DUTCH DOUBLE FOR SEELEY & EHA RACING AT ASSEN
Alastair Seeley was a double British Supersport race winner for EHA Racing at Assen’s Cathedral of Motorcycling, with today’s feature middleweight encounter, another classic battle with leading contenders Jack Kennedy and Ben Currie.
Seeley’s opening win on the CF Motorsport prepared EHA Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 came in Saturday’s Supersport Sprint race. It was the Ulsterman’s third sprint race victory without reply since joining EHA Racing in British championship just a few short weeks ago.
But today’s feature race was a classic, with Seeley outfoxing Irishman Jack Kennedy and Aussie Ben Currie for the win, after a nip and tuck battle which lasted the full 16-lap race distance around the iconic Dutch TT Circuit.
Speaking afterwards, a delighted Seeley said: “I haven’t been to Assen for a while, but coming off the success of the last two rounds on the EHA Racing Yamaha, I did my homework before I came, studying laps and on-boards and looking at the time sheets from previous years.
“I knew today in the feature race it was all about looking after tyre life and not push too heard early on. But as expected the front tyre was crying ‘enough’ in the closing laps and I actually folded it a few times. Jack was better than me through the first sector but I felt we were better in the second and third sectors, which I suppose is the business end of the lap.
“I nailed the last few corners perfectly. We positioned ourselves in the right place at the right time, and it’s great to grab a double for the team. It’s nice to repay them for giving me a job back in a class that I really love; so a big thanks to EHA Racing and also to Craig and Robbie at CF Motorsport. Big shout out to the team sponsors who do a great job all year, and also my personal sponsors who haven’t had the best of coverage this year up to now.”
David Allingham added the icing to the Dutch party cake with a fine fourth place today on his CF Motorsport prepared EHA Racing Yamaha, coming through from the third row of the grid to head home an eight strong freight train. Allingham was seventh in Saturday’s Sprint race.