TYSERS Yamaha’s Rory Skinner destroyed the field to take his second win of the weekend in today’s Quattro Group British Supersport race after leading every lap.
It took the Scotsman just one corner to hit the front and from there, he was never headed while a battle for second played out almost exactly like yesterday’s.
But it was confusion across the board as Ben Currie dropped his Gearlink Kawsaki while waiting for the lights to go out on the grid, prompting an extra warm up lap as the Aussie was forced to start from the back when action finally got underway.
While Harris-mounted Jack Scott grabbed the lead into Redgate, Skinner squeezed the GP2 back to second after a move around the outside at Hollywood before Brad Jones picked Scott off heading into Starkey’s.
Westmoreland followed them both through as he levered Scott aside out of McLean’s, but as Skinner continued to creep away, it was disaster for Aussie Tom Toparis two laps in as he high-sided exiting Roberts and collected reigning Superstock 600 champ Korie McGreevey on the way to the Recticel.
Back at the front, Westmoreland nudged Jones aside as he moved into second but was still struggling to keep pace with the Scottish teen as race one winner Skinner continued to increase his advantage with nearly five seconds to work with and a new lap record to his name with just nine laps of 23 completed.
Yesterday’s podium finisher Bradley Perie soon tagged onto the back of Westmoreland and Jones in the battle for silver and a scrap ensued just as Scott joined them, with Spirit Moto Corsa’s Mason Law approaching from the back.
With three laps remaining and Skinner nowhere to be seen, the fight was on for second as Perie passed Westmoreland only for the class veteran to come straight back before Jones followed him through.
While Jones tried everything at the final chicane, Westmoreland fended him off in an out-braking contest to bag second as last year’s championship runner-up was demoted to fifth with a time penalty, handing Diamond H Racing’s Perie third ahead of the leading GP2 of Scott.