Farmer wins dramatic Dickies Supersport race to extend series lead

Keith Farmer continued his domination in the Dickies British Supersport Championship, doubling up on Silverstone wins to extend his lead to over 100 points. With tricky conditions around the circuit at the start, it was Currie who grabbed the holeshot to lead at the end of the opening lap ahead of Andrew Irwin and Farmer. Pulling away from the rest of the field, Currie enjoyed a 4.4s lead after two laps and it was a battle for second as Irwin, Farmer and Jack Kennedy traded places throughout the opening half of the race.

Moving into second, Farmer began closing down the lead of Currie with Kennedy in close attention, bringing the lead down from over six seconds to 2.8s at the start of the penultimate lap. As the duo closed a further two seconds, Currie crashed out of the lead making it a Farmer and Kennedy battle for the race win. A move on the final lap saw Kennedy briefly take the lead before he too crashed out leaving Farmer to take the win and extend his series lead by over 100 points.

Irwin claimed second place whilst McAMS Yamaha made a return to the podium with Arthus Sissis in third place ahead of David Allingham in fourth with Bjorn Estment fifth. Superstock 600 rider Mark Clayton made an impressive race, claiming a top ten finish in ninth.

 

Dickies British Supersport Championship, Silverstone, Feature race

  1. Keith Farmer (Appleyard Macadam with Integro Yamaha)
  2. Andrew Irwin (Gearlink Kawasaki) +19.419s
  3. Arthur Sissis (McAMS Yamaha) +43.999
  4. David Allingham (EHA Racing Yamaha) +53.179s
  5. Bjorn Estment (Everquip Racing Yamaha) +1:14.559s
  6. Ryan Dixon (Team Ixon Racing Yamaha) +1:16.580s

 

Dickies British Supersport Championship, Silverstone, Standings after Silverstone

  1. Keith Farmer (Appleyard Macadam with Integro Yamaha) 335
  2. Jack Kennedy (GAC Logistics MV Agusta) 232
  3. Andrew Irwin (Gearlink Kawasaki) 228
  4. David Allingham (EHA Racing Yamaha) 222
  5. Ben Currie (Gearlink Kawasaki) 199
  6. Tarran Mackenzie (McAMS Yamaha) 150

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