MICHELIN Power Cup, Donington, June 9

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MICHELIN Power Cup, Donington, June 9

Greg Allsop (Yamaha) was back in Michelin Power Cup action, winning both 1000cc races at Donington. But despite making it four victories from four starts this season, Allsop, who missed

Greg Allsop (Yamaha) was back in Michelin Power Cup action, winning both 1000cc races at Donington.

But despite making it four victories from four starts this season, Allsop, who missed the last round at Anglesey, still trails Tony Keilty (Kawasaki), who finished second in the two outings, by 51 points.

Once again it was William White (Triumph) who stole the show.

He extended his unbeaten run of 600cc wins to seven, chasing the big bike of Allsop home in both races.

He was just over a second down to Allsop in race one and less than seven tenths of a second behind the winner in the second.

Richard Charlton (Yamaha 600) led the first eight lap race for the first three laps, before being passed by Allsop on lap four.

But White was riding superbly. He, too, overtook Charlton and then passed Allsop on five to head the pack.

Allsop regained the advantage a lap later, but he could not shake off the 600 rider, who was just over a second down over the line.

Charlton was third overall in race one, beating Keilty home on his big Kawasaki by just over half a second.

Yet another 600 class racer, Wayne Humble (Yamaha), was fifth, just less than seven seconds further back.

Kevin Allen (Honda 1000) was almost 16 seconds adrift of Humble, narrowly beating home Dominic De-Leon (Yamaha). 

Keilty led the second race on the opening lap, chased by White and Humble. Allsop was down in 12th place.

White hit the front on lap two, followed closely by Keilty, with Allsop up to eighth.

Humble climbed to second position on lap four and then took the lead a lap later.

It was all very close, though and less than a second covered Humble, Allsop and White starting the last lap.

Allsop grabbed victory from White by less than seven tenths of a second, with Humble third, just over a quarter of a second further back.

Keilty was fourth, nearly two seconds back, just over half a second in front of Charlton.

De-Leon was sixth.

Keilty has 151 points, 51 more than Allsop. Darren Blackwell is third on 81.

White now has 175 points, 43 more than Charlton and 55 ahead of Humble.  

Andrew Roberts (BMW), in only his third-ever race meeting, took full advantage of the absence of close-rival Paul Wood to win both 1000 Rookie races and take a 55 points’ lead in the series.

Mark Walmsley (Yamaha) won both 600 Rookie races to help tighten up close on leader Richard Telford (Kawasaki) and Jordan Greenshields (Yamaha).

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