Jack Kennedy grabbed his seventh Dickies British Supersport win of the season this afternoon to storm into the championship lead.
The Integro Yamaha rider beat team-mate Brad Jones after the two controlled proceedings from lights to flag and now sits four points clear of title rival Alastair Seeley at the top of the points table.
Kennedy grabbed the holeshot but it was all action just behind as his team-mate Jones nearly made contact with Lee Johnston in a bid to bag second.
But Johnston soon dropped back as Seeley slotted into third ahead of Rory Skinner before the local lad slipped ahead of him on the opening lap to move into third.
While Kennedy led Jones out front, the battle was on for fourth as Seeley fended off Gearlink Kawasaki’s returning Ben Wilson, but GP2 man Kyle Ryde was soon in the mix and quickly ahead of both Wilson and Seeley.
The Kovara Projects rider soon moved ahead of Skinner to take over third place, but by then Seeley had dropped five seconds off the back of the Scotsman and out of contention for the podium.
Meanwhile at the front, new lap record holder Jones was still looking for a way through on Kennedy, but backmarker traffic gave the Dubliner just enough of a gap to pull away with two laps to go and cross the line almost 2.5s clear of his team-mate.
Over 10s back was Ryde and a further 12s adrift in fourth overall and third in the Supersport ranks was EHA Yamaha man Seeley, who inherited the final rostrum spot after Skinner’s bike suffered problems with just a couple of laps to go.