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Brookes injured in Silverstone BSB test crash | O’Halloran P5

2021 British Superbike Championship
Silverstone Test

Images by David Yeomans Photography

Honda Racing’s Glenn Irwin has completed the Silverstone BSB test on top of the time-sheets, setting the fastest ever BSB lap by 0.090s, in a strong start to the 2021 Bennetts British Superbike Championship. Day two saw a reshuffle of the fastest riders, as Australia’s Jason O’Halloran was pushed down the sheets, with Josh Brookes suffering a nasty crash that ended his day.

A crash for Josh Brookes ended his day early

The top 17 riders were covered by just 0.988s on combined times after the two days on circuit, with four different manufacturers represented in the top four positions ahead of next week’s second test at Snetterton.

Jason O’Halloran was fastest Aussie

Glenn Irwin’s lap record-breaking time came in the penultimate session of the test, with the Honda Racing rider putting himself firmly at the head of the times, although McAMS Yamaha rider Tarran Mackenzie was also under the existing record and just 0.016s adrift of his rival.

Glenn Irwin – P1

“It has been a really productive test and one of two halves; yesterday the pace was slower than last year and you put it down to conditions, but it was also similar conditions today. I think we all know how to ride, but I think you forget all the niche things that make you compete at this level and I feel we did that better today. I improved today and we had a lot that we needed to get through here. We tried some new things that we thought might not even work, but the lap time in the third session was really good and I was happy. In the final session I was on another faster lap so I was buzzing, but I came across another rider in the last sector so didn’t get to complete it, but it has been a good day and the team have worked amazing. We can’t be complacent as we don’t know what everyone else is working on, but I feel strong and we can now look forward to the next test at Snetterton.”

Glenn Irwin

Tarran Mackenzie – P2

“The first day of the test was a bit of a nightmare for a few reasons out of our control, but things went a lot better on Thursday! It was nice to have a full day of trying things and getting a better feeling for the bike. The setting is very similar to what we ran last year so it’s just a case of fine tuning that. I had a good first session and then built on from that. We called it a day in the last session as it was a bit too cold and we’d done everything we needed to do. We are going to Snetterton with a good feeling on the bike and feeling confident, so we’re looking forward to it.”

Tarran Mackenzie

Silverstone again proved to be a strong circuit for the Buildbase Suzuki team and after setting the pace at lunchtime, Danny Kent’s time in that session put him third overall on the combined times as he proved to put his track knowledge to use as he prepares for his new campaign.

Danny Kent – P3

“I’ve got to be happy with that at the end of the day. This, really, was my first proper go on a Superbike with a good team around me that know the bike and have the experience, so to come away in the top three; it feels good. I was a bit worried; you have thoughts about if you’ll be fast enough when it comes to it and people have asked that question of me – and understandably maybe – but I think today’s answered those questions, and confidence is pretty high at the moment. The objective at this test was to just get comfortable, and I wanted to come away feeling like the bike was mine, and we definitely achieved that. The bike felt great and the team have done a really good job. They’ve got so much experience at this level I just rode the bike and let them make any changes they wanted to make. The result was it made doing the lap times so easy and I think with a more experienced rider than me onboard it could easily have topped the times. I just kept making the odd mistake when pushing hard and I’d over ride and do the wrong things to go fast. So I’ve got a bit of learning to do still but I think I could have gone faster. Plus we lost nearly two sessions with a crash on Wednesday morning. Being at Silverstone made it easier as I know that track, and I know it’ll be harder at Snetterton. But I also know the bike can go fast there. It’s just going to be a case of putting the laps in, learning the circuit, the bike, and keep building that connection. For the first day back it feels pretty good.”

Danny Kent

Kyle Ryde showed impressive pace with the new BMW M 1000 RR to post the fourth fastest time for the Rich Energy OMG Racing BMW team, he had topped the timesheets in the final session of the test, despite conditions meaning the pace couldn’t match what was set earlier in the day.

Jason O’Halloran

Jason O’Halloran had set the pace on the opening day of testing action and the McAMS Yamaha rider ended the test fifth fastest overall, holding off the second Buildbase Suzuki of Gino Rea and the SYNETIQ BMW pairing of Danny Buchan and Andrew Irwin.

Jason O’Halloran – P5

“The first day couldn’t have gone any better for us. We focused on trying the new engine on day one and turned our focus to the chassis on the second day. I was a bit nervous about changing the chassis as we didn’t change a lot last year, I’d ridden the same bike all year and we had a good year so it took me a bit of time to adjust to it. Once I started to use the benefits of the new settings, it started to come to me and I started to feel really good. We just worked through our programme, got through everything we needed to get through. In the third session I did a long run and set my best lap on the last lap of the run. We came in, made a few changes and went back out and bettered that time again and by that point the tyre had done 31 laps. To be doing 53’3 with 31 laps on a tyre is exactly where we need to be for race day here. The final session was just a bit too sketchy for me, as nice as it would have been to have stuck some fresh rubber in and gone for a time!”

Jason O’Halloran

Christian Iddon held ninth place on combined times for VisionTrack Ducati, his teammate and reigning champion Josh Brookes suffered a high-speed crash in the final session, which ended his day prematurely leaving him in P12 overall. The Australian was able to walk away from the crash but sustained a finger injury.

Josh Brookes

“I’ve taken a lot of skin off the little finger and there is a risk of infection as it’s down to the bone but apart from that I’m OK and my finger is fine. There are no other injuries so it’s just a case of getting it cleaned up. I’m still working out what happened in the crash, but the track was cooling down and I perhaps carried a bit too much brake so maybe that’s what happened. The test was good to a point, but we did a lot of experimenting and didn’t really find a lot that improved our existing package. It’s now a case of working on what we know best and finding the consistency we need.”

Josh Brookes

Christian Iddon – P9

“I’m really happy with the way the test has gone, everything is good. Silverstone is unique as Christian Iddoneveryone ends up with very similar lap times, it’s just one of those tracks. My aim over the two days was to experiment with a few ideas and to try some stuff we didn’t get round to trying last year, mainly to do with tyre life and some other settings. We achieved what we needed and in the last session, I just did a race run rather than chasing a lap time. It was unfortunate for Josh to crash and hope his finger injury is not too serious.”

Christian Iddon

Ryan Vickers completed the top ten for the RAF Regular & Reserve Kawasaki team, edging out FHO Racing BMW’s Xavi Forés by just 0.038s.

BSB Official Test, Silverstone – Overall Combined

Pos Rider  Nat. Time/Gap
1 Glenn IRWIN GBR 53.139
2 Tarran MACKENZIE GBR +0.061
3 Danny KENT GBR +0.174
4 Kyle RYDE GBR +0.184
5 Jason O’HALLORAN AUS +0.211
6 Gino REA GBR +0.296
7 Danny BUCHAN GBR +0.339
8 Andrew IRWIN GBR +0.343
9 Christian IDDON GBR +0.346
10 Ryan VICKERS GBR +0.414
11 Xavi FORÉS ESP +0.452
12 Josh BROOKES AUS +0.551
13 Tommy BRIDEWELL GBR +0.708
14 Dan LINFOOT GBR +0.838
15 Peter HICKMAN GBR +0.940
16 Joe FRANCIS GBR +0.941
17 Lee JACKSON GBR +0.988
18 Takumi TAKAHASHI JPN +1.062
19 Ryo MIZUNO JPN +1.082
20 Rory SKINNER GBR +1.096
21 Josh OWENS GBR +1.186
22 Storm STACEY GBR +1.549
23 Bjorn ESTMENT RSA +1.565
24 Leon JEACOCK GBR +1.729
25 Brian McCORMACK IRL +2.295
26 Dean HARRISON GBR +2.464
27 James ELLISON GBR +2.668
28 Brad JONES GBR +2.772
29 Joey THOMPSON GBR +3.798

Source: MCNews.com.au

Aussies top opening day of Silverstone BSB test

2021 British Superbike Championship
Silverstone Test

Images by David Yeomans Photography

Australia’s Jason O’Halloran has set the initial benchmark as the Bennetts British Superbike Championship testing at Silverstone kicked off on Wednesday as the McAMS Yamaha rider topped all four sessions, edging out title rival and reigning champion Josh Brookes by 0.358s on the combined times.

Jason O’Halloran tops Day 1 of the BSB Silverstone test

The Australian’s best time came in the second session of the day before lunch, with the McAMS Yamaha contender continuing to build momentum in the team’s first test of the season.

Jason O’Halloran – McAMS Yamaha

“To be honest it was great to get back out on the bike. The first session was a little bit patchy, so we just did some laps to get the feeling back. The second session was really good for us. It was pretty much an identical bike to the one I rode here last year. In the lunchbreak, the boys changed the engine and we tried the 2021 spec, which we tried this afternoon for the last two sessions. Although we ended up at the top, this slowed us down a bit – when you put a new spec in you have to work through things like fuelling and throttle cables, so we’ve just been doing laps this afternoon to get things to my liking.Compared with how I felt on the previous bike, the changes we’ve made have been really positive and I feel comfortable, we’ve just got to tweak it to make it my own again. We’ll do that tomorrow and also some chassis stuff, so we can look forward to that tomorrow.”

Jason O’Halloran

Brookes meanwhile was consistently close and the defending champion set his best lap of the day in the third session, which put him 0.074s clear of his teammate Christian Iddon as the VisionTrack Ducati pairing locked out the final top three positions.

Josh Brookes

Kyle Ryde was the leading BMW rider onboard the all-new M 1000 RR, the Rich Energy OMG Racing BMW rider was fourth fastest on the combined timings, setting the second fastest time in the final session of the day as he pushed for a final run before the chequered flag.

Kyle Ryde

Xavi Forés marked his return to Bennetts BSB action with the all-new FHO Racing BMW team by holding fourth place in the final session of the day, putting him in fifth place on the combined times as the Spaniard saved his best until last ahead of day two tomorrow.

Xavi Forés

The overall combined times featured five different manufacturers in the top seven and Buildbase Suzuki’s Danny Kent bounced back from an earlier crash to lead their charge in sixth place with Honda Racing’s Glenn Irwin in seventh place overall.

Tommy Bridewell and Oxford Products Racing Ducati set their best time in the final session of the day, putting him into eighth place and just ahead of Gino Rea on the second of the Buildbase Suzukis with Tarran Mackenzie in tenth place, ending the day early following a crash in the final session.

BSB Official Test, Silverstone – Day 1 Combined

Pos Rider Team Time
1 Jason O’Halloran McAMS Yamaha 53.469s
2 Josh Brookes VisionTrack Ducati +0.358s
3 Christian Iddon VisionTrack Ducati +0.432s
4 Kyle Ryde RICH Energy OMG Racing BMW +0.437s
5 Xavi Forés FHO Racing BMW +0.453s
6 Danny Kent Buildbase Suzuki +0.560s
7 Glenn Irwin Honda Racing +0.562s
8 Tommy Bridewell Oxford Products Racing Ducati +0.650s
9 Gino Rea Buildbase Suzuki +0.679s
10 Tarran Mackenzie McAMS Yamaha +0.694s

2021 British Superbike Championship Calendar

Round Location Races
Official Test T1 – Silverstone National – 28 – 29 April
Official Test T2 – Snetterton 300 – 04 – 06 May
Official Test T3 – Oulton Park – 19 May
Official Test T4 – Donington Park (National) – 08 June
Round 1 Oulton Park – 25 – 27 June Triple Header
Round 2 Knockhill – 09 – 11 July Triple Header
Round 3 Brands Hatch Gp – 23 – 25 July Triple Header
Round 4 Thruxton – 30 – 01 August Triple Header
Round 5 Donington Park (National) – 13 – 15 August Triple Header
Round 6 Cadwell Park – 20 – 22 August Triple Header
Round 7 Snetterton 300 – 03 – 05 September Triple Header
Round 8 Silverstone National – 10 – 12 September Triple Header
Round 9 Oulton Park – 24 – 26 September Triple Header
Round 10 Donington Park Gp – 01 – 03 October Triple Header
Round 11 Brands Hatch Gp – 15 – 17 October Triple Header

Source: MCNews.com.au

O’Halloran & Brookes claim Sunday Oulton Park BSB wins

2020 British Superbike Championship Round Four
Oulton Park Sunday wrap

Images Dave Yeomans

British Superbike Race Two

Jason O’Halloran (McAMS Yamaha) celebrated his second victory of the weekend on Sunday at the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Oulton Park, riding a perfect race from opening lap to the chequered flag, winning from Christian Iddon and Danny Buchan.

Jason O'Halloran
Jason O’Halloran

O’Halloran had started from pole position but he had VisionTrack Ducati’s Iddon for close company with Buchan also in the breakaway trio in the later stages of the race as they replicated their podium finishing performances of Saturday.

O’Halloran’s victory was all the more crucial in the championship standings as there was a huge disappointment for leader Glenn Irwin when he was forced to retire with a technical problem, slashing his advantage from 30-points before the race, to just five.

Jason O'Halloran
Jason O’Halloran

Josh Brookes was able to make strides forward in more ways than one, as the former champion on the second of the VisionTrack Ducatis carved his way through from seventh on the opening lap into a fourth place at the chequered flag.

Lee Jackson on the second of the Rapid Fulfillment FS-3 Kawasakis also showed his rapid pace to claim fifth place after making a move on Andrew Irwin on the final lap with Bradley Ray also in the pack in eighth. Luke Mossey and Peter Hickman completed the top ten, just ahead of Tommy Bridewell on the Oxford Products Racing Ducati.

Jason O'Halloran claimed the Race 2 win
Jason O’Halloran claimed the Race 2 win from Iddon and Buchan

Race Two Results

Pos Rider Nat Man. Gap
1 Jason O’HALLORAN AUS Yamaha 28:33.4
2 Christian IDDON GBR Ducati 0.214
3 Danny BUCHAN GBR Kawasaki 1.129
4 Josh BROOKES AUS Ducati 4.305
5 Lee JACKSON GBR Kawasaki 10.648
6 Tarran MACKENZIE GBR Yamaha 11.478
7 Andrew IRWIN GBR Honda 11.819
8 Bradley RAY GBR BMW 12.611
9 Luke MOSSEY GBR BMW 12.683
10 Peter HICKMAN GBR BMW 15.078
11 Tommy BRIDEWELL GBR Ducati 16.756
12 Gino REA GBR Suzuki 17.067
13 Kyle RYDE GBR Suzuki 28.05
14 Ryan VICKERS GBR Kawasaki 33.193
15 Héctor BARBERÁ ESP BMW 34.056
16 Storm STACEY GBR Kawasaki 43.211
17 Josh OWENS GBR Kawasaki 56.294
18 Graeme IRWIN GBR Kawasaki 57.078
19 Brian McCORMACK IRL BMW 01:36.8
DNF Tom WARD GBR Kawasaki

British Superbike Race Three

O’Halloran became the eighth different winner of the season on Saturday for McAMS Yamaha, and he was able to follow it up with a second consecutive win in Round 11 earlier on Sunday, however O’Halloran was denied the chance to claim the first hat trick of wins in the 2020 Bennetts British Superbike Championship as Josh Brookes hit back in fighting form in race three.

Josh Brookes
Josh Brookes

Brookes was able to turn the disappointment of earlier in the weekend into a stunning victory in Round 12, holding off his VisionTrack Ducati teammate Iddon and Jackson to celebrate the final win in Cheshire.

Brookes had managed to hold the lead into Old Hall for the first time ahead of double race winner O’Halloran and Iddon with the Kawasaki pairing also in close contention. Iddon was looking for a way to move ahead of O’Halloran, and on lap three he powered head over his Australian rival as he bid to keep him at bay.

He then had his teammate in his sights, and he was looking for a chance to make a move. Iddon went for a dive on the brakes into Lodge on the eighth lap, but a determined counterattack put Brookes back at the front before they crossed the line for lap nine.

Jason O'Halloran
Jason O’Halloran

Iddon was still pressing Brookes and with three laps to go, he looked set to make a move at Hizzy’s, but it cost him ground and gave his teammate the edge he needed over the final laps to claim his second win of the 2020 season.

Meanwhile Iddon was under pressure from O’Halloran and Jackson as the scrap for the final podium positions continued, which went down to the wire on the final lap, with Iddon able to hold strong in second place.

For O’Halloran the chance of a hat trick of podiums ended at the final corner when Jackson made a determined move at Lodge to grab third place and hold the 0.096s advantage at the chequered flag.

Josh Brookes claimed the final race win of Oulton Park from
Josh Brookes claimed the final race win of Oulton Park from Iddon and Jackson

O’Halloran claimed fourth place, but a determined weekend for the McAMS Yamaha rider now launches him into second in the title fight ahead of Donington Park and just two points adrift of Glenn Irwin, who ended the final race of the weekend in sixth place for Honda Racing.

Josh Brookes – P1

“Up until the final race, it had been a very difficult weekend and I hadn’t been able to push very hard or do much overtaking but the team have given me loads of support and never stopped working. The bike they gave me for the last race was brilliant. I had really good pace earlier in the day but I wasn’t able to sustain it all the way to the end which was why I dropped back to fourth so we got our heads together and made some more changes. The result meant I wasn’t able to lap as quickly but I could lap more consistently and keep it all the way to the end. I’ve won a fair few BSB race before, but I’m pleased to get a win again today and this one was particularly enjoyable.”

Josh Brookes
Josh Brookes
Christian Iddon – P2

“I didn’t manage a win this weekend but I’m really happy with three second place finishes. In the first race, I looked at Jason’s back wheel for 18 laps but simply wasn’t able to do anything about and it was a really hard race, harder than Saturday for sure; it was actually quite difficult to breathe the pace was that hot! I was hanging it out as best I could, but Jason pulled the pin at the end and it was another second for me. In the final race, this time it was Josh in front of me, but I felt stronger than him mid-race. But then I messed up the chicane near the end and that was that. I had to go from attacking to defending but I’ve taken a good haul of points across the three races and the championship’s back on now.”

Christian Iddon
Christian Iddon
Jason O’Halloran – P4

“I had a feeling we would be strong this weekend, but I didn’t know how it was going to go! We were fast from Friday, I had a great feeling from the first lap, we qualified on pole, won the first race, won the second race and then had a good scrap in the second race for the win and fair does to them as they rode well. I nearly run into the back of Christian into the last corner and had to roll off, so that helped Lee get the speed on me to the line. All in all it has been a fantastic weekend, we came in 44 points down and now we’re two points behind in the championship so I’m really looking forward to getting to Donington Park. It’s a track I enjoy, we had a great round there on the national track and I think our package can be really strong there. We are in it. There are six races left and it’s all to play for and I’m going to give it my all.”

Glenn Irwin – P6

“The first race today, for sure it was annoying to have to retire, we’ve had a pretty perfect record with no crashes and that’s a big part of the quest of what we want to achieve. In the last race I was doing some maths with the championship standings and I threw everything at it to try and pass Danny, which would have meant if Jason stayed where he was we would have been equal in the championship. But Lee passed Jason, which meant we’ve just kept the title lead. This was probably our weakest track so far, but it’s a new bike and this year we didn’t expect to be where we are. So I think we need to remind ourselves of that and we probably would have been happy with fifths and sixths here this weekend without the success we have enjoyed. That last race was the fastest of the weekend and I gave it all I could as I know what’s at stake, I also felt I owed the team a stronger performance, I felt more ready before that last race after the set back. Thanks to the boys, we did make positive changes and it’s the best the bike was all weekend, thank you.”

Glenn Irwin
Glenn Irwin

Race Three Results

Pos Rider Nat Man. Gap
1 Josh BROOKES AUS Ducati 28:32.8
2 Christian IDDON GBR Ducati +1.622
3 Lee JACKSON GBR  Kawasaki +1.803
4 Jason O’HALLORAN AUS Yamaha +1.899
5 Danny BUCHAN GBR Kawasaki +10.176
6 Glenn IRWIN GBR Honda +10.362
7 Bradley RAY GBR BMW +13.112
8 Peter HICKMAN GBR BMW +16.968
9 Tarran MACKENZIE GBR Yamaha +17.792
10 Luke MOSSEY GBR BMW +18.232
11 Tommy BRIDEWELL GBR Ducati +20.673
12 Gino REA GBR Suzuki +20.808
13 Kyle RYDE GBR Suzuki +29.825
14 Héctor BARBERÁ ESP BMW +36.983
15 Ryan VICKERS GBR Kawasaki +37.18
16 Joe FRANCIS GBR BMW +27.528
17 Jack KENNEDY IRL Kawasaki +37.866
18 Keith FARMER GBR Suzuki +39.71
19 Josh OWENS GBR Kawasaki +49.076
20 Taylor MACKENZIE GBR BMW +49.465
21 Graeme IRWIN GBR Kawasaki +1:01.149 
DNF Tom WARD GBR Kawasaki
DNF Storm STACEY GBR Kawasaki
DNF Andrew IRWIN GBR Honda 

British Superbike Championship Standings

Pos Rider Man Points
1 Glenn IRWIN Honda 178
2 Jason O’HALLORAN Yamaha 176
3 Josh BROOKES Ducati 168
4 Christian IDDON Ducati 166
5 Tommy BRIDEWELL Ducati 134
6 Tarran MACKENZIE Yamaha 125
7 Kyle RYDE Suzuki 120
8 Lee JACKSON Kawasaki 115
9 Andrew IRWIN Honda 105
10 Danny BUCHAN Kawasaki 90
11 Bradley RAY BMW 74
12 Luke MOSSEY BMW 57
13 Peter HICKMAN BMW 43
14 Gino REA Suzuki 36
15 Ryan VICKERS Kawasaki 34
16 Héctor BARBERÁ BMW 31
17 Alex OLSEN BMW 8
19 Jack KENNEDY Yamaha 7
20 Dan LINFOOT Yamaha 2
22 Storm STACEY Kawasaki 1
23 Keith FARMER Suzuki 1

British Supersport

Rory Skinner climbed back to the top step of the Quattro Group British Supersport podium with a close-fought victory in the Feature race. It was race one victor Brad Jones who grabbed the holeshot, but current series leader Skinner was in close contention. As the leading duo began to pull away from the pursuing pack, the battle for third started to heat up as James Westmoreland, Lee Johnston and Harry Truelove continued to trade places throughout the opening half of the race.

Rory Skinner
Rory Skinner

Back at the front, Skinner had found a way past his team mate but was unable to shake off Jones. Pulling away from the pursuing pack, by the halfway stage they had built a seven second lead over the rest of the field.

Remaining in flying formation, the closing stages of the race saw Skinner try and edge out a small lead over his team mate but Jones was quick to respond. As they started the final lap, the pair were separated by just 0.1s, but Skinner was able to fend off the fast-charging Jones.

The battle for third remained just as intense as three contenders were joined by Bradley Perie and the GP2 machines of Mason Law and Jack Scott. Trading places throughout the final stages, it eventually went down the way of Perie, with Truelove securing fourth ahead of Westmoreland, Johnston and the leading GP2 machine of Charlie Nesbitt.

1) Bradley Jones, 2) Rory Skinner, 3) Harry Truelove
1) Bradley Jones, 2) Rory Skinner, 3) Harry Truelove

British Supersport Race

Pos Rider Man. Gap
1 Rory Skinner Yamaha
2 Brad Jones Yamaha +0.303s
3 Bradley Perie Yamaha +14.168s
4 Harry Trulove Yamaha +14.232s
5 James Westmoreland Kawasaki +14.544s
6 Lee Johnston Yamaha +15.163s

British Supersport Standings

Pos Rider Man Points
1 Rory SKINNER Yamaha 170
2 Brad JONES Yamaha) 102
3 James WESTMORELAND Kawasaki 94
4 Bradley PERIE Yamaha 82
5 Lee JOHNSTON Yamaha 72
6 Harry TRUELOVE Yamaha 70
7 Richard KERR Triumph 54
8 Jamie PERRIN  Yamaha 43
9 Ben CURRIE  Kawasaki 40
10 Rob HARTOG  MV Agusta 38
11 Ross PATTERSON  Yamaha 36
12 Korie McGREEVY  Yamaha 32
13 Kurt WIGLEY  Yamaha 27
14 Phil WAKEFIELD  Yamaha 25
15 James ROSE  Kawasaki 21
16 Scott SWANN  Yamaha 12
17 Tom TOPARIS  Yamaha 11
18 Ricky TARREN  Yamaha 8
19 Keenan ARMSTRONG  Kawasaki 6
20 Ben WOTTON  Triumph 6
21 Grant McINTOSH  Yamaha 5
22 Alan NAYLOR  Yamaha 5
23 Michael DUNLOP  Yamaha 3
24 Mike NORBURY  Kawasaki 1

Superstock 1000

Chrissy Rouse cruised to victory in the second Pireli National Superstock 1000 race, taking victory by 1.9s. Leaping off the line, Rouse was immediately able to grab the holeshot and then control the race from the front, not being challenged over the 14 laps.

Chrissy Rouse
Chrissy Rouse

Behind him, race one victory Lewis Rollo had a lonely race in second place whilst third place saw Fraser Rogers claim the final rostrum position. Tim Neave finished fourth, ahead of Australian Brayden Elliot, Hedger, McConnell and Hutchinson.

Superstock 1000 Race (Top 15)

Pos Rider Nat Man. Gap
1 Chrissy ROUSE GBR BMW 22:49.8
2 Lewis ROLLO GBR Aprilia +1.969
3 Fraser ROGERS GBR Kawasaki +3.695
4 Tim NEAVE GBR Suzuki +6.246
5 Brayden ELLIOTT AUS Suzuki +8.402
6 Luke HEDGER GBR Kawasaki +12.698
7 Billy McCONNELL AUS BMW +16.43
8 Jordan WEAVING RSA Suzuki +16.56
10 Tom NEAVE GBR Honda +16.858
11 Damon REES NZL BMW +22.03
12 David ALLINGHAM GBR Suzuki +22.129
13 Shane RICHARDSON NZL BMW  +22.302
14 Luke JONES GBR Aprilia +22.965
15 Davey TODD GBR Honda +25.183

Superstock 1000 Standings

Pos Rider Man Points
1 Chrissy ROUSE  BMW 141
2 Tom NEAVE  Honda 114
3 Lewis ROLLO  Aprilia 89
4 Tim NEAVE  Suzuki 82
5 Tilly McCONNELL  BMW 74
6 Damon REES  BMW 71
7 Fraser ROGERS  Kawasaki 64
8 Danny KENT  Kawasaki 55
9 Luke HEDGER  Kawasaki 37
10 Davey TODD  Honda 34
11 Brayden ELLIOTT  Suzuki 32
12 Jordan WEAVING  Suzuki 32
14 Matt TRUELOVE  BMW 23
15 Joe COLLIER  Suzuki 23
16 Dan LINFOOT  BMW 20
18 David ALLINGHAM  Suzuki 10
19 Richard COOPER  BMW 9
20 Leon JEACOCK  Suzuki 8
21 Shaun WINFIELD  Yamaha 6
22 Luke JONES  Aprilia 3
23 Joe SHELDON-SHAW  Suzuki 3
24 Luke HOPKINS  Kawasaki 2

Superstock 600

Ben Luxton extended his series lead in the Pirelli National Superstock 600 race with a second victory in the final race at Oulton Park. It was race one winner Luxton launched off the line to hold 0.5s lead over Caolan Irwin by the end of the opening lap. However, as the race began to heat up Zac Corderoy soon took over front running, leading the way at the end of lap four ahead of the Irwin brothers and Alderson.

Ben Luxton
Ben Luxton

A red flag on lap six saw the race called to a halt. A six lap restart saw Corderoy grab the holeshot to lead for much of the race, but as they headed onto the final lap it was Luxton leading from Caolan Irwin. At the chequered flag Luxton was able to fend off Corderoy with Irwin completing the podium.

Superstock 600 Results (Top 15)

Pos Rider Nat Man. Gap
1 Ben LUXTON GBR Kawasaki 10:12.3
2 Zak CORDEROY GBR Kawasaki +0.218
3 Caolan IRWIN IRL Kawasaki +0.477
4 Rhys IRWIN  IRL Yamaha +0.646
5 James ALDERSON GBR Triumph +1.091
6 Sam LAFFINS GBR Kawasaki +4.406
7 Jack NIXON GBR Kawasaki +6.23
8 Joe TALBOT GBR Kawasaki +6.455
9 Liam DELVES GBR Yamaha +6.602
10 Daniel BROOKS GBR Kawasaki +6.822
11 Adam McLEAN GBR Yamaha +13.459
12 Connor THOMSON GBR Yamaha +16.853
13 Asher DURHAM GBR Kawasaki +19.228
14 Conor WHEELER GBR Yamaha +19.3
15 Matthew BOWER GBR Kawasaki +25.982

Superstock 600 Standings

Pos Rider Man Points
1 Ben LUXTON  Kawasaki 113
2 Zak CORDEROY  Kawasaki 83
3 Rhys IRWIN  Yamaha 71
3 Caolan IRWIN  Kawasaki 52
4 Daniel BROOKS  Kawasaki 42
5 Liam DELVES  Yamaha 42
6 James ALDERSON  Triumph 39
7 Joe TALBOT  Kawasaki 37
8 Jack NIXON  Kawasaki 32
9 Simon REID  Yamaha 32
10 Adam McLEAN  Yamaha 27
11 Kade VERWEY  Kawasaki 20
12 Eugene McMANUS  Kawasaki 20
13 Sam LAFFINS  Kawasaki 18
14 George STANLEY  Kawasaki 13
15 Aaron SILVESTER  Yamaha 11
16 Connor THOMSON  Yamaha 8
17 Adam HARTGROVE  Yamaha 7
18 Conor WHEELER  Yamaha 7
19 Luke VERWEY  Kawasaki 6
20 TJ TOMS  Kawasaki 5
21 Trystan FINOCCHIARO  Kawasaki 4
22 Asher DURHAM  Kawasaki 4
23 Taylor MORETON  Kawasaki 4
24 Christopher SINANAN  Kawasaki 2
25 Matthew BOWER  Kawasaki 1

British Junior Supersport Championship

Owen Jenner was back on the top step in the Hel Performance British Junior Supersport Championship, taking the win by 3.3s. It was Jenner who grabbed the holeshot, but the young rider was not able to get away over the opening laps as nine riders stayed within one second of each other.

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Owen Jenner & Seth Crump

As the race began to play out though, Jenner was able to steadily pull away to take another win. Australian Seth Crump finished second 3.314-seconds off the winner, while Dawson completed the podium in third place.

1) Seth Crump, 2) Owen Jenner, 3) Cameron Dawson
1) Seth Crump, 2) Owen Jenner, 3) Cameron Dawson

Junior Supersport Race (Top 15)

Pos Rider Nat Man. Gap
1 Owen JENNER GBR Kawasaki 18:57.4
2 Seth CRUMP AUS Kawasaki +3.314
3 Cameron DAWSON GBR Kawasaki +4.324
4 Oscar PINSON GBR Kawasaki +4.521
5 Joseph THOMAS GBR Kawasaki +5.213
6 Declan CONNELL GBR Kawasaki +5.568
7 Lewis JONES GBR Kawasaki +6.703
8 Kam DIXON GBR Kawasaki +7.088
9 Lewis JONES GBR KTM +13.937
10 Lucca ALLEN GBR Kawasaki +17.309
11 Kier ARMSTRONG GBR KTM +17.394
12 Cameron HALL GBR Kawasaki +19.918
13 Chloe JONES GBR Yamaha +20.384
14 Rossi BANHAM GBR Yamaha +20.473
15 Lynden LEATHERLAND GBR Kawasaki +20.959

Junior Supersport Standings

Pos Rider Man Points
1 Owen JENNER  Kawasaki 156
2 Seth CRUMP  Kawasaki 120
3 Brody CROCKFORD  Yamaha 85
4 Cameron DAWSON Kawasaki 76
5 Zak SHELTON  Kawasaki 66
6 Oscar PINSON  Kawasaki 61
7 Osian JONES  Kawasaki 59
8 Adon DAVIE  Kawasaki 49
9 Joseph THOMAS  Kawasaki 47
10 James McMANUS  Kawasaki 43
11 Ash BARNES  Kawasaki 41
12 Lewis JONES  KTM 40
13 Kam DIXON  Kawasaki 39
15 Cameron HALL  Kawasaki 31
16 Lynden LEATHERLAND  Kawasaki 27
17 Lewis JONES  Kawasaki 20
18 Jake HOPPER  Kawasaki 20
19 Andrew SMYTH  Kawasaki 16
20 Chloe JONES  Yamaha 16
21 Christopher JOHNSON  Kawasaki 11
22 Lucca ALLEN  Kawasaki 11
23 Declan CONNELL  Kawasaki 10
24 Finn SMART  Kawasaki 8
25 Kai DICKINSON  Kawasaki 7
26 Harris BEECH  Yamaha 7
27 Mcauley LONGMORE  Kawasaki 4
28 Alessandro VALENTE  KTM 4
29 Rossi BANHAM  Yamaha 2

Ducati Performance TriOptions Cup

Levi Day doubled up on Ducati TriOptions Cup victories with a last lap overtake in the second race of the weekend. Elliot Pinson grabbed the holeshot, maintaining the lead over the opening few laps before current series leader Josh Day took over front running. Pulling a small gap over the pursuing pack, his lead began to decrease as Levi Day moved up to second and began setting a string of fast laps.

Levi Day
Levi Day

Coming down to the final lap, Levi was able to find a way through Josh to take his second win of the weekend. Pinson completed the podium in third ahead of Shoubridge, Cox and Neve.Owen Jenner was back on the top step in the Hel Performance British Junior Supersport Championship, taking the win by 3.3s. It was Jenner who grabbed the holeshot, but the young rider was not able to get away over the opening laps as nine riders stayed within one second of each other.

Levi Day

“What a birthday, done the double! Took the win in the second race of the Ducati Tri Options Cup today at Oulton Park, and set a new lap record also. What a great weekend shared with my amazing wife Katie Day and Max and my awesome team and sponsors. Darren, Paul and Nigel worked so hard to give me an amazing bike and it was awesome all weekend. A big thank you to everyone who wished me a happy birthday or sent me messages after the race, I’ll get back to you soon and really appreciate it all! Huge thank you to all the sponsors and people who make it possible for us to do this.”

Levi Day
Levi Day

Ducati Performance TriOptions Cup Race

Pos Rider Nat Man. Gap
1 Levi DAY AUS Ducati 53:00.0
2 Josh DAY GBR Ducati 1.169
3 Elliott PINSON GBR Ducati 10.893
4 David SHOUBRIDGE GBR Ducati 13.851
5 Samuel COX GBR Ducati 22.151
6 Craig NEVE GBR Ducati 23.677
7 Michael TUSTIN GBR Ducati 31.204
8 Dijon COMPTON GBR Ducati 31.502
9 John McGUINNESS GBR Ducati 37.463
10 David JONES GBR Ducati 41.73
11 Matthew JONES  GBR Ducati 46.794
12 Ben FALLA GBR Ducati 53.189
13 Ewan POTTER GBR Ducati 53.251
14 Lee DEVONPORT GBR Ducati 53.487
15 Matt STEVENS GBR Ducati 54.112

Ducati Performance TriOptions Cup Standings

Pos Rider Points
1 Josh DAY  185
2 Levi DAY  159
3 David SHOUBRIDGE  93
4 Craig NEVE  82
5 Elliott PINSON  81
6 John McGUINNESS  71
7 Samuel COX  67
8 Edmund BEST  58
9 Michael TUSTIN  58
10 Carl STEVENS  52
11 Dijon COMPTON  46
12 Mark CHEETHAM  28
13 Alberto SOLERA  19
14 David JONES  19
15 Matthew JONES  19
16 Richard SPENCER-FLEET  15
17 Ben FALLA  14
18 Hiro ARAZEKI  14
19 Sam MIDDLEMAS  13
20 Ewan POTTER  10
22 Matt STEVENS  8
23 Peter HASLER  1

Source: MCNews.com.au

Brayden Elliott all set for 2020 BSB Superstock 1000 assault

Brayden Elliott to compete BSB Superstock 1000 for 2020

Australian Brayden Elliott has confirmed his 2020 plans, competing for the fourth year running in the BSB Superstock 1000cc Championship on a new 2019 Suzuki GSX-R1000R under No Bull Racing/CFS Filtration and with support from last year’s team CPE Motosport.

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BSB Cadwell Park Test Josh Elliott

Brayden Elliott competing at Cadwell Park in 2019

2020 will mark the first year that Elliott will have a consecutive year riding for the same team in the British championship, with a packed pre-season testing regime already planned he aims to take advantage of the familiar team environment.

Brayden Elliott

“I’m extremely excited to get the 2020 season underway and for testing to begin. I haven’t ridden since the final round at Brands Hatch last October, so to say I am ready to ride is an understatement. This coming season is the first time since I began racing in the UK that my team situation will stay the same for a continuous season, the same manufacturer of bike, same team and most importantly same personnel surrounding me this year. I am also really looking forward to a fresh look this season, competing in Fluro orange to represent my title sponsor, CFS Filtration.

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BSB Rnd Donington DYeomans STK Brayden Elliott AUYA

Brayden Elliott – Image by David Yeomans

“I’m extremely thankful that my long-term partnerships are once again continuing for another season as well as welcoming on board new companies to be a part of the journey. I’m very humbled by the support of individuals and businesses who believe in my racing and am confident I will do them proud on and off the track. I also need to thank my family and those close to me for continuing to support me in many ways to make this possible.”

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BSB Rnd Donington DYeomans STK Brayden Elliott AROA

Brayden Elliott – Image by David Yeomans

2020 National Superstock 1000 Championship calendar

  • Silverstone, April 10th– 12th
  • Oulton Park, May 1st – 3rd
  • Donington Park, National May 22nd– 24th
  • Snetterton, June 19th– 21st
  • Donington, Park (WSBK Support) July 3rd – 5th
  • Knockhill, July 10th – 12th
  • Brands Hatch GP, July 24th – 26th
  • Thruxton, August 7th– 9th
  • Cadwell Park, August 21st – 23rd
  • Oulton Park, September 4th – 6th
  • Donington Park, October 2nd – 4th
  • Brands Hatch GP, October 16th – 18th

Source: MCNews.com.au

Redding wins BSB despite Brookes’ Brands trifecta

2019 British Superbike Championship

Round 12 – Brands Hatch

Scott Redding claimed the 2019 British Superbike Championship title for Be Wiser Ducati over the weekend, fending of teammate Josh Brookes to take the win with a consistent performance at the Brands Hatch triple-header over the weekend. The result makes Redding the first rookie to win the BSB title, with just five-points separating the top two.

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Scott Redding celebrates his win – 2019 BSB Round 12 Brands Hatch

The former MotoGP rider, who moves into the World Superbike Championship with Ducati next season, took a second place and a brace of thirds to secure the title over two days of fine and dry weather at the Kent circuit and in front of another massive crowd.

For 36-year-old Brookes, he couldn’t have done any more as he romped to a hat-trick of wins at his favourite track to reduce the deficit from 28 points arriving at Brands Hatch. Brookes took his tally of victories to ten for the season to finish runner-up in the series.

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Scott Redding – 2019 BSB Round 12 Brands Hatch

The results saw Paul Bird’s Penrith-based team clinch their seventh BSB title and first ever one-two on their way to dominating the series with 21 wins from the 27 races. During the year, they secured no less than seven one-two finishes to be confirmed as worthy champions.

After their first and third place finishes on Saturday, the two riders followed that up with a bruising final lap to claim a thrilling first and second in Brookes’ favour in the second encounter to set up a thrilling finale.

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Scott Redding – 2019 BSB Round 12 Brands Hatch

The final race of the season saw both riders start from the front row once more with Redding needing just a fifth-place finish to take his maiden BSB crown. Brookes again grabbed the lead off the line and ultimately led from start to finish to take his 49th career win to elevate him to the third most successful rider in BSB history.

Scott Redding

“After a few lean years, we came here to try and win the championship and we did it! It means so much to me to win this and I can’t thank everyone enough for all their support and Scott Redding it feels so good to have so many people behind me. I had a small problem in today’s second race and had to be so gentle on the bike and simply concentrated on finishing in third. In the first race today, I felt really comfortable and felt I could have a go at winning as that’s always my goal so I had a go on the last lap although I knew Josh would come straight back at me. The last thing I wanted to do was crash and I was very mindful of the fact I needed to finish so took the second place. I’m over the moon to have won the BSB Championship and we’re going to have a big party tonight!”

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Scott Redding – 2019 BSB Round 12 Brands Hatch
Josh Brookes

“I came here with the objective of winning all three races and that’s exactly what I’ve done so I can’t not be happy with how this weekend has gone, it’s ultimately elsewhere where I’ve lost out on the championship. A championship is judged on the whole year, not just one weekend and there are opportunities at every round to get points. There hasn’t been any time this year Josh Brookes & Scott Reddingthough where I don’t think I could have done better but I can’t deny the fact I’m disappointed not to be returning in 2020 with the number one plate! I’m looking forward to next season and although Scott won’t be figuring, there’ll always be someone to step up and there’ll be plenty more challenges ahead.”

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Josh Brookes – 2019 BSB Round 12 Brands Hatch

Race 2

At the start of the race, Brookes took the advantage from Jason O’Halloran and Christian Iddon with Tommy Bridewell in close contention. Redding was fighting back but running wide at Druids dropped him back into seventh and he had work to do to catch his title rival.

Brookes was trying to make a break but Christian Iddon had become his next challenger on lap three when he fired the Tyco BMW ahead of O’Halloran. However, Iddon was soon under pressure as Bridewell had moved into third place for Oxford Racing Ducati and was up to second by the end of the fourth lap.

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Josh Brookes – 2019 BSB Round 12 Brands Hatch

Redding was carving his way through the chasing group and by lap seven he was into third place with a move on Iddon into Paddock Hill Bend. However he had to fight for the place with Iddon briefly reclaiming the position before the championship leader dived back ahead.

The leading trio then were a breakaway pack with Brookes ahead of Bridewell and Redding in third, but the former MotoGP rider was attacking hard and he waited until there were just two laps remaining to make his move.

Redding then had Brookes in his sight for the victory, but the 2015 champion wasn’t giving up without a fight and the pair’s battle for supremacy went down to the wire on the final lap.

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Scott Redding – 2019 BSB Round 12 Brands Hatch

As the pair crossed the line inseparable going into Paddock Hill Bend for the final time, Redding made a move to claim the lead, but Brookes was determined and he made a lunge at Druids to regain the advantage.

Redding was looking for an opportunity but Brookes had the measure of his teammate as the pair crossed the line separated by just 0.119s, with Bridewell claiming third place.

Tarran Mackenzie had moved into fourth place behind for McAMS Yamaha to bounce back from his crash yesterday, pushing Iddon back into fifth with Danny Buchan holding sixth place ahead of O’Halloran.

Hickman was eighth in the penultimate race of the season with Andrew Irwin and Taylor Mackenzie completing the top 10.

Race 3

The final race of the season would decide the 2019 champion and at the start of the race Brookes instantly hit the front of the pack from Bridewell and Iddon, with Redding holding fifth behind Tarran Mackenzie.

Brookes and Bridewell continued to up the pace to try and gap the field, but behind Redding was soon piling the pressure on the Tyco BMW ahead of him and on the seventh lap he made his move to hold third place.

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Josh Brookes – 2019 BSB Round 12 Brands Hatch

The championship leader had to claim a top five finish if Brookes won the race to still lift his first Bennetts BSB title, but he was still pushing hard to claim a podium on his final race in the series before moving to the world stage next season.

At the front of the field the gap between Brookes and Bridewell was just 0.2s but the 2015 champion was determined to end his season on a high and he held the advantage to the chequered flag to hold off Bridewell to the finish line.

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Josh Brookes – 2019 BSB Round 12 Brands Hatch

Iddon was fourth to claim the Bennetts BSB Riders Cup title for Tyco BMW ahead of Peter Hickman and Tarran Mackenzie on the leading McAMS Yamaha, but only just from his teammate O’Halloran.

Buchan was eighth for FS3-Racing Kawasaki to hold off Andrew Irwin and Dan Linfoot who completed the top ten.

2019 BSB Brands Hatch – Round 12 – Results & Standings

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We speak to Josh Brookes ahead of the Brands Hatch BSB finale

2019 British Superbike Championship

Brands Hatch Showdown Preview

The Bennetts British Superbike Championship title fight will do down to the wire this weekend as protagonists Scott Redding, Josh Brookes and Tommy Bridewell battle it out for the final time in 2019 in their quest to be crowned champion at Brands Hatch.

We spoke to Josh Brookes overnight about the weekend ahead. The Australian trails Be Wiser Ducati team-mate Scott Redding by 28-points heading into this weekend triple-header.

Josh Brookes

“Under normal circumstances a second and a third at Donington in British Superbike would be a good achievement, but when the championship leader gets two wins then that makes that performance not so good after all, and that’s the reality that I am facing at the moment. 

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Josh Brookes did the double at Brands Hatch earlier in the year

“The championship points are well favoured towards Scott, mathematically the championship is always a possibility until the end, or until the numbers rule it out, but I will go into this weekend with the most optimism I can and try as hard as I can to get the results, but it’s diffifcult to think that Scott is going to offer a poor performance.

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Brookes leading Redding at Donington earlier this month

“I am standing here in poor weather at the moment, it is drizzling rain, the last round is often affected by weather here so we never know what can happen.

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Josh Brookes

“All I have to do is focus on the best results I can, rather than thinking I have to finish a certain place etc. so that almost probably takes the pressure off me a little. I have to just go out and win, that is all I can do. Then how Scott goes out and plays it will decide the final results.

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Josh Brookes

“Every year I have been in BSB I have given 100 per cent and irrespective of the outcome I am proud of what I have achieved this year.” 

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Josh Brookes did the double at Brands Hatch earlier in the year

BSB 2019 so far…

After 24 races there have been seven winners and 12 different podium finishers, but it comes down to three champion elects ahead of the final three races of the 2019 season on the Grand Prix circuit.

Scott Redding heads the standings coming into the crucial decider and the former MotoGP contender willl attempt to claim the title in his debut season to make Bennetts BSB history. The 26-year-old has delivered an incredible performance so far in the Showdown, to return to Kent with a 28-point advantage over his Be Wiser Ducati teammate.

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Josh Brookes and Scott Redding – Image by David Yeomans
Scott Redding

“This year has been really good; I have enjoyed the championship and the racing has been great and now we have just got Brands Hatch to try and finish the job! I feel like I have been the strongest rider in the Showdown so far but I have been building all season for this. The results at Brands Hatch earlier in the year doesn’t show how strong we really were there and the pace that we had; I took a gamble on the tyre choice in race one and then had a podium in race two and we had pole position. I think some people think that it might not be the best track for me and I might not be as strong there, but when people doubt me I want it even more. I am really calm now and with how I am and what we can do at Brands Hatch. I get even more motivation from the energy and the big support that I get from the fans and I think there is going to be a big atmosphere next weekend.

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Scott Redding, Josh Brookes and Tommy Bridewell were top performers at Donington – Image by David Yeomans

“I am definitely in a prime position; I didn’t start the season saying what I could do and I have just been working hard and building up so that we were strong for the Showdown. I am getting stronger and more confident. I wanted to build throughout the year and now it’s the time.”

On the opposite side of the garage, Josh Brookes is ready to take the title fight all the way to the line. The 2015 champion was unstoppable at the Grand Prix circuit earlier in the season, claiming a double win, making him the most successful rider at Brands Hatch currently on the grid.

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Josh Brookes – Image by David Yeomans

However, the pair also have a determined Tommy Bridewell ready to spoil their title celebrations, and the Oxford Racing Ducati rider thrives on his underdog status as he aims for his first championship victory, having finished third in the series back in 2014.

The title contenders are firmly focused on claiming the maximum 75 points available. However, they will face tough competition for the final honours of the 2019 season with the closest opposition coming from Danny Buchan, Tarran Mackenzie and Peter Hickman who currently lock out the remaining positions in the top six.

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Tommy Bridewell – Image by David Yeomans

Australian Jason O’Halloran heads south to Kent for the season finale sitting ninth in the standings, a single point ahead of Christian Iddon, and with Andrew Irwin and Xavi Fores within striking distance given a strong enough end of season result. After admitting to struggling for feel and grip which resulted in poor 11-10 results at the previous Donington Park round, O’Halloran will be keen to finish the season strong. He will have three bites of the cherry, as there is an extra race on the usual double header programme, with 75 points up for grabs; if he could record three strong results it could move him up the finishing order in this year’s championship standings.

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Jason O’Halloran – Image by David Yeomans
Jason O’Halloran

“That was one of the more difficult weekends. We struggled all weekend. Friday was wet, Saturday was dry and both races today were dry. We generally struggled to find a feeling. I struggled for grip in the first race and in one of the biggest surprises; I really struggled on new tyres. I got stronger towards the end once the tyre went away and did my fastest lap on the last lap of the race which is a bit backwards. Race two was better but I struggled with wheelies on the stop start corners, I’m having to use the rear brake so much we’re just getting beat on the straights. We need to see what we can do to improve it to see if we can finish the year off good.”

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Jason O’Halloran – Image by David Yeomans

Bennetts British Superbike Championship standings

Pos Rider Total
1 Scott REDDING (Ducati) 645
2 Josh BROOKES (Ducati) 617
3 Tommy BRIDEWELL (Ducati) 580
4 Danny BUCHAN (Kawasaki) 559
5 Tarran MACKENZIE (Yamaha) 538
6 Peter HICKMAN (BMW) 530
7 Xavi FORÉS (Honda) 186
8 Andrew IRWIN (Honda) 181
9 Jason O’HALLORAN (Yamaha) 167
10 Christian IDDON (BMW) 166
11 Bradley RAY (Suzuki) 121
12 Luke MOSSEY (Suzuki) 117
13 Luke STAPLEFORD (Suzuki) 100
14 Glenn IRWIN (Kawasaki / BMW) 84
15 Dan LINFOOT (Yamaha) 81
16 Ryan VICKERS (Kawasaki) 68
17 Josh ELLIOTT (Suzuki) 58
18 Keith FARMER (BMW) 54
19 Héctor BARBERÁ (Kawasaki) 47
20 Claudio CORTI (Kawasaki) 34
21 James ELLISON (BMW / MV Aug / Suz) 28
22 Michael LAVERTY (BMW) 12
23 Alex OLSEN (BMW) 10
24 Ben CURRIE (Kawasaki) 9
25 Dean HARRISON (Kawasaki) 8
26 Joe FRANCIS (BMW) 7
27 Billy McCONNELL (Suzuki) 6
28 David ALLINGHAM (Yamaha) 6
29 Gino REA (MV Agusta) 4
30 Richard COOPER (Suzuki) 3
31 Sam COVENTRY (Kawasaki) 1

Source: MCNews.com.au

Josh Brookes on pole position at Cadwell Park

2019 British Superbike Championship
Round 8 – Cadwell Park Qualifying Times

Josh Brookes claimed his third pole position of the 2019 Bennetts British Superbike Championship season at Cadwell Park, setting a time under the existing lap record to put the Be Wiser Ducati at the top of the times by 0.224s.

Brookes set the pace in the final Q3 stage after topping the free practice times yesterday as the 2015 champion bids to close down the Podium Points deficit to championship leader Scott Redding in tomorrow’s two races in Lincolnshire.

Josh Brookes

“I’m really pleased. We’ve had a couple of poor years here recently and I haven’t really been able to do anything that satisfying, so to have the bike that feels the way it does underneath me is is great, I don’t need to follow anybody to do the lap, I can do it on my own. The bike feels like it’s doing what I want it to do and we’re doing the lap times that prove it. I can’t be more pleased for myself but obviously I’ve got to thank everybody involved in the team, all the sponsors and my mechanics that do the work, and in front of a fantastic crowd here on a Saturday afternoon.”

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A few Aussie fans in the crowd at Cadwell Park

However, the biggest celebration came from the Buildbase Suzuki team as Bradley Ray returned to the front row for the first time this season in Datatag Qualifying, nudging ahead of Tommy Bridewell on the Oxford Racing Ducati to complete the front row.

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BSB Qualifying

Redding heads the second row on the second of the Be Wiser Ducatis ahead of Danny Buchan, who had topped the final free practice session this morning for FS-3 Racing Kawasaki.

Jason O’Halloran was sixth fastest on the leading McAMS Yamaha, holding off Dan Linfoot who overcame a crash in Q1 to return to the top nine for Santander Salt TAG Yamaha.

Tyco BMW completed the top ten with Christian Iddon narrowly ahead of Glenn Irwin as Honda Racing’s Andrew Irwin just got pushed outside of the top nine after Q2.

Bennetts British Superbike Championship
Cadwell Park, Datatag Qualifying Times
  1. Josh Brookes (Be Wiser Ducati)
  2. Bradley Ray (Buildbase Suzuki) +0.224s
  3. Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Racing Ducati) +0.276s
  4. Scott Redding (Be Wiser Ducati) +0.294s
  5. Danny Buchan (FS-3 Racing Kawasaki) +0.345s
  6. Jason O’Halloran (McAMS Yamaha) +0.779s
  7. Dan Linfoot (Santander Salt TAG Yamaha) +0.884s
  8. Christian Iddon (Tyco BMW) +1.024s
  9. Glenn Irwin (Tyco BMW) +1.070s
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Bennetts British Superbike Championship
Cadwell Park, Datatag Qualifying Times

British Superbike Standings

Pos Rider Points
1 Scott REDDING (Ducati) 246
2 Josh BROOKES (Ducati) 226
3 Tommy BRIDEWELL (Ducati) 207
4 Danny BUCHAN (Kawasaki) 150
5 Tarran MACKENZIE (Yamaha) 144
6 Andrew IRWIN (Honda) 139
7 Xavi FORÉS (Honda) 132
8 Peter HICKMAN (BMW) 123
9 Christian IDDON (BMW) 102
10 Jason O’HALLORAN (Yamaha) 90
11 Luke MOSSEY (Suzuki) 86
12 Dan LINFOOT (Yamaha) 73
13 Josh ELLIOTT (Suzuki) 58
14 Keith FARMER (BMW) 54
15 Luke STAPLEFORD (Suzuki) 48
16 Bradley RAY (Suzuki) 45
17 Glenn IRWIN (Kawasaki) 44
18 Héctor BARBERÁ (Kawasaki) 31
19 Ryan VICKERS (Kawasaki) 28
20 Claudio CORTI (Kawasaki) 25
21 James ELLISON (BMW) 23
22 Michael LAVERTY (BMW) 12
23 David ALLINGHAM (Yamaha) 6
24 Dean HARRISON (Kawasaki) 4
25 Ben CURRIE (Kawasaki) 3
26 Sam COVENTRY (Kawasaki) 1

Source: MCNews.com.au

Josh Brookes tops Friday practice at Cadwell Park

2019 British Superbike Championship
Round 8 – Cadwell Park – Friday Practice

Josh Brookes led the opening Bennetts British Superbike Championship free practice times at Cadwell Park on Friday as the Be Wiser Ducati rider got his weekend off to a flying start at the Lincolnshire circuit.

Brookes was back on top in the opening free practice session at Cadwell Park in the first session of the day, heading off the FS-3 Racing Kawasaki of Danny Buchan by just 0.096s to hold the leading position.

The session did include some initial spots of rain, but Brookes wasn’t fazed by the changing conditions and he was able to maintain his position ahead of the opposition for the Be Wiser Ducati team.

Josh Brookes

“Today was difficult in respect that I was already fast yesterday at the test, and even though session one was dry, it was really difficult to know how hard to push because there were some spots of rain.

“Even though I topped the session it wasn’t easy to gauge the conditions and it was a bit frustrating that we couldn’t use the session to its full potential because of that, so we made some setting changes on the bike but nothing was really conclusive.

“This afternoon’s session was much the same, obviously it was wet but we were cautious so we have to wait and see what happens tomorrow now.”

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Josh Brookes

Buchan had made improvements on his last run in the session to move second as Tommy Bridewell also moved into third in the final five minutes to put the Oxford Racing Ducati team ahead of championship leader Scott Redding in fourth position.

Andrew Irwin had a strong start for the Honda Racing team in fifth place as he held off Peter Hickman who was sixth fastest despite sliding off at Hall Bends at the start of the session followed by another crash at Park at the mid-way point.

Ryan Vickers was back inside top ten for the RAF Regular & Reserve Kawasaki team in seventh place, narrowly ahead of Jason O’Halloran on the leading McAMS Yamaha. Glenn Irwin and Christian Iddon were equally matched in ninth and tenth for Tyco BMW, setting exactly the same fastest lap time.

Tarran Mackenzie was back on circuit completing three laps on his return from injury whilst Billy McConnell debuted for OMG Racing Suzuki in the Superbike class, replacing Luke Mossey for this weekend after he sustained a hairline fracture in his leg and watched the action from pitlane today.

Bridewell though topped the afternoon session at Cadwell Park in the wet to put the Oxford Racing Ducati team back ahead after a shortened session due to conditions.

Bridewell had set the benchmark earlier in the session before the conditions began to deteriorate in the closing stages, with Brookes, sitting second on the times on the Be Wiser Ducati.

Ryan Vickers was third fastest for the RAF Regular & Reserve Kawasaki team ahead of Claudio Corti and David Allingham who completed the top five.

Bradley Ray completed the most laps in the session in sixth place ahead of Dean Harrison and Peter Hickman with Joe Francis and Fraser Rogers completing the top ten.

Bennetts British Superbike Championship
Cadwell Park, Free Practice one result
  1. Josh Brookes (Be Wiser Ducati) 1m:27.221s
  2. Danny Buchan (FS-3 Racing Kawasaki) +0.096s
  3. Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Racing Ducati) +0.544s
  4. Scott Redding (Be Wiser Ducati) +0.564s
  5. Andrew Irwin (Honda Racing) +0.654s
  6. Peter Hickman (Smiths Racing BMW) 0.664s
  7. Ryan Vickers (RAF Regular & Reserve Kawasaki) +0.795s
  8. Jason O’Halloran (McAMS Yamaha) +1.026s
  9. Glenn Irwin (Tyco BMW) +1.220s
  10. Christian Iddon (Tyco BMW) +1.220s
Bennetts British Superbike Championship
Cadwell Park, Free Practice two result
  1. Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Racing Ducati) 1m:40.223s
  2. Josh Brookes (Be Wiser Ducati) +2.207s
  3. Ryan Vickers (RAF Regular & Reserve Kawasaki) +3.508s
  4. Claudio Corti (Team WD-40 Kawasaki) +5.410s
  5. David Allingham (EHA Racing Yamaha) +5.866s
  6. Bradley Ray (Buildbase Suzuki) +5.965s
  7. Dean Harrison (Silicone Engineering Kawasaki) +6.345s
  8. Peter Hickman (Smiths Racing BMW) +6.502s
  9. Joe Francis (Lloyd and Jones Bowker BMW) +6.881s
  10. Fraser Rogers (Gearlink Kawasaki) +8.011s

British Superbike Standings

Pos Rider Points
1 Scott REDDING (Ducati) 246
2 Josh BROOKES (Ducati) 226
3 Tommy BRIDEWELL (Ducati) 207
4 Danny BUCHAN (Kawasaki) 150
5 Tarran MACKENZIE (Yamaha) 144
6 Andrew IRWIN (Honda) 139
7 Xavi FORÉS (Honda) 132
8 Peter HICKMAN (BMW) 123
9 Christian IDDON (BMW) 102
10 Jason O’HALLORAN (Yamaha) 90
11 Luke MOSSEY (Suzuki) 86
12 Dan LINFOOT (Yamaha) 73
13 Josh ELLIOTT (Suzuki) 58
14 Keith FARMER (BMW) 54
15 Luke STAPLEFORD (Suzuki) 48
16 Bradley RAY (Suzuki) 45
17 Glenn IRWIN (Kawasaki) 44
18 Héctor BARBERÁ (Kawasaki) 31
19 Ryan VICKERS (Kawasaki) 28
20 Claudio CORTI (Kawasaki) 25
21 James ELLISON (BMW) 23
22 Michael LAVERTY (BMW) 12
23 David ALLINGHAM (Yamaha) 6
24 Dean HARRISON (Kawasaki) 4
25 Ben CURRIE (Kawasaki) 3
26 Sam COVENTRY (Kawasaki) 1

Source: MCNews.com.au

Josh Brookes rates Cadwell Park | Tops testing

Josh Brookes leads BSB field on Thursday at Cadwell Park

Images by Dave Yeomans

Overnight Josh Brookes set the pace in the Bennetts British Superbike Championship official test ahead of tomorrow’s opening free practice session at Cadwell Park, firing the Be Wiser Ducati under the race lap record to top the times ahead of Danny Buchan by 0.716s.

BSB Cadwell Park Test Josh Brookes
Josh Brookes

Brookes’ 1m26.448 was enough to head the time-sheets ahead of this weekend’s eighth round of the British Superbike Championship, but is still half-a-second away from the fastest ever motorcycle lap of the Cadwell Park circuit which was set by Leon Haslam last year during qualifying at 1m25.932s. 

Despite it being a circuit that he is truly spectacular to watch at, and one which has brought him some success, Josh doesn’t list the track amongst his favourites.  We spoke to him before he went out on track at Thursday where he gave us his take on the circuit. 

Josh Brookes

“Cadwell Park is most known for the jump, and I’ve become popular with the fans for jumping it but that causes people to assume I love the Cadwell Park Circuit. The truth is I don’t particularly like it that much.

BSB Cadwell Park Test Josh Brookes
Josh Brookes

“It’s a tricky circuit to get a set up for. The first half of the track is fast and flowing while the second half is all first and second gear, really tight and twisty. You can never get the bike to do both perfectly so that can be frustrating.

BSB Cadwell Park Test Josh Brookes
Josh Brookes

“The circuit is also very narrow so at Superbike speeds you feel like your riding on a balance beam.

Cadwell Park Map
Cadwell Park

“This weekend there is an added three-hour practice on Thursday evening so this will be valuable to get some extra track time and attempt to find that set up with the least compromise. Everyone will be out there doing the same thing, so no advantage, but still nice to get the set-up closer.

BSB Cadwell Park Test Josh Brookes
Josh Brookes

“I’m excited to see how the Ducati works here, it’s been very competitive bike at most rounds this year so far so hi expectations.”

He then went out and found the Ducati working pretty well there right out of the box. 

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Danny Buchan

Danny Buchan had been running inside the top five for the majority of the test, holding off the improving Scott Redding, who moved up the order as the test progressed on the second of the Be Wiser Ducatis.

BSB Cadwell Park Test Scott Redding
Scott Redding

Christian Iddon was the leading Tyco BMW in fourth place, ahead of local hero Peter Hickman who completed the top five ahead of Tommy Bridewell and Andrew Irwin on the Honda Racing Fireblade.

BSB Cadwell Park Test Peter Hickman
Peter Hickman

Glenn Irwin was back inside the top ten on his second appearance on the Tyco BMW, holding off Xavi Forés and Luke Mossey who completed the top ten, but the OMG Racing Suzuki rider crashed in the final ten minutes sustaining an ankle injury. Josh Elliot also crashed at the end of the session at Park uninjured.

BSB Cadwell Park Test Jason Ohalloran
Jason O’Halloran

Jason O’Halloran ended the day 14th while countryman Ben Currie was 18th. 

BSB Cadwell Park Test Ben Currie

Cadwell Park Test Times
  1. Josh BROOKES AUS Ducati – Be Wiser Ducati 1:26.448
  2. Danny BUCHAN GBR Kawasaki – FS-3 Racing Kawasaki 1:27.164 
  3. Scott REDDING GBR Ducati – Be Wiser Ducati 1:27.502
  4. Christian IDDON GBR BMW – Tyco BMW Motorrad 1:27.53889.65
  5. Peter HICKMAN GBR BMW – Smiths Racing 1:27.555 
  6. Tommy BRIDEWELL GBR Ducati – Oxford Racing 1:27.608 
  7. Andrew IRWIN GBR Honda – Honda Racing 1:27.650 
  8. Glenn IRWIN GBR BMW – Tyco BMW Motorrad 1:27.685 
  9. Xavi FORÉS ESP Honda – Honda Racing 1:27.932 
  10. Luke MOSSEY GBR Suzuki – OMG Racing Suzuki 1:27.973 
  11. Dan LINFOOT GBR Yamaha – Santander Salt TAG Yamaha 1:27.979 
  12. Ryan VICKERS GBR Kawasaki – RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki 1:28.064 
  13. Bradley RAY GBR Suzuki – Buildbase Suzuki 1:28.153 
  14. Jason O’HALLORAN AUS Yamaha – McAMS Yamaha 1:28.203
  15. Claudio CORTI ITA Kawasaki – Team WD-40 1:28.453 
  16. Luke STAPLEFORD GBR Suzuki – Buildbase Suzuki 1:28.609 
  17. Josh ELLIOTT GBR Suzuki – OMG Racing Suzuki 1:28.757 
  18. Ben CURRIE AUS Kawasaki – Quattro JG Speedfit Kawasaki 1:28.896 
  19. Alex OLSEN GBR BMW – Smiths Racing 1:28.911 
  20. Shaun WINFIELD GBR Yamaha – Santander Salt TAG Yamaha 1:29.172
  21. David ALLINGHAM GBR Yamaha – EHA Yamaha 1:29.209
  22. Sam COVENTRY GBR Kawasaki – Team 64 Motorsports 1:29.307
  23. Joe FRANCIS GBR BMW – Lloyd & Jones Bowker Motorrad 1:29.685
  24. Dean HARRISON GBR Kawasaki – Silicone Engineering Racing 1:29.768 
  25. Matt TRUELOVE GBR Yamaha – Raceways Yamaha 1:29.793
  26. Héctor BARBERÁ ESP Kawasaki – Quattro JG Speedfit Kawasaki 1:29.815
  27. Tarran MACKENZIE GBR Yamaha – McAMS Yamaha 1:30.206
  28. Dean HIPWELL GBR Kawasaki – CDH Racing 1:30.846
  29. Gino REA GBR MV Agusta – Bike Devil Sweda MV Agusta 1:31.440 
  30. Fraser ROGERS GBR Kawasaki – Gearlink Kawasaki 1:31.988 

British Superbike Standings

Pos Rider Points
1 Scott REDDING (Ducati) 246
2 Josh BROOKES (Ducati) 226
3 Tommy BRIDEWELL (Ducati) 207
4 Danny BUCHAN (Kawasaki) 150
5 Tarran MACKENZIE (Yamaha) 144
6 Andrew IRWIN (Honda) 139
7 Xavi FORÉS (Honda) 132
8 Peter HICKMAN (BMW) 123
9 Christian IDDON (BMW) 102
10 Jason O’HALLORAN (Yamaha) 90
11 Luke MOSSEY (Suzuki) 86
12 Dan LINFOOT (Yamaha) 73
13 Josh ELLIOTT (Suzuki) 58
14 Keith FARMER (BMW) 54
15 Luke STAPLEFORD (Suzuki) 48
16 Bradley RAY (Suzuki) 45
17 Glenn IRWIN (Kawasaki) 44
18 Héctor BARBERÁ (Kawasaki) 31
19 Ryan VICKERS (Kawasaki) 28
20 Claudio CORTI (Kawasaki) 25
21 James ELLISON (BMW) 23
22 Michael LAVERTY (BMW) 12
23 David ALLINGHAM (Yamaha) 6
24 Dean HARRISON (Kawasaki) 4
25 Ben CURRIE (Kawasaki) 3
26 Sam COVENTRY (Kawasaki) 1

Source: MCNews.com.au

BSB heads to Cadwell Park this weekend

2019 British Superbike Championship

Cadwell Park preview

Just five races stand between the Bennetts British Superbike Championship contenders and the 2019 Showdown as the series reaches Cadwell Park this weekend (August 16/17/18) for the annual BSB season highlight at the Lincolnshire circuit.

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Scott Redding and Josh Brookes pictured at Thruxton

Scott Redding leads the way in the overall standings by just 20 points from his Be Wiser Ducati team-mate Josh Brookes after the Australian closed the point deficit last time out with victory at Thruxton.

Josh Brookes spectacular at Cadwell Park but struggling a little for pace
Josh Brookes is always spectacular at Cadwell Park. Here he is pictured in 2014

However the 2015 champion shared the spoils with Honda Racing’s Andrew Irwin who, by becoming the sixth different winner of the season, claimed his first victory in Britain’s leading motorsport championship.

British Superbike BSB Rnd Thruxton Josh Brookes podium
Josh Brookes topped the Race 2 podium from Irwin and Bridewell at Thruxton – 2019 British Superbike Championship Round 7, Thruxton

Andrew Irwin’s victory catapulted him into sixth place in the overall standings and in doing so nudged his teammate Xavi Forés back into seventh, with the Louth-based team gearing up for their home round of the season at Cadwell Park.

Andrew Irwin – Honda Racing

“What a weekend at Thruxton! I don’t think it really all sank in straight away but now I can really appreciate what an achievement it was for myself and the whole Honda Racing team. The win was something I had wanted to achieve since I was younger – I used to watch riders like Jonathan Rea, Cal Crutchlow, Leon Haslam and Kiyo win races with Honda Racing and aspire to be able to achieve that one day. It was always a dream but now that is a reality and that is a big moment in any riders’ career. I am now just ahead of Xavi, and we are sixth and seventh in the championship standings ahead of Cadwell Park and we really are not that far off fourth place either. It would be a dream come true if we can get both Hondas into the Showdown and a reward for everyone who has worked so hard in the team. Cadwell Park is always a big round for our team; pretty much everyone who works in our garage live nearby, it is ten minutes from the workshop and so we will have a lot of support! Winning does make you more confident and it does give you that little bit extra, but at the same time Cadwell Park is a really difficult track. You have to be sensible and it is technical, physical and does sometimes require a bit of a compromise with the setting just because of the characteristics of the track. But I am feeling good, I know I have a great team behind me and we are looking forward to it.”

British Superbike BSB Rnd Thruxton Andrew Irwin
Andrew Irwin – Honda Racing

The current top six in the standings includes Oxford Racing Ducati’s Tommy Bridewell, one of 10 different podium finishers this season, who is gunning to claim the team’s first race win this weekend at a circuit where he has been victorious in the past.

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Tommy Bridewell

However Danny Buchan will be eager to get his FS3-Racing Kawasaki back at the front this weekend. The Knockhill race winner still holds fourth place in the standings as both he and the team bid to claim their place in the Showdown for the first time, but he only carries a marginal six-point advantage over Tarran Mackenzie.

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Danny Buchan leading the pack at Thruxton

Mackenzie meanwhile is targeting a comeback from injury this weekend after a qualifying crash at Thruxton; the McAMS Yamaha rider holds a slender five-point lead over Andrew Irwin following his non points-scoring performance last time out.

British Superbike BSB Rnd Thruxton Tarran Mackenzie AROA
Tarran Mackenzie

However there is a mounting range of outcomes ahead of the Showdown getting underway at Assen as Forés trails his teammate by just seven points with local ace Peter Hickman also edging closer following his first podium finish of the season at Thruxton and his recent clean sweep of the major classes at the Ulster Grand Prix.

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Peter Hickman

There are still a maximum of 125 points up for grabs in the two races on Sunday at Cadwell Park followed by the triple-header Showdown decider at Oulton Park, so that means that riders including Christian Iddon and Jason O’Halloran could still spoil the party for their rivals.

British Superbike Standings

Pos Rider Points
1 Scott REDDING (Ducati) 246
2 Josh BROOKES (Ducati) 226
3 Tommy BRIDEWELL (Ducati) 207
4 Danny BUCHAN (Kawasaki) 150
5 Tarran MACKENZIE (Yamaha) 144
6 Andrew IRWIN (Honda) 139
7 Xavi FORÉS (Honda) 132
8 Peter HICKMAN (BMW) 123
9 Christian IDDON (BMW) 102
10 Jason O’HALLORAN (Yamaha) 90
11 Luke MOSSEY (Suzuki) 86
12 Dan LINFOOT (Yamaha) 73
13 Josh ELLIOTT (Suzuki) 58
14 Keith FARMER (BMW) 54
15 Luke STAPLEFORD (Suzuki) 48
16 Bradley RAY (Suzuki) 45
17 Glenn IRWIN (Kawasaki) 44
18 Héctor BARBERÁ (Kawasaki) 31
19 Ryan VICKERS (Kawasaki) 28
20 Claudio CORTI (Kawasaki) 25
21 James ELLISON (BMW) 23
22 Michael LAVERTY (BMW) 12
23 David ALLINGHAM (Yamaha) 6
24 Dean HARRISON (Kawasaki) 4
25 Ben CURRIE (Kawasaki) 3
26 Sam COVENTRY (Kawasaki) 1

Source: MCNews.com.au