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Alastair Seeley hoping for rain to boost last-gasp title bid

Paul Lindsay

Carrick's Alastair Seeley says he will be doing a rain dance prior to this weekend's British Supersport season finale at Brands Hatch in Kent, as the Gearlink Kawasaki ace looks to out-gun local rivals Mar-Train Racing and their championship leader Stuart Easton.

Scot Easton holds a 19-point advantage over Seeley (left) going into this weekend's final two races, making him a strong favourite to land the Temple-based team their first ever British championship title.

But should the rains come, wet weather hot shot Seeley is confident he can spoil the Mar-Train party to take his second British Supersport title.

The 34-year-old said: "The title is now Stuart's to lose, and wet weather might just throw a spanner in the works."

The 2011 British Supersport champion added: "I'm not saying Stuart can't ride in the wet, but he just doesn't seem to favour it.

"Looking at the forecast it could be one of those weekends where tyre choice will be a nightmare, but that allows me to gamble a bit and is exactly what I need."

Although he has put it on the backburner, Seeley has yet to secure himself a Superbike ride for the end of season Sunflower Trophy Races on October 26. He dismissed the possibility of riding Paul Bird's PBM Kawasaki, but said he would race one of Hector and Philip Neill's Tyco Suzukis should a seat become available.

Neill has yet to commit himself to the Sunflower event, with Josh Brookes set to return to Australia a week today and young American PJ Jacobsen possibly jetting off to the States straight after Brands.

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