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British Superbikes 2012: Tommy Hill, owner and lord of the Oulton Park trident
British Superbikes 2012: Tommy Hill, owner and lord of the Oulton Park trident

Tommy Hill's absolute dominance

I don't think that at this point there was still someone who thought that Tommy hill He was not the right champion for the British Superbike National. If it were the case, the one from Surrey came to Oulton Park to end any doubts about it. Rarely have we seen such overwhelming dominance from a rider in British Superbikes, and that is Tommy won three of the three races held this weekend in the most picturesque layout of the calendar.

Iron and seamless defense, a phrase that some of you will remember. And make your performance feel like a glove. So much so that the Swan Yamaha rider did not let any of his competitors ever lead a full lap around the lake circuit.

It will not be for lack of trying. People like Shane Byrne, Josh Brookes, Michael Laverty and even Noriyuki Haga They tried to complicate the life of the current champion. Needless to say his attempts were completely in vain. As if that were not enough, Tommy will travel to the next appointment at Brands Hatch as solo leader walking away from Brookes and Byrne.

First race, the basis of Tommy Hill's hat-trick

From beginning to end. Not even at the start none of the hopefuls to snatch the champion title from Hill was able to take the lead. Tommy shot out and lap after lap he set a regular and devastating rhythm that was unattainable. Well actually there was a rider who was able to ride as much and even faster than the Yamaha R1, Alex Lowes stopped the stopwatch at 1: 36.481, that is, an average of more than 100mph that no other pilot was able to reach enabling him to start in pole position of the second race.

Hill had not yet escaped when he had Michael Laverty. The Samsung Honda was doing a good job until the descent lost grip on the front Pirelli. A fall that forced Brookes and Haga's brief but intense country hike. Shakey Byrne, who was running just behind Laverty, fucking avoided running over the rider or the bike, both in the middle of the circuit. A little later, while these three were trying not to lose sight of Tommy, he appeared going up Lowes, although unfortunately his career ended up at the same point of the circuit than Michael's.

With the protagonist of the weekend more than five seconds from his pursuers, Shakey and Brookes left Noriyuki Haga behind to fight face to face on the last lap by the second square of the drawer. A place named after the Australian who at the last corner surprised Byrne passing the two-time BSB champion.

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