Thruxton BSB: Maiden Superstock 600 win for Delves

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Liam Delves chalked up the first Pirelli National Superstock 600 of his career after pipping TJ Toms to the line.

The Via Moto Racing rider emerged at the front of the field after a safety-car-delayed scrap this morning at the quickest track on the calendar.

JR Performance man Ben Luxton had made the best start from pole position as he rocketed ahead of front-row men Korie McGreevy and Caolan Irwin on the first lap.

But just four laps in, it was disaster for Century Racing’s Donington winner McGreevy, who crashed out while fighting for the lead just after Astro JJR’s points leader Shane Richardson had hit the front.

After G&S Racing’s TJ Toms had slotted into second, the safety car slowed up proceedings for two laps while marshals got to work on circuit, but on the restart Toms found a way through on Kiwi Richardson to take over in the top spot.

And while he and Richardson traded places in the lead, Delves - who had ended the first lap in 11th place - rocketed through the field and shot from fourth to first two laps from the finish.

But with little time to remount a challenge, Richardson fell out of podium contention into fourth as Delves edged Toms by 0.174s to take his first win, leaving Ready 4 Racing’s Irwin to third.

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