Motorcycling: Hill and Laverty take a win apiece

Tommy hill and Michael Laverty took the victories in the 10th round of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship at Croft yesterday.

Laverty moved to second in the title race, 16 points behind Hill's leading mark of 570, having pegged back his opponent after Hill won the opening race at the North Yorkshire circuit.

Laverty had set the pace for the opening four laps of race one but Hill eventually found a way past the Relentless Suzuki rider to seal his fourth win of the season.

Hill was unable to repeat the dose in race two, but did manage to wrest second place away from Stuart Easton to limit the damage in a race dominated by Laverty.