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Jul 29, 2001

Heckles First In Superstock At Brand Hatch

Mark Heckles ran away with the Brands Hatch round of the European Superstock Championship today. For the second round running the dominance of the Suzuki GSX-R1000 was broken, this time by the superfast Rumi Honda Fireblade and rider Heckles' sheer determination. Championship leader James Ellison couldn't hold off a late challenge from rival Walter Tortoroglio. Ellison slipped<BR>back to third when Tortoroglio passed him at Hawthorn Bend. The Italian reduced reigning Champion Ellison's points lead from 10 to 6 points.<BR><BR>Race Result:<BR><BR>1. Mark Heckles, GBR, Honda, 22:59.554<BR>2. Walter Tortoroglio, ITA, Suzuki, 23:01.881<BR>3. James Ellison, GBR, Suzuki, 23:03.014<BR>4. Kieran Murphy, GBR, Suzuki, 23:03.808<BR>5. Chris Burns, GBR, Suzuki, 23:04.601