Mar-Train Racing team principal Tim Martin is refusing to get carried away after Stuart Easton moved back to the top of the British Supersport Championship at Donington Park on Sunday.
Easton finished as the runner-up in Saturday’s race before scaling the top step in the second outing on Sunday on the Yamaha R6 to overtake Alastair Seeley at the summit.
The 30-year-old Scotsman holds a lead of eight points, but with three rounds and six races still to run at Assen, Silverstone and Brands Hatch, team boss Martin’s feet remain firmly planted on the ground.
The Temple-based outfit knows only too well the unpredictable nature of the sport as Dublin’s Jack Kennedy went agonisingly close to clinching the crown in 2012.
Martin, who is only overseeing his second full season in the British Supersport Championship, is confident, however, that the upcoming rounds will play to the strengths of the R6 as Easton attempts to put some daylight between himself and Seeley at the top.
“Stuart proved his pedigree today but the boys in the team also deserve credit for giving him a great bike,” he said.
“We’re not going to make a big deal about leading the championship, but it’s obviously pleasing to be back in a strong position and the next couple of circuits will definitely suit Stuart.”
Easton, a former British Supersport champion, said he was ‘very pleased’ with the outcome at Donington but is equally aware that the championship is far from secure.
“I was disappointed yesterday losing out on the victory, but the Mar-Train boys made a few changes to my R6 Yamaha which improved the package and I was able to do the business today,” he said.
“I have to thank them all for such a big effort. It’s nice to go to Assen in the championship lead, but there are six races left and we will take them one at a time, but I’m very pleased.”
The next race takes place at Assen on September 22 followed by round 11 at Silverstone (October 6) and the final race at Brands Hatch on October 20.