Jul 29, 2001
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By Glenn LeSanto<BR><BR>Reigning World Supersport Champion Jorg Teuchert is back on top of the title chase after an incredible race here at Brands Hatch this afternoon. The finish was so close that race control had to study a photograph to see which of three riders had crossed the line first. It was James Whitham on his Yamaha who lost out, he was shaded back into third by Andrew Pitt by only 0.004-second. Both Whitham and Pitt looked disappointed on the podium, Pitt had done all the running on his Kawasaki, having taken the lead from Whitham early in the race. Teuchert beat Pitt by a gap of only 0.011-second, having passed Pitt coming out of the final turn.<BR><BR>Championship leader going into the race, Paolo Casoli finished back in seventh. Australian Karl Muggeridge had looked strong and was challenging for second spot when he lost the front end of his Suzuki GSX-R600 going into Druids on lap 14.<BR><BR>Race Result<BR>1. Jorg Teuchert, GER, Yamaha, 34:53.995<BR>2. Andrew Pitt, AUS, Kawasaki, 34:54.006<BR>3. Jamie Whitham, GBR, Ducati, 34:54.011<BR>4. K. Fujiwara, JPN, Suzuki, 34:55.492<BR>5. Fabrizio Pirovano, ITA, Suzuki, 34:58.671<BR>6. Pere Riba, ESP, Honda, 34:59.192<BR>7. Paolo Casoli, ITA, Yamaha, 34:59.475<BR>8. Karl Harris, GBR, Suzuki, 35:03.974<BR>9. Fabien Foret, FRA, Honda, 35:04.037<BR>10. Christian Kellner, GER, Yamaha, 35:04.665