Ian Hutchinson kept his National Superstock 1000cc championship hopes alive with a fabulous win during today’s Bank Holiday meeting at Cadwell Park for Tyco BMW. From his hard fought pole position slot, Hutchinson – fresh from his four wins at the Ulster Grand Prix – took charge at the head of proceedings on lap two after an early exchange with fellow BMW rider Taylor Mackenzie.
After that the Tyco BMW rider dominated at the front of the field, going on to take his second win of the season by over two seconds. The Bingley rider also set the fastest lap of the race on lap eight of fifteen. His team-mate Josh Elliott took sixth place.
Ian Hutchinson: “We found a good comfortable setting early on with the Tyco BMW this weekend and I was feeling confident that we could take the win. We are only 23 points down on Taylor now despite missing the Donington round earlier in the year to concentrate on the TT. He’s been riding well and it’s his to lose I suppose, but we will keep plugging away and push for wins at the final three rounds and see where that takes us. I’ve had a terrific year with the TAS guys riding the Tyco BMW S1000RR and I’d like a few wins yet before the year is out.”
It was a tough weekend for Hutchy’s British Superbike team-mates Michael Laverty and Christian Iddon. Laverty holds fourth place in the championship standings leaving Cadwell after taking ten points for his weekend’s efforts. Christian Iddon was also fighting for top ten placings but crashed out of both races.
Philip Neill – Team Manager: “Another fantastic performance from Hutchy in the Superstock class, confirming the dominance of the S1000RR. Although this championship was not our main goal with Ian from the outset, he certainly has put himself in a strong position, even having missing one round to accommodate our TT schedule. Josh is performing consistently and once again, a better grid position and start would no doubt have seen him challenge for a podium position.