Alastair Seeley powered to his first Dickies British Supersport win of the season this afternoon as his title rival Jack Kennedy crashed out of contention.
The EHA Racing man had pulled ahead of an early scrap with Kyle Ryde and Brad Jones, but Kennedy was the first of at least four riders to hit the deck at the Roberts chicane and crash out.
Seeley shot out of the gates and was the first to enter Redgate as he and Integro Yamaha’s Jones tustled for the top spot with Kovara Projects RS Racing GP2 front-runner Ryde and series leader Kennedy in tow.
But just two laps in, Kennedy suffered a high-side on the exit of Roberts and his hopes of a fifth straight win were put to bed.
While his team-mate looked to be flying the factory Yamaha flag in front, Jones dropped back as the race went on and settled into a lone third as Seeley and Ryde fought for the win.
And despite a scrap in the closing laps, Seeley held on to take his first win of the year just 0.097s clear of Ryde.