BSB Thruxton: Those wins were for you dad, says emotional Andy Reid

Andy Reid did the double at Thruxton in the Supersport class.
Andy Reid did the double at Thruxton in the Supersport class.

Andy Reid hauled himself back into contention in the Dickies British Supersport Championship with a magnificent double at Thruxton, where he dedicated his wins to the memory of his late father.

The Jordanstown prospect was in terrific form on the Quattro Plant Cool Milk Kawasaki and after winning Saturday’s Sprint race at the Hampshire circuit, Reid produced a repeat performance on Sunday to bag another maximum points haul to close to within one point of championship leader Tarran Mackenzie.

Reid said: “I dug really deep for this round and after the disappointments of late, it’s fantastic to win again. When I was sat on the line on Saturday, I knew I needed the win no matter what and that was my approach throughout the race.

“I had good pace throughout, especially when the tyres started to lose their grip, but it was really hard work with the heat,” he added.

“Our race pace was stronger than our single lap pace but in the second race there wasn’t much grip out there and there was nothing left at the end. It’s four years today since I lost my dad and I dug even deeper today so this win’s for him.

“It’s an emotional day but it feels good to be back on top.”

Reid won Saturday’s race by 0.8 seconds from Mackenzie with James Westmoreland rounding out the podium places.

David Allingham and Andrew Irwin finished eighth and ninth respectively.

Yesterday, Reid narrowly held on to win by only 0.181 seconds from Bradley Ray with Mackenzie third ahead of Westmoreland.

Allingham finished sixth although Irwin was excluded for ‘failing a post race technical inspection’.

Eugene McManus finished eighth and sixth in the British Motostar races, while championship leader Carl Phillips was 10 th in the Pirelli National Superstock 600 race on the Sandown Kawasaki.

The Brands Hatch GP circuit in Kent hosts round seven of the British championship from August 6-7.