Jordanstown’s Andy Reid extended his lead in the Pirelli 600 Superstock National Championship after finishing second at Snetterton on Sunday.
He started third on the grid after struggling in qualifying, but made a good start in the 12-lap race. He led for the majority of the race but Yamaha’s Kyle Ryde out-dragged him to the line to take the win by 0.87 seconds on the last lap.
Speaking to the Times, the FFX Yamaha man said: “With only one free practice we struggled a bit on set-up and when the race started I was in third for a few laps before upping the pace to take the lead.
“Kyle struggled to set the pace on his own at the front. He was doing 54.6, 54.7 and 54.7 laps, but as soon as I hit the front I got it down to 54.3s immediately.
“He was able to run with me but I held him right until the last lap when he slipstreamed me to the line. I’m still happy though as I have extended my lead in the championship to 22 points with the next round in Scotland at Knochhill. Thanks to the team for another great job over the weekend.”