Brad Jones continued his meteoric return to form at Oulton Park to take victory in the Quatro Group British Supersport Championship before his Tysers Yamaha teammate Rory Skinner returned the favour in race two.

In advance of the weekend Appleyard Macadam team boss Robin Appleyard had questioned if the notoriously hard-to-learn Oulton Park rollercoaster might be a trickier proposition for Rory Skinner, compared to the previous GP style tracks. Indeed he was half-right as his teammate Brad Jones got the better of him before Rory fired in his seventh win in the final race.

The weekend saw consistently warm weather and dry track conditions as the Tysers Yamaha duo immediately made their mark in practice, getting their YZF-R6 machines dialled in as Brad went fastest in Free Practice 1 from Rory. Interestingly, Rory was 0.9 quicker in FP2 than second place Lee Johnson but come the all-important final Qualifying Rory took pole position from Brad, 0.28 faster.

Saturday’s race was held over 12 laps and the Tysers duo again made the jump on the rest of the pack. Unlike the previous six races, Rory was unable to break away and was kept under pressure from a gaggle of riders throughout, with Brad moving into the lead on lap five. Rory fought back and an exciting battle ensued, as the pair swapped the lead throughout the race. Despite a concerted attack by Rory on the final lap, Brad was able to take his first win of the season just 0.055 in front of his young teammate. Brad also took the fastest lap with a 1.38.312 circulation.

The longer 15 lap Quattro Group ‘Feature’ race was all set-up for a battle royale… and it did not disappoint! Brad made the holeshot, Harry Truelove momentarily moved into the lead but at the end of the first lap it was another Brad-Rory 1-2. On lap two Rory took the lead and the pair stepped up their pace to gap the rest of the field by a massive 13 seconds. In the almost exact reverse to race one, Brad harried Rory till the flag with your Scotsman hanging on to take his seventh race win of the year.

The series returns to Donington Park in a fortnight for the penultimate event, this time at the full GP circuit.

Brad Jones said: “I was so chuffed to get that first win yesterday and then the pace during the race with Rory today was really strong. It’s obviously been our best weekend to date and I’m really happy with our progression over the last few races.”

Rory Skinner said: We made a step up in the bike’s handling so I felt more comfortable today and ready to take the win. Brad kept me honest all the way today, we were really pushing it out there!”

Team Owner Robin Appleyard summed up: “What a fabulous weekend for the team, both in terms of results and the pace today to be 13 seconds in front of the rest. It’s fantastic for Brad to get such a hard fought win and they were amazing to watch today, pushing each other but not making any mistakes. It’s a testament to our close knit team that they can keep supplying faultless bikes that can circulate at such a rate and make the changes the riders need to fight at each circuit.”