BSB Supports – Donington Park: Rollo splashes to Superstock victory

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LEWIS Rollo powered to his first Pirelli National Superstock win of the season after clearing off in today’s wet race one.

The Scotsman hit the front early on ahead of title contender Billy McConnell before the Australian crashed out, leaving the The RAF Regular and Reserves rider to a clear victory.

From pole, Rich Energy’s McConnell hit Redgate in the lead but by the time they hit Hollywood it was Oulton Park winner Chrissy Rouse who was nipping at his heels as Shane Richardson gave chase.

By lap three, however, as the pack began to stretch out, Scotsman Lewis Rollo had splashed his way into second place as Rouse dropped to third while Tim Neave and Alex Olsen were approaching Richardson in fourth.

Meanwhile, road racing ace Davey Todd was scything his way up the order as he levered Mark Heckles aside and started to cut away at his gap to sixth-placed Olsen.

Rollo finally hit the front after sliding underneath McConnell at the Melbourne Hairpin, but it was disaster just a few corners later for the Aussie as he lost the rear and was flicked over his BMW at Coppice.

While Rollo continued to hold his advantage, it was a shuffle behind as Rouse was swamped by the Astro JJR of Richardson and Buildbase rider Tim Neave, pushing the Geordie back to fourth before he was knocked back another place by Olsen, with Todd sticking a pass on the STAUFF Fluid Power bike moments later.

With the podium in sight, Todd then tucked underneath Olsen and powered up ahead to Neave, moving ahead of the Hawk Racing man at the hairpin to take over second.

Todd’s charge wasn’t finished there, either – with just over four laps to go, the North Yorkshireman moved up to second after nudging Richardson aside down the Dunlop straight.

As Rollo cruised to victory by some five seconds, it was a last-lap dash behind as Milenco by Padgetts man Todd held on to clinch his first podium in class, only just holding on while Rouse crashed out trying to take second – leaving Neave to pinch the final rostrum spot from Richardson.

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