Old People Kick Ass

Brent Avis
by Brent Avis
MonsterMob Ducati riders Steve Hislop and Stuart Easton came up trumps with a clean sweep of victories at the second round of the 2002 MCN British Superbike Championship meeting at Brands Hatch.

Forty year old Hislop recorded a superb double victory aboard his 998 Testastretta in both 30 lap races to leave the Kent circuit with a 21 point advantage.

In race one Hislop overcame a stiff...

challenge from reigning champion John Reynolds before fending off a similar attack from Sean Emmett in race two to record his first double win since Cadwell Park last August.

"That'll do for now, I just hope I can do the same in the next couple of rounds to build up more of a lead. I nearly lost the front end at Graham Hill Bed with four laps to go in the second race but I managed to save the slide with my knee but other than that, it all went perfect " said the Isle of Man based Scot.

Team mate Stuart Easton capped a superb day for the Paul Bird team by taking victory in the Supersport Championship race with a daring pass on veteran Jim Moodie on the final corner.

"I came here to score some good points but to win the race is a dream. I had a couple of moments when I missed a gear which worried me but the bike and tyres ran perfect" said the 17 year old from Hawick.

Team owner Paul Bird was naturally delighted with his team's first ever treble win. "They don't come much better than this. Both Steve and Stuart have done us proud today but we've a lot to live up to at Donington now in the next round" said the Penrith businessman.

Round three of the series takes place at Donington Park on the weekend of April 27/28.

Race One Results:1. Steve Hislop (MonsterMob Ducati) 23m25.264s,2. John Reynolds (Suzuki) 23m26.999s,3. Paul Brown (Ducati) 23m32.066s,4.Sean Emmett (Ducati) 23m33.794s,5.Shane Byrne (Ducati) 23m34.253s,6. Steve Plater (Yamaha) 23m34.444sRace Two Results:1. Steve Hislop (MonsterMob Ducati) 23m58.976s,2.Sean Emmett (Ducati) 24m00.127s,3. John Reynolds (Suzuki) 24m01.974s,4. Michael Rutter (Ducati) 24m05.094s,5.Paul Brown (Ducati) 24m09.356s,6.Steve Plater (Yamaha) 24m16.581s
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