Jul 29, 2001
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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