaway.

Championship leader Seeley soon took the lead over Jones as Ryde fell back to fourth behind Oliver with five laps in the bag.

But in the fight for the lead, Jones squeezed through at Roberts at the end of lap six as the four-man battle for victory once again closed up with Oliver and Ryde back on the coat-tails of Seeley and Jones.

Seeley slipped ahead of Jones and regained control of the action, but the very next lap Jones hit back heading up to Mcleans to take the advantage back just a moments before Seeley made another move to reclaim the top spot.

The two continued their tit-for-tat battle with Oliver having a few tries at second, but Jones made the best of backmarker traffic to take the lead with three laps remaining as Oliver followed him through moments later to slice underneath Seeley at Mcleans the very next lap.

But Seeley soon powered back past and with just over a lap to go, he made the same move on Jones to snatch the lead back.

On the final lap, however, Seeley snagged the lead and held off Oliver’s final advances at Roberts to sweep the weekend, leaving Jones to take third just 0.166s off victory.

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