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Came BPT Yamaha score Dickies British Supersport double race win at Brands Hatch

Came BPT Yamaha score Dickies British Supersport double race win at Brands Hatch

The Came BPT Yamaha team celebrated an incredible third round of the Dickies British Supersport Championship at Brands Hatch last weekend as James Westmoreland scored his first victory since making his comeback and his team-mate Joe Francis celebrated a debut win.

In the Sprint race championship leader Andy Reid initially led the pack as pole-sitter Tarran Mackenzie and Ben Currie crashed out of the leading group at Graham Hill Bend. Luke Jones was closing in and made an impressive move around the outside into Paddock Hill Bend to take the lead but a technical problem forced him out of the race.

The battle for the Sprint race victory then went down to Reid, the Came BPT Yamaha team-mates Westmoreland and Francis plus Jake Dixon and Andrew Irwin. Westy grabbed the lead and then pushed hard to secure his first win of the season by just 0.381s from Francis and Dixon at his home round.

In the Feature race Francis pushed to go one better; claiming the victory after taking the lead from Dixon on the second lap at Paddock Hill Bend and edging out an advantage over the chasing pack who scrapped for the final podium positions.

It was a five rider battle for much of the race, but it was rookie rider Mackenzie who took second place with Acumen Industrial Services Triumph’s Jones, who started from 21st on the grid claiming a gritty third place. Championship leader Reid narrowly missed out on the podium but still holds the standings lead by six points.

Joe Francis and James Westmoreland posing with The Prodigy frontman Keith Flint

Francis said: “It was a great weekend; we knew we had the pace from the first practice session to challenge for the win. In the first race we took it a bit steady and it was fantastic to get my first podium. Starting from pole in the Feature race, I knew I had to get a good start and as soon as I was in the lead it was just a case of getting my head down and keeping the gap!"

Dickies British Supersport Championship, Brands Hatch, Sprint race:
    1    James Westmoreland (Came BPT Yamaha)
    2    Joe Francis (Came BPT Yamaha) +0.381s
    3    Jake Dixon (Tsingtao MV Agusta) +0.656s
    4     Andy Reid (Quattro Plant Kawasaki) +1.297s
    5    Andrew Irwin (Appleyard Macadam Racing Yamaha) +1.407s

Dickies British Supersport Championship, Brands Hatch, Feature race:
    1    Joe Francis (Came BPT Yamaha)
    2    Tarran Mackenzie (Stauff Connect Academy Kawasaki) +1.502s
    3    Luke Jones (Acumen Industrial Services Triumph) +1.772s
    4    Andy Reid (Quattro Plant Kawasaki) +2.970s
    5    James Westmoreland (Came BPT Yamaha) +3.473s

Dickies British Supersport Championship standings after Brands Hatch:
    1    Andy Reid (Quattro Plant Kawasaki) 85
    2    James Westmoreland (Came BPT Yamaha) 79
    3    Luke Hedger (Gearlink Kawasaki) 48
    4    Luke Jones (Acumen Industrial Services Triumph) 47
    5    Joe Francis (Came BPT Yamaha) 45