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Ryde wins Silverstone Sunday | Brookes and O’Halloran podium

Sunday wrap from Silverstone

Images Dave Yeomans


Kyle Ryde delivered an inch-perfect performance at Silverstone today for Buildbase Suzuki, claiming an emotional debut race win in the Bennetts British Superbike Championship, to become the seventh different rider to achieve victory in 2020, as the team became the fifth different winning team.

British Superbike Race Two

British Superbike Race Two gets underway

At the start of the second race of the weekend, Ryde had been dicing for the lead with Josh Brookes. The Aussie hit the front of the field on lap two, and he held the position despite immense pressure from his rival until the closing stages.

Brookes, Ryde, O’Halloran

However, Ryde was able to make a move with three laps remaining to push Brookes back into second and the Buildbase Suzuki rider then posted three rapid laps to break away from Brookes and Jason O’Halloran in third, to cross the finish line with a 1m.686s advantage.

Brookes, Mackenzie, Ryde

The podium battle went down to the wire; and Brookes was able to hold off O’Halloran as the McAMS Yamaha rider was back on the podium, but his team-mate and yesterday’s race winner Tarran Mackenzie, was forced out of action with a technical problem earlier in the race.

Andrew Irwin, Bradley Ray

Championship leader Glenn Irwin had fought himself into fourth place, after he broke clear of the chasing pack where an intense battle for fifth place raged.

After some incredibly close battles and the order constantly changing, Bradley Ray equaled his best result of the season with a fifth place for SYNETIQ BMW, holding off Tommy Bridewell who moved up the order in the closing stages.

British Superbike Race Two
Kyle Ryde (Buildbase Suzuki)
Josh Brookes (VisionTrack Ducati) +1.686s
Jason O’Halloran (McAMS Yamaha) +1.760s

British Superbike Race Three

In the third and final race of the weekend, Ryde was unstoppable and he got an electric start from pole position to lead Glenn Irwin and Brookes on the opening lap. However, O’Halloran soon dived ahead of his rival to grab third position, before snatching second place by the end of lap three.

Kyle Ryde, Jason O’Halloran

Ryde was soon trying to make a break, and the Buildbase Suzuki rider executed it perfectly as he was able to edge an advantage over the chasing pack behind him where there was an intense battle for the podium positions.

Iddon, Mackenzie, Irwin

O’Halloran was holding off Glenn Irwin, despite the McAMS Yamaha rider trying to get ahead of Ryde in the early stages of the race for the lead.

Christian Iddon meanwhile had moved into the mix for the podium fight, and by lap ten he was holding third place ahead of Mackenzie and Glenn Irwin.

Kyle Ryde, Christian Iddon, Tarran Mackenzie

At the halfway point of the race, Iddon was able to make a decisive move on O’Halloran for second, but over the final ten laps he started dropping back through the field, and on the final lap the battle for fifth was a Ducati dogfight.

Iddon had held the advantage from Brookes and Bridewell at the start of the final lap, but as they took the chequered flag, the trio had shifted with Bridewell emerging ahead of Brookes and Iddon as they crossed the finish line.

The battle for second meanwhile had intensified between the McAMS Yamaha team-mates with Mackenzie able to fend off the challenges from O’Halloran to claim second place as they celebrated their strongest weekend of the season.

British Superbike Race Three
Kyle Ryde (Buildbase Suzuki)
Tarran Mackenzie (McAMS Yamaha) +1.549s
Jason O’Halloran (McAMS Yamaha) +1.649s

Glenn Irwin finished in fourth place, but the points still give the Honda Racing rider the edge in the championship standings ahead of the next three races at Oulton Park later this month.

Josh Brookes ranks second on the championship points table but trails the Honda man by a significant 35-points.


Kyle Ryde

“It is hard to explain how I felt after winning the race; it was unexpected and that was probably fifty percent of the emotion in parc ferme. The other half is probably because I have had a couple of up and down years so it is almost like I want to thank Steve and the Buildbase Suzuki team for the faith they had put me in me this season. I am so happy to have won. I had picked the time to try to pass Josh with eight laps to go and I tried to pass him about four times, but it was risky and I didn’t want to take us both down when I had a podium on the cards. I played it safe and got through and then did three qualifying style laps to get a gap and I wasn’t sure how much I had, but I am over the moon. I just wanted to stay out of trouble in the last race and I saved the tyre, then pulled the pin at maybe lap 15 and thought if anyone came with me then let’s go! I tried my best, kept a good rhythm and then just watched my pit board. I was really nervous over the last two laps as I really wanted another win and I loved every second of that race. I think today has been unexpected but it is a great feeling, and I can’t wait for Oulton Park now. The bike has been amazing today and I want to thank everyone for their support.”

Kyle Ryde
Josh Brookes

“The team did a great job overnight with the bike and it gave me that little bit that I was missing in yesterday’s race but although I led for much of the first race, I knew the guys were right behind me. I just focused on what I could do, rather than worry about their race strategies and was happy with a podium. I was disappointed to finish in sixth place in the second race, but I did the best I could but overall, it’s been a tough weekend. I’m now looking forward to Oulton Park where we know the bike will work better.”

Andrew Irwin

“When we arrived this weekend we knew we needed three finishes and we’re leaving with that. Yesterday was quite good, but I made a mistake and if I hadn’t then I think we’d have been a lot closer to the podium than we were. This morning I wrecked a tyre in the opening race to cross the line ninth and in the final race we finished again ninth; I had consistent rhythm but it wasn’t as consistent as the riders in front of me. It’s frustrating, but we have to keep our heads up, keep positive and try to turn it around, and I’m sure we’ll be back on track in no time.”

Andrew Irwin
Glenn Irwin

“I’m content with this weekend, we said coming in that the Yamaha and Suzuki’s would be strong, and hats off to Kyle, a debut double-win is a fantastic achievement. Looking at our rivals we were in similar positions, we could all go fast as qualifying showed, but doing what those leading guys were doing over the 30 laps, that was difficult. After yesterday we worked really hard for today and made improvements so we could hang in there to be best of the rest and being realistic, finishing fourth was the most we could achieve safely this weekend. I’m happy to have extended the championship lead, which is all that matters to be truthfully honest. Thanks to my crew who worked so hard this weekend, the boss man Harv will be happy, he’s extended the lead without having to pay a win bonus!”

Glenn Irwin
Christian Iddon

“It’s been a very tough weekend for me. The problems we had didn’t occur until the Christian Iddon & Josh Brookesfirst race yesterday which was going OK until we had a technical issue with the tyre, and I was lucky to finish. The opening race today was horrendous with another couple of technical problems including another tyre issue so going into the third and final race, I wasn’t feeling confident at all. I tried a different strategy and it was a positive step but with three laps to go, the problems reoccurred, and I got mugged by three or four people. I came here with high hopes and our results didn’t reflect that, so we learn from it and move on.”

Christian Iddon
Peter Hickman

“To say it’s been a tough, and frustrating, weekend would be an understatement and firstly my thoughts are with Alex so hopefully he’ll make a swift recovery. With regards to my weekend, we’ve made every possible change you can think of but the feeling with the bike has still been the same and the tyre change for 2020 has really hit us and the bike hard. With the amount of changes we’ve made, it’s hard to know what else we can do and all the other BMW riders seem to be in the same position. The bike itself doesn’t feel too bad but we’re just not fast enough or competitive enough so it’s a hard one to take right now. The amount of hard work from the team has been unreal so that’s what we’ll continue to do.”

Peter Hickman

British Superbike Race Two

Pos Rider Bike Time/Gap
1 Kyle RYDE Suzuki +26m55.209
2 Josh BROOKES Ducati +1.686
3 Jason O’HALLORAN Yamaha +1.760
4 Glenn IRWIN Honda +3.383
5 Bradley RAY BMW  +10.592
6 Tommy BRIDEWELL Ducati +10.984
7 Lee JACKSON Kawasaki +11.183
8 Danny BUCHAN Kawasaki +13.279
9 Andrew IRWIN Honda /
10 Héctor BARBERÁ BMW +13.416
11 Peter HICKMAN BMW +13.848
12 Gino REA Suzuki +19.450
13 Christian IDDON Ducati +20.523
14 Joe FRANCIS BMW +21.286
15 Storm STACEY Kawasaki +25.045
16 Taylor MACKENZIE BMW +25.157
17 Tom WARD Kawasaki +26.048
18 Graeme IRWIN Kawasaki +49.021
Not Classified
DNF Ryan VICKERS Kawasaki 2 Laps
DNF Josh OWENS Kawasaki 5 Laps
DNF Tarran MACKENZIE Yamaha 16 Laps
DNF Luke MOSSEY BMW  23 Laps
DNF Bjorn ESTMENT BMW 28 Laps
DNF Brian McCORMACK BMW /

British Superbike Race Three

Pos Rider Bike Time/Gap
1 Kyle RYDE Suzuki 26m52.360
2 Tarran MACKENZIE Yamaha +1.549
3 Jason O’HALLORAN Yamaha +1.649
4 Glenn IRWIN Honda +3.421
5 Tommy BRIDEWELL Ducati  +4.911
6 Josh BROOKES Ducati +5.329
7 Christian IDDON Ducati +5.373
8 Lee JACKSON Kawasaki +5.481
9 Andrew IRWIN Honda +9.614
10 Luke MOSSEY BMW +10.144
11 Danny BUCHAN Kawasaki +10.827
12 Héctor BARBERÁ BMW +12.511
13 Bradley RAY BMW +15.734
14 Gino REA Suzuki +15.898
15 Peter HICKMAN BMW +16.009
16 Joe FRANCIS BMW +16.357
17 Ryan VICKERS Kawasaki +24.246
18 Taylor MACKENZIE BMW  +28.900
19 Storm STACEY Kawasaki +28.949
20 Josh OWENS Kawasaki +33.663
21 Tom WARD Kawasaki +33.756
22 Graeme IRWIN Kawasaki +48.882
23 Brian McCORMACK BMW +1 Lap

Bennetts British Superbike Championship standings after Round 9

Pos Rider Points
1 Glenn IRWIN (Honda) 157
2 Josh BROOKES (Ducati) 122
3 Tommy BRIDEWELL (Ducati) 122
4 Kyle RYDE (Suzuki) 114
5 Jason O’HALLORAN (Yamaha) 113
6 Christian IDDON (Ducati) 106
7 Tarran MACKENZIE (Yamaha) 101
8 Andrew IRWIN (Honda) 83
9 Lee JACKSON (Kawasaki) 78
10 Bradley RAY (BMW) 48
11 Danny BUCHAN (Kawasaki) 47
12 Luke MOSSEY (BMW) 39
13 Ryan VICKERS (Kawasaki) 28
14 Héctor BARBERÁ (BMW) 28
15 Peter HICKMAN (BMW) 25
16 Gino REA (Suzuki) 22
17 Alex OLSEN (BMW) 8
18 Joe FRANCIS (BMW) 8
19 Jack KENNEDY (Yamaha) 7
20 Dan LINFOOT (Yamaha) 2
21 Taylor MACKENZIE (BMW) 1
22 Storm STACEY (Kawasaki) 1

Supersport / GP2

Rory Skinner continued his dominant form in the Quattro Group British Supersport class, taking another victory in the Feature race at Silverstone. Skinner grabbed the holeshot and was able to extend his lead away at the front, with Ben Currie running second and Brad Jones third. With Skinner enjoying a 1.6s lead, a safety car on lap five saw the group bunch back up.

Brad Jones, Perrin

With the race resuming Jones was immediately through into second but Skinner was able to immediately edge away at the front. Jamie Perrin moved up to third on lap 10, setting a new lap record in the process as he looked to close up on Jones, taking over second place on lap 12.

Currie, Jones, Perrin

As Skinner controlled the race front the front, it was a four rider battle for second place with Perrin, Jones, Currie and Johnston trading places with every lap. A string of fast laps from Harry Truelove and Bradley Perie saw them enter the podium battle, coming down to the final lap fight with Jones moving from fourth to second in the final complex whilst Truelove completed the podium in third. Perrin finished fourth ahead of Australian Ben Currie who is now eighth in the championship standings.

Australian Ben Currie is now eighth in the championship standings.

Supersport / GP2 Race 2

Pos CL Rider Bike Time/Gap
1 Rory SKINNER Yamaha 25m00.847
2 Brad JONES Yamaha +6.760
3 Harry TRUELOVE Yamaha +6.825
4 Jamie PERRIN Yamaha  +6.878
5 Ben CURRIE Kawasaki +7.916
6 GP2 Tom OLIVER Chassis Factory  +7.986
7 Bradley PERIE Yamaha +8.306
8 GP2 Cameron HORSMAN Chassis Factory +8.371
9 GP2 Alastair SEELEY ABM Quattro +8.447
10 James WESTMORELAND Kawasaki  +13.013
11 GP2 Joey THOMPSON Spirit +20.694
12 GP2 Jake ARCHER Kalex +21.612
13 Richard KERR Triumph +25.971
14 GP2 Cameron FRASER Chassis +26.186
15 Rob HARTOG MV Agusta +26.985
16 Keenan ARMSTRONG Kawasaki +33.108
17 Phil WAKEFIELD Yamaha +38.838
18 GP2 Matthew WIGLEY MW6R +47.459
Not Classified
DNF Lee JOHNSTON Yamaha  1 Lap
DNF GP2 Charlie NESBITT ABM Quattro  12 Laps
DNF James ROSE Kawasaki 13 Laps
DNF Korie McGREEVY Yamaha 14 Laps
DNF Kurt WIGLEY Yamaha 18 Laps
DNF GP2 Mason LAW Spirit 23 Laps
DNF Scott SWANN Yamaha 23 Laps
DNF GP2 Jorel BOERBOOM Honda 23 Laps
DNF GP2 Dan JONES FTR 23 Laps
DNF Ross PATTERSON Yamaha 24 Laps
DNF GP2 Jack SCOTT Harris 24 Laps

Supersport / GP2 Race 2 Championship Standings

Pos Rider Points
1 Rory SKINNER (Yamaha) 150
2 James WESTMORELAND (Kawasaki) 84
3 Brad JONES (Yamaha) 77
4 Bradley PERIE (Yamaha) 73
5 Lee JOHNSTON (Yamaha) 59
6 Harry TRUELOVE (Yamaha) 54
7 Richard KERR (Triumph) 46
8 Ben CURRIE (Kawasaki) 40
9 Rob HARTOG (MV Agusta) 33
10 Jamie PERRIN (Yamaha) 32
11 Korie McGREEVY (Yamaha) 32
12 Ross PATTERSON (Yamaha) 29
13 Kurt WIGLEY (Yamaha) 23
14 Phil WAKEFIELD (Yamaha) 23
15 James ROSE (Kawasaki) 15
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

Superstock 1000

Tim Neave secured victory in the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 victory at Silverstone, beating Chrissy Rouse by 0.062s. It was Tim Neave who held the lead over the line at the opening line, but Lewis Rollo has found his way through at the start of lap two, with Tom Neave third ahead of Chrissy Rouse and Billy McConnell. Rollo and Tom Neave, were initially able to edge away, but Rouse was soon able to close back up and take the lead.

Tim Neave moved back into the lead on lap 13, pulling a small lead over the pursuing pack and setting a new lap record in the process. Despite a strong of fast laps at the end, Neave was able to fend off Rouse to take the win with Tom Neave taking third ahead of Australian Billy McConnell and Kiwi Damon Rees.  The New Zealander remains in third place on the points table while McConnell ranks fifth.

Tumut’s Brayden Elliott unfortunately failed to add to his points tally with an 18th place finish on Sunday.  Kiwi Shane Richardson finished the bout in 13th place.

Tumut’s Brayden Elliott unfortunately failed to add to his points tally with an 18th place finish
Tim Neave – P1

I was made up with the win. I knew we were strong and had the pace all weekend, but I made that mistake in race one. It was hard to break the pack today but I was pleased to be able to get to the front and do my thing. A big thank you to the team – this is a massive step forward for me over the last few years, so thank you to Steve and Stuart for the opportunity.”

STK1000 Podium
1. Tim Neave
2. Chrissy Rouse
3. Tom Neave
Damon Rees – P5

I was feeling awesome after going fastest in warm-up. The changes we made to our Carl Cox Motorsport supported Astro JJR Racing BMW S1000rr were perfect, and I knew I was in a good position going into the race.
It got off to a decent start, holding my P6 start position for majority of the race. It was feeling good, but the field was riding at an incredible pace, making it very difficult to make passes. Then, in the final laps I made a charge for 5th, I started to get into the groove, and made up almost a second on 4th in the final lap, but it was a little too late and I crossed the finish in P5.  I’m really happy with my results this round, I had never ridden Silverstone before Friday and made consistent progress throughout the weekend. And the best part is, I remain 3rd in the Championship going into Round 4 at Oulton Park! I truly can’t thank the Astro JJR team enough for their tireless work this weekend. We work so well together and it proves in our results. I also want to congratulate my team-mate Shane Richardson for his awesome riding this weekend, it’s been a tough season for him so-far, but he’s finally overcome it all and got some points on the board! And of course, I can’t thank my Sponsors & Supporters enough, they are the reason I’m able to be here chasing my dreams!”

Damon Rees

Superstock 1000 Race Results

Pos Rider Bike Time/Gap
1 Tim NEAVE Suzuki 22m04.808
2 Chrissy ROUSE BMW +0.062
3 Tom NEAVE Honda +0.720
4 Billy McCONNELL BMW +1.445
5 Damon REES BMW +1.827
6 Lewis ROLLO Aprilia +3.294
7 Ian HUTCHINSON BMW +5.820
8 Danny KENT Kawasaki +6.080
9 Dan LINFOOT BMW +6.222
10 Davey TODD Honda +7.002
11 Fraser ROGERS Kawasaki +8.554
12 Jordan WEAVING Suzuki  +14.610
13 Shane RICHARDSON BMW +14.979
14 Joe SHELDON-SHAW Suzuki +22.035
15 Shaun WINFIELD Yamaha +22.077
16 Leon JEACOCK Suzuki  +22.252
17 Barry TEASDALE Kawasaki  +24.526
18 Brayden ELLIOTT Suzuki +25.689
19 Tommy PHILP BMW +31.364
20 Jenny TINMOUTH BMW  +32.164
21 David ALLINGHAM Aprilia 34.493
22 Tom TUNSTALL Suzuki +35.571
23 Craig NEVE BMW +35.828
24 Lee WILLIAMS Kawasaki +39.004
25 Luke HOPKINS Kawasaki +39.604
26 Dani SAEZ GUTERREZ Kawasaki +42.392
27 Robert HODSON Kawasaki +54.234
28 Stephen SMITH BMW +1 Lap
29 Dave SELLARS Suzuki +1 Lap
30 Dave MACKAY Suzuki +1 Lap
31 Ben BROADWAY Aprilia  +1 Lap
Not Classified
DNF Luke HEDGER Kawasaki 3 Laps
DNF Matt TRUELOVE BMW 10 Laps
DNF Daniel COOPER BMW 17 Laps
DNF Luke JONES Aprilia  21 Laps

Superstock 1000 Championship Points

Pos Rider Points
1 Tom NEAVE (Honda) 102
2 Chrissy ROUSE (BMW) 96
3 Damon REES (BMW) 66
4 Tim NEAVE (Suzuki) 58
5 Billy McCONNELL (BMW) 56
6 Danny KENT (Kawasaki) 47
7 Lewis ROLLO (Aprilia) 44
8 Fraser ROGERS (Kawasaki) 35
9 Davey TODD (Honda) 33
10 Matt TRUELOVE (BMW) 23
11 Joe COLLIER (Suzuki) 23
12 Ian HUTCHINSON (BMW) 22
13 Jordan WEAVING (Suzuki) 19
14 Luke HEDGER (Kawasaki) 17
15 Dan LINFOOT (BMW) 13
16 Shane RICHARDSON (BMW) 11
17 Richard COOPER (BMW) 9
18 Leon JEACOCK (Suzuki) 8
19 Shaun WINFIELD (Yamaha) 6
20 Brayden ELLIOTT (Suzuki) 5
21 Joe SHELDON-SHAW (Suzuki) 3
22 Luke HOPKINS (Kawasaki) 2
23 David ALLINGHAM (Aprilia) 2

Junior Supersport

Owen Jenner took victory in an epic 15-lap thriller in the Hel Performance British Junior Supersport race. In a similar fashion to yesterday’s opening race, it was a race long battle between ten riders, trading places at every corner.

Owen Jenner took victory in an epic 15-lap thriller in the Hel Performance British Junior Supersport race

Coming down to the final lap, Jenner was able to claim the win by just 0.05s ahead of McManus with Crockford completing the podium in third. The top ten riders were separated by just 1.1s.

Seth Crump recorded his first DNF of the season, going out of the bout at half-race distance but the young Aussie remains in second place on the championship points table.

Seth Crump recorded his first DNF of the season, going out of the bout at half-race distance but the young Aussie remains in second place on the championship points table.

Junior Supersport Race Two Results

Pos Rider Bike Time/Gap
1 Owen JENNER Kawasaki 16m18.318
2 James McMANUS Kawasaki +0.050
3 Brody CROCKFORD Yamaha +0.146
4 Zak SHELTON Kawasaki +0.325
5 Osian JONES Kawasaki +0.389
6 Adon DAVIE Kawasaki +0.469
7 Ash BARNES Kawasaki +0.561
8 Kam DIXON Kawasaki  +0.981
9 Cameron DAWSON Kawasaki +1.067
10 Oscar PINSON Kawasaki +1.195
11 Kier ARMSTRONG KTM +3.546
12 Lewis JONES KTM +6.295
13 Lewis JONES Kawasaki +12.466
14 Jake HOPPER Kawasaki  +12.672
15 Cameron HALL Kawasaki  +12.916
16 Finn SMART Kawasaki  +13.721
17 Joe ELLIS Kawasaki +13.760
18 Chloe JONES Yamaha +13.808
19 Alessandro VALENTE KTM  +18.704
20 Lucca ALLEN Kawasaki  +18.745
21 James ROSE Kawasaki +18.854
22 Christopher JOHNSON Kawasaki  +19.060
23 Rossi BANHAM Yamaha  +19.154
24 Ben TAYLOR Kawasaki +19.425
25 Bradley WILSON Kawasaki +31.589
26 Kai DICKINSON Kawasaki +40.680
27 Samuel LAIDLOW Kawasaki  +42.387
28 Kevin COYNE Kawasaki +42.564
29 Mcauley LONGMORE Kawasaki +42.772
30 Luke GILBY Kawasaki +52.757
Not Classified
DNF Lynden LEATHERLAND Kawasaki 4 Laps
DNF Declan CONNELL Kawasaki 4 Laps
DNF Andrew SMYTH Kawasaki 7 Laps
DNF Seth CRUMP Kawasaki 8 Laps

Junior Supersport Championship Standings

Pos Rider Points
1 Owen JENNER (Kawasaki) 131
2 Seth CRUMP (Kawasaki) 80
3 Brody CROCKFORD (Yamaha) 60
4 Cameron DAWSON (Kawasaki) 60
5 Osian JONES (Kawasaki) 59
6 Zak SHELTON (Kawasaki) 55
7 Adon DAVIE (Kawasaki) 49
8 Ash BARNES (Kawasaki) 41
9 Oscar PINSON (Kawasaki) 38
10 James McMANUS (Kawasaki) 30
11 Lewis JONES #25 (KTM) 30
12 Joseph THOMAS (Kawasaki) 29
13 Kier ARMSTRONG (KTM) 28
14 Lynden LEATHERLAND (Kawasaki) 25
15 Cameron HALL (Kawasaki) 25
16 Kam  DIXON (Kawasaki) 22
17 Chloe JONES (Yamaha) 13
18 Jake HOPPER (Kawasaki) 12
19 Christopher JOHNSON (Kawasaki) 11
20 Finn SMART (Kawasaki) 8
21 Kai DICKINSON (Kawasaki) 7
22 Harris BEECH (Yamaha) 7
23 Lewis JONES #3 (Kawasaki) 5
24 Mcauley LONGMORE (Kawasaki) 4
25 Alessandro VALENTE (KTM) 4

Ducati TriOptions Cup

Levi Day took victory in the second Ducati TriOptions Cup race at Silverstone. He held the early race lead, with Ed Best, Elliot Pinson and Josh Day in close contention. In a repeat of yesterday’s race, Josh Day was soon up to second and the leading duo were able to break away from the pursuing pack.

It was drama behind as Pinson and Best crashed out of the podium positions on lap 11, promoting Shoubridge to third, with Carl Stevens and Craig Neve fourth and fifth. Coming down to the final lap, Levi Day was able to take victory ahead of Josh Day, with Shoubridge taking the final rostrum position.

Levi Day
Levi Day – P1

P1 today! So pleased to take my first win of the season today, after a number of 2nd places so far! Got a great start and managed to lead it from start to finish, with just under half a second to Josh Day in 2nd place at the end of the race. Really enjoyed that and one of my best rides to date!  Can’t thank all the team enough for all their hard work! Nigel, Paul and Darren for working hard on the bike and on me as a rider through out the whole weekend, Katie for always killing it on my pitboard and looking after all the team with amazing food each day and taking care of Max full time while away at the race track. Mike from Boast Plumbing Supplies for all his support.”

John McGuinness – P6

I’ve really enjoyed the weekend and having tested here earlier in the year, it put me in a good position from the word go. Free practice went well so it was a bit annoying that I got a hole in the exhaust and lost a bit of power but I knew ninth wasn’t where I should be. I made another good start in the race and felt strong throughout and as I keep saying, I’m learning all the time. I had a good dust up with Craig (Neve) and it was pleasing to get back into the top six as this is where I feel I should be. Unfortunately, the second race didn’t pan out in the same vein. I’m not going to stand here and make excuses but it honestly felt like I had a different motorbike underneath me. We didn’t make any changes and I was well up for the fight but I couldn’t run the lap times like I did on Saturday and tenth was the best I could do. I guess you could say it was a weekend of two halves but it was another pair of top ten finishes and I’m still seventh in the table so roll on Oulton.”

John McGuinness

Ducati Performance TriOptions Cup Race Two

Pos Rider Time/Gap
1 Levi DAY 14m15.225
2 Josh DAY +0.428
3 David SHOUBRIDGE +6.654
4 Carl STEVENS +18.543
5 Craig NEVE +21.668
6 Alberto SOLERA +23.746
7 David JONES +24.638
8 Dijon COMPTON +25.667
9 Michael TUSTIN +25.760
10 John McGUINNESS +26.377
11 Samuel COX +27.721
12 Matthew JONES +28.155
13 Matt STEVENS +38.516
14 Hiro ARAZEKI +38.635
15 Richard SPENCER-FLEET +38.997
16 Ewan POTTER +39.592
17 Craig KENNELLY +39.798
18 Lee DEVONPORT +40.544
19 Peter HASLER +40.869
20 Tom STEVENS 43.995
21 Ben FALLA +50.046
22 Ian FLEETWOOD +51.236
23 Andre COMPTON +56.427
24 Thomas RAWSTHORNE +1 Lap
25 Mike LONG +1 Lap
26 Murray HAMBRO +1 Lap
27 Jimmy BUCHANAN +1 Lap
28 Andrew HOWE +1 Lap
29 Andy BOOTH +1 Lap
30 Matthew FLOWER +1 Lap
Not Classified
DNF Edmund BEST 4 Laps
DNF Elliott PINSON 4 Laps
DNF Mark EVANS 5 Laps
DNF Sam MIDDLEMAS 8 Laps

Ducati Performance TriOptions Cup Championship Standings

Pos Rider Points
1 Josh DAY 145
2 Levi DAY 109
3 Elliott PINSON 65
4 David SHOUBRIDGE 64
5 Craig NEVE 63
6 Edmund BEST 58
7 John McGUINNESS 51
8 Samuel COX 45
9 Carl STEVENS 42
10 Michael TUSTIN 41
11 Dijon COMPTON 35
12 Mark CHEETHAM 28
13 Alberto SOLERA 19
14 Hiro ARAZEKI 14
15 David JONES 13
16 Sam MIDDLEMAS 13
17 Richard SPENCER-FLEET 13
18 Matthew JONES 7
19 Matt STEVENS 6
20 Ben FALLA 5
21 Ewan POTTER 3
22 Peter HASLER 1

Source: MCNews.com.au

Mackenzie wins Silverstone opener

Saturday wrap from Silverstone

Images Dave Yeomans


Tarran Mackenzie claimed a spectacular victory in the seventh round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Silverstone this afternoon, becoming the sixth different race winner of the season to give McAMS Yamaha their first win in 2020.

Danny Buchan scored the hole-shot

At the start of the race, Danny Buchan launched off the pole position to lead the pack for the Rapid Fulfillment FS-3 Kawasaki team, however it was short lived as Andrew Irwin was instantly on the attack and stormed ahead before they crossed the line for the first time.

Andrew Irwin

Buchan was under fire from the opposition and soon it was the Honda Racing pairing at the front of the field, with Andrew leading Glenn and soon Jason O’Halloran was also in the fight for the lead, with Buchan then in fourth.

Glenn Irwin

On the fifth lap, Glenn Irwin grabbed the lead from his brother and the pair looked like they would try and break the pack, however O’Halloran was in close contention, and Kyle Ryde was into fourth and proving to be a threat on the Buildbase Suzuki.

Kyle Ryde

By lap eight Ryde had moved ahead of O’Halloran for third with the Australian also having his team-mate for company, as Mackenzie sliced his way through the field from his fourth row start position.

Mackenzie wasted no time in getting ahead of O’Halloran and by lap 12 he was into third place, before passing Andrew Irwin a lap later. The Honda Racing rider was trying to fight back, but a mistake into Brooklands meant he lost serious ground and then would have to do the work all over again.

At the front Mackenzie was soon putting the pressure on Glenn Irwin and a decisive move on lap 16 put him into the lead for McAMS Yamaha, with Glenn Irwin then having Ryde for company in the tussle for second place.

Ryde wasn’t able to make a move stick until lap 22 when he was able to move into second and then a lap later O’Halloran also carved ahead of Glenn Irwin to push him out of a podium position. On the final lap Mackenzie had the margin he needed to claim an emotional victory and his first of the season.

Ryde meanwhile celebrated his first ever Bennetts BSB podium finish, making him the eighth different finisher in the top three in 2020, with Buildbase Suzuki the fifth different team to celebrate a podium result.

Glenn Irwin and Andrew Irwin finished in fourth and fifth ahead of a huge contest for sixth place with Josh Brookes holding off Lee Jackson, Christian Iddon, Danny Buchan and Tommy Bridewell, who started last on the grid, completing the top ten.

Tarran Mackenzie – P1

My last podium was at Snetterton at round five last year so I was pretty emotional. I had a really strong start to last year and then broke my wrist at Thruxton, and after that it just became difficult with injuries and not having the confidence and I reset in the off season. During lockdown I worked really hard, and then thought ‘when I get to round one I will be strong and back up the front where I know I can be, and it didn’t happen. Then it didn’t happen at Snetterton and in the last race at Snetterton I had good pace, for a podium if not a win, so that gave me a lot of confidence. For me and probably the team as well, we didn’t understand the front tyre maybe as much as some other people did, and that was really hard. It was understanding it and getting the feeling and the confidence, and once I got that back, I knew coming in to this weekend I could be strong. I have been strong here since I started riding a Superbike, so I was really annoyed in qualifying to be starting 12th. I didn’t expect to be getting a win – maybe a podium, because of my pace I had in practice, but I got a really good first couple of laps. I came through to fifth or sixth, then picked them off and pulled a gap. I was really surprised to see I had a gap. I had to use my tyre a lot at the start and the middle of the race to make some ground on the leaders, so starting on the front row tomorrow should help that. I can maybe conserve it a little bit. The last couple of laps I just backed off slightly as I didn’t want to make any mistakes. It felt like a long nine laps when I was in front, but I am really happy so a big thank you to the McAMS Yamaha team, I am over the moon and can’t wait for tomorrow.”

Kyle Ryde – P2

It’s been quite a few practices I have topped now and not really had a decent race, but that was the perfect race. The strategy we had was pretty good. I was really pleased when Taz came past me halfway through the race because it gave me an understanding of what I could do and gave me the same braking markers as qualifying. I was struggling at the start of the race being stuck behind a couple of people and I really lost my rhythm. Then when Taz set the pace, that got me a podium. It nearly got me a win but he was that fast! I would just like to thank the Buildbase Suzuki team, they deserve this just as much as me. We have had a bit of bad luck but they have fixed it and I can’t wait for tomorrows races.

Glenn Irwin – P4

Today in terms of the championship it was a really good race, I’m happy with that side of things and also happy with the fourth. I’m a little disappointed having led the race, but we have something to work on for tomorrow’s longer races. It’s a positive day, no trophy for this one but we extend our championship lead by 30 points and as I keep saying, if we take it race by race and can extend the points lead each time we’re doing a good job. So 30 is good and we’ll try and increase it more tomorrow.

Andrew Irwin – P5

I have to take today’s race as a positive, the past three races we’ve had, the results weren’t fantastic so it’s better than those. I led a race again which was a nice feeling after a difficult period, unfortunately I made a mistake around lap ten, which lost me a couple of seconds and I lost touch with the leaders. I think all in all it was a good race and we can take the positives from it and come back stronger for tomorrow’s two longer races.”

Andrew Irwin
Josh Brookes – P6

That was a tough race and definitely not where we wanted to be. I didn’t have the confidence early on to push like I needed to so lost a few places which compounded the situation. I’m just lacking confidence in the bike in the early laps which leaves me vulnerable but that gives me lots of work to do later in the race when I get into a rhythm. But that’s no good in a race and we need to improve early on. I need to find speed in the last sector as the rest of the lap is ok but, in this series, you can’t give the opposition a head start. We plan some changes in warm-up to hopefully give us that tiny bit of what we are missing.”

Brookes, Buchan, Jackson
Christian Iddon – P8

I felt pretty good from my poor grid position and for the first part of the race I was Christian Iddonrunning with the front bunch and was in a good position. It’s where I felt I should have been and then we encountered some issues which we’d not had all weekend, but they decided to rear their ugly head and I struggled massively. I was hoping to get a fifth place at worst but had one or two other issues in the final stages and I was lucky to finish. I’m still up there in the championship but eighth place is a bit of a kick in the teeth. Hopefully, we can learn from today and do better tomorrow.”

Bennetts British Superbike Championship, Silverstone, Race One Results:
Tarran Mackenzie (McAMS Yamaha)
Kyle Ryde (Buildbase Suzuki) +0.105s
Jason O’Halloran (McAMS Yamaha) +0.446s

Race Results

Pos Rider Bike Time/Gap
1 Tarran MACKENZIE Yamaha 22m7.214
2 Kyle RYDE Suzuki +0.105
3 Jason O’HALLORAN Yamaha +0.446
4 Glenn IRWIN Honda +1.855
5 Andrew IRWIN Honda +4.362
6 Josh BROOKES Ducati +4.944
7 Lee JACKSON Kawasaki +6.293
8 Christian IDDON Ducati +7.585
9 Danny BUCHAN Kawasaki +7.661
10 Tommy BRIDEWELL Ducati  +7.797
11 Luke MOSSEY BMW +7.877
12 Bradley RAY BMW +8.103
13 Héctor BARBERÁ BMW +8.713
14 Peter HICKMAN BMW +16.571
15 Ryan VICKERS Kawasaki +21.377
16 Taylor MACKENZIE BMW +32.466
17 Storm STACEY Kawasaki +32.848
18 Tom WARD Kawasaki +33.576
19 Graeme IRWIN Kawasaki +49.684
20 Brian McCORMACK BMW +1 Lap
21 Bjorn ESTMENT BMW +1 Lap
Not Classified
DNF Joe FRANCIS BMW 4 Laps
DNF Gino REA Suzuki 12 Laps
DNF Josh OWENS Kawasaki /

Championship Standings

Pos Rider Points
1 Glenn IRWIN (Honda) 131
2 Tommy BRIDEWELL (Ducati) 101
3 Christian IDDON (Ducati) 94
4 Josh BROOKES (Ducati) 92
5 Tarran MACKENZIE (Yamaha) 81
6 Jason O’HALLORAN (Yamaha) 81
7 Andrew IRWIN (Honda) 69
8 Kyle RYDE (Suzuki) 64
9 Lee JACKSON (Kawasaki) 61
10 Danny BUCHAN (Kawasaki) 34
11 Bradley RAY (BMW) 34
12 Luke MOSSEY (BMW) 33
13 Ryan VICKERS (Kawasaki) 28
14 Peter HICKMAN (BMW) 19
15 Héctor BARBERÁ (BMW) 18
16 Gino REA (Suzuki) 16
17 Alex OLSEN (BMW) 8
18 Jack KENNEDY (Yamaha) 7
19 Joe FRANCIS (BMW) 6
20 Dan LINFOOT (Yamaha) 2
21 Taylor MACKENZIE (BMW) 1

British Supersport Championship & British GP2 Cup

Rory Skinner continued his dominance in the Quattro Group British Supersport class, taking his seventh consecutive win of the season. It was James Westmoreland who grabbed the holeshot, but series leader Skinner immediately responded to be leading his team mate Brad Jones by 0.6s by the end of the opening lap. A rare mistake from Skinner on lap three saw him run wide and slip back to seventh, seeing Jones takeover the lead at the front.

With seven riders battling for the lead over the opening laps, Perrin, Perie and Jones all took turns leading, however impressive pace rom Skinner saw him set a new lap record, fighting back to the lead by the end of lap seven. Following Skinner through the pack, Lee Johnston was able to climb up to second, entering a fierce battle with Jones and Perrin.

Supersport Race One Podium
P1 Rory Skinner
P2 Lee Johnston
P3 Brad Jones

Race Results

Pos Rider Bike Time/Gap
1 Rory SKINNER Yamaha 16m57.443
2 Lee JOHNSTON Yamaha +3.052
3 Brad JONES Yamaha +4.223
4 Jamie PERRIN Yamaha +4.264
5 James WESTMORELAND Kawasaki +4.564
6 Ben CURRIE Kawasaki +4.619
7 Harry TRUELOVE Yamaha +4.865
8 Alastair SEELEY ABM Quattro  GP2 +5.507
9 Charlie NESBITT ABM Quattro  GP2 +9.774
10 Cameron HORSMAN Chassis Factory GP2 +9.835
11 Jack SCOTT Harris – J J Racing GP2 +11.419
12 Dan JONES FTR  GP2 +13.564
13 Richard KERR Triumph +14.098
14 James ROSE Kawasaki +14.345
15 Kurt WIGLEY Yamaha +14.415
16 Ross PATTERSON Yamaha +14.624
17 Joey THOMPSON Spirit +17.031
18 Jake ARCHER Kalex  GP2 +17.639
19 Tom OLIVER Chassis Factory GP2 +21.617
20 Cameron FRASER Chassis Factory  GP2 +26.333
21 Rob HARTOG MV Agusta +30.780
22 Phil WAKEFIELD Yamaha +35.259
23 Jorel BOERBOOM Honda +35.301
24 Matthew WIGLEY MW6R  GP2 +46.188
26 Mason LAW Spirit +2 Laps
Not Classified
DNF Korie McGREEVY Yamaha 3 Laps
DNF Scott SWANN Yamaha 3 Laps
DNF Bradley PERIE Yamaha 8 Laps
DNF Keenan ARMSTRONG Kawasaki 14 Laps

Championship Standings

Pos Rider Points
1 Rory SKINNER (Yamaha) 125
2 James WESTMORELAND (Kawasaki) 75
3 Bradley PERIE (Yamaha) 63
4 Lee JOHNSTON (Yamaha) 59
4 Brad JONES (Yamaha) 57
5 Richard KERR (Triumph) 38
7 Harry TRUELOVE (Yamaha) 38
8 Korie McGREEVY (Yamaha) 32
9 Ross PATTERSON (Yamaha) 29
10 Ben CURRIE (Kawasaki) 29
11 Rob HARTOG (MV Agusta) 26
12 Kurt WIGLEY (Yamaha) 23
13 Jamie PERRIN (Yamaha) 19
14 Phil WAKEFIELD (Yamaha) 18
15 James ROSE (Kawasaki) 15
16 Scott SWANN (Yamaha) 12
17 Tom TOPARIS (Yamaha) 11
18 Ricky TARREN (Yamaha) 8
19 Ben WOTTON (Triumph) 6
20 Grant McINTOSH (Yamaha) 5

With Skinner edging away at the front, Johnston too was able to pull a gap from Jones and Perrin who were battling for the final rostrum position. Coming down to the final lap, Jones was able to get the better of Perrin to complete the podium. James Westmoreland was fifth, ahead of Ben Currie, Harry Truelove and the leading GP2 machine of Alastair Seeley.

Ben Currie #61 here chasing Harry Truelove and James Westmoreland

British Superstock 1000

Honda Racing’s Tom Neave claimed victory in the opening Pirelli National Superstock 1000 race at Silverstone, strengthening his lead in the series standings. New Zealand rookie Damon Rees grabbed the holdshot, leading Tim Neave and Chrissy Rouse over the line at the end of the opening lap. Tim Neave made his move into the lead on lap seven, with Tom Neave and Rouse swiftly finding a way past Rees too.

However, disaster struck Tim Neave just moments later when he tumbled out of the lead, leaving a four rider battle at the front. Tom Neave and Rouse were able to work together to break away from the pursuers, with the win eventually going the way of Neave. Danny Kent found his way past Rees to claim the final podium slot, with Lewis Rollo fifth.

Damon Rees #92 just missed out on a podium

Another Kiwi also scored a top ten finish with Shane Richardson coming home in P8 just ahead of South Australia’s Billy McConnel while his countryman Brayden Elliott unfortunately recorded a DNF.

Tom Neave – P1

I’ve not found myself in this position before so it’s all a bit surreal! We’ve got some really good momentum going now and I’m really enjoying riding the new Fireblade, the whole team is working together really well and we’re just going to keep our head down, feet on the floor and keep doing what we’re doing. We have another race tomorrow, but I’m just treating each race as a fresh start and thinking race by race, and trying not to think about the championship too much and just keep enjoying it.”

Superstock 1000 Podium
P1 Tom Neave
P2 Chrissy Rouse
P3 Danny Kent
Pos Rider Bike Time/Gap
1 Tom NEAVE Honda 22m02.220
2 Chrissy ROUSE BMW  +0.650
3 Danny KENT Kawasaki  +5.153
4 Damon REES BMW +6.226
5 Lewis ROLLO Aprilia  +6.524
6 Fraser ROGERS Kawasaki  +9.214
7 Ian HUTCHINSON BMW  +9.316
8 Shane RICHARDSON BMW +13.061
9 Billy McCONNELL BMW  +1 Lap
10 Dan LINFOOT BMW +1 Lap
11 Davey TODD Honda  +1 Lap
12 Luke HEDGER Kawasaki +1 Lap
13 Jordan WEAVING Suzuki  +1 Lap
14 Shaun WINFIELD Yamaha +1 Lap
15 David ALLINGHAM Aprilia +1 Lap
16 Leon JEACOCK Suzuki +1 Lap
17 Matt TRUELOVE BMW  +1 Lap
18 Joe SHELDON-SHAW Suzuki  +1 Lap
19 Barry TEASDALE Kawasaki  +1 Lap
20 Daniel COOPER BMW  +1 Lap
21 Tommy PHILP BMW  +1 Lap
22 Craig NEVE BMW  +1 Lap
23 Jenny TINMOUTH BMW  +1 Lap
24 Luke HOPKINS Kawasaki +1 Lap
25 Tom TUNSTALL Suzuki +1 Lap
26 Lee WILLIAMS Kawasaki +1 Lap
27 Robert HODSON Kawasaki  +1 Lap
28 Stephen SMITH BMW  +2 Laps
29 Dave MACKAY Suzuki +2 Laps
30 Ben BROADWAY Aprilia  +2 Laps
Not Classified
DNF Rob McNEALY BMW  1 Lap
DNF Dani SAEZ GUTERREZ Kawasaki  1 Lap
DNF Josh WOOD Kawasaki 1 Lap
DNF Dave SELLARS Suzuki  10 Laps
DNF Luke JONES Aprilia 14 Laps
DNF Tim NEAVE Suzuki  17 Laps
DNF Brayden ELLIOTT Suzuki  20 Laps

Championship Points

Pos Rider Points
1 Tom NEAVE (Honda) 86
2 Chrissy ROUSE (BMW) 76
3 Damon REES (BMW) 55
4 Billy McCONNELL (BMW) 43
5 Danny KENT (Kawasaki) 39
6 Lewis ROLLO (Aprilia) 34
7 Tim NEAVE (Suzuki) 33
8 Fraser ROGERS (Kawasaki) 30
9 Davey TODD (Honda) 27
10 Matt TRUELOVE (BMW) 23
11 Joe COLLIER (Suzuki) 23
12 Luke HEDGER (Kawasaki) 17
13 Jordan WEAVING (Suzuki) 15
14 Ian HUTCHINSON (BMW) 13
15 Richard COOPER (BMW) 9
16 Shane RICHARDSON (BMW) 8
17 Leon JEACOCK (Suzuki) 8
18 Dan LINFOOT (BMW) 6
19 Brayden ELLIOTT (Suzuki) 5
20 Shaun WINFIELD (Yamaha) 5
21 Luke HOPKINS (Kawasaki) 2
22 David ALLINGHAM (Aprilia) 2
23 Joe SHELDON-SHAW (Suzuki) 1

British Junior Supersport Championship

Osian Jones claimed the opening win in the opening British Junior Supersport bout ahead of Cameron Dason and Zak Shelton while young Australian Seth Crump just missed the podium, crossing the line in P4.

Osian Jones leading the British Junior Supersport race

Race Results

Pos Rider Bike Time/Gap
1 Osian JONES Kawasaki 16m20.940
2 Cameron DAWSON Kawasaki +0.606
3 Zak SHELTON Kawasaki  +0.667
4 Seth CRUMP Kawasaki +0.876
5 Owen JENNER Kawasaki +0.936
6 Kier ARMSTRONG KTM +1.364
7 James McMANUS Kawasaki +5.067
8 Lynden LEATHERLAND Kawasaki +7.511
9 Cameron HALL Kawasaki +19.849
10 Jake HOPPER Kawasaki +22.557
11 Lewis JONES KTM +23.840
12 Alessandro VALENTE KTM +24.298
13 Christopher JOHNSON Kawasaki +24.385
14 Finn SMART Kawasaki  +24.536
15 Lucca ALLEN Kawasaki  +25.012
16 Andrew SMYTH Kawasaki +28.737
17 Rossi BANHAM Yamaha  +28.808
18 James ROSE Kawasaki +28.919
19 Mcauley LONGMORE Kawasaki +39.236
20 Ben TAYLOR Kawasaki +40.538
21 Bradley WILSON Kawasaki +46.300
22 Kai DICKINSON Kawasaki +46.689
23 Samuel LAIDLOW Kawasaki +50.061
24 Luke GILBY Kawasaki +1m04.228
Not Classified
DNF Brody CROCKFORD Yamaha 1 Lap
DNF Ash BARNES Kawasaki 1 Lap
DNF Declan CONNELL Kawasaki 4 Laps
DNF Adon DAVIE Kawasaki 4 Laps
DNF Kam DIXON Kawasaki 4 Laps
DNF Oscar PINSON Kawasaki 6 Laps
DNF Joe ELLIS Kawasaki 8 Laps
DNF Chloe JONES Yamaha 14 Laps
DNF Lewis JONES Kawasaki 

Championship Standings

Pos Rider Points
1 Owen JENNER (Kawasaki) 106
2 Seth CRUMP (Kawasaki) 80
3 Cameron DAWSON (Kawasaki) 53
4 Osian JONES (Kawasaki) 48
5 Brody CROCKFORD (Yamaha) 44
6 Zak SHELTON (Kawasaki) 42
7 Adon DAVIE (Kawasaki) 39
8 Ash BARNES (Kawasaki) 32
9 Oscar PINSON (Kawasaki) 32
10 Joseph THOMAS (Kawasaki) 29
11 Lewis JONES  (KTM) 26
12 Lynden LEATHERLAND (Kawasaki) 25
13 Cameron HALL (Kawasaki) 24
14 Kier ARMSTRONG (KTM) 23
15 Kam  DIXON (Kawasaki) 14
16 Chloe JONES (Yamaha) 13
17 Christopher JOHNSON (Kawasaki) 11
18 James McMANUS (Kawasaki) 10
19 Jake HOPPER (Kawasaki) 10
20 Finn SMART (Kawasaki) 8
21 Kai DICKINSON (Kawasaki) 7
22 Harris BEECH (Yamaha) 7
23 Mcauley LONGMORE (Kawasaki) 4
24 Alessandro VALENTE (KTM) 4


Ducati Performance TriOptions Cup Race One

Josh Day took victory in a last lap Ducati TriOptions Cup thriller. It was title rival Levi Day who grabbed the holeshot to be leading across the line at the end of the opening lap, with Elliot Pinson in second. However, just moments later Pinson crashed out unhurt, promoting Ed Best and Josh Day up to podium.

With both Days edging away from the pursuing pack, they maintained positions until the final lap. Finding their way through backmarkers, it came down to the final corner and Josh Day was able to grab victory by just 0.068s. Best had a lonely race in third place, nine seconds behind the leading duo, but some seven seconds ahead of David Shoubridge in fourth.

Craig Neve claimed fifth place, ahead of John McGuinness, Alberto Solera, Carl Stevens and Sam Middlemas.

Levi Day – P2

“Gave it everything today and had an epic battle with Josh Day, but couldnt quite get it done! Crossing the line in 2nd place by 0.068 of a second! We go again tomorrow for race 2 and as always will give it my all! Thank you to my team for giving me a great bike, we both went under the previous lap record today by a decent amount. I’ll start tomorrow race from P2. Thanks to all the sponsors who make it possible!”

Race Results

Pos Rider Time/Gap
1 Josh DAY 14m17.625
2 Levi DAY +0.068
3 Edmund BEST +9.300
4 David SHOUBRIDGE +16.689
5 Craig NEVE +20.136
6 John McGUINNESS +20.273
7 Alberto SOLERA +20.757
8 Carl STEVENS +20.846
9 Sam MIDDLEMAS +28.507
10 Dijon COMPTON +29.714
11 Michael TUSTIN +31.745
12 David JONES +32.191
13 Hiro ARAZEKI +43.478
14 Richard SPENCER-FLEET +43.807
15 Ben FALLA +44.764
16 Matt STEVENS +45.715
17 Craig KENNELLY +45.828
18 Peter HASLER +51.205
19 Ewan POTTER +51.994
20 Lee DEVONPORT +53.029
21 Tom STEVENS +53.181
22 Andre COMPTON +53.570
23 Ian FLEETWOOD +1 Lap
24 Mike LONG +1 Lap
25 Matthew FLOWER +1 Lap
26 Andrew HOWE +1 Lap
27 Andy BOOTH +1 Lap
Not Classified
DNF Mark EVANS 1 Lap
DNF Jimmy BUCHANAN 6 Laps
DNF Thomas RAWSTHORNE 7 Laps
DNF Matthew JONES 10 Laps
DNF Murray HAMBRO 10 Laps
DNF Elliott PINSON 14 Laps
DNF Samuel COX

Championship Standings

Pos Rider Points
1 Josh DAY 125
2 Levi DAY 84
3 Elliott PINSON 65
4 Edmund BEST 58
5 Craig NEVE 52
6 David SHOUBRIDGE 48
7 John McGUINNESS 45
8 Samuel COX 40
9 Michael TUSTIN 34
10 Carl STEVENS 29
11 Mark CHEETHAM 28
12 Dijon COMPTON 27
13 Sam MIDDLEMAS 13
14 Richard SPENCER-FLEET 12
15 Hiro ARAZEKI 12
16 Alberto SOLERA 9
17 Ben FALLA 5
18 David JONES 4
19 Matthew JONES 3
20 Matt STEVENS 3
21 Ewan POTTER 3
22 Peter HASLER 1

Source: MCNews.com.au

Snetterton British Superbike wrap up

Sunday wrap from Snetterton

Images Dave Yeomans


BSB Superbike Race Two

Christian Iddon had been victorious in Saturday’s opening race of the triple-header BSB weekend at Snetterton (Link), while his VisionTrack Ducati team-mate Josh Brookes celebrated his first victory in 2020 on Sunday.

At the start Glenn Irwin launched off the pole position into the lead for Honda Racing with Brookes, Tommy Bridewell, Christian Iddon and Bradley Ray all at the sharp end when the race got underway.

Glenn Irwin leading

Glenn Irwin had been holding position at the front of the pack, but on the second lap Danny Buchan tagged Bradley Ray’s rear tyre and crashed his Massingberd-Mundy Kawasaki at Agostinis. The contact left Ray forced to rejoin down the pack and the SYNETIQ BMW rider ended the race in tenth place.

Lee Jackson

Lee Jackson meanwhile was flying the flag for the Massingberd-Mundy Kawasaki team; he had worked his way into fourth place meanwhile at the front of the field Brookes had made a move on Glenn Irwin to snatch the lead.

Brookes was holding off a hard-charging Glenn Irwin with Bridewell and Jackson the leading quartet who were battling for the podium positions. The championship leader made a move on Brookes for the lead at Agostini but he couldn’t quite make it stick, and then a problem towards the end of the race meant Glenn Irwin had to settle for second and the valuable championship points.

Bridewell had been on the attack too but he finished the race in third place and Jackson completed his best result of the season in fourth place, with yesterday’s race winner Iddon claiming fifth place.

Kyle Ryde was able to bag sixth place for the Buildbase Suzuki team, ahead of the battling McAMS Yamahas, with Tarran Mackenzie having the edge over Jason O’Halloran, with Luke Mossey in ninth place on the lone Rich Energy OMG Racing BMW, after Héctor Barberá crashed out unhurt.

Tarran Mackenzie ahead of Jason O’Halloran

Andrew Irwin had been carving his way through the field after his back row start, but the Honda Racing rider was involved in an incident with Ryan Vickers on lap 13 at Murrays, which saw both riders crash out of the race.

Race Direction penalised Andrew Irwin with a drop of three grid positions for his next race start and enabled two of the three suspended penalty points that were imposed on 9 August 2020.

Josh Brookes the victor from Glenn Irwin and Tommy Bridewell

Race Two Interviews

BSB Superbike Race Two Results

Pos Rider Bike Time/Gap
1 Josh BROOKES Ducati – VisionTrack Ducati 29m00.696
2 Glenn IRWIN Honda – Honda Racing +0.490
3 Tommy BRIDEWELL Ducati – Oxford Products Racing +0.696
4 Lee JACKSON Kawasaki – Massingberd-Mundy  +0.853
5 Christian IDDON Ducati – VisionTrack Ducati +2.682
6 Kyle RYDE Suzuki – Buildbase Suzuki +2.966
7 Tarran MACKENZIE Yamaha – McAMS Yamaha +3.889
8 Jason O’HALLORAN Yamaha – McAMS Yamaha +9.549
9 Luke MOSSEY BMW – RICH Energy OMG Racing +11.845
10 Bradley RAY BMW – SYNETIQ BMW Motorrad +19.310
11 Peter HICKMAN BMW – Global Robots BMW +20.652
12 Gino REA Suzuki – Buildbase Suzuki +22.248
13 Jack KENNEDY Yamaha – Santander Salt TAG Racing +22.848
14 Joe FRANCIS BMW – Lloyd & Jones Bowker Motorrad +26.257
15 Alex OLSEN BMW – Global Robots BMW +34.171
16 Tom WARD Kawasaki – Bike Devil +42.940
17 Storm STACEY Kawasaki – GR Motosport +45.455
18 Josh OWENS Kawasaki – CDH Racing +46.297
19 Bjorn ESTMENT BMW – NP Motorcycles/Lextek +1m20.637
20 Brian McCORMACK BMW – The Roadhouse Macau Racing by ON 1 +1m32.783
Not Classified
DNF Ryan VICKERS Kawasaki – RAF Regular and Reserves Kawasaki 4 Laps
DNF Andrew IRWIN Honda – Honda Racing 4 Laps
DNF Héctor BARBERÁ BMW – RICH Energy OMG Racing 9 Laps
DNF Taylor MACKENZIE BMW – SYNETIQ BMW Motorrad 9 Laps
DNF Danny BUCHAN Kawasaki – Massingberd-Mundy Kawasaki 15 Laps

BSB Superbike Race Three

Glenn Irwin became the fifth different winner in the 2020 Bennetts British Superbike Championship in the final race of the day at Snetterton, and in doing so added his name to an illustrious list of previous winners by claiming the Monster Energy Race of Aces trophy.

In the final race of the weekend, Christian Iddon got the leap off the pole position to lead the pack, ahead of his VisionTrack Ducati teammate Josh Brookes and Tommy Bridewell on the Oxford Products Racing Ducati.

The Ducati trio were battling at the front with the order changing on lap four as Bridewell took the lead ahead of Brookes and Iddon when the trio went three deep into Wilsons. Meanwhile as they battled for the advantage, Glenn Irwin had been making his way up the order; he had been running seventh after the opening lap, but he was soon fighting with his brother Andrew for fourth place on track.

Glenn Irwin soon had made a move on his brother at Agostini on lap five, but Andrew was ready to fight back and a lap later regained the position at Riches.

As the Honda Racing pairing fought it out for fourth place, the VisionTrack Ducati teammates were also trading blows with Iddon moving ahead of Brookes into Wilson on lap six. The Australian was then coming under attack from Glenn Irwin, who had managed to get the better of his brother.

Glenn Irwin made his move on Brookes and then had Bridewell and Iddon ahead of him, after the Oxford Products Racing Ducati rider had taken the advantage at the front of the pack.

By lap nine it had all shuffled again with Iddon leading from Bridewell with Glenn Irwin pushing the Ducati pairing ahead of him, the Honda Racing contender then moved into second with a move on lap nine at Agostini and then a lap later claimed the lead.

Brookes had moved into third and back into a podium position with Bridewell back in fourth place by lap 11 with Lee Jackson, Tarran Mackenzie and Andrew Irwin also in the lead group as the leading manufacturers battled for the points.

By lap 15 Bridewell had moved back ahead of Brookes and then had Iddon in his sights for second place after Glenn Irwin had edged a gap at the front in the closing stages. Bridewell waited until the final dive into Murrays to make a move on Iddon to put him into second, which he held until the finish line.

Jackson meanwhile had got the better of Brookes for fourth place on the final lap with Mackenzie leading the McAMS Yamahas home, just ahead of team-mate Jason O’Halloran. Andrew Irwin, Bradley Ray and Kyle Ryde completed the top ten.

Glenn Irwin leads the British Superbike Championship for Honda on 118-points with a handy 23-point buffer over Tommy Bridewell. Christian Iddon currently ranks third and Josh Brookes fourth with countryman Jason O’Halloran in fifth on 65-points.

Race Three Interviews


Quotes

Christian Iddon

The first race today was frustrating as I just couldn’t close the gap to the front group. The pace was the quickest it had been all weekend and I was struggling a bit with the bike as I was quick in some corners but slow in others and I was especially losing time through the mid-speed corners. The team had to change the engine between races, and they did a great job and I knew I had to make the most of my pole position. I didn’t have the pace to stay with Glenn and then Tommy mugged me on the final corner but with a first and a third, my first ever BSB win and a watch for pole position, it’s been a good weekend.”

Iddon, Brookes and Bridewell made it an all Ducati podium in the opening race on Saturday
Josh Brookes

We’ve been through a lot of changes over the weekend; what an emotional roller coaster. In race one today, my settings were closer to where they should be, but not perfect. I was obviously happy to win which was a positive, but the last race was very frustrating, and my position was less than satisfying. The bike didn’t seem to work as well so I’m just disappointed and frustrated as I wasn’t able to control the race. We still have to work and make improvements but to take a second and first place is a strange feeling to be disappointed with. We will come back stronger.”

Josh Brookes
Johnny Mowatt – VistionTrack Ducati Team Co-ordinator

Two wins and two podiums from a possible six results is very satisfying but we still need to strive for more. Now both riders have now got those first wins, we can definitely build on that and the plan is to carry that momentum into Silverstone. We need to work on why both Josh and Christian could only manage a pair of fifth place finishes each as well today, especially after yesterday’s 1-2, which we will do but to improve their championship positions is positive and we look forward to the next round.”

Andrew Irwin

You can look at this weekend and take all the negatives, or you can focus on the positives. I came here and we were always going to struggle starting from the back of the grid after the penalty from Donington. In today’s third race, I wrecked the tyre trying too hard, we missed out on information from yesterday’s race and the first race today, but it’s a weekend where we had pace and we showed that. We can go to Silverstone now and continue to show the pace we do have, we’re one of the fastest teams’ in this class, and we have to keep believing and getting stronger.”

Andrew Irwin had a tumble with Ryan Vickers
Glenn Irwin

Getting my first win feels really good, it almost feels as good as the second places we’ve had! The seconds have felt like victories as we’ve always extended our championship lead, but this one was super-sweet, I really wanted that win and enjoyed how well the Fireblade was working. Getting the win is sweet and it’s a testament to how hard the team and myself work. The team is amazing there’s no egos whatsoever and everyone from either side of the garage, the Superstock 1000 team; we all work together, I’m really enjoying it and keeping our feet on the ground.

Glenn Irwin

BSB Superbike Race Three Results

Pos Rider Bike Time/Gap
1 Glenn IRWIN Honda – Honda Racing 29m03.387
2 Tommy BRIDEWELL Ducati – Oxford Products Racing +1.138
3 Christian IDDON Ducati – VisionTrack Ducati +1.441
4 Lee JACKSON Kawasaki – Massingberd-Mundy  +2.255
5 Josh BROOKES Ducati – VisionTrack Ducati +2.300
6 Tarran MACKENZIE Yamaha – McAMS Yamaha +2.359
7 Jason O’HALLORAN Yamaha – McAMS Yamaha +3.462
8 Andrew IRWIN Honda – Honda Racing +6.510
9 Bradley RAY BMW – SYNETIQ BMW Motorrad +7.303
10 Kyle RYDE Suzuki – Buildbase Suzuki +7.402
11 Danny BUCHAN Kawasaki – Massingberd-Mundy  +13.546
12 Luke MOSSEY BMW – RICH Energy OMG Racing +17.206
13 Gino REA Suzuki – Buildbase Suzuki +17.501
14 Joe FRANCIS BMW – Lloyd & Jones Bowker  +20.888
15 Héctor BARBERÁ BMW – RICH Energy OMG Racing +25.691
16 Tom WARD Kawasaki – Bike Devil +38.636
17 Storm STACEY Kawasaki – GR Motosport +40.896
18 Josh OWENS Kawasaki – CDH Racing +40.990
19 Bjorn ESTMENT BMW – NP Motorcycles/Lextek +1m12.255
20 Brian McCORMACK BMW – The Roadhouse Macau  +1m22.839
Not Classified
DNF Peter HICKMAN BMW – Global Robots BMW 7 Laps
DNF Graeme IRWIN Kawasaki – Team 64 Motorsport MET Healthcare 8 Laps
DNF Jack KENNEDY Yamaha – Santander Salt TAG Racing 10 Laps
DNF Alex OLSEN BMW – Global Robots BMW 12 Laps
DNF Ryan VICKERS Kawasaki – RAF Regular and Reserves Kawasaki /
DNF Taylor MACKENZIE BMW – SYNETIQ BMW Motorrad /

BSB Superbike Championship Points

Pos Bike Total
1 Glenn IRWIN (Honda) 118
2 Tommy BRIDEWELL (Ducati) 95
3 Christian IDDON (Ducati) 86
4 Josh BROOKES (Ducati) 82
5 Jason O’HALLORAN (Yamaha) 65
6 Andrew IRWIN (Honda) 58
7 Tarran MACKENZIE (Yamaha) 56
8 Lee JACKSON (Kawasaki) 52
9 Kyle RYDE (Suzuki) 44
10 Bradley RAY (BMW) 30
11 Luke MOSSEY (BMW) 28
12 Danny BUCHAN (Kawasaki) 27
13 Ryan VICKERS (Kawasaki) 27
14 Peter HICKMAN (BMW) 17
15 Gino REA (Suzuki) 16
16 Héctor BARBERÁ (BMW) 15
17 Alex OLSEN (BMW) 8
18 Jack KENNEDY (Yamaha) 7
19 Joe FRANCIS (BMW) 6
20 Dan LINFOOT (Yamaha) 2
21 Taylor MACKENZIE (BMW) 1

Superstock 1000 Race

Tom Neave grabbed a penultimate lap victory in the Pirelli Superstock 1000 class at Snetterton. It was Billy McConnell who grabbed the holeshot to hold an early lead, but Rouse had found a way past the Australian by the time they came across the line to start lap four. Unable to break away, the duo remained in close contention throughout the race with Matt Truelove, Tom Neave, Tim Neave and Lewis Rollo in the podium fight too.

Coming back across the line to start lap 10 saw Tom Neave slice his way past McConnell and begin to chase down the race leader, finding a way past on the penultimate lap. Coming down to the final lap, the Honda Racing star was able to hold off Rouse to take the win with McConnell completing the podium in third.

Kiwi Damon Rees finished tenth but remains in third place in the championship standings after his strong form in the opening races.

Damon Rees finished tenth but remains in third place in the championship standings

Tumut’s Brayden Elliott bagged a couple of points with his 14th place finish and is 16th on the points table.

Superstock 1000 Race Results

Pos Rider Bike/Team Time/Gap
1 Tom NEAVE Honda – Honda Racing 22m12.670
2 Chrissy ROUSE BMW – Crowe Performance +0.094
3 Billy McCONNELL BMW – RICH Energy OMG Racing +0.487
4 Matt TRUELOVE BMW – Crowe Performance +1.218
5 Tim NEAVE Suzuki – Hawk Racing +1.308
6 Lewis ROLLO Aprilia – IN Competition/Aprilia +1.860
7 Davey TODD Honda – Honda Racing +2.199
8 Fraser ROGERS Kawasaki – Morello Racing +4.549
9 Danny KENT Kawasaki – Morello Racing +5.033
10 Damon REES BMW – Astro JJR Racing +8.323
11 Joe COLLIER Suzuki – Jones Dorling Racing +15.413
12 Ian HUTCHINSON BMW – Edwards 1902 +16.204
13 Jordan WEAVING Suzuki – Jones Dorling Racing +19.800
14 Brayden ELLIOTT Suzuki – No Bull Racing CFS Filtration +19.829
15 David ALLINGHAM Aprilia – IN Competition/Aprilia +22.855
16 Shaun WINFIELD Yamaha – Santander Salt TAG Racing +30.795
17 Daniel COOPER BMW – Dan Cooper Motorsport +35.704
18 Joe SHELDON-S Suzuki – Protect My Income +38.779
19 Craig NEVE BMW – Callmac Scaffolding +39.145
20 Dani SAEZ G Kawasaki – Stauff Fluid Power Academy +44.515
21 Dean HARRISON Kawasaki – Harrison Engineering +44.568
22 Luke HOPKINS Kawasaki – Hollins Strategic Land +44.794
23 Sam WEST BMW – PRL / Cyclestore.co.uk +52.624
24 Jenny TINMOUTH BMW – Ashcourt Racing +52.818
25 Lee WILLIAMS Kawasaki – Team Willo Racing +55.016
26 Josh WOOD Kawasaki – W.B Racing +1m10.788
27 Dave MACKAY Suzuki – True Heros Racing +1m21.110
28 Dave SELLARS Suzuki – True Heros Racing +1m33.693
29 Ben BROADWAY Aprilia – Broadway Racing +1m47.521
30 Barry TEASDALE Kawasaki – Two Two Four Motorsport +2 Laps
Not Classified
DNF Shane RICHARDSON BMW – Astro JJR Racing 4 Laps
DNF Stephen SMITH BMW – Three Five Motorsport 4 Laps
DNF Luke HEDGER Kawasaki – CPD Kawasaki 9 Laps
DNF Leon JEACOCK Suzuki – Buildbase Suzuki 9 Laps
DNF Luke JONES Aprilia – Highsparks Motorsport 11 Laps
DNF Rob McNEALY BMW – McNealy Brown 11 Laps

Superstock 1000 Championship Points

Pos Rider Points
1 Tom NEAVE (Honda) 61
2 Chrissy ROUSE (BMW) 56
3 Damon REES (BMW) 42
4 Billy McCONNELL (BMW) 36
5 Tim NEAVE (Suzuki) 33
6 Matt TRUELOVE (BMW) 23
7 Joe COLLIER (Suzuki) 23
8 Danny KENT (Kawasaki) 23
9 Lewis ROLLO (Aprilia) 23
10 Davey TODD (Honda) 22
11 Fraser ROGERS (Kawasaki) 20
12 Luke HEDGER (Kawasaki) 13
13 Jordan WEAVING (Suzuki) 12
14 Richard COOPER (BMW) 9
15 Leon JEACOCK (Suzuki) 8
16 Brayden ELLIOTT (Suzuki) 5
17 Ian HUTCHINSON (BMW) 4
18 Shaun WINFIELD (Yamaha) 3
19 Luke HOPKINS (Kawasaki) 2
20 Joe SHELDON-SHAW (Suzuki) 1
21 David ALLINGHAM (Aprilia) 1

Supersport Race

Rory Skinner continued his dominant form in the Quattro Group British Supersport class with a fourth consecutive win. Lee Johnston grabbed the holeshot on the opening lap, leading Harry Truelove over the line but it was Skinner who moved up to second as they entered turn one on the second lap. Wasting no time in getting to the front, Skinner had taken the lead just a few corners later and immediately set about pulling a small gap over the rest of the pack.

With Skinner maintaining the pace at the front, Gearlink Kawasaki’s Ben Currie was up to third by lap three, with Truelove and Korie McGreevy in close contention. With a spots of rain reported around the circuit, the leading five riders were bunched together, with Johnston in close contention with Skinner.

Maintaining positions throughout the middle of the race, Bradley Perie was charging through the pack, moving up to fourth on lap 11 before taking third just a few corners later. Disaster would strike Currie moments later when he crashed out unhurt at the final corner.

Keeping his cool, Skinner was able to hold on for his fourth win of the season with Perie securing his career best result in second with Johnston completing the podium in third. Mason Law was the leading GP2 machine in ninth ahead of Charlie Nesbitt and Jack Scott.

Ben Currie

After taking fifth on Saturday (Link), Ben Currie took no points on Sunday.

Supersport Race Results

Pos Rider Bike Time/Gap
1 Rory SKINNER Yamaha – Tyser Yamaha 28m15.277
2 Bradley PERIE Yamaha – Diamond H Racing +2.285
3 Lee JOHNSTON Yamaha – Ashcourt Racing +5.813
4 Korie McGREEVY Yamaha – Century Racing +9.271
5 James WESTMORELAND Kawasaki – Gearlink Kawasaki +14.181
6 Brad JONES Yamaha – Tyser Yamaha +14.329
7 Harry TRUELOVE Yamaha – Truelove Brothers  +14.772
8 Ross PATTERSON Yamaha – RPMMoto.com +19.576
9 Mason LAW Spirit – Spirit Moto Corsa GP2 +20.588
10 Charlie NESBITT ABM Quattro – Quattro GP2 +21.750
11 Jack SCOTT Harris – J J Racing GP2 +27.256
12 Alastair SEELEY ABM Quattro – Quattro GP2 +29.625
13 Jorel BOERBOOM Honda – JB50 Bict Groep  GP2 +34.294
14 Tom OLIVER Chassis Factory – Nova Go GP2 +34.591
15 Dan JONES FTR – LLoyd & Jones PR  GP2 +35.205
16 Richard KERR Triumph – Campbell Motor Sport +39.454
17 Kurt WIGLEY Yamaha – Sorrymate.com Racing +43.168
18 Rob HARTOG MV Agusta – Bike Devil Racing +44.392
19 Jake ARCHER Kalex – Kovara Projects RS GP2 +45.432
20 Scott SWANN Yamaha – IFS Team Swann Racing +48.735
21 Cameron FRASER Chassis Factory – Nova Go  GP2 +1m07.973
22 Phil WAKEFIELD Yamaha – PWR +1m08.705
23 Matthew WIGLEY MW6R – Sorrymate.com  GP2 +1m28.380
24 Ben WOTTON Triumph – Nova Racing / JJR +1m33.749
25 Alan NAYLOR Yamaha – Donkey Box +1 Lap
Not Classified
DNF James ROSE Kawasaki – Ibbertson Ltd 1 Lap
DNF Joey THOMPSON Spirit – Spirit Moto Corsa  GP2 1 Lap
DNF Ben CURRIE Kawasaki – Gearlink Kawasaki 5 Laps
DNF Keenan ARMSTRONG Kawasaki – Ibbertson  Ltd 6 Laps
DNF Grant McINTOSH Yamaha – Mailbox Express Racing 8 Laps
DNF Jack YOUNGE Yamaha – Jack Younge Racing 13 Laps
DNF Cameron HORSMAN Chassis Factory – Nova GP2 14 Laps

Supersport Championship Points

Pos Rider Points
1 Rory SKINNER (Yamaha) 100
2 James WESTMORELAND (Kawasaki) 64
3 Bradley PERIE (Yamaha) 63
4 Brad JONES (Yamaha) 41
4 Lee JOHNSTON (Yamaha) 39
5 Korie McGREEVY (Yamaha) 32
7 Richard KERR (Triumph) 30
8 Harry TRUELOVE (Yamaha) 29
9 Ross PATTERSON (Yamaha) 24
10 Rob HARTOG (MV Agusta) 22
11 Ben CURRIE (Kawasaki) 19
12 Kurt WIGLEY (Yamaha) 17
13 Phil WAKEFIELD (Yamaha) 15
14 Scott SWANN (Yamaha) 12
15 Tom TOPARIS (Yamaha) 11
16 James ROSE (Kawasaki) 8
17 Ricky TARREN (Yamaha) 8
18 Jamie PERRIN (Yamaha) 6
19 Ben WOTTON (Triumph) 6
20 Grant McINTOSH (Yamaha) 5
21 Alan NAYLOR (Yamaha) 5

Junior Supersport Race Two

Joe Thomas grabbed his maiden victory in the Hel Performance British Junior Supersport class, with a win in the second race at Snetterton. With wet weather arriving at the start of the second Hel Performance British Junior Supersport Championship race, it became a race of attrition in the tricky condition. Leatherland mastered the conditions early on, leading Jenner and Davie over the line at the end of the opening lap.

Holding positions, Jenner took over front running on lap four, with Davie and Dixie in close contention. Dixon moved ahead on lap five, but a fast-charging Thomas was in front just two laps later where he was able to pull away from the pursuers. Crossing the line to take his first win in the class, Jenner secured second with Leatherland third.

Seth Crump

After taking second place in the first bout out Saturday (Link), Seth Crump scored P5 in the second stanza and remains second in the championship standings.

Seth Crump

Junior Supersport Race Two Results

Pos Rider Bike Time/Gap
1 Joseph THOMAS Kawasaki – 3D Racing 23m14.281
2 Owen JENNER Kawasaki – Massingberd Mundy Kawasaki/Affinity S +1.618
3 Lynden LEATHERLAND Kawasaki – GL Fabrications Racing +3.537
4 Adon DAVIE Kawasaki – 56 North – JDF Racing +7.421
5 Seth CRUMP Kawasaki – MSS Performance +24.715
6 Lewis JONES KTM – Lewis Jones Racing +34.511
7 Chloe JONES Yamaha – M.R.S Racing +34.743
8 Christopher JOHNSON Kawasaki – Racecraft Riders +34.998
9 Kai DICKINSON Kawasaki – Yeeet Racing +51.530
10 Finn SMART Kawasaki – Santander Salt TAG Racing +1:m00.462
11 Oscar PINSON Kawasaki – Symcirrus Motorsport +1m13.226
12 Mcauley LONGMORE Kawasaki – Mcauley Longmore Racing +1m29.745
Not Classifieds
DNF Andrew SMYTH Kawasaki – Smyth Racing by Blackwater G 1 Lap
DNF Kam DIXON Kawasaki – SBR 3 Laps
DNF Samuel LAIDLOW Kawasaki – Team LFR 3 Laps
DNF Kier ARMSTRONG KTM – Transmec KTM Junior Team 4 Laps
DNF Lewis JONES Kawasaki – 151s 6 Laps
DNF Kevin COYNE Kawasaki – Kevin Coyne Racing 6 Laps
DNF James ROSE Kawasaki – Ibbertson Motorsport  7 Laps
DNF Jake HOPPER Kawasaki – JMH Racing 8 Laps
DNF Lucca ALLEN Kawasaki – Allen Racing 8 Laps
DNF Alessandro VALENTE KTM – SBX Racing 8 Laps
DNF Bradley WILSON Kawasaki – Thorneycroft#56 Racing 8 Laps
DNF Ash BARNES Kawasaki – Massingberd Mundy /
DNF Zak SHELTON Kawasaki – M&S Performance /
DNF Brody CROCKFORD Yamaha – Crescent Yamaha /
DNF Cameron DAWSON Kawasaki – Dawson KMR /
DNF Osian JONES Kawasaki – Symcirrus Motorsport /
DNF James McMANUS Kawasaki – Massingberd Mundy  /
DNF Cameron HALL Kawasaki – Triple M Vehicles /
DNF Ben TAYLOR Kawasaki – SBX Racing /
DNF Rossi BANHAM Yamaha – WAM & RB Racing /
DNF Declan CONNELL Kawasaki – DC Racing /

Junior Supersport Championship Points

Pos Rider Points
1 Owen JENNER (Kawasaki) 95
2 Seth CRUMP (Kawasaki) 67
3 Brody CROCKFORD (Yamaha) 44
4 Adon DAVIE (Kawasaki) 39
5 Cameron DAWSON (Kawasaki) 33
6 Ash BARNES (Kawasaki) 32
7 Oscar PINSON (Kawasaki) 32
8 Joseph THOMAS (Kawasaki) 29
9 Zak SHELTON (Kawasaki) 26
10 Osian JONES (Kawasaki) 23
11 Lewis JONES #25 (KTM) 21
12 Lynden LEATHERLAND (Kawasaki) 17
13 Cameron HALL (Kawasaki) 17
14 Kam  DIXON (Kawasaki) 14
15 Chloe JONES (Yamaha) 13
16 Kier ARMSTRONG (KTM) 13
17 Christopher JOHNSON (Kawasaki) 8
18 Kai DICKINSON (Kawasaki) 7
19 Harris BEECH (Yamaha) 7
20 Finn SMART (Kawasaki) 6
21 Mcauley LONGMORE (Kawasaki) 4
22 Jake HOPPER (Kawasaki) 4
23 Lewis JONES #3 (Kawasaki) 2
24 James McMANUS (Kawasaki) 1

Ducati TriOptions Cup Race Two

Josh Day doubled up on Ducati TriOptions Cup wins at Snetterton, with another dominant display in Sunday’s second race. It was Josh Day who grabbed the holeshot, but Ed Best and Levi Day had soon found their way past the race one winner. Best moved into the lead on lap four, but the three front runners were being chased down by Elliot Pinson, making it a four way battle for the lead by the halfway stage.

Moving back into the lead on lap seven, Josh Day was able to edge away from the pursuing pack to eventually take victory by 2.5s. Levi Day finished second, with Ed Best completing the podium in third.

Levi Day was P2

Ducati TriOptions Cup Race Two Results

Pos Rider Bike Time/Gap
1 Josh DAY Ducati – Host-it.co.uk Racing Team 19m14.291
2 Levi DAY Ducati – BPS Racing +2.550
3 Edmund BEST Ducati – Massingberd Mundy by Symcirrus +3.060
4 Elliott PINSON Ducati – Massingberd Mundy by Symcirrus +9.579
5 Craig NEVE Ducati – CN Racing +19.139
6 Samuel COX Ducati – Sam Cox Racing +23.916
7 Mark CHEETHAM Ducati – Highsparks Motorsport +26.235
8 John McGUINNESS Ducati – Lund Group +27.084
9 Michael TUSTIN Ducati – Jones Dorling Racing +27.783
10 Carl STEVENS Ducati – Freeman Harris Racing +50.678
11 Hiro ARAZEKI Ducati – JWF Motorsport +57.863
12 Richard SPENCER-F Ducati – RSF Racing/Army +1:00.044
13 Matthew JONES Ducati – Dragon Racing +1:00.236
14 Matt STEVENS Ducati – Tech 5 Racing +1m00.841
15 Ewan POTTER Ducati – AH Performance +1m11.064
16 Sam MIDDLEMAS Ducati – Salus / Albany +1m19.670
17 Tom STEVENS Ducati – Tech 5 Racing +1m21.066
18 Peter HASLER Ducati – Art of Racing +1m23.307
19 Ian FLEETWOOD Ducati – Quarry Plant +1m35.845
20 Jimmy BUCHANAN Ducati – Architectural Coatings Ducati +1m43.968
21 Mike LONG Ducati – True Heros Racing +1m52.088
22 Andrew HOWE Ducati – FHL Ducati +1 Lap
23 Andy BOOTH Ducati – ARBRacing.com +1 Lap
24 Matthew FLOWER Ducati – My Ductwork Ltd +1 Lap
Not Classifieds
DNF Andre COMPTON Ducati – Lund Group 4 Laps       
DNF Ben FALLA Ducati – True Heroes Racing 7 Laps       
DNF Dijon COMPTON Ducati – 9 Laps       
DNF Murray HAMBRO Ducati – Legless Racing 9 Laps 
DNF David SHOUBRIDGE Ducati – Old Garage Legends /
DNF Craig KENNELLY Ducati – Resideo Racing /

Ducati TriOptions Cup Championship Points

Pos Rider Points
1 Josh DAY 100
2 Elliott PINSON 65
3 Levi DAY 64
4 Edmund BEST 42
5 Craig NEVE 41
6 Samuel COX 40
7 David SHOUBRIDGE 35
8 John McGUINNESS 35
9 Michael TUSTIN 29
10 Mark CHEETHAM 28
11 Dijon COMPTON 21
12 Carl STEVENS 21
13 Richard SPENCER-F 10
14 Hiro ARAZEKI 9
15 Sam MIDDLEMAS 6
16 Ben FALLA 4
17 Matthew JONES 3
18 Matt STEVENS 3
19 Ewan POTTER 3
20 Peter HASLER 1

Source: MCNews.com.au

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 Bjorn ESTMENT BMW 4 Laps
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 Richard SPENCER-FLEET 2 Laps
DNF Martin THROWER 6 Laps

Ducati TriOptions Championship Standings

Pos Rider Points
1 Josh DAY 75
2 Elliott PINSON 52
3 Levi DAY 44
4 David SHOUBRIDGE 35
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
14 Sam MIDDLEMAS 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

Source: MCNews.com.au

Honda men come out on top in bruising BSB at Donington

2020 British Superbike Championship
Round One – Donington

Images Dave Yeomans


Superbike Race Two

Andrew Irwin put the brakes on his brother Glenn winning the second Bennetts British Superbike Championship race of the weekend at Donington Park, with a last lap move on the brakes into Roberts in an incredibly close battle for the victory.

At the start of the race Josh Brookes got the launch off the pole position onboard the VisionTrack Ducati, but into the Old Hairpin Glenn Irwin had made a move to lead the pack ahead of his Australian rival and a freight train of riders including Tommy Bridewell and Christian Iddon.

Josh Brookes leading early on

Iddon was on the move though and he was soon in third place on the second VisionTrack Ducati with Andrew Irwin for company after the Honda Racing rider had recovered from a big moment on the opening lap.

The leading trio then was headed by Glenn Irwin ahead of his brother Andrew by lap five when he pulled a sensational manoeuvre around the outside of Iddon at Craner Curves. However, Jason O’Halloran had also carved his way into contention and he was holding fourth place for McAMS Yamaha by lap six.

O’Halloran was soon under pressure from Tommy Bridewell and the Oxford Products Racing Ducati rider made his move on the seventh lap, and then was defending hard as he bid to move up the order in the leading pack. O’Halloran was ready to fight back and he had moved back ahead by lap 13 as Bridewell then came under attack from Danny Buchan, with the pair trading places during the lap.

O’Halloran meanwhile had Iddon in his sights and he made a pass to edge ahead on lap 16 to put him his McAMS Yamaha within striking distance of the two Honda Racing team-mates before Bridewell nudged Iddon back a further place as he moved into fourth position.

Jason O’Halloran

O’Halloran then moved into second with five laps remaining with a decisive move on Andrew Irwin but he wasn’t giving up the position and he seized the opportunity to regain the position at Schwantz Curve.

As Glenn and Andrew Irwin held 1-2 positions on the track Bridewell made his move to snatch third place from O’Halloran as he joined the fight for the victory. However, on lap 24 a small error cost dearly as he ran through the gravel at Roberts and whilst he was able to save a crash he had to rejoin further down the field, but was able to fight back to ninth at the finish.

At the front Glenn Irwin was still holding off Andrew Irwin at the front with O’Halloran eager to get the better of the Honda Racing riders. The trio were locked together over the final lap but on the brakes into Roberts Andrew was able to dive down the inside to take the lead to the line.

Glenn Irwin leads brother Andrew and Jason O’Halloran

The move had pushed brother Glenn wide, but he was able to cross the line second and just 0.094s ahead of O’Halloran who claimed his first podium finish of 2020 for McAMS Yamaha.

A close finish as O’Halloran chased the Irwin brothers to the flag

Kyle Ryde had an incredible race to score his best result in fourth place for the Buildbase Suzuki team after a last lap move on Buchan who completed the top five for Massingberd-Mundy Kawasaki.

Brookes was able to regain some ground he lost earlier in the race to claim sixth place at the chequered flag ahead of Tarran Mackenzie and Iddon.

Héctor Barberá was tenth for the Rich Energy OMG Racing BMW team after pushing Ryan Vickers just outside the top ten.

Bennetts British Superbike Championship
Donington Park Race Two
Andrew Irwin (Honda Racing)
Glenn Irwin (Honda Racing) +0.194s
Jason O’Halloran (McAMS Yamaha) +0.288s

Bennetts British Superbike Championship
Donington Park Race Two Results

Pos Rider Bike Time/Gap
1 Andrew IRWIN Honda 29m06.6
2 Glenn IRWIN Honda +0.194
3 Jason O’HALLORAN Yamaha +0.288
4 Kyle RYDE Suzuki +1.035
5 Danny BUCHAN Kawasak +1.411
6 Josh BROOKES Ducati +3.557
7 Tarran MACKENZIE Yamaha +3.817
8 Christian IDDON Ducat +4.156
9 Tommy BRIDEWELL Ducati +5.437
10 Héctor BARBERÁ BMW +5.757
11 Ryan VICKERS Kawasaki +9.094
12 Bradley RAY BMW +9.330
13 Lee JACKSON Kawasaki +9.545
14 Alex OLSEN BMW +16.310
15 Jack KENNEDY Yamaha +17.170
16 Joe FRANCIS BMW +21.865
17 Luke MOSSEY BMW  +34.943
18 Peter HICKMAN BMW +38.251
19 Gino REA Kawasaki  +41.272
20 Storm STACEY Kawasaki +41.289
21 Graeme IRWIN Kawasaki +44.969
22 Taylor MACKENZIE BMW +45.726
23 Bjorn ESTMENT BMW +49.106
24 Brian McCORMACK BMW +1 Lap
Not CLassified
DNF Dan LINFOOT Yamaha  9 Laps
DNF Josh OWENS Kawasaki 21 Laps

Superbike Race Three

Andrew Irwin sensationally doubled up on victories during a dramatic opening round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Donington Park this weekend; however it took a dramatic change in race three when he was involved in an incident with Josh Brookes, which later saw the Honda rider disqualified from the result.

The Irwin brothers had been formidable all weekend with the new Honda Racing Fireblade, and after their one-two finish in the opening race of the season when Andrew pipped Glenn on the final lap, the pair were shaping up for another intense battle in today’s two races.

Glenn Irwin had been holding the lead throughout race two, but yet again Andrew Irwin struck on the final lap, putting the brakes on his brother to double up his achievement for Honda Racing in an incredibly close battle for the victory.

Glenn Irwin leads Josh Brookes

The pair looked set to reignite their sibling rivalry in race three, and after fighting their way up the order, they were in the battle for the podium positions in the closing stages after Tommy Bridewell delivered a dominant performance. The Oxford Products Racing Ducati rider led from the start and edged an advantage to become the second different race winner of the season.

By lap 24 Glenn Irwin was into second and Brookes split the Honda Racing team-mates, however disaster struck as Andrew Irwin made contact with the VisionTrack Ducati rider at Hollywood sending him crashing out at high-speed and into the safety fence. The Australian was able to walk away from the incident but he was out of contention. The race result was then subsequently under investigation by Race Direction.

As they crossed the line Bridewell won by 2.064s ahead of Andrew and Glenn Irwin. However following a long deliberation by the Race Direction panel it was announced at 1930 that Andrew Irwin would be disqualified for his part in the incident for avoidable and unfair contact causing a collision and crash with Brookes. Irwin also receives six penalty points and by virtue of his total penalty points accumulated, he will start his next Bennetts BSB race from the last grid position.

The result means that brother Glenn Irwin leaves the opening round of Donington Park leading his brother by ten points in the championship standings as BSB heads to Snetterton.

Bennetts British Superbike Championship
Donington Park Race Three Results

Pos Rider Bike Time/Gap
1 Tommy BRIDEWELL Ducati 28m8.878
2 Glenn IRWIN Honda +2.157
3 Jason O’HALLORAN Yamaha  +2.403
4 Christian IDDON Ducati  +6.510
5 Danny BUCHAN Kawasaki +8.657
6 Tarran MACKENZIE Yamaha +8.923
7 Kyle RYDE Suzuki +9.067
8 Ryan VICKERS Kawasaki +13.265
9 Lee JACKSON Kawasaki +14.425
10 Héctor BARBERÁ BMW +14.927
11 Peter HICKMAN BMW  +23.589
12 Gino REA Kawasaki +23.880
13 Luke MOSSEY BMW +24.975
14 Bradley RAY BMW +25.633
15 Joe FRANCIS BMW +25.996
16 Storm STACEY Kawasaki +41.710
17 Taylor MACKENZIE BMW  +41.888
18 Graeme IRWIN Kawasaki +53.381
19 Bjorn ESTMENT BMW +58.896
20 Josh OWENS Kawasaki +1m08.162
21 Brian McCORMACK BMW +1 Lap
Not Classified
DNF Josh BROOKES Ducati  3 Laps
DNF Alex OLSEN BMW 12 Laps
DNF Dan LINFOOT Yamaha 15 Laps
DNF Jack KENNEDY Yamaha 16 Laps

BSB Superbike Quotes

Andrew Irwin

“Even with the outcome this evening from the final race, this has been a great weekend, with two race wins at the first round on a brand-new machine. It’s been a good start to the season with Honda and the Fireblade, and I’m looking forward to the progress we can make. I’ll keep working hard, putting in the time and effort in the next two weeks, to arrive at Snetterton even better. But we have to be realistic there, we know it’s a different track and a different style to Donington, so we have to hope the bike is also competitive there, so I’ll go, try my best and hopefully we can do a good job.”

Andrew Irwin
Glenn Irwin

“It’s been an amazing weekend! Race 2, for sure I chucked away a win! The final race today was probably my favourite ride, even though we finished third, (then moved into second). I wanted to not do anything stupid and if Andy came past me then fair play, but to come from 12th, same for Andy he was 7th on the grid was a good job. That race was enjoyable I got to him and he was stuck behind the Ducatis and I felt I could pull him through, so was nice to overtake him and the others, to be honest I never give up and I stayed in 1.06s to try and catch Tommy . I threw everything at that race and when you do that and come away with a podium, it’s the icing on the cake – a victory would have been sweet, but we never expected the results we had this weekend and we leave here as a happy team, with a really happy rider with his confidence back – a lot due to what I’ve been working on off the track. Thanks to Harv and everyone at Honda for this weekend.”

Honda Team Manager Havier Beltran

“We’ve had a fantastic start to the season, we arrived at Donington without any expectations and the results this weekend across the Superbike and Superstock classes show what a great bike the new Fireblade is. I’m proud of everyone in the team for what we’ve achieved this weekend and we’re now leading BSB with Glenn and also the manufacturer standings. We’ve learnt a lot across the weekend and have more of an understanding and more information of where we need to be stronger. Of course we can’t take anything for granted and Snetterton is such a different circuit to Donington, but we will refocus, set our goals and see where Round 2 takes us.”

Josh Brookes

“What can I say? Despite a podium, I wasn’t happy with the bike in race one, so we made some changes overnight. They really didn’t make a lot of difference in today’s opening race and I ended up making a couple of silly mistakes, so I’ll take the blame for that one. We had to change the bike again for the third race and that worked as we were competitive and had I got a better start; I think I could have gone with Tommy. And then I encountered the situation with Irwin. Glenn got past me fine, but Andrew touched me as he went past and down I went. These things happen so we move on and hope for better results at Snetterton.”

Josh Brookes
Christian Iddon

“It’s been a big learning curve for me this weekend. Race one yesterday felt good PBMand I was happy enough but in today’s opening race, I really struggled, especially in the last third of the race. The final race was better, and I was able to maintain a good pace. I was closing in on the leaders, but I made a minor mistake which let a couple of others past. From then onwards, I fell away and couldn’t manage a final push for the podium. Two fourths and an eighth isn’t what I want but we can work with those results. It’s three finishes, loads of data and no crashes so there’s room for improvement and my feeling with the bike is brilliant until the late stages of the race, so we just need to work on that and we’ll be somewhere near.”

Johnny Mowatt – VistionTrack Ducati Team Co-Ordinator

“It’s been a disappointing weekend and we intend to look at where we need to improve before the next round. It was great to see Josh get a podium yesterday, but we struggled today, not helped by another rider causing him to crash at high speed. Luckily, he’s not injured but disappointing all the same that it happened. Christian continued to get to grips with the bike and with a pair of fourth place finishes, he was unlucky to miss out on a podium. Our aim is to bounce back at Snetterton so that’s our focus now.”

Ryan Vickers

“Overall, it’s been a good weekend and I’m pleased to have come away with three trouble-free races and a good haul of points. I had a few crashes in 2019 and that was the last thing I wanted in a shortened season so with the bike even better than what it was last year, I came away with some good results. That was the aim from the outset; to finish all three races, get some good experience and get three strong results. I probably exceeded that with two top ten finishes and although qualifying could have gone better, my pace in all three races was very good both in terms of consistency and actual lap times which were more than comparable to the front runners. I didn’t make any mistakes and we learnt a lot so I can go to my home round at Snetterton in confident mood. It’s obviously a shame there won’t be any spectators but I’ll be looking to put on a good show for everyone at home.”

Ryan Vickers
Kyle Ryde

“To be honest I didn’t expect that from the weekend. In FP2 we changed the front tyre we were working with and that made a huge difference and I managed to pull a lap time out in qualifying that I didn’t think we’d get near this weekend. Leading race one I kept waiting for people to pass me but it took about 10 minutes, but then a stone put a hole in the radiator and that was that. It was obviously a real shame but there were plenty of positives to take from it.  I was happy with race two, to come through to finish fourth and get on the front row again for the final race but I just struggled early on with the full fuel tank, as the pace was pretty hot from the start. But then it clicked midway through and I managed to start moving forward again and with another lap or two we could have had sixth and our pace was good enough for the podium at that point. I was disappointed to cross the line in eighth, but if someone had offered me that before the weekend I’d have taken it, which shows what a good weekend we’ve had. We just need to work on that early race pace and hopefully we can be fast for the full race distance, starting at Snetterton.”

Kyle Ryde

British Superbike Championship Points

Pos Rider Points
1 Glenn IRWIN (Honda) 60
2 Andrew IRWIN (Honda) 50
3 Tommy BRIDEWELL (Ducati) 43
4 Jason O’HALLORAN (Yamaha) 40
5 Christian IDDON (Ducati) 34
6 Tarran MACKENZIE (Yamaha) 28
7 Josh BROOKES (Ducati) 26
8 Kyle RYDE (Suzuki) 22
9 Danny BUCHAN (Kawasaki) 22
10 Ryan VICKERS (Kawasaki) 20
11 Lee JACKSON (Kawasaki) 16
12 Luke MOSSEY (BMW) 13
13 Héctor BARBERÁ (BMW) 12
14 Peter HICKMAN (BMW) 9
15 Alex OLSEN (BMW) 7
16 Bradley RAY (BMW) 6
17 Jack KENNEDY (Yamaha) 4
18 Gino REA (Kawasaki) 4
19 Dan LINFOOT (Yamaha) 2
20 Taylor MACKENZIE (BMW) 1
21 Joe FRANCIS (BMW) 1

British Superstock 1000

After storming through from the back of the grid in the opening race on Saturday to salvage fifth, Chrissy Rouse was able to clinch victory in the second Pirelli Superstock 1000 race by a handy two-second margin over New Zealand’s Damon Rees at the end of the 21-lap encounter. With Tom Neave forced to start from the back of the grid, it was Tim Neave who grabbed the holeshot ahead of Kiwi Damon Rees and Rouse.

Chrissy Rouse

Moving up to second on lap three, and then the lead on lap five, Rouse had to fend off a late charge from Lewis Rollo to take his first win of the season. Rollo slipped back over the final few laps as Billy McConnell picked his was through the pack to claim second place at the finish line.

Superstock newcomer Rees completed the podium in third as Danny Kent crashed out of fourth on the final lap, seeing Rollo claim the spot ahead of Tom Neave who had fought his way through the pack.

Aussie Billy McConnell and Kiwi Damon Rees joined winner Chrissy Rouse on the podium

The great start to the season for New Zealand’s Damon Rees saw him bag a 36-point haul to end the opening round in joint second place in the championship standings.

Damon Rees
Damon Rees

After a long day waiting, we finally got out for Race 2 at 6pm BST  I got off to a solid start, and sat in 2nd for the opening laps, I slowly slipped back and was 6th midway through the race. I wasn’t going to settle for that and knew I had more in me and made a charge in the closing laps, finishing 3rd! I now am in a 3-way lead for the Championship!  It’s been an absolute stellar start to the season and has made the delayed start all worth it! I couldn’t be happier with my Carl Cox Motorsport supported Astro JJR Racing BMW S1000rr, and I can’t thank the team enough for their hard work all weekend. I really feel like I have hit the jackpot to be working with such an incredible team! It’s also been great to be racing alongside my best bud Shane Richardson – it’s been a tough weekend but I’m sure he will regroup and be firing at round 2!  And thanks to my incredible sponsors who have persevered with their support, after a very slow start to my BSB Campaign – your support means the absolute world to me!”

Damon Rees

Billy McConnell’s run-off in the opening race of the weekend saw the South Australian of course take no points on Saturday but he bounced back on Sunday with that second position to bag 20-points and move up to fifth in the championship standings.

Billy McConnell bagged 20-points in the second bout

Brayden Elliott backed up his 13th place finish on Saturday with an 18th on Sunday.

Michael Dunlop carded 22-20 results across the two bouts

There was quite a few of the international road racing contingent using the event to keep their hand in. Michael Dunlop carded 22-20 results across the two bouts while Ian Hutchinson scored 17th in the opening bout but didn’t start race two.

Ian Hutchinson scored 17th in the opening bout but didn’t start race two.

British Superstock 1000 Race Two Results

Pos Rider Rider Time/Gap
1 Chrissy ROUSE BMW 15m58.455
2 Billy McCONNELL BMW +0.279
3 Damon REES BMW +1.129
4 Lewis ROLLO Aprilia +2.222
5 Tom NEAVE Honda +2.295
6 Matt TRUELOVE BMW +2.680
7 Tim NEAVE Suzuki +2.709
8 Joe COLLIER Suzuki +3.872
9 Fraser ROGERS Kawasaki +4.635
10 Davey TODD Honda +7.086
11 Luke HEDGER Kawasaki  +8.190
12 Leon JEACOCK Suzuki  +11.090
13 Jordan WEAVING Suzuki  +13.413
14 Shaun WINFIELD Yamaha +13.663
15 Joe SHELDON-SHAW Suzuki +13.906
16 Shane RICHARDSON BMW +16.571
17 Luke HOPKINS Kawasaki +16.880
18 Brayden ELLIOTT Suzuki +18.201
19 David ALLINGHAM Aprilia +28.337
20 Michael DUNLOP Suzuki +35.318
21 Jenny TINMOUTH BMW +39.694
22 David BROOK BMW +51.211
23 Robert HODSON Kawasaki +54.379
24 Ben BROADWAY Aprilia +55.258
25 Dave MACKAY Suzuki +1m07.829
26 Stephen SMITH BMW  +1 Lap
Not Classified
DNF Danny KENT Kawasaki  1 Lap
DNF Luke JONES Aprilia  5 Laps
DNF Lee WILLIAMS Kawasaki 8 Laps

British Superstock 1000 Points

Pos Rider Points
1 Chrissy ROUSE (BMW) 36
2 Tom NEAVE (Honda) 36
3 Damon REES (BMW) 36
4 Tim NEAVE (Suzuki) 22
5 Billy McCONNELL (BMW) 20
6 Joe COLLIER (Suzuki) 18
7 Danny KENT (Kawasaki) 16
8 Lewis ROLLO (Aprilia) 13
9 Luke HEDGER (Kawasaki) 13
10 Davey TODD (Honda) 13
11 Fraser ROGERS (Kawasaki) 12
12 Matt TRUELOVE (BMW) 10
13 Richard COOPER (BMW) 9
14 Jordan WEAVING (Suzuki) 9
15 Leon JEACOCK (Suzuki) 8
16 Brayden ELLIOTT (Suzuki) 3
17 Shaun WINFIELD (Yamaha) 3
18 Luke HOPKINS (Kawasaki) 2
19 Joe SHELDON-SHAW (Suzuki) 1

British Supersport

Rory Skinner continued his dominant weekend in the Quattro Group British Supersport class by doubling up on race victories. Just as he did in yesterday’s Sprint race, Skinner leapt off the line and wasted no time in getting to the front. Cruising away over the 23 laps, the Tyser Yamaha rider was able to take victory by 9.356s, setting a new lap record in the process.

However, behind Skinner it was an action-packed battle as James Westmoreland, Bradley Perie, Brad Jones and the GP2 machine of Jack Scott battled for second position. Trading places with every lap, it came down to a last lap battle and it was the Gearlink Kawasaki of Westmoreland that came out on top, with Perie completing the podium in third.

Scott was the leading GP2 machine in fourth, with Jones eventually receiving fifth ahead of Mason Law, who was the second of the GP2 machines. Richard Kerr finished seventh, with Alastair Seeley completing the GP2 podium, finishing eighth overall. Completing the top ten was Rob Hartog and Joel Boerboom.

Ben Currie

Race one DNF due to mechanical. Race Two P7 with x2 time penalty’s after starting from the back of the grid as I had some more technical problems just before the start with the bike cutting out, also the bike was not 100% in the race. Unfortunately the weekend was far from alright with only a 6 round championship. We need to pull it together real fast ready for round two next weekend. Meanwhile I’ll just keep putting in the work. Thanks everyone for the support

Ben Currie tussling with James Westmoreland

A brilliant start in British Supersport for Goulburn youngster Tom Toparis with a fifth place amongst the Supersport riders on Saturday came to a tumbling halt on Sunday when he made a mistake while battling for fourth place that has cost him a broken wrist.

Tom Toparis
Tom Toparis

Overall, I’m super proud of my team this weekend. After arriving at a rollercoaster of a circuit like Donington Park which we’d never seen before, and having pace for the top 5 was a big positive that we’ll take away from this weekend. I’ll heal up and be back at the track as soon as possible.

Tom Toparis

British Supersport Championship and GP2 Cup
Feature Race, Donington Park

Pos CL Rider Bike Time/Gap
1 Rory SKINNER Yamaha 26m36.198
2 James WESTMORELAND Kawasaki +9.356
3 Bradley PERIE Yamaha +9.754
4 GP2 Jack SCOTT Harris +10.659
5 Brad JONES Yamaha +11.203
6 GP2 Mason LAW Spirit  +13.112
7 Richard KERR Triumph +21.916
8 GP2 Alastair SEELEY ABM +22.100
9 Rob HARTOG MV Agusta +23.676
10 GP2 Jorel BOERBOOM Honda  +24.327
11 Ben CURRIE Kawasaki +25.775
12 GP2 Joey THOMPSON Spirit +26.612
13 GP2 Dan JONES FTR  +27.551
14 GP2 Tom OLIVER Chassis Factory +27.860
15 GP2 Jake ARCHER Kalex  +32.229
16 GP2 Cameron HORSMAN Chassis Factory  +33.749
17 Kurt WIGLEY Yamaha +35.063
18 GP2 Matthew WIGLEY MW6Rg +59.975
19 Phil WAKEFIELD Yamaha  +1m01.148
20 Scott SWANN Yamaha  +1 Lap
21 Ricky TARREN Yamaha  +1 Lap
22 Alan NAYLOR Yamaha +1 Lap
23 Grant McINTOSH Yamaha +1 Lap
Not Classified
DNF Keenan ARMSTRONG Kawasaki 3 Laps
DNF Lee JOHNSTON Yamaha 12 Laps
DNF Ben WOTTON Triumph 13 Laps
DNF Ross PATTERSON Yamaha  13 Laps
DNF Jamie PERRIN MV Agusta 18 Laps
DNF Harry TRUELOVE Yamaha  20 Laps
DNF Tom TOPARIS Yamaha  22 Laps
DNF Korie McGREEVY Yamaha  22 Laps

Quattro Group British Supersport Championship Standings

Pos Rider Points
1 Rory SKINNER (Yamaha) 50
2 James WESTMORELAND (Kawasaki) 40
3 Bradley PERIE (Yamaha) 32
4 Brad JONES (Yamaha) 26
5 Richard KERR (Triumph) 19
6 Rob HARTOG (MV Agusta) 16
7 Phil WAKEFIELD (Yamaha) 12
8 Tom TOPARIS (Yamaha) 11
9 Korie McGREEVY (Yamaha) 10
10 Ben CURRIE (Kawasaki) 9
11 Ross PATTERSON (Yamaha) 9
12 Kurt WIGLEY (Yamaha) 8
13 Ricky TARREN (Yamaha) 8
14 Lee JOHNSTON (Yamaha) 7
15 Scott SWANN (Yamaha) 6
16 Grant McINTOSH (Yamaha) 5
17 Alan NAYLOR (Yamaha) 4
18 Ben WOTTON (Triumph) 4

Ducati Performance TriOptions Cup

Josh Day made it two wins from two races in the Ducati Performance TriOptions Cup, cruising to victory by 2.1s over Eliot Pinson. Grabbing the holeshot, Day was able to pull away from the pursuing pack, with Pinson holding second from the start.

Ed Best held third place early on in the race, but Craig Neve was able to move ahead at the half race stage. Best eventually secured fourth ahead of David Shoubridge, Sam Cox and John McGuinness.

Levi Day had scored a podium on Saturday but race two didn’t quite go to plan after a failed passing move ended up with the South Australian negotiating the gravel trap and lost 36-seconds in the process to slip back to 31st before clawing his way back up through the field to card four-points for 12th place at the chequered flag.

Road race legend John McGuinness participated in the event and after qualifying seventh he carded 5-7 results across the two races.

Road race legend John McGuinness participated in the event and after qualifying seventh he carded 5-7 results across the two races

Ducati Performance TriOptions Cup Race Two Results

Pos Rider Bike Time/Gap
1 Josh DAY Ducati 17m46.337
2 Elliott PINSON Ducati +2.149
3 Craig NEVE Ducati +3.609
4 Edmund BEST Ducati +4.512
5 David SHOUBRIDGE Ducati +4.904
6 Samuel COX Ducati +18.565
7 John McGUINNESS Ducati +25.738
8 Michael TUSTIN Ducati +33.457
9 Carl STEVENS Ducati +34.121
10 Dijon COMPTON Ducati +36.391
11 Mark CHEETHAM Ducati +42.399
12 Levi DAY Ducati +45.801
13 Sam MIDDLEMAS Ducati +48.767
14 Richard SPENCER-FLEET Ducati +50.013
15 Matt STEVENS Ducati +1m00.689
16 Hiro ARAZEKI Ducati +1m00.995
17 Ewan POTTER Ducati +1m01.338
18 Craig KENNELLY Ducati +1m04.417
19 Ben FALLA Ducati +1m05.569
20 Andre COMPTON Ducati 01m06.599
21 Peter HASLER Ducati +1m14.337
22 Tom STEVENS Ducati +1 Lap
23 Mike LONG Ducati +1 Lap
24 Andrew HOWE Ducati +1 Lap
25 Jimmy BUCHANAN Ducati +1 Lap
26 Murray HAMBRO Ducati +1 Lap
27 Andy BOOTH Ducati +1 Lap
28 Martin THROWER Ducati +1 Lap
29 Matthew FLOWER Ducati +1 Lap
Not Classified
DNF Ian FLEETWOOD Ducati 4 Laps
DNF Matthew JONES Ducati 13 Laps

Ducati Performance TriOptions Cup Championship Points

Pos Rider Points
1 Josh DAY 50
2 Elliott PINSON 36
3 Levi DAY 24
4 David SHOUBRIDGE 24
5 Craig NEVE 21
6 John McGUINNESS 20
7 Samuel COX 20
8 Michael TUSTIN 17
9 Edmund BEST 13
10 Mark CHEETHAM 13
11 Carl STEVENS 13
12 Dijon COMPTON 13
13 Richard SPENCER-FLEET 6
14 Sam MIDDLEMAS 3
15 Hiro ARAZEKI 3
16 Ewan POTTER 2
17 Matt STEVENS 1
18 Peter HASLER 1

British Junior Supersport

Owen Jenner made a dream start to the 2020 Hel Performance British Junior Supersport class, taking his third victory of the weekend. Brody Crockford grabbed the holeshot, but the two young riders would swap places throughout the race.

Coming down to the final lap, Jenner was able to take the lead on the final corner to take his third win whilst Seth Crump completed the podium in third. Owen Jones finished fourth overall, ahead Elliot Pinson and Adon Davie.

British Junior Supersport podium – Jenner, Crockford and Crump

Owen Jenner had also won the preceding second Junior Supersport bout of the weekend in a red flag affected encounter.  Young Australian Seth Crump had grabbed the lead from the opening lap, pulling a minor gap over second placed Crockford and Jenner who held third.

Seth Crump leading British Junior Supersport race

The group then quickly bunched together, with a four-way battle for the lead ensuing.  The battle continued until the final lap, however a red flag brought a halt to proceedings leaving Jenner to take the victory with Crump second and Davie third.

Owen Jenner is the early championship lead with his perfect 50-point haul while Seth Crump is ranked second with 36-points.

Seth Crump is ranked second in the championship with 36-points.

British Junior Supersport Race One Results

Pos NAME Rider Time/Gap
1 Owen JENNER Kawasaki 18m55.652
2 Seth CRUMP Kawasaki  +0.678
3 Adon DAVIE Kawasaki +0.939
4 Cameron DAWSON Kawasaki +1.888
5 Brody CROCKFORD Yamaha +1.927
6 Oscar PINSON Kawasaki +1.999
7 Ash BARNES Kawasaki +2.107
8 Zak SHELTON Kawasaki +2.148
9 Osian JONES Kawasaki +2.344
10 Cameron HALL Kawasaki  +2.790
11 Harris BEECH Yamaha +3.926
12 Chloe JONES Yamaha  +4.021
13 Jake HOPPER Kawasaki +4.415
14 Kam DIXON Kawasaki  +5.091
15 Lynden LEATHERLAND Kawasaki  +5.405
16 Lewis JONES KTM  +7.144
17 Lucca ALLEN Kawasaki +13.462
18 Kai DICKINSON Kawasaki  +18.592
19 Kevin COYNE Kawasaki  +19.377
20 Finley ARSCOTT Yamaha  +19.549
21 Bradley WILSON Kawasaki +19.820
22 Jay ABLE Yamaha  +20.088
23 Alessandro VALENTE KTM  +20.303
24 Christopher JOHNSON Kawasaki  +26.669
25 Mcauley LONGMORE Kawasaki +38.396
26 Ben TAYLOR Kawasaki  +1 Lap
27 Reece COYNE Yamaha  +1 Lap
28 Finn SMART Kawasaki +1 Lap
Not Classified
DNF Declan CONNELL Kawasaki  1.467
DNF Andrew SMYTH Kawasaki 3 Laps
DNF Rossi BANHAM Yamaha 9 Laps
DNF Kier ARMSTRONG KTM
9 Laps
DNF Luke GILBY Kawasaki  11 Laps
DNF James McMANUS Kawasaki  /

British Junior Supersport Race Two Results

Pos Rider Bike Time/Gap
1 Owen JENNER Kawasaki 19m51.407
2 Brody CROCKFORD Yamaha +0.264
3 Seth CRUMP Kawasaki +0.666
4 Osian JONES Kawasaki +2.462
5 Oscar PINSON Kawasaki +6.646
6 Adon DAVIE Kawasaki +6.755
7 Cameron DAWSON Kawasaki +6.873
8 Zak SHELTON Kawasaki +7.925
9 Ash BARNES Kawasaki +8.692
10 Cameron HALL Kawasaki +14.037
11 Kam DIXON Kawasaki +14.232
12 Kier ARMSTRONG KTM +14.295
13 Lewis JONES KTM +16.206
14 Harris BEECH Yamaha +16.599
15 James McMANUS Kawasaki +23.973
16 Kai DICKINSON Kawasaki +24.329
17 Lucca ALLEN Kawasaki +29.219
18 Christopher JOHNSON Kawasaki +35.460
19 Andrew SMYTH Kawasaki +35.526
20 Alessandro VALENTE KTM +36.633
21 Bradley WILSON Kawasaki +36.721
22 Jay ABLE Yamaha +37.163
23 Kevin COYNE Kawasaki +38.182
24 Mcauley LONGMORE Kawasaki +57.062
25 Finn SMART Kawasaki +1m13.401
26 Luke GILBY Kawasaki +1m14.077
27 Ben TAYLOR Kawasaki +1m16.437
28 Finley ARSCOTT Yamaha 1 Lap
Not Classified
DNF Jake HOPPER Kawasaki 2 Laps
DNF Lynden LEATHERLAND Kawasaki 4 Laps
DNF Chloe JONES Yamaha- M.R.S Racing 13 Laps
DNF Reece COYNE Yamaha /

British Junior Supersport Championship Points

Pos Rider Points
1 Owen JENNER (Kawasaki) 50
2 Seth CRUMP (Kawasaki) 36
3 Brody CROCKFORD (Yamaha) 31
4 Adon DAVIE (Kawasaki) 26
5 Cameron DAWSON (Kawasaki) 22
6 Oscar PINSON (Kawasaki) 21
7 Osian JONES (Kawasaki) 20
8 Ash BARNES (Kawasaki) 16
9 Zak SHELTON (Kawasaki) 16
10 Cameron HALL (Kawasaki) 12
11 Harris BEECH (Yamaha) 7
12 Kam  DIXON (Kawasaki) 7
13 Chloe JONES (Yamaha) 4
14 Kier ARMSTRONG (KTM) 4
15 Jake HOPPER (Kawasaki) 3
16 Lewis JONES #25 (KTM) 3
17 Lynden LEATHERLAND (Kawasaki) 1
18 James McMANUS (Kawasaki) 1

Source: MCNews.com.au

Honda 1-2 in BSB opener – Rees STK1000 podium – Toparis P5 in SS

2020 British Superbike Championship – Round One
Saturday wrap from Donington

Images Dave Yeomans


Andrew Irwin claimed a sensational win in the opening race of the 2020 Bennetts British Superbike Championship season today (Saturday) at Donington Park, making a last lap move on brother Glenn to claim Honda Racing their first victory for the Honda Racing CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP on its debut.

At the start of the race Kyle Ryde had hit the front of the pack on the Buildbase Suzuki from his front row grid position ahead of Héctor Barberá and the Irwin pairing led by Andrew, with Danny Buchan ahead of the two VisionTrack Ducatis.

Glenn Irwin leading Kyle Ryde and Bradley Ray

Andrew Irwin was characteristically attacking straight from the start and he moved into second at Roberts on the second lap with a move on the brakes to pass Barberá on the Rich Energy OMG Racing BMW.

Danny Buchan was holding fifth but he crashed out unhurt at Roberts putting him out of contention on the Massingberd-Mundy Kawasaki. Bradley Ray retired his SYNETIQ BMW on lap five with Barberá also forced out of the race with a technical problem.

By lap six Andrew Irwin had grasped the lead going into Roberts with a move on Ryde, with his brother Glenn also moving his Honda Racing Fireblade ahead a lap later as the Buildbase Suzuki rider came under attack.

Andrew Irwin moved into the lead

Josh Brookes was reeling in the brothers as their sibling rivalry continued; the Australian edging his VisionTrack Ducati ahead into Redgate on lap eight before Ryde cut back to reclaim the position. Brookes was then fighting back, but the Buildbase Suzuki rider was then forced to retire with a technical issue.

Josh Brookes

At the front there was a three-way scrap forming between Honda Racing’s Andrew and Glenn Irwin plus Brookes. On lap 13 Glenn Irwin grabbed the lead with a move at Redgate on his brother with Brookes instantly making a move to push Andrew Irwin back into third.

Brookes was then vying for the lead on the VisionTrack Ducati, but he wasn’t able to make his move until lap 16 on the brakes into Redgate to push Glenn Irwin back into second place. However the brothers then both made a brave move at Schwantz Curve which fired the Hondas into the leading two positions on lap 18.

Glenn Irwin leading Andrew Irwin, Josh Brookes and Christian Iddon

Glenn Irwin was then holding the lead from brother Andrew with Brookes slightly adrift, and it came down to the last lap when Andrew went for a move on his sibling which he made stick. He then defended hard giving his brother no room to repay the manoeuvre and the pair crossed the line 0.119s apart with Brookes sealing third place.

Christian Iddon held onto fourth place from Tommy Bridewell who worked his way up the order on the Oxford Products Racing Ducati. In sixth place Luke Mossey was able to get the better of Tarran Mackenzie on the leading McAMS Yamaha, ahead of team-mate Jason O’Halloran. Pole sitter O’Halloran dropped down the order when he was forced to take evasive action to avoid Buchan’s crash and then had to work his way back up through the field.

Pole sitter O’Halloran dropped down the order when he was forced to take evasive action to avoid Buchan’s crash and then had to work his way back up through the field before finishing eighth

Ryan Vickers claimed ninth place for the RAF Regular & Reserve Kawasaki team ahead of Lee Jackson who completed the top ten ahead of tomorrow’s two races.


Andrew Irwin – P1

“I knew I could pass Glenn in a normal place – he actually always says to me that I never pass people in normal places anyway! And today I couldn’t do that so I had to pass him somewhere a little different, somewhere where you have to trust the front a lot. To be fair the team did a really good job from qualifying until the race today and we made a big step in the braking areas because before that I would have been even worse in the two main areas, but now I feel quite strong there. It was a really nice race. I just had to tell myself ‘keep breathing’! I got to the lead and I didn’t want to be in the lead to be honest but I was there. I thought just relax the pace a little bit and then when Glenn came by, I thought he is going to try to go. Then I think Josh passed me straight away as well, and maybe I lost my rhythm for a lap. I then got back in to the way of things and once we did that I just settled and found out where I was faster. Glenn did a bit of an Andrew pass on Josh and that let me get by Josh as well, and from there I just sat behind him and just tried to protect second. With two laps to go I knew I needed to find out where I could pass him, because I didn’t really think I could. I lined it up on the penultimate lap and then on the last lap I went for it and my mouth and tongue were backwards! Not that I had to do it, but I felt that I could do it safely and I did. I was pretty much past him before we even braked and it was good. It is the first race of the season and there are still another 17 to go, so we have to maintain consistency, stay level head and keep doing a good job for Honda Racing, but to take this first win for the new Fireblade is fantastic.”

Glenn Irwin – P2

“It feels really good, it’s been a long time since I stood on the podium and I didn’t expect it to come so soon. What a day for the team, me finishing second and to have my teammate and brother in P1 is a fantastic debut for the all-new Fireblade. We’ve enjoyed testing and also been reserved to where we are, after the official test we were quietly confident and keeping our feet on the ground, and that hard work and attitude has paid off and got us where we are today. Thanks to everyone at Honda Racing for this.”

Honda Team Manager Havier Beltran

“What a start to the season, I really want to take this opportunity to thank everybody back at Honda UK; all of our sponsors, partners and suppliers for their continued loyal support and getting us to where we are today. 2020 has been a difficult year for all of us, but what a great start to both the British Championship and Superstock Championship to be first and second here at Donington Park for Race 1, and for Tom Neave to take his debut win on the stock Fireblade – it’s a fantastic achievement for all the riders and also the team. We have 17 more races ahead of us, so we need to keep our feet on the ground, focus on our objectives and not get too ahead of ourselves at this stage. I’m looking forward to seeing what tomorrow brings.”

Donington Park, Race 1 result
Andrew Irwin (Honda Racing)
Glenn Irwin (Honda Racing) +0.119s
Josh Brookes (VisionTrack Ducati) +0.831s
Josh Brookes – P3

“Qualifying in sixth made it hard and I was waiting for a pattern to emerge in the race before I was able to move forward. I got up to third just behind the Irwins and felt confident but with around six laps to go, I found it really difficult to keep that pace up. I was hoping that the others would slow a little, but they didn’t and by then I was back in third. I couldn’t push any harder, so I decided to settle for what I had rather than risking a crash. I’m not going to blame the bike or the tyre or anything, perhaps it was down to me but either way it’s good to get a podium and we can concentrate on tomorrow.”

Josh Brookes – P3
Christian Iddon – P4

“After we struggled a bit during testing here at Donington and not quite being where Christian Iddonwe needed to be in free practice, to be challenging in the leading bunch today was pleasing but to just miss out on a podium after all that hard work was very frustrating. But we now have a good base setting which has proved it’s possible to run at the front so I’m hoping to translate that into at least one podium tomorrow. Scoring solid points is vital in this shortened championship so it’s a good start but I’m hoping for better in tomorrow’s races.”


Bennetts British Superbike Championship
Donington Park, Race 1 result

Pos Rider Bike Time/Gap
1 Andrew IRWIN Honda 24m39.672
2 Glenn IRWIN Honda +0.119
3 Josh BROOKES Ducati +0.831
4 Christian IDDON Ducati  +1.568
5 Tommy BRIDEWELL Ducati  +5.362
6 Luke MOSSEY BMW +9.122
7 Tarran MACKENZIE Yamaha +9.328
8 Jason O’HALLORAN Yamaha +10.580
9 Ryan VICKERS Kawasaki +15.429
10 Lee JACKSON Kawasaki +15.671
11 Alex OLSEN BMW +17.046
12 Peter HICKMAN BMW +18.156
13 Jack KENNEDY Yamaha +27.087
14 Dan LINFOOT Yamaha +29.718
15 Taylor MACKENZIE BMW +33.473
16 Storm STACEY Kawasaki +33.689
17 Bjorn ESTMENT BMW +39.598
18 Josh OWENS Kawasaki +39.761
19 Brian McCORMACK BMW +1 Lap
Not Classified
DNF Graeme IRWIN Kawasaki 10 Laps
DNF Gino REA Kawasaki 12 Laps
DNF Kyle RYDE Suzuki 13 Laps
DNF Héctor BARBERÁ BMW 16 Laps
DNF Joe FRANCIS BMW 16 Laps
DNF Bradley RAY BMW 18 Laps
DNF Danny BUCHAN Kawasaki 20 Laps

BSB Points

Pos Rider Points
1 Andrew IRWIN (Honda) 25
2 Glenn IRWIN (Honda) 20
3 Josh BROOKES (Ducati) 16
4 Christian IDDON (Ducati) 13
5 Tommy BRIDEWELL (Ducati) 11
6 Luke MOSSEY (BMW) 10
7 Tarran MACKENZIE (Yamaha) 9
8 Jason O’HALLORAN (Yamaha) 8
9 Ryan VICKERS (Kawasaki) 7
10 Lee JACKSON (Kawasaki) 6
11 Alex OLSEN (BMW) 5
12 Peter HICKMAN (BMW) 4
13 Jack KENNEDY (Yamaha) 3
14 Dan LINFOOT (Yamaha) 2
15 Taylor MACKENZIE (BMW) 1

British Superstock 1000

Honda Racing’s Tom Neave took the opening Pirelli Superstock 1000 victory at Donington Park, cruising to victory by over two seconds. It was Danny Kent who grabbed the holeshot, but Neave had soon found his way through the pack to take the lead where he was able to steadily pull away from the pursuers.

Behind him, it was Astro JJR-racing’s rookie rider Damon Rees, who took a podium in his maiden Pirelli Superstock 1000 race, who in turn was some 1.5s ahead of Kent. Tim Neave was fourth, ahead of Chrissy Rouse and Joe Collier.

Kiwi Damon Rees took a podium in his maiden Pirelli Superstock 1000 race

Reigning champion Richard Cooper was seventh, with Luke Hedger, Davey Todd and Jordan Weaving completing the top ten.

Tumut’s Brayden Elliott was 13th on his No Bull Racing Suzuki while South Australia’s Billy McConnell was 19th.

Tumut’s Brayden Elliott was 13th on his No Bull Racing Suzuki

STK1000 Results

Pos Rider Bike Time/Gap
1 Tom NEAVE Honda 24m05.506
2 Damon REES BMW +2.026
3 Danny KENT Kawasak +3.599
4 Tim NEAVE Suzuki +4.829
5 Chrissy ROUSE BMW +9.565
6 Joe COLLIER Suzuki +10.034
7 Richard COOPER BMW +13.887
8 Luke HEDGER Kawasaki +15.487
9 Davey TODD Honda +15.901
10 Jordan WEAVING Suzuki +17.383
11 Fraser ROGERS Kawasaki +17.595
12 Leon JEACOCK Suzuki +17.820
13 Brayden ELLIOTT Suzuki +25.536
14 Luke HOPKINS Kawasaki +25.673
15 Shaun WINFIELD Yamaha +25.714
16 Craig NEVE BMW +30.392
17 Ian HUTCHINSON BMW +32.916
18 Josh ELLIOTT Kawasaki +39.354
19 Billy McCONNELL BMW +44.075
20 Dean HARRISON Kawasaki +48.631
21 Rob McNEALY BMW +49.431
22 Michael DUNLOP Suzuki +49.971
23 Lee WILLIAMS Kawasaki +51.110
24 Jenny TINMOUTH BMW  +1m01.821
25 Josh WOOD Kawasaki +1m03.187
26 David BROOK BMW  +1 Lap
27 Rick DICKINSON BMW +1 Lap
28 Nico CIPRIANO Kawasaki +1 Lap
29 Ben BROADWAY Aprilia +1 Lap
30 Stephen SMITH BMW +1 Lap
Not Classified
DNF Barry TEASDALE Kawasaki 2 Laps
DNF Daniel COOPER BMW 10 Laps
DNF Matt TRUELOVE BMW 14 Laps
DNF Lewis ROLLO Aprilia 14 Laps
DNF Luke JONES Aprilia 14 Laps
DNF Shane RICHARDSON BMW 15 Laps
DNF Joe SHELDON-SHAW Suzuki 16 Laps
DNF Robert HODSON Kawasaki 16 Laps
DNF David ALLINGHAM Aprilia 17 Laps
STK1000 Results
Tom Neave – Honda
Damon Rees – BMW +2.026s
Danny Kent – Kawasaki +3.599s

STK1000 Points

Pos Rider Points
1 Tom NEAVE (Honda) 25
2 Damon REES (BMW) 20
3 Danny KENT (Kawasaki) 16
4 Tim NEAVE (Suzuki) 13
5 Chrissy ROUSE (BMW) 11
6 Joe COLLIER (Suzuki) 10
7 Richard COOPER (BMW) 9
8 Luke HEDGER (Kawasaki) 8
9 Davey TODD (Honda) 7
10 Jordan WEAVING (Suzuki) 6
11 Fraser ROGERS (Kawasaki) 5
12 Leon JEACOCK (Suzuki) 4
13 Brayden ELLIOTT (Suzuki) 3
14 Luke HOPKINS (Kawasaki) 2
15 Shaun WINFIELD (Yamaha) 1

British Supersport

Tyser Yamaha’s Rory Skinner dominated the opening Quattro Group British Supersport Championship race, cruising to victory by 7.605s. Gearlink Kawasaki’s James Westmoreland took the holeshot, but having been quick all weekend, Skinner wasted no time in slicing his way past into the lead by the time the crossed the line for the first time.

Aussies Ben Currie and Tom Toparis

Steadily pulling away, the eighteen year old was able to control the race from the front but it was an action-packed race behind them. Westmoreland, Ben Currie and Brad Jones all took their turn chasing Skinner, trading places throughout the opening half of the race.

Ben Currie was in the mix up front early on but unfortunately recorded a DNF

Alastair Seeley was the early GP2 race leader, but his race came to an abrupt end on lap five when he tumbled from contention. Disaster would then strike Currie, who was forced to retire from the podium battle on lap 13.

Continuing to extend his lead at the front, Skinner eventually crossed the line some 7.6s ahead of the rest of the field. Westmoreland eventually secured second place ahead of Bradley Perie who completed the podium. Brad Jones finished fourth, ahead of the GP2 machines of Charlie Nesbitt and Mason Law.

Tom Toparis made a successful debut in BSB as the fifth Supersport machine home and seventh outright.

Tom Toparis made a successful debut in BSB as the fifth Supersport machine home and seventh outright.

British Supersport and GP2 Cup
Sprint Race, Donington Park

Pos Class Rider Bike Time/Gap
1 Rory SKINNER Yamaha 23m10.945
2 James WESTMORELAND Kawasaki +7.605
3 Bradley PERIE Yamaha +9.145
4 Brad JONES Yamaha +9.241
5 GP2 Charlie NESBITT ABM +9.379
6 GP2 Mason LAW Spirit +16.732
7 Tom TOPARIS Yamaha +17.599
8 Korie McGREEVY Yamaha +21.516
9 Ross PATTERSON Yamaha +22.531
10 Richard KERR Triumph +22.552
11 Lee JOHNSTON Yamaha +23.963
12 GP2 Tom OLIVER Chassis Factory +24.534
13 GP2 Cameron HORSMAN Chassis Factory +24.628
14 GP2 Dan JONES FTR +27.242
15 GP2 Joey THOMPSON Spirit +32.697
16 GP2 Jorel BOERBOOM Honda +32.799
17 Rob HARTOG MV +32.936
18 GP2 Jake ARCHER Kalex +40.434
19 GP2 Tomás DE VRIES Chassis Factory +55.191
20 GP2 Matthew WIGLEY MW6R +56.065
21 Phil WAKEFIELD Yamaha +57.092
22 Ben WOTTON Triumph +1m00.430
23 Ricky TARREN Yamaha +1 Lap
24 Grant McINTOSH Yamaha +1 Lap
Not Classified
DNF GP2 Jack SCOTT Harris 1 Lap
DNF Alan NAYLOR Yamaha 6 Laps
DNF Ben CURRIE Kawasaki 8 Laps
DNF Scott SWANN Yamaha 11 Laps
DNF Harry TRUELOVE Yamaha 15 Laps
DNF GP2 Alastair SEELEY ABM Triumph 16 Laps
DNF Kurt WIGLEY Yamaha 16 Laps
DNF Keenan ARMSTRONG Kawasaki 19 Laps
DNF Jamie PERRIN MV Agusta /

British Supersport Championship Standings

Pos Rider Points
1 Rory SKINNER (Yamaha) 25
2 James WESTMORELAND (Kawasaki) 20
3 Bradley PERIE (Yamaha) 16
4 Brad JONES (Yamaha) 13
5 Tom TOPARIS (Yamaha) 11
6 Korie McGREEVY (Yamaha) 10
7 Ross PATTERSON (Yamaha) 9
8 Richard KERR (Triumph) 8
9 Lee JOHNSTON (Yamaha) 7
10 Rob HARTOG (MV Agusta) 6
11 Phil WAKEFIELD (Yamaha) 5
12 Ben WOTTON (Triumph) 4
13 Ricky TARREN (Yamaha) 3
14 Grant McINTOSH (Yamaha) 2

Ducati TriOptions Cup

South Australia’s Levi Day started his 2020 Ducati TriOptions Cup campaign off with a second place finish to Josh Day in the season opener while Elliott Pinson rounded out the podium.

Levi Day started his 2020 Ducati TriOptions Cup campaign off with a second place finish

Junior Supersport

Young Seth Crump has quickly shown that he has what it takes to run with Great Britain’s best youngsters as the Aussie qualified second on the grid amongst a 34-rider BSB Junior Supersport field.

Seth Crump has quickly shown that he has what it takes to run with Great Britain’s best youngsters as the Aussie qualified second on the grid

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Aussies make great start to BSB campaign

Friday wrap from day one at Donington

Images Dave Yeomans


The 2020 BSB season finally got underway overnight with the opening practice sessions at Donington Park ahead of this weekend’s season opener at the National Circuit and it was a good start of the Aussie competitors.

Josh Brookes was fourth quickest.

Jason O’Halloran topped the Superbike time-sheets while Josh Brookes was fourth quickest.

In Superstock 1000 South Australia’s Billy McConnell was eighth

In Superstock 1000 South Australia’s Billy McConnell was eighth and countryman Brayden Elliott 22nd while Kiwi Damon Rees was 12th in a huge 42-rider field.

Kiwi Damon Rees was 12th in a huge 42-rider STK1000 field

Ben Currie was sixth in Supersport while Tom Toparis made his debut on the Benro Yamaha in British Supersport and despite no testing was 17th at the end of day one in a field of 34 riders.

Tom Toparis made his debut on the Benro Yamaha in British Supersport and despite no testing was 17th at the end of day one in a field of 34 riders.

In the ranks of Junior Supersport Seth Crump was fourth in a field 33 riders while Levi Day made his return to Ducati TriOptions Cup competition in fifth place.

Levi Day made his return to Ducati TriOptions Cup competition in fifth place.

British Superbike

The Bennetts British Superbike Championship got back on track overnight at Donington Park, where McAMS Yamaha’s Jason O’Halloran topped practice times by 0.019s from Héctor Barberá, as the 2020 season finally got underway.

Jason O’Halloran – P1

It is really nice to be back after such a long wait. We had a really good test last week and to start the first day of the first race weekend of 2020 feels great.  We had a good plan and worked through it and everything seemed to go pretty well. Track temperature was quite high today; we’ve got a few things to work on tomorrow as I am confident we can improve for race one tomorrow afternoon.  I felt comfortable, the last sort of two or three days riding I’ve been feeling really, really good on the bike. I’m so glad it’s finally race day tomorrow, I can’t wait!

Jason O’Halloran topped the Superbike time-sheets

An incredibly close start to this year’s first official event weekend saw the top 16 riders covered by just 0.772s, ahead of tomorrow’s opening race of the season.

Former MotoGP rider Barberá snuck in the second fastest time, just behind O’Halloran, in the final moments of a frenetic session in which Andrew Irwin was also in the mix on the new Honda Racing Fireblade. He had been setting the pace earlier in today’s single session, but he ended third fastest and just 0.195s adrift of the leading Yamaha rider.

Former MotoGP rider Barberá snuck in the second fastest time

Josh Brookes was also shuffling inside the top five during the session and he led the VisionTrack Ducati charge in fourth place, with teammate Christian Iddon in eleventh.

Danny Buchan was fifth fastest for the Massingberd-Mundy Kawasaki team after enjoying a spell at the top of the times earlier in the session. He held off Glenn Irwin on the second of the charging Honda Racing Fireblades and Peter Hickman on the Global Robots BMW, making it six manufacturers in the top seven placings.

Luke Mossey ensured both of the Rich Energy OMG Racing BMWs lapped competitively, ahead of rival BMW contender Alex Olsen, whilst Kyle Ryde completed the top ten for Buildbase Suzuki.

Tomorrow’s opening race of 2020 is preceded by a second free practice session and Datatag Qualifying.

Bennetts British Superbike Championship
Donington Park – Free Practice 1

Pos Rider Bike Time/Gap
1 Jason O’HALLORAN Yamaha  1m06.535
2 Héctor BARBERÁ  BMW +0.019
3 Andrew IRWIN  Honda +0.195
4 Josh BROOKES Ducati +0.354
5 Danny BUCHAN Kawasaki +0.419
6 Glenn IRWIN Honda +0.512
7 Peter HICKMAN BMW +0.544
8 Luke MOSSEY BMW  +0.583
9 Alex OLSEN BMW +0.614
10 Kyle RYDE Suzuki +0.616
11 Christian IDDON Ducati +0.653
12 Joe FRANCIS BMW  +0.683
13 Lee JACKSON Kawasaki +0.725
14 Jack KENNEDY Yamaha +0.737
15 Tommy BRIDEWELL Ducati +0.763
16 Tarran MACKENZIE Yamaha +0.772
17 Bradley RAY BMW +1.059
18 Ryan VICKERS Kawasaki +1.163
19 Keith FARMER  Suzuki +1.346
20 Dan LINFOOT Yamaha +1.760
21 Storm STACEY Kawasaki +2.179
22 Taylor MACKENZIE BMW +2.288
23 Graeme IRWIN Kawasaki  +2.326
24 Josh OWENS Kawasaki +2.565
25 Gino REA Kawasaki +2.636
26 Bjorn ESTMENT BMW  +2.997

Supersport 600 Championship
Donington Park – Combined Practice Times

Pos Rider Bike Time/Gap
1 Rory SKINNER Yamaha 1m08.593
2 James WESTMORELAND Kawasaki +0.512
3 Bradley PERIE Yamaha +0.599
4 Brad JONES Yamaha +0.767
5 Alastair SEELEY ABM Triumph +0.869
6 Ben CURRIE Kawasaki +0.968
7 Harry TRUELOVE Yamaha +0.980
8 Charlie NESBITT ABM Triumph +1.024
9 Richard KERR Triumph +1.115
10 Ross PATTERSON Yamaha +1.162
11 Jack SCOTT Harris +1.192
12 Mason LAW Spirit  +1.301
13 Korie McGREEVY Yamaha  +1.303
14 Lee JOHNSTON Yamaha +1.374
15 Joey THOMPSON Spirit  +1.522
16 Rob HARTOG MV Agusta +1.574
17 Tom TOPARIS Yamaha +1.588
18 Tom OLIVER Chassis Factory  +1.588
19 Jorel BOERBOOM Honda +1.606
20 Kurt WIGLEY Yamaha +1.751
21 Jake ARCHER Kalex +1.763
22 Dan JONES FTR +1.957
23 Tomás DE VRIES Chassis Factory +2.362
24 Cameron HORSMAN Chassis Factory  +2.461
25 Keenan ARMSTRONG Kawasaki +2.980
26 Phil WAKEFIELD Yamaha +2.993
27 Scott SWANN Yamaha +3.091
28 Ben WOTTON Triumph +3.097
29 Ricky TARRAN Yamaha +4.133
30 Matthew WIGLEY MW6R +4.462
31 Jamie PERRIN MV Agusta +5.221
32 Alan NAYLOR Yamaha +5.715

Superstock 1000 Championship
Donington Park – Combined Practice Times

Pos Rider Bike Time/Gap
1 Tom NEAVE Honda 1m08.220
2 Danny KENT Kawasaki +0.033
3 Richard COOPER BMW +0.038
4 Chrissy ROUSE BMW +0.110
5 Lewis ROLLO Aprilia  +0.129
6 Fraser ROGERS Kawasaki  +0.241
7 Luke HEDGER Kawasaki +0.269
8 Billy McCONNELL BMW  +0.305
9 Matt TRUELOVE BMW  +0.311
10 David ALLINGHAM Aprilia +0.324
11 Tim NEAVE Suzuki +0.407
12 Damon REES BMW +0.446
13 Davey TODD Honda +0.643
14 Leon JEACOCK Suzuki +0.715
15 Joe COLLIER Suzuki  +0.717
16 Jordan WEAVING Suzuki  +0.833
17 Shaun WINFIELD Yamaha +0.867
18 Shane RICHARDSON BMW +1.059
19 Joe SHELDON-SHAW Suzuki  +1.070
20 Philip CROWE BMW +1.125
21 Luke HOPKINS Kawasaki +1.186
22 Brayden ELLIOTT Suzuki  +1.234
23 Ian HUTCHINSON BMW  +1.246
24 Craig NEVE BMW  +1.295
25 Rob McNEALY BMW +1.565
26 Luke JONES Aprilia – +1.707
27 Tom TUNSTALL Suzuki +1.723
28 Lee WILLIAMS Kawasaki +1.813
29 Barry TEASDALE Kawasaki +1.854
30 Daniel COOPER BMW +1.931
31 Josh ELLIOTT Kawasaki  +2.053
32 Michael DUNLOP Suzuki  +2.294
33 Dean HARRISON Kawasaki +2.735
34 Josh WOOD Kawasaki  +2.970
35 Jenny TINMOUTH BMW  +3.042
36 David BROOK BMW +3.557
37 Ben BROADWAY Aprilia +3.681
38 Robert HODSON Kawasaki  +3.727
39 Rick DICKINSON BMW +3.769
40 Nico CIPRIANO Kawasaki  +3.871
41 Stephen SMITH BMW +4.394
2020 BSB Calendar

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British Superbike swings back into action this weekend at Donington

2020 British Superbike Championship

The Bennetts British Superbike Championship makes its much-anticipated return to the track this weekend (August 7/8/9) at Donington Park, 292 days after the final race of the last season.

The season finally gets underway in the East Midlands with three races, to kick off the revised schedule of six triple-header events. With no Showdown in this pandemic altered season, this is a straight, 18-race fight for the title.

Josh Brookes, champion in 2015, missed lifting last year’s title by just five points and the Australian is back aiming to go one better with the PBM team, rebranded as VisionTrack Ducati.  The team undertook a comprehensive test programme in Spain in early Spring before the COVID-19 pandemic struck meaning it was then June before the new machines could be rolled out again in anger with private tests at Croft and Knockhill. Last week’s official test at Donington Park also gave them vital data going into the weekend’s opening triple header at the same track.

Josh Brookes

“The focus in testing was to experiment in order to improve what is already a brilliant package so now that’s over, we will start with a refined set up and stick to what we know works. Our Ducatis were very competitive at Donington last year so I’m confident especially having found a few things in testing which work better. The shortened season and three-race format is different for everyone and we have a new Pirelli tyre to use also so it should be a fair and interesting fight. We’ve all had enough waiting around so I’m ready to get cracking but it’s just a shame we won’t be racing in front of the fans just yet.”

Josh Brookes – Image Dave Yeomans

New recruit Christian Iddon will line up alongside Brookes, as he switches to the championship’s most successful outfit.

Christian Iddon

It’s been such a long time since I started a race, I’ve never known such a delay, but Christian Iddonwe all know the reasons for that and being honest, I’m a little apprehensive. The shortened series will be very exciting, and you need to be on it from the start. I know from racing against them last year, the Ducatis are fantastic around Donington so I hope to take advantage of that, although we do need to find the final piece of the jigsaw which we didn’t manage at the test. Once we find that good base setting, we’ll be OK so I’m hoping for a solid weekend which will allow me to push on in the remaining rounds.”

Christian Iddon – Image by Tony Todd

Tommy Bridewell was another title contender last season after forming a formidable partnership with the Oxford Products Racing Ducati team. The Devizies-based contender finished third in last year’s title race and he is hungry to emerge with the advantage after the opening three races after topping the times pre-season at the Monteblanco test.

Massingberd-Mundy Kawasaki, the official Kawasaki Superbike team for 2020, has expanded to a two-rider line-up this year, with previous race winner Danny Buchan, joined by Lee Jackson. Buchan delivered his best season to date in 2019 with fourth place finish in the standings for the FS-3 Racing run squad, whilst Jackson topped the recent official test last week at Donington Park.

McAMS Yamaha has the 2020 specification YZF-R1 at its disposal and continues with its line-up from 2019 for a second successive season. Previous race winners Jason O’Halloran and Tarran Mackenzie will arrive at the opening round confident of success in their battle for the title.

Jason O’Halloran pictured during last week’s Donington test – Image by Dave Yeomans

TAS Racing returns with an all-new look as SYNETIQ BMW and an exciting fresh rider pairing too in race winner Bradley Ray and former Pirelli National Superstock 1000 champion Taylor Mackenzie, as the team aims to add to its previous podium success in the series.

Rival BMW team Smiths Racing recently announced a new title partnership with Global Robots, ahead of the season opener, and Peter Hickman’s front-running tenure with the team continues. ‘Hicky’ is joined with Alex Olsen who, after making his Superbike debut last year, gets his first shot at a full season with the team.

No TT for Peter Hickman this year but he will be on the BSB grid – Image Dave Yeomans

Eyes will be on the Honda Racing team this weekend as the new Honda Racing CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP debuts following months of development. The team has Andrew Irwin back for the 2020 season alongside brother Glenn and, with the pair both former race winners, the squad will be gearing up to take on its rivals after promising pace at the official Donington Park test.

Andrew Irwin

I’m really looking forward to the weekend, I believe we can do a decent job and hopefully start the year off with three consistent finishes. It will be nice to line up on the start line again, it feels like a lifetime ago since the final round last year, so it will be good to just get out racing again and get that butterfly feeling. I enjoy riding the new Fireblade and testing has been great, but I really enjoy race weekends and everything that comes with it, so can’t wait to rock up to Donington this week and get the season started. It’s a shame that the fans won’t be able to come to watch, but I’m sure we’ll all put on a good show for everyone watching back at home!”

Graeme Irwin leading Tommy Bridewell during testing at Donington Park last week – Image Dave Yeomans
Glenn Irwin

I’m looking forward to lining back up on the grid, it’s been a long time since Assen last season and to be on the grid on the all-new Fireblade is something I’m really looking forward to. My focus for the weekend is to get the most out of what we have underneath us, I’m excited and also curious to see where that will put us in the order. We had a strong test last week, but we don’t know what our rivals were working on, so let’s see where we are come Sunday evening and hopefully we’re leaving Donington Park with a few decent results.”

Buildbase Suzuki is another team with an all-new line-up. Former Superstock 1000 champion Keith Farmer makes his return after his 2019 season was cut short through injury, alongside British GP2 champion Kyle Ryde, and the team will be eager to start the season in style at its home round.

OMG Racing has readied for battle with a switch to BMW over the winter. The Rich Energy OMG Racing BMW team has former MotoGP rider Héctor Barberá, who showed strong pace in pre-season testing, paired with another former race winner, Luke Mossey who remains with the team.

Hector Barbera will race BSB in 2020

Another former race winner, Dan Linfoot, returns to the grid with the Santander Salt TAG Yamaha team after scoring a podium finish together last season. He teams up with reigning Quattro Group British Supersport champion Jack Kennedy as they also field the latest specification YZF-R1.

Ryan Vickers returns with the RAF Regular and Reserve Kawasaki team for their second season together following top ten finishes last year. Following in his wheel tracks, moving from the Pirelli National Superstock 600 Championship into the premier class, is 17-year-old Storm Stacey, who makes his debut with the GR Motosport team.

Joe Francis showed his pace on the Lloyd & Jones Bowker Motorrad BMW in pre-season testing, whilst Gino Rea will be making his debut on the Bike Devil Kawasaki this weekend. Josh Owens is back for a second season after success in Quattro Group British GP2, and series debutants Bjorn Estment, Brian McCormack and former British Motocross champion Graeme Irwin complete a packed grid for the #BSBrestart.

Damon Rees was testing at Donington last week – Image Dave Yeomans

The support classes include huge Superstock 1000 and Supersport fields.  In Superstock 1000 there is an ANZAC presence with Kiwi Damon Rees lining up in the category along with Brayden Elliott and South Australia’s Billy McConnell.

Ben Currie tested at Donington last week but countryman Tom Toparis will be in at the deep end of BSB Supersport with no pre-season testing at all

In Supersport young Tom Toparis will join long running countryman Ben Currie in the Supersport category while Levi Day is expected to ride in the Ducati Cup once again.

2020 British Superbike Calendar

2020 BSB Calendar

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Image rich BSB Testing report from Donington

Donington Park BSB Test

Images by Dave Yeomans

Kawasaki’s Lee Jackson topped the Bennetts British Superbike Championship official test times at Donington Park this week after taking the top spot in the last two minutes of the final session to edge out McAMS Yamaha’s Jason O’Halloran by just 0.014s.

Lee Jackson edged out McAMS Yamaha’s Jason O’Halloran by just 0.014s.

The Massingberd-Mundy Kawasaki team had a strong start to the day with Danny Buchan holding a top three place in the earlier sessions, although the leading position was initially held by the Honda Racing team with the Irwin brothers earlier in the day. Andrew Irwin headed the pack at lunchtime before Glenn Irwin topped session three.

Andrew Irwin headed the pack at lunchtime

A frantic end to the day saw Buchan setting the pace with just under ten minutes to go, however it was constantly changing and soon Hector Barbera had fired the Rich Energy OMG Racing BMW into second ahead of Andrew Irwin and Jackson.

Hector Barbera ended the day in P3

Glenn Irwin moved back to the top of the times with four minutes to go ahead of Buchan who had edged back into second place with Josh Brookes then moving into third for the VisionTrack PBM Ducati team.

Glenn Irwin was quickest with four minutes to go

Jason O’Halloran then hit the top after his final run with two minutes on the clock remaining despite an earlier crash in session three, but the McAMS Yamaha rider was nudged into second as Jackson saved his best laps until last.

Jason O’Halloran was knocked out of top spot in the dying seconds of the session

Barbera held third position at the end of the final session ahead of Glenn who led the Irwin charge ahead of brother Andrew with Buchan just 0.001s adrift to end the day sixth fastest.

Andrew Irwin

Today was a positive day, we probably didn’t expect to be as close to the front as we were, which is a nice feeling. The Fireblade is completely new and we don’t have a lot of different parts on it from the road bike, so that’s a positive of how good the bike is out of the crate. I am looking forward to coming back to Donington in just over a weeks’ time and get racing. My consistency is good, I have good race pace and I’m feeling strong ahead of the first race.

The new Fireblade proved competitive first time out with Irwin brothers topping the opening three sessions and ending up P4 and P5 at the end of the day

Josh Brookes was seventh after the chequered flag.

Josh Brookes P7 (VisionTrack PBM Ducati) +0.136s

Ryan Vickers bounced back from a crash in the opening session on the RAF Regular and Reserve Kawasaki to post the ninth fastest time with Joe Francis and Bradley Ray completing the top ten ahead of the opening round of the season on August 7/8/9 which will be held at Donington Park National Circuit and will be the first of six tripler-header rounds rescheduled because of the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

Jason O’Halloran was knocked out of top spot in the dying seconds of the session

The series will be open to spectators but under strict COVID-19 distancing regulations.

Donington Park will be the first of two visits to the Leicestershire circuit although Round 5, the penultimate round, will be held on the longer Grand Prix layout.

Josh Brookes – P7

The bike was good at the end of last year and I was very pleased with pre-season testing in Spain and the changes to the bike all felt good. The Croft and Knockhill tests proved to be very beneficial also. We started putting things together at Donington Park today, but we got on the wrong path and the bike wasn’t suited to the track and we ended up with something like what he had in Spain. But we plugged away and it was a positive finish at the end. The benefit of test days is you get to test stuff and we did get through a few settings. It’s all positive and we were only a tenth of a second in it on the timesheets in the end. It’s looking good for the race and the bike I finished the day on was great.”

Josh Brookes P7 (VisionTrack PBM Ducati) +0.136s

Round 2 takes place in Norfolk at Snetterton then it’s Silverstone’s National Circuit two weeks later before Oulton Park, then the final two rounds at Donington and Brands Hatch respectively.

Missing circuits from this season’s series include Assen, Cadwell Park, Thruxton and Knockhill.

2020 Revised British Superbike Calendar

1: August 7 – 9 Donington Park (National)
2: August 21 – 23 Snetterton
3: September 4 – 6 Silverstone (National)
4: September 18 – 20 Oulton Park
5: October 2 – 4 Donington Park (GP)
6: October 16 – 18 Brands Hatch (GP)

Bennetts British Superbike Championship
Donington Park Official Test

  1. Lee Jackson (Massingberd-Mundy Kawasaki) 1m:06.583s
  2. Jason O’Halloran (McAMS Yamaha) +0.014s
  3. Hector Barbera (Rich Energy OMG Racing BMW) +0.017s
  4. Glenn Irwin (Honda Racing) +0.054s
  5. Andrew Irwin (Honda Racing) +0.080s
  6. Danny Buchan (Massingberd-Mundy Kawasaki) +0.081s
  7. Josh Brookes (VisionTrack PBM Ducati) +0.136s
  8. Ryan Vickers (RAF Regular and Reserve Kawasaki) +0.253s
  9. Joe Francis (Lloyds & Jones Bowker Motorrad BMW) +0.266s
  10. Bradley Ray (Synetiq BMW Motorrad) +0.288s
  11. Peter Hickman +0.398s
  12. Luke Mossey +0.410s
  13. Tarran Mackenzie +0.421s
  14. Tommy Bridewell +0.477s
  15. Kyle Ryde +0.556
  16. Alex Olsen +0.615s
  17. Jack Kennedy +0.786s
  18. Christian Iddon +0.787s
  19. Keith Farmer +1.079s
  20. Dan Linfoot +1.573s
  21. Storm Stacey +1.593s
  22. Gino Rea +1.705s
  23. Josh Owens +1.820
  24. Graeme Irwin +2.433s
  25. Taylor Mackenzie +2.883s
  26. Bjorn Estment +2.914s
  27. Brian McCormack +4.327s

British Superstock 100

Chrissy Rouse (BMW) topped STK1000

A huge 37-rider Superstock 1000 field also saw tight competition with only a second separating pace-setter Chrissy Rouse (BMW) and Australia’s Brayden Elliott (Suzuki) in 16th place.

Brayden Elliott (Suzuki) was only a second off the benchmark but in 16th place.

Danny Kent made it a BMW 1-2 at the end of proceedings ahead of Tom Neave (Honda) and Lewis Rollo (Aprilia) while Kiwi Damon Rees (BMW) made an encouraging start to his BSB campaign by finishing in P7 just ahead of South Australian Billy McConnell (BMW).

Kiwi Damon Rees (BMW) made an encouraging start to his BSB campaign by finishing in P7

TT legend Michael Dunlop also took part in the Superstock 1000 test onboard a Buildbase Suzuki and finished in P32, 2.581s off the benchmark set by Rouse.

South Australian Billy McConnell (BMW) was in P8

Superstock 1000 Test Times

  1. Chrissy Rouse 1m08.236s
  2. Danny Kent +0.068s
  3. Tom Neave +0.073s
  4. Lewis Rollo +0.144s
  5. Matt Truelove +0.210s
  6. David Allingham +0.296s
  7. Damon Rees +0.302s
  8. Billy McConnell +0.350s
  9. Fraser Rogers +0.381s
  10. Joe Collier +0.479s

British Supersport

The combined British Supersport and GP2 sessions were busy with 47 riders taking to the 3.18 kilometre Donington Park National Circuit. Rory Skinner topped proceedings by half-a-second ahead of fellow Yamaha rider Bradley Perrie, James Westmoreland (Kawasaki), Brad Jones (Yamaha) and Victorian Ben Currie (Kawasaki) in P5.

Victorian Ben Currie (Kawasaki) in P5

South Australia’s Levi Day (Yamaha) ranked P15 at the end of proceedings. 2.133 seconds behind Skinner’s becnhmark.

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