Andy Reid clinches super rostrum finish at Snetterton

Andy Reid on the TTC Yamaha at Snetterton
Andy Reid on the TTC Yamaha at Snetterton

Belfast’s Andy Reid came through from ninth place to finish on the rostrum in the Motorpoint British Supersport Sprint race at Snetterton on Saturday.

It was Reid’s second successive podium on the Team Traction Control Yamaha after he also clinched third place in the previous round at Oulton Park.

The race was won by Luke Stapleford on the Profile Triumph, who narrowly held off Kyle Ryde after a pulsating battle at the front.

American rider James Rispoli took fourth on the second of the TTC Yamaha machines ahead of Carrick’s Glenn Irwin, who fought his way through to a fantastic fifth place after being forced to start from the back of the grid on the Gearlink Kawasaki.

Irwin had qualified on row two in fourth place but a mistake on the sighting lap cost him the chance of taking up his place at the front of the grid.

Portadown’s Marshall Neill was the top Evo rider as he finished eighth overall on the In Competition Yamaha.

Meanwhile, Tyco BMW’s Alastair Seeley will start the Pirelli National Superstock race on Sunday on pole after edging out championship leader Josh Elliott (Morello Kawasaki).

In the MCE British Superbike class, Tyco BMW’s Michael Laverty qualified in sixth place behind team-mate Tommy Bridewell.

Shane Byrne took pole on the PBM Kawasaki from Honda pair Jason O’Halloran and Dan Linfoot.

Andrew Irwin was fifth fastest in the National Superstock 600 class with his MWR Kawasaki team-mate Carl Phillips in 15th.