News 20 Jun 2011

Hill wins both races at Knockhill British Superbike round for Yamaha

Tommy Hill took a clean sweep at Knockhill's round of BSB on Sunday.

Tommy Hill took a clean sweep at Knockhill's round of BSB on Sunday.

Swan Yamaha’s Tommy Hill captured both race victories at Knockhill’s round of the British Superbike Championship on Sunday.

Hill was able to win race one ahead of Crescent Suzuki’s John Hopkins and HM Plant Honda’s series leader Shane Byrne, backing that result up with another big win in the second leg from Byrne and Michael Laverty.

“It is unbelievable to have won both races today for Swan Yamaha and I have to thank them for their hard work to get us up there where we needed to be,” Hill commented. “After some hard rounds it has been fantastic to get the sweep of pole and two race wins today.

“We knew we could push but it is just great for our championship; more points and more podium credits was what we needed and that is what we got and that will prove so important later in the season ahead of the Showdown.”

Meanwhile, Hopkins crashed out of race two in a bitter blow for him in the points race.

Josh Brookes scored fifth in race one for Relentless Suzuki before he was involved with Hopkins’ incident in the second.

In the BSB Evo class, Glen Richards won race one and finished fifth in the second leg.

The Supersport class saw Billy McConnell race his Triumph to 9-13 results, while Paul Young bounced back from a problem in race one to score sixth in the second leg.

David Johnson finished ninth in Superstock 1000, while HM Plant Honda’s Jason O’Halloran was forced out in an early crash and taken to hospital for further examination.

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