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Author: Helen Pask
Posted on: Monday, May 12 2008

Running in his starting position of eighth on the first lap Hutchy was prevented from moving further forward because of the safety car presence in the early laps and when the race finally got back underway he was demoted to ninth and then 11th place before settling into the race and making a move forward to eighth position.

But again the race was disrupted and the safety car deployed and by the time the car left the track there were just a handful of laps remaining for Hutchy to make up ground. He crossed the finish line in seventh place to pick up a further nine championship points and move into sixth place in the rider standings.

Ian Hutchinson

I was just frustrated in the race as a couple of riders out there were making really desperate lunges and I just couldn’t get flowing in the race. There was nothing between third and where I was, but every time I tried to make a move I was getting desperate moves made on me by the other two riders, one of which eventually went down. They were out of control out there and it just makes it difficult to race with them.

With Steve Plater on World Endurance duty at Albacete where he finished in fourth place with Yamaha Austria, AIM Yamaha chose not to contest the British Superbike round at Brands Hatch.

The action now moves to Ireland where Steve Plater and Ian Hutchinson will compete against each other for AIM Yamaha in both Superbike races plus the Supersport event at the North West 200 Road races. Practice takes place on Tuesday and Thursday prior to a full day of racing on Saturday.

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