Oulton BSB: Vickers wins Superstock 600 as Skinner crashes

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Ryan Vickers took another easy victory in today’s drenched Pirelli National Superstock 600 scrap after early race leader Rory Skinner crashed out.

The Scotsman had been leading for the first half of the 12-lap battle with Mototechniks Yamaha’s Vickers close behind, but Skinner hit the deck giving chase to the 2018 champion, who had already taken the crown last weekend at Silverstone.

Despite Vickers’ strong start, Bennetts/Tokheim/Kircaldy Kawasaki’s Skinner got the jump on him and hit Old Hall first, heading off onto the wet Cheshire circuit ahead of the champ and Milo Ward.

Skinner looked to be stretching a gap, but a moment down at Knickerbrook gave Vickers a chance to catch up and by the end of lap five he had the Scotsman’s advantage down to just a quarter of a second.

Vickers stalked him for the next few laps and on lap seven, he took advantage of Skinner’s mistake exiting Hizzy’s chicane to snatch the lead.

But as the rain continued to lash down, the 2018 title holder had easy pickings when Skinner binned it braking into Lodge, leaving Vickers to take the flag a cool 28s clear of G&S Racing’s Ben Luxton and over 33s ahead of Team #109 rider Kevin Keyes, who completed the podium.

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