Jordanstown rider Andy Reid was in superb form in the Pirelli National Superstock 600 championship race at Donington and he produced a masterclass in the difficult conditions.
He was in second in the opening laps but made his move on lap three and by the finish was a comfortable winner on the FFX Yamaha.
His victory moves him into the lead in the championship with the next round at Snetterton in a couple weeks’ time.
It was a delighted Reid who, speaking to the Times, reflected on a great race.
“That went pretty well,” he smiled. “Conditions were a bit slick on the opening laps and after a big moment at Craner Curves on the warm-up lap I decided it would be a good idea to take it steady on the opening laps and feel my way into the race.
“After three or four laps the track started drying out and I knew I had the pace to run at the front and by the end I had opened a gap of 12 seconds.
“It feels good to now lead the championship and all I have to concentrate on now is keeping it all together, plugging away and maximise the championship lead.
“The next round is Snetterton and when we tested there earlier in the season everything went well.
“This was brilliant today and I would like to thank FFX Tools, Block 51, XL Skip Hire. Millwaulkee Tools, Tamworth Yamaha and everyone who helped make this happen.”