See the highlights of the MICHELIN Power Cup at Donington

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See the highlights of the MICHELIN Power Cup at Donington

Tony Keilty (Kawasaki 1000), the Michelin Power Cup 1000 championship leader, qualified on the front row of the grid, in fourth place, alongside pole-setter Greg Allsop (Yamaha 1000), William White

Tony Keilty (Kawasaki 1000), the Michelin Power Cup 1000 championship leader, qualified on the front row of the grid, in fourth place, alongside pole-setter Greg Allsop (Yamaha 1000), William White (Triumph 675) and Wayne Humble (Yamaha 600)

From the start of race one Keilty swiftly moved into the lead, but his big rival, Allsop suffered an early disaster.

At the second corner on the opening lap, 600 class leader, White, who had made a sluggish start, arrived a little too hot and ran into Allsop’s front wheel, taking him down.

Keilty led at the end of the opening lap, but then Dominic de Leon (Kawasaki 1000), who had qualified down in seventh place, slipped up the inside of him at Russell’s to hit the front.

He stayed there till Keilty re-passed him going into Riches.

The pair kept swapping positions for the next for the next two laps.

Then White passed Keilty at Oggies a couple of laps from home. Keilty passed him back down the back straight to win an eventful race, which not been helped by Keilty’s lack of brakes.

De-Leon was second home, William White third and Richard Charlton (Yamaha 600) fourth.

Sean Moore (Yamaha 600) crossed the line in fifth place and Wayne Humble (Yamaha 600), who had to start at the back of the grid because of a disputed start-line infringement, battled his way through to sixth spot.

That was four 600s behind the two front-running big bikes.

Andrew Roberts (BMW 1000), leader in the Rookies series was an impressive seventh, a couple of seconds clear of the battling Richard White (Aprilia 1000) and Damian Tierney (Yamaha 1000) who separated by less than a tenth of a second.

Stephen Bridle (Suzuki 600) completed the top ten.  
Keilty fitted a new master cylinder and bled the brakes before the second race in a bid to cure the fault. He was unsuccessful.

He led until Oggies, on the opening lap when Allsop slipped by on the brakes. Despite the work his brakes had not been fixed and in fact they were worse than ever.

Allsop pulled away throughout the six-lap race, while the impressive White battled with Keilty throughout, passing and re passing.

Keilty was in second spot at the chequered flag, just under seven seconds behind Allsop.

William White was third home, just over half second back and Wayne Humble (Yamaha  600), who was back on the front row of the grid for the start, was fourth, all three covered by just a second.

Charlton was fourth and Moore fifth, the 600s again making a good showing against the big bikes.

De-Leon was down in seventh place at the end of the opening lap, over three and half seconds behind the race leader, but he was feeling both physically and mentally tired after his first-race exertions and failed to   make up ground.

He finished seventh, almost 20 seconds behind Allsop.

Richard White was eighth and Bridle ninth.

Kevin Allen (Honda 1000) completed the top ten.

Keilty’s lead over Allsop has now stretched to 71 points.

Richard White is third in the big class, 96 down on Keilty, with Allen fourth two points further back.  

Top Rookie in the 1000 class, Andrew Roberts, was again in a class of his own.

He finished seventh overall in the first race and followed that up with 11th place home in race two.

That made it five wins in succession and extended his lead over the absent Paul Wood to 105.

Jordan Greenshields (Yamaha 600) and Richard Telford(Kawasaki 600) shared the wins in the Rookie 600 class, but with Telford second home in his other race and Greenshields only  third in his second race, Telford has extended his lead over him to nine points.

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