BRAYDEN Elliott stretched his lead in the Pirelli Super Series 1000 after splitting wins with reigning champ John Ingram this weekend.
The Australian, who took a near-perfect points haul from Snetterton last time out, stretched his lead over 2019 runner-up Luke Hopkins as the series hit Oulton Park for round two.
After taking pole just 0.190sec clear of Josh Daley and Christie O’Connor, No Bull CFS Filtration’s Elliott grabbed a commanding lead as the lights went out for race one with a two-second advantage over Daley after just one lap.
But battling up from his second-row starting spot, Ingram powered from fourth to second on lap two, levering Curtis Wright aside before getting the better of Daley.
Ingram began chipping away at Elliott’s gap and by the final lap he’d brought the deficit down to less than a second. But Elliott held his ground and kept the defending champ behind him as he bagged victory by 0.441sec, with Daley securing third some 12sec back.
Lining up on pole for race two, Ingram looked to be in control until Elliott scorched into the lead once again, while Hopkins jumped into contention as he slotted into second before Daley knocked Ingram back to fourth.
But Ingram was on the move and by lap three he’d passed Daley back before slotting past Hopkins the very next time around. The Fleetwood BMW rider reeled Elliott in just a few corners later and laid a pass on the Aussie on lap five, keeping the Suzuki behind him all the way to the flag to win by 0.277sec as Hopkins took third just a second further back.
Elliott now leads the series on 115 points with Hopkins trailing by 23, but Ingram isn’t ruling out a return for a shot at his second title on the bounce…