Hillier reckons he was robbed
James Hillier lost out on a podium finish by just 1.6 seconds.
The Kawasaki star said: “It pisses me off losing the podium by less than two seconds after six laps. It’s gutting.”
Hillier circulated with Ian Hutchinson after the Bingley Bullet closed the 10-second gap between them on the road.
“Hutchy and I caught a backmarker who didn’t do anything wrong but he went through the flags much slower than we would have,” Hillier explained.
“I feel we’re knocking on the door and carrying good pace.”
A slow-filling pump was blamed for the team’s slow pitstops and it was changed, But organisers refused to alter the result.
‘It pisses me off to miss the podium, by under two seconds’ JAMES HILLIER