It was another masterful double win for Rory Skinner as his Tysers Yamaha teammate Brad Jones had a welcome return to form in two exciting Quatro Group British Supersport races at Silverstone.

Using the shorter ‘National’ layout, Rory looked a class apart throughout the weekend as he continued to impress paddock pundits and fans alike. The Appleyard Macadam team also had an eventful weekend as they had to carry out a complete engine swap over on Saturday night!

Again making his mark early, Rory was fastest in Free Practice 1 whilst Brad took part in a race simulation to ascertain tyre life on this abrasive, right hand biased circuit.

In qualifying it was another pole position for Rory as he logged a time half a second quicker than his closest rival, amazing on a short 55 second lap! Brad took a second row start with P6.

The 18 lap first race saw a great start for the Macadam backed duo, as the team were treated to an early 1-2 on the timing screens as Rory led Brad. However, the young Scotsman ran on with a gearshift issue for an off track excursion, which dropped him down to seventh allowing Brad to lead for the first time this season.

Showing his intense pace, Rory managed to battle through the pack to the lead for an impressive fifth win of the year, whilst Brad had a really strong ride for his first podium in third place.

The longer 26 lap ‘Feature Race’ was punctuated by a long Pace Car intervention, so the expected tyre conservation strategy did not to come into play. When the action restarted Rory started strongly and again ‘checked out’; whilst Brad was involved in an epic six rider scrap for second place. Now clearly back at home on his YZF-R6, Brad battled to the flag and brought it home for the first Tysers Yamaha 1-2 of 2020!

In the title chase Rory now has an incredible 66 point lead and Brad moves up to third in the series, within striking distance of second place.

The BSB Tour now moves to Oulton Park to a totally different sort of challenge to Silverstone.

Brad Jones said: “I honestly think that second race was one of the best of my career, especially coming off the back of some tough races. I had confidence in the bike and knew I had to dig in and fight so I’m over the moon to get a 1-2 with Rory for the Tysers Yamaha team!”

Rory Skinner said: “A perfect weekend then! The team pulled it out of the bag with an engine change on Saturday night but the bike felt good all the way through Sunday so it was a good decision.”

Team Owner Robin Appleyard summed up: “Rory seems to be in a different league to be honest but Oulton could be more of a challenge, although he keeps surprising us! The great news is that Brad has really hit form and now wants to try and close the gap to Rory. It was great to hit four podiums, a real boost for the team.”