All Ducati podium in BSB race one at Snetterton

Saturday wrap from Snetterton

Images Dave Yeomans

Danny Buchan claimed his first Bennetts British Superbike Championship pole position of the season at Snetterton on Saturday afternoon, storming to the top of the times in Datatag Qualifying to put the Massingberd-Mundy Kawasaki fastest by 0.067s.

At the start of Datatag Qualifying the initial pace had been set by Bradley Ray and the SYNETIQ BMW rider continued to push during the session as he bid for his first front row start with the team.

However in the final four minutes of the session, Buchan had pulled the pin and he was the only rider to dip into the 1m:47s lap times to give him the edge in the closing stages. Ray had been narrowly adrift and he was holding second place, just ahead of Josh Brookes who moved third on his final lap.

Kyle Ryde was on a charge again though on the Buildbase Suzuki and he leapt up the order from outside the top five into second place. That pushed Ray into third and Brookes off the front row for the opening race at Snetterton.

Glenn Irwin has a ten-point advantage at the top of the championship standings and he will start fifth on the grid for round four of the season, pipping Lee Jackson who completes row two.

Christian Iddon heads row three on the grid on the second of the VisionTrack Ducatis, with Andrew Irwin qualifying eighth fastest, however he will start the first race at Snetterton from the back of the grid following his accumulation of penalty points at Donington Park.

Ryan Vickers and Jason O’Halloran completed the top ten with the top 13 riders in Datatag Qualifying covered by less than a second.

Superbike Qualifying

Pos Rider Bike Time/Gap
1 Danny BUCHAN Kawasaki 1m47.953
2 Kyle RYDE Suzuki +0.067
3 Bradley RAY BMW +0.196
4 Josh BROOKES Ducati +0.199
5 Glenn IRWIN Honda +0.210
6 Lee JACKSON Kawasaki +0.363
7 Christian IDDON Ducati +0.409
8 Andrew IRWIN Honda +0.463
9 Ryan VICKERS Kawasaki +0.492
10 Jason O’HALLORAN Yamaha +0.533
11 Tarran MACKENZIE Yamaha +0.750
12 Tommy BRIDEWELL Ducati +0.851
13 Gino REA Suzuki +0.980
14 Peter HICKMAN BMW +1.141
15 Luke MOSSEY BMW +1.202
16 Joe FRANCIS BMW +1.351
17 Héctor BARBERÁ BMW +1.528
18 Alex OLSEN BMW +2.103
19 Tom WARD Kawasaki +2.143
20 Jack KENNEDY Yamaha +2.272
21 Taylor MACKENZIE BMW +2.510
22 Josh OWENS Kawasaki +2.937
23 Graeme IRWIN Kawasaki +3.511
24 Storm STACEY Kawasaki +4.022
25 Bjorn ESTMENT BMW +4.534
26 Brian McCORMACK BMW +6.138

Superbike Race One

VisionTrack Ducati’s Christian Iddon claimed his first victory in the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Snetterton this afternoon, becoming the third different race winner of 2020 following a dramatic opening race in Norfolk.

Josh Brookes got off to a flying start with the pack instantly on the attack and Danny Buchan had grabbed the lead as the pack hit Wilson for the first time with Iddon in second. However, a crash on the opening lap for Andrew Irwin, and his stricken Honda Racing Fireblade in the middle of the track at Agostini, caused the deployment of the BMW Safety Car.

Josh Brookes leading

The pack lined up with Buchan, Iddon, Brookes, and Jason O’Halloran the leading contenders; but when the race went green on lap four, Buchan crashed his Massingberd-Mundy Kawasaki out of the lead at Palmer, putting him out of contention.

Iddon then had the lead and he had begun to edge out an advantage, but as the race continued the chasing pack had reeled him back in and Bradley Ray was soon into second for the SYNETIQ BMW team ahead of Brookes and Tommy Bridewell.

Plenty of battling in the pack

The battle for the podium places went down to the wire and Iddon had the margin he needed to claim his first win, but behind the pack had shuffled again and Brookes and Bridewell had managed to get back ahead of Ray.

Brookes was able to hold off an equally determined Bridewell to the chequered flag as they completed a Ducati podium top three, but Glenn Irwin was in the fight too. The Honda Racing rider was also able to make a last lap move on Ray to claim fourth place to maintain his championship lead ahead of rounds four and five tomorrow.

Lee Jackson was sixth on the remaining Massingberd-Mundy Kawasaki with the McAMS Yamaha team locking out the next two places in seventh and eighth with Ryan Vickers in ninth.

Buildbase Suzuki’s Kyle Ryde completed the top ten after an impressive performance of carving through the field during the race, following a problem on the opening lap, which put him at the very end of the train of riders behind the BMW Safety Car before the race resumed.

Christian Iddon – P1

The race was an interesting one! From the very first lap I had a problem with the gearbox and I hit neutral going in to the second corner. Thankfully, because there was a bit of everything going on, it gave me a bit of an escape route and I had to be very careful in to the first gear corners, of which there are three on the track for me here. We had the Safety Car and the minute that we got going Danny lost the front immediately and that put me in the lead. I kind of thought to myself, ‘well here we are’ and I just tried to keep it consistent. Josh came through and I thought I wanted to continue to lead. He came through with a couple of laps to go and I had done all the donkey work and I didn’t want someone else to reap the benefits so I tried to get him straight back, which I did make stick. I actually won the race twice; I had the emotion twice because I misread the pit board so I came out the last corner with two laps to go, thinking it was the last lap and I was all excited thinking that no one had managed to pass me and then had to do it all over again! It was a horrible last two laps rather than just a horrible last lap, thinking about all the things that we had been through to get to this point, so a big thank you to the team. I don’t think we have dropped on the setting that any of us are really looking for but to be able to win the race without feeling absolutely awesome on the bike is amazing. A big thanks to everyone who has supported me for a very long period, hopefully this is a bit of a repayment.”

Christian Iddon
Josh Brookes – P2

I’ve got to be happy with second place and finishing on the podium again as that’s really important with the shortened championship, but I felt a little bit off and am missing a little something. I can’t attack in the race like I’d like, and I’ve got to look at all possibilities as to why that is, so it was a hard-fought race. There was lots of passing going on, but I didn’t feel I was riding as aggressively as I know I can so there’s mixed emotions with second and a bit of work to do.”

Johnny Mowatt – VistionTrack Ducati Team Co-ordinator

It’s been a good day for the whole VisionTrack Ducati team and PBM. Our first 1-2 of the season gets us nicely back on track and gives us something to work with going into tomorrow’s races. Congratulations to Christian on his first BSB win, we are really proud that he was able to do that with the PBM team.”

Iddon, Brookes and Bridewell made it an all Ducati podium

Superbike Race One Results

Pos Rider Bike Time/Gap
1 Christian IDDON Ducati 26m36.902
2 Josh BROOKES Ducati +1.303
3 Tommy BRIDEWELL Ducati +1.345
4 Glenn IRWIN Honda +1.470
5 Bradley RAY BMW +2.228
6 Lee JACKSON Kawasaki +2.451
7 Tarran MACKENZIE Yamaha +6.961
8 Jason O’HALLORAN Yamaha +7.093
9 Ryan VICKERS Kawasaki +7.182
10 Kyle RYDE Suzuki +9.339
11 Gino REA Suzuk +10.341
12 Luke MOSSEY BMW +10.684
13 Peter HICKMAN BMW +12.783
14 Héctor BARBERÁ BMW +13.369
15 Joe FRANCIS BMW  +17.519
16 Tom WARD Kawasaki +27.452
17 Jack KENNEDY Yamaha +28.488
18 Taylor MACKENZIE BMW +35.470
19 Storm STACEY Kawasaki +36.531
20 Graeme IRWIN Kawasaki +37.247
21 Josh OWENS Kawasaki +38.217
22 Brian McCORMACK BMW +1m08.430
Not Classified
DNF Alex OLSEN BMW 10 Laps
DNF Danny BUCHAN Kawasaki 11 Laps
DNF Andrew IRWIN Honda /

Superbike Championship Points

Pos Rider Points
1 Glenn IRWIN (Honda) 73
2 Christian IDDON (Ducati) 59
3 Tommy BRIDEWELL (Ducati) 59
4 Andrew IRWIN (Honda) 50
5 Jason O’HALLORAN (Yamaha) 48
6 Josh BROOKES (Ducati) 46
7 Tarran MACKENZIE (Yamaha) 37
8 Kyle RYDE (Suzuki) 28
9 Ryan VICKERS (Kawasaki) 27
10 Lee JACKSON (Kawasaki) 26
11 Danny BUCHAN (Kawasaki) 22
12 Luke MOSSEY (BMW) 17
13 Bradley RAY (BMW) 17
14 Héctor BARBERÁ (BMW) 14
15 Peter HICKMAN (BMW) 12
16 Gino REA (Suzuki) 9
17 Alex OLSEN (BMW) 7
18 Jack KENNEDY (Yamaha) 4
19 Dan LINFOOT (Yamaha) 2
20 Joe FRANCIS (BMW) 2
21 Taylor MACKENZIE (BMW) 1

Supersport/GP2 Sprint Race

Rory Skinner made it three from three in the British Supersport class overnight with victory over Harry Truelove and Lee Johnston.

Victorian Ben Currie took sixth place.

Supersport/GP2 Sprint Race Results

Pos NAME Bike Time/Gap
1 Rory SKINNER Yamaha 22m39.335
2 Harry TRUELOVE Yamaha +0.189
3 Lee JOHNSTON Yamaha +1.915
4 James WESTMORELAND Kawasaki +2.197
5 Bradley PERIE Yamaha  +2.647
6 Ben CURRIE Kawasaki +12.685
7 Korie McGREEVY Yamaha  +12.719
8 Alastair SEELEY ABM Quattro GP2 +15.915
9 James ROSE Kawasaki +17.952
10 Ross PATTERSON Yamaha  +24.141
11 Jack SCOTT Harris  +26.098
12 Jamie PERRIN Yamaha  +26.408
13 Brad JONES Yamaha +26.722
14 Charlie NESBITT ABM Quattro GP2 +27.241
15 Jorel BOERBOOM Honda  +34.205
16 Richard KERR Triumph +34.511
17 Dan JONES FTR GP2 +34.796
18 Joey THOMPSON Spirit GP2 +34.803
19 Cameron HORSMAN Chassis Factory GP2 +35.077
20 Jake ARCHER Kalex GP2 +35.541
21 Kurt WIGLEY Yamaha +35.712
22 Tom OLIVER Chassis Factory GP2 +36.113
23 Mason LAW Spirit GP2 +43.373
24 Scott SWANN Yamaha +46.428
25 Rob HARTOG MV Agusta +47.616
26 Phil WAKEFIELD Yamaha +50.849
27 Cameron FRASER Chassis Factory  GP2 +56.171
28 Matthew WIGLEY MW6R GP2 +1m10.963
29 Ben WOTTON Triumph +1m12.405
30 Jack YOUNGE Yamaha +1m32.252
31 Alan NAYLOR Yamaha +1m44.070
32 Grant McINTOSH Yamaha +1 Lap
Not Classified
DNF Keenan ARMSTRONG Kawasaki 10 Laps

Supersport/GP2 Championship Standings

Pos Rider Points
1 Rory SKINNER (Yamaha) 75
2 James WESTMORELAND (Kawasaki) 53
3 Bradley PERIE (Yamaha) 43
4 Brad JONES (Yamaha) 31
4 Lee JOHNSTON (Yamaha) 23
5 Richard KERR (Triumph) 23
7 Harry TRUELOVE (Yamaha) 20
8 Korie McGREEVY (Yamaha) 19
9 Ben CURRIE (Kawasaki) 19
10 Rob HARTOG (MV Agusta) 17
11 Ross PATTERSON (Yamaha) 16
12 Phil WAKEFIELD (Yamaha) 12
13 Tom TOPARIS (Yamaha) 11
14 Kurt WIGLEY (Yamaha) 11
15 James ROSE (Kawasaki) 8
16 Scott SWANN (Yamaha) 8
17 Ricky TARREN (Yamaha) 8
18 Jamie PERRIN (Yamaha) 6
19 Grant McINTOSH (Yamaha) 5
20 Alan NAYLOR (Yamaha) 4
21 Ben WOTTON (Triumph) 4

Ducati TriOptions Cup Race One

Josh Day led the way after the opening lap, just 0.094s ahead of Ed Best, with David Shoubridge in third. By lap three, Day had been able to extend his lead at the front to 0.5s, with Elliot Pinson moving up to second, however a string of fast laps saw Pinson takeover front running by the halfway stage.

Day immediately responded though, setting the then fastest lap of the race on lap five to move back into the lead, with Best holding third ahead of Levi Day and Shoubridge. Levi Day was able to move up to second by lap eight, as Josh Day continued to set the pace to extend his lead at the front to one second.

Josh Day was able to hold on at the front to take victory ahead of Levi Day, with Pinson taking third. Best eventually finished fourth, ahead of Shoubridge, Cox, Neve, Compton, McGuinness and Cheetham.

Levi Day – P2

“Qualified on pole this morning and feeling really comfortable on the BPS Racing Ducati V2. Got a really bad start in the race and dropped to 5th for the opening few laps. Made hard work for my self because of it but managed to get back to 2nd place in the final standings. Try again tomorrow.”

Ducati TriOptions Cup Race One Results

Pos Rider Time/Gap
1 Josh DAY 19m08.569
2 Levi DAY +2.275
3 Elliott PINSON +3.379
4 Edmund BEST +6.388
5 David SHOUBRIDGE +15.902
6 Samuel COX +29.519
7 Craig NEVE +30.357
8 Dijon COMPTON +36.206
9 John McGUINNESS +37.639
10 Mark CHEETHAM +39.846
11 Michael TUSTIN +55.600
12 Ben FALLA +1m05.483
13 Sam MIDDLEMAS +1m06.219
14 Carl STEVENS +1m07.373
15 Hiro ARAZEKI +1m11.666
16 Matthew JONES +1m11.929
17 Matt STEVENS +1m22.896
18 Craig KENNELLY +1m31.071
19 Peter HASLER +1m33.602
20 Andre COMPTON +1m33.631
21 Ian FLEETWOOD +1m42.172
22 Tom STEVENS +1m42.246
23 Ewan POTTER +1m43.587
24 Mike LONG +1m50.535
25 Jimmy BUCHANAN +1 Lap
26 Murray HAMBRO +1 Lap
27 Andy BOOTH +1 Lap
28 Andrew HOWE +1 Lap
29 Matthew FLOWER +1 Lap
Not Classified
DNF Martin THROWER 6 Laps

Ducati TriOptions Championship Standings

Pos Rider Points
1 Josh DAY 75
2 Elliott PINSON 52
3 Levi DAY 44
5 Craig NEVE 30
6 Samuel COX 30
7 John McGUINNESS 27
8 Edmund BEST 26
9 Michael TUSTIN 22
10 Dijon COMPTON 21
11 Mark CHEETHAM 19
12 Carl STEVENS 15
13 Richard SPENCER-FLEET 6
15 Hiro ARAZEKI 4
16 Ben FALLA 4
17 Ewan POTTER 2
18 Matt STEVENS 1
19 Peter HASLER 1

Junior Supersport Race One

Owen Jenner secured victory in the opening Hel Performance British Junior Supersport race following last lap battle with Crump. Brody Crockford grabbed the holeshot to lead at the end of the opening lap, but Seth Crump had slipped through by the time the pack came across the line to start lap three.

Jenner stormed through the field, setting a string of fastest laps to move into the lead on lap five, with Crockford holding third, just 0.1s behind the leader.

Coming down to the final lap, Jenner was able to fend off Australian Crump to take victory, with Ash Barnes completing the podium in third.

Seth Crump was on the podium again

Junior Supersport Race One Results

Pos Rider Bike Time/Gap
1 Owen JENNER Kawasaki 17m13.342
2 Seth CRUMP Kawasaki +0.119
3 Ash BARNES Kawasaki +0.145
4 Brody CROCKFORD Yamaha +0.184
5 Cameron DAWSON Kawasaki +0.925
6 Zak SHELTON Kawasaki +1.059
7 Kier ARMSTRONG KTM +17.014
8 Lewis JONES KTM +17.129
9 Kam DIXON Kawasaki +22.933
10 Oscar PINSON Kawasaki +26.508
11 Cameron HALL Kawasaki +26.610
12 Joseph THOMAS Kawasaki +26.642
13 Osian JONES Kawasaki +28.004
14 Lewis JONES Kawasaki +28.869
15 Jake HOPPER Kawasaki +29.091
16 Lynden LEATHERLAND Kawasaki +35.237
17 Andrew SMYTH Kawasaki +41.791
18 Alessandro VALENTE KTM +44.584
19 Christopher JOHNSON Kawasaki +44.842
20 Lucca ALLEN Kawasaki +45.857
21 Kai DICKINSON Kawasaki +54.329
22 Kevin COYNE Kawasaki +54.657
23 Mcauley LONGMORE Kawasaki +1m01.821
24 Samuel LAIDLOW Kawasaki +1m16.910
25 Finn SMART Kawasaki +1m16.963
26 Bradley WILSON Kawasaki +1m17.796
27 James ROSE Kawasaki +1m35.909
28 Ben TAYLOR Kawasaki +1m38.257
Not Classified
DNF Adon DAVIE Kawasaki 1 Lap
DNF Chloe JONES Yamaha 3 Laps
DNF James McMANUS Kawasaki 4 Laps
DNF Declan CONNELL Kawasaki 5 Laps

Junior Supersport Championship Standings

Pos Rider Points
1 Owen JENNER (Kawasaki) 75
2 Seth CRUMP (Kawasaki) 56
3 Brody CROCKFORD (Yamaha) 44
4 Cameron DAWSON (Kawasaki) 33
5 Ash BARNES (Kawasaki) 32
6 Oscar PINSON (Kawasaki) 27
7 Adon DAVIE (Kawasaki) 26
8 Zak SHELTON (Kawasaki) 26
9 Osian JONES (Kawasaki) 23
10 Cameron HALL (Kawasaki) 17
11 Kam  DIXON (Kawasaki) 14
12 Kier ARMSTRONG (KTM) 13
13 Lewis JONES #25 (KTM) 11
14 Harris BEECH (Yamaha) 7
15 Chloe JONES (Yamaha) 4
16 Jake HOPPER (Kawasaki) 4
17 Joseph THOMAS (Kawasaki) 4
18 Lewis JONES #3 (Kawasaki) 2
19 Lynden LEATHERLAND (Kawasaki) 1
20 James McMANUS (Kawasaki) 1

Superstock 1000 Qualifying

Matt Truelove stole the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 pole position on his final lap at Snetterton ahead of team mate Chrissy Rouse and Billy McConnell.

After five minutes of the session Rouse led the way by a narrow margin from Truelove with Tim Neave in close proximity. The Newcastle born rider looked set to take pole for Sunday’s race, but on his final flying lap, Truelove stole the pole position from his teammate with Rich Energy OMG Racing’s Billy McConnell rounding out the front row in third.

Kiwi Damon Reed qualified ninth and Tumut’s Brayden Elliott 11th.

Superstock 1000 Qualifying Results

Pos Rider Bike Time/Gap
1 Matt TRUELOVE BMW  1m50.665
2 Chrissy ROUSE BMW +0.081
3 Billy McCONNELL BMW +0.585
4 Tim NEAVE Suzuki +0.588
5 Lewis ROLLO Aprilia +0.837
6 Davey TODD Honda +0.841
7 Tom NEAVE Honda +0.902
8 Danny KENT Kawasaki +1.064
9 Damon REES BMW +1.244
10 Fraser ROGERS Kawasaki +1.433
11 Brayden ELLIOTT Suzuki +1.546
12 Jordan WEAVING Suzuki +1.607
13 Joe COLLIER Suzuki +1.622
14 Leon JEACOCK Suzuki +1.674
15 David ALLINGHAM Aprilia +1.836
16 Shane RICHARDSON BMW +2.002
17 Shaun WINFIELD Yamaha +2.138
18 Luke HEDGER Kawasaki +2.162
19 Ian HUTCHINSON BMW +2.332
20 Luke JONES Aprilia +2.870
21 Joe SHELDON-SHAW Suzuki +3.151
22 Rob McNEALY BMW +3.386
23 Luke HOPKINS Kawasaki +3.613
24 Dean HARRISON Kawasaki +3.751
25 Barry TEASDALE Kawasaki +4.230
26 Lee WILLIAMS Kawasaki +4.310
27 Craig NEVE BMW +4.357
28 Sam WEST BMW +4.681
29 Daniel COOPER BMW  +4.857
30 Josh WOOD Kawasaki +4.877
31 Jenny TINMOUTH BMW +5.744
32 Dave SELLARS Suzuki +7.085
33 Dave MACKAY Suzuki +7.626
34 Stephen SMITH BMW +8.101
35 Ben BROADWAY Aprilia +9.225


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