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Jason O’Halloran dominates Thruxton BSB; leads collection

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British Superbike

Jason O’Halloran scored a hat-trick of wins to take his season victory tally to seven, only four rounds into the season.

Jason O’Halloran

O’Halloran swept the victories, but it was a close weekend at the high-speed Hampshire circuit, with seven riders, representing six different teams and five manufacturers stepping onto the podium.

The 33-year-old Aussie now leads the series on 232-points, 42-points ahead of Christian Iddon and 59-points ahead of team-mate Tarran Mackenzie.

Countryman Josh Brookes continues to struggle with chatter issues on the VisionTrack Ducati and could only claim two-points from his efforts over the weekend and is now 12th in the championship chase with 58-points.

The crowds were out in force

2021 BSB Thruxton – Race 1

Jason O’Halloran claimed his fifth win of the 2021 Bennetts British Superbike Championship season in the opening race at Thruxton.

O’Halloran got an incredible start from pole position to grab the lead ahead of Irwin and Peter Hickman, however a crash on the opening lap for Kyle Ryde and Joe Francis bought out the BMW Safety Car. Both riders were able to walk away from the crash, and the race resumed on lap four.

O’Halloran takes the lead from Irwin

O’Halloran controlled the pace at the front, breaking away from the pack in the later stages of the race to build a more comfortable buffer before the race was halted. This leaves him just a single point adrift of Christian Iddon in the overall standings ahead of tomorrow’s two races.

Prior to his accident, Irwin was right in the fight for the podium, holding second position ahead of Hickman and Iddon in the opening stages with Ryan Vickers in contention too.

On lap five, Hickman’s FHO Racing BMW machine moved into second. Honda Racing’s Irwin was then pushed back a further place into fourth as Iddon then made a move, drafting through on the VisionTrack Ducati.’

Iddon then pushed Hickman for second place, making a move at the Chicane as the battle intensified for the podium. It was a battle between Iddon, Hickman and Irwin for the final two places inside the top three as O’Halloran made his break at the front.

Hickman leading Iddon and Irwin

Irwin was soon up to third, as he produced a stunning move around the outside at the Chicane on lap 13. His progress came to a sudden end a lap later though as he crashed out at 119mph. With his stricken Honda Fireblade in the track, the race was red flagged. Irwin was able to walk away from the incident, whilst his rivals Iddon and Hickman climbed onto the podium.

Vickers had his best result in fourth place for the RAF Regular & Reserve Kawasaki team, holding off Lee Jackson who completed the top five for FS-3 Racing Kawasaki, with four manufacturers in the top four positions.

Danny Kent was another rider to secure his best result in Bennetts BSB in sixth place for the Buildbase Suzuki team, ahead of Bradley Ray and Gino Rea.

Tarran Mackenzie was running sixth, but a cut of the Chicane meant the McAMS Yamaha rider was given a 2-second long lap equivalent time penalty, ending up in ninth place with Tommy Bridewell completing the top-ten.

It was another disappointing race for reigning champion Josh Brookes; he was outside the points in 17th place. The Aussie struggling with front-end chatter and searching for a solution.

2021 BSB Thruxton – Race 1 Results

1Jason O’HALLORANYamaha17m01.710
2Christian IDDONDucati+2.433
3Peter HICKMANBMW+2.836
4Ryan VICKERSKawasaki+4.129
5Lee JACKSONKawasaki+4.397
6Danny KENTSuzuki+5.090
7Bradley RAYBMW+5.186
8Gino REASuzuki+5.581
9Tarran MACKENZIEYamaha+6.747
10Tommy BRIDEWELLDucati+11.175
11Andrew IRWINBMW+11.347
12Xavi FORÉSBMW+11.610
13Danny BUCHANBMW+14.438
14Rory SKINNERKawasaki+15.200
15Storm STACEYKawasaki+16.764
16Dan LINFOOTHonda+17.326
17Josh BROOKESDucati+21.587
18Dean HARRISONKawasaki+21.827
19Bjorn ESTMENTSuzuki+24.724
20Takumi TAKAHASHIHonda+29.545
21Ryo MIZUNOHonda+32.470
22Luke HOPKINSHonda+32.745
23Brian McCORMACKBMW+32.972
Not classified
DNFGlenn IRWINHonda2.739

2021 BSB Thruxton – Race 2

In the second race of the weekend, O’Halloran instantly launched to the front of the pack ahead of Glenn Irwin and Lee Jackson. Christian Iddon, Ryan Vickers and Peter Hickman were tucked just behind them on a fiercely competitive opening lap.

Jason O’Halloran

Vickers went for a big move on Iddon at the Chicane on lap three and made contact, pushing the pair of them wide. The RAF Regular & Reserve Kawasaki rider was then issued a long lap penalty.

At the front though, O’Halloran gradually broke away from the pack. Glenn Irwin held second though, bouncing back from his Saturday crash, just ahead of Vickers who ran third before taking his penalty.

Tarran Mackenzie meanwhile, burst through the field. The McAMS Yamaha ace initially ran outside the top eight before working his way up the order to move into the podium fight.

There was disaster for VisionTrack Ducati’s Iddon as Jackson collected him and the pair crashed out of contention whilst battling for a place on the podium. The DNF for Iddon meant he lost the lead at the top of the standings to O’Halloran as the duo continued to swap positions on the overall table.

This resulted in a frenetic five-way scrap for second place, with Glenn Irwin facing stiff opposition from Vickers, Bradley Ray, Mackenzie and Hickman immediately behind. Vickers crashed out unhurt on the final lap as he was pushing for his first podium in Bennetts BSB, whilst Mackenzie seized the advantage to take second behind his teammate.

Glenn Irwin made a strong comeback on the final lap to get back ahead of Ray to claim the final place on the podium, his first of the season, whilst Hickman completed the top five for FHO Racing BMW.

Jason O’Halloran

2021 BSB Thruxton – Race 2 Results

1Jason O’HALLORANYamaha25m26.379
2Tarran MACKENZIEYamaha+3.597
3Glenn IRWINHonda+3.921
4Bradley RAYBMW+4.210
5Peter HICKMANBMW+4.853
6Kyle RYDEBMW+12.288
7Danny BUCHANBMW+14.530
8Andrew IRWINBMW+15.614
9Danny KENTSuzuki+16.247
10Gino REASuzuki+16.559
11Rory SKINNERKawasaki+17.680
12Tommy BRIDEWELLDucati+22.879
13Xavi FORÉSBMW+26.906
14Dan LINFOOTHonda+29.089
15Takumi TAKAHASHIHonda+31.221
16Josh BROOKESDucati+31.689
17Dean HARRISONKawasaki+32.491
18Storm STACEYKawasaki+33.511
19Ryo MIZUNOHonda+34.575
20Luke HOPKINSHonda+47.925
21Joe FRANCISBMW+50.607
22Brian McCORMACKBMW+1m12.697
Not Classified
DNFRyan VICKERSKawasaki1 Lap
DNFChristian IDDONDucati11 Laps
DNFLee JACKSONKawasaki11 Laps
DNFBjorn ESTMENTSuzuki13 Laps

2021 BSB Thruxton – Race 3

Rain fell before the final race of the day, but O’Halloran proved to be a master of all conditions, claiming his third race win of the weekend in the damp. He held off Danny Buchan and Danny Kent, who celebrated his first podium finish.

Race Three Podium

The race was declared wet, but with the chance of a drying track, tyre choices proved to be mixed and at the start of the race, O’Halloran took the lead. The McAMS Yamaha rider made a late change on the grid to an intermediate rear tyre, but that gave Hickman and Mackenzie the edge over the opening laps as they soon moved ahead with their choice of the rain rear tyre.

Hickman grabbed the lead, and together with Mackenzie, they initially had gapped the pack as O’Halloran diced with Lee Jackson for third over the opening laps.

Jason O’Halloran

Buchan made a charge through the order on board the SYNETIQ BMW with the intermediate rear tyre option, and by lap six he was hassling O’Halloran for third place. Buchan moved into second a lap later, but O’Halloran was instantly on the attack and he reclaimed the position as the track conditions continued to change and Hickman soon fell back into the clutches of the chasing group.

By the ninth lap, O’Halloran and Buchan made their move on Hickman to take the leading positions and two laps later the SYNETIQ BMW hit the front again. The McAMS Yamaha rider was leading again just a lap later and the pair continued to fight for win. At the chequered flag though, it was O’Halloran who had the edge over Buchan by 0.826s.

Meanwhile, Kent carved his way into a top-three position by lap 12 and he gapped the pack behind him to become the ninth different podium finisher of the season, a career first for the former Moto3 World Champion.

Vickers equalled his best result of the season in fourth place for the RAF Regular & Reserve Kawasaki team ahead of the battling Irwin brothers with Andrew Irwin scoring his best finish in 2021 in fifth place.

2021 BSB Thruxton – Race 3 Results

  1. Jason O’Halloran (McAMS Yamaha)
  2. Danny Buchan (SYNETIQ BMW) +0.826s
  3. Danny Kent (Buildbase Suzuki) +1.834s
  4. Ryan Vickers (RAF Regular & Reserve Kawasaki) +5.643s
  5. Andrew Irwin (SYNETIQ VBMW) +10.310s
  6. Glenn Irwin (Honda Racing) +12.511s
  7. Tarran Mackenzie (McAMS Yamaha) +12.791s
  8. Peter Hickman (FHO Racing BMW) +18.912s
  9. Christian Iddon (VisionTrack Ducati) +19.881s
  10. Bradley Ray (Rich Energy OMG Racing BMW) +21.975s

BSB Quotes

Jason O’Halloran

It’s been a very good weekend. Another triple, seven wins so far this year, four in the last six races – it’s been an amazing couple of weeks for us. A huge thanks to McAMS Yamaha, it’s been another weekend of changeable conditions and we all made really good decisions together. When you are working together as a team and bouncing off each other and you get results like that it just keeps you going. To win in the dry this weekend was fantastic, but to win in those conditions in the final race was unbelievable. I’m probably happier with the third race win than any win so far – it was such a tough race. It was a gamble on the grid to go with an inter and to push at the end when it was raining was really tricky, but we made it happen, got another win and I look forward to Donington in a couple of weeks.”

Glenn Irwin

I’m happy with the weekend in terms of points and managing to reduce the gap to the Showdown, despite yesterday’s crash. The Honda worked very well and on another day I reckon we could have had a 2-2-6, but it wasn’t to be. I can’t complain too much as I was happy to take my first podium of the season and also the team. Race 3 I learnt a lot and gained a lot of confidence at the end of the race, with the rain heavier at the end I started to really get into the groove. At the beginning when there was damp patches I lost a lot of time and when Andrew [Irwin] went past me it really woke me up! Big thanks to the team and I look forward to Donington National, where I have great memories from last season.

Peter Hickman

It was a bit of a tough weekend, because it didn’t quite go the way we wanted it to. Race one was obviously great, we were up the front and had another podium finish, which was great for me and the team as this has traditionally been a strong round for me in the past. I still felt like we were struggling a little and I think that was down to using the harder compound tyre that you have to use at Thruxton, but I have always struggled with it. It meant that the racing didn’t go exactly how I wanted, and I was happy with the first race but we come to win, not to finish third! Today, race two didn’t go according to plan, I think I was a bit too cautious with saving the tyre and that allowed the group to get away from me and I still had good pace at the end, but I left it too late so solid points for fifth. Race three was mixed conditions which was always going to be a gamble but I went for full wets and I was hoping it would rain some more, as I don’t really like inters and as it turned out it wasn’t the right decision. I did as much as I could and led for nine laps and did the work early on to try and make time on the field, but it didn’t go our way and it dried out. It wasn’t the worst race, I have some good points to take home and I am up to sixth in the championship. So onwards to Donington Park next!”

Christian Iddon

It’s been a tough weekend all round as we have had minimal set-up time due to the changeable weather since Friday, so we’ve had to work with what we had. Yesterday’s race was a bit scrappy but I somehow managed to get a podium and I felt I could repeat that today when Lee collided with me and that was the end of that. In race three, the changing conditions meant it was a bit of a lottery and although we chose a good tyre combination, the best I could do was ninth. So, we regroup and go again at Donington Park in a couple of weeks.”

Josh Brookes

We’ve continued to make changes this weekend, but it’s been to no avail. In the dry, I’ve had a chattering sensation in the middle of the turn and whilst you can ride round it to a certain degree, the spinning of the tyre isn’t something that’s as easy to overcome. I’ve struggled for drive and not going forward yet I’ve been wearing out the tyre as much as the boys at the front who have been going harder. It’s tough and it’s frustrating so we need to look into the issues a bit deeper to get out of the hole we’re in.”

2021 British Superbike Championship Points

  1. Jason O’Halloran (McAMS Yamaha) 232
  2. Christian Iddon (VisionTrack Ducati) 190
  3. Tarran Mackenzie (McAMS Yamaha) 173
  4. Danny Buchan (SYNETIQ BMW) 162
  5. Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Products Racing Ducati) 110
  6. Peter Hickman (FHO Racing BMW) 108
  7. Rory Skinner (FS-3 Racing Kawasaki) 93
  8. Lee Jackson (FS-3 Racing Kawasaki) 88
The crowds were out in force

British Supersport/GP2 Race 1

he GP2 machine of Charlie Nesbitt was the first across the line in the Quattro Group British Supersport Sprint race, while Bradley Perie was the first of the Supersport machines home. Launching off the line, Nesbitt was in full control of the race at the front, eventually taking the win by 4.298s.

It was a dramatic opening lap, with series leader Jack Kennedy being forced to retire just moments into the race. With Nesbitt edging away at the front, it was an intense battle for the remaining rostrum positions, with Perie, Lee Johnston and Jamie Perrin fighting it out throughout the final laps.

With a fast penultimate lap, Perie was able to secure second place, with Lee Johnston crossing the line third, ahead of the GP2 machine of Perrin. Kyle Smith completed the Supersport podium, while Mason Law joined Nesbitt and Perrin on the GP2 podium.

British Supersport/GP2 Race 1 Results

1GP2Charlie NESBITTKalex15m41.086
2SSPBradley PERIEYamaha+4.298
3SSPLee JOHNSTONYamaha+4.489
4GP2Jamie PERRINSpirit+4.717
5SSPKyle SMITHTriumph+7.381
6SSPKorie McGREEVYYamaha+10.791
7SSPBen CURRIEKawasaki+10.856
8GP2Mason LAWSpirit+16.205
9SSPEunan McGLINCHEYKawasaki+16.763
10SSPJames HINDYamaha+17.155
11GP2Cameron HORSMANChassis+17.337
12SSPBrandon PAASCHTriumph+17.957
13SSPHarry TRUELOVEYamaha+18.378
14SSPJamie van SIKKELERUSYamaha+23.655
15GP2Cameron FRASERChassis Factory+24.297
16GP2Harry ROWLINGSABM Evo+27.239
17GP2Conor WHEELERHarris+31.263
18SSPPhil WAKEFIELDYamaha+31.737
19GP2Jake ARCHERKalex+33.191
20SSPJody LEESKawasaki+53.260
21SSPJoe DUGGANKawasaki+57.713
22SSPCedric BLOCHKawasaki+57.963
Not Classified
DNFSSPRichard WILSONHonda4 Laps
DNFSSPRhys IRWINYamaha7 Laps
DNFGP2Jack SCOTTHarris10 Laps
DNFSSPJack KENNEDYKawasaki11 Laps
DNFGP2Harvey CLARIDGEChassis Factory

British Supersport/GP2 Race 2

Kyle Smith took a dominant win in the second Quattro Group British Supersport race, taking the flag by 6.9s. With the riders facing a wet Thruxton circuit at the start of the race, it was Lee Johnston who grabbed the holeshot, but the Dynavolt Triumph of Smith had soon found a way through just a few corners latter.

Pulling away at the front, Smith had Ben Currie in close contention for much of the race, with the duo trading places throughout the opening two thirds. However, a string of fast laps saw him able to edge away from Currie, holding on to take his second win of the season.

The GP2 machine of Charlie Nesbitt took the chequered flag, third on track, but it was Jack Kennedy who was able to bounce back from his DNF yesterday to complete the Supersport podium and retake the series lead. Joining Nesbitt on the GP2 podium was Mason Law and Jack Scott.

British Supersport/GP2 Race 2 Results

  1. Kyle Smith (Dynavolt Triumph)
  2. Ben Currie (Gearlink Kawasaki) +6.935s
  3. Charlie Nesbitt (RS Racing / Kovara Projects) +17.174s
  4. Jack Kennedy (HEL Performance/Bournemouth Kawasaki) +20.170s
  5. Brandon Paasch (Dynavolt Triumph) +33.550s

British Supersport Championship Standings

  1. Jack Kennedy (HEL Performance/Bournemouth Kawasaki) 142
  2. Bradley Perie (Appleyard Macadam Yamaha) 138
  3. Kyle Smith (Dynavolt Triumph) 114
  4. Ben Currie (Gearlink Kawasaki) 107
  5. Lee Johnston (Ashcourt Racing Yamaha) 106

British  GP2 Championship Standings


Pirelli National Superstock Race 1

Alex Olsen made it two in a row in the Pirelli National Superstock class, taking victory in the opening race at Thruxton. The thrilling 15 lap race saw an action packed opening few laps, but it was Olsen who was able to edge away from the pursuers over the second half of the race, with substitute rider Luke Stapleford in close contention.

It was a thrilling battle for the final rostrum spot, with Chrissy Rouse, Billy McConnell, Tom Neave, Lewis Rollo, Keith Farmer and Luke Mossey all battling it out over the final lap.

Pirelli National Superstock Race 1 Results

1Alex OLSENBMW19m22.155
2Luke STAPLEFORDSuzuki+0.356
3Chrissy ROUSEKawasaki+4.903
4Billy McCONNELLBMW+4.995
5Tom NEAVEHonda+5.651
6Lewis ROLLOKawasaki+6.022
7Luke MOSSEYKawasaki+6.393
8Ian HUTCHINSONYamaha+10.811
9Tom OLIVERSuzuki+15.170
10Levi DAYSuzuki+15.595
11Keith FARMERKawasaki+16.151
12James EASTAprilia+20.922
13David ALLINGHAMBMW+22.531
14Brayden ELLIOTTSuzuki+22.714
15Matt TRUELOVEBMW+22.888
16Jordan WEAVINGKawasaki+23.178
17Ashley BEECHSuzuki+23.533
18Leon JEACOCKSuzuki+23.683
19Brent HARRANSuzuki+23.935
20Damon REESBMW+24.395
21Richard KERRHonda+24.556
22TJ TOMSKawasaki+24.650
23Joe SHELDON-SHAWSuzuki+29.357
24Shane RICHARDSONBMW+30.441
25Sean NEARYSuzuki+31.015
26Shaun WINFIELDHonda+35.537
27Rob McNEALYBMW+42.157
28Robert HODSONKawasaki+42.717
29Craig NEVEBMW+42.940
30Jonathan RAILTONAprilia+43.288
31Milo WARDKawasaki+43.837
32Dave MACKAYSuzuki+56.746
33Anthony MOORESuzuki+1:09.669
Not Classified
DNFFraser ROGERSAprilia1 Lap
DNFTom WARDSuzuki7 Laps
DNFDave SELLERSSuzuki9 Laps

Pirelli National Superstock Race 2

FHO Racing’s Alex Olsen doubled up on Pirelli National Superstock with victory in a thrilling second race at Thruxton. It was Luke Mossey who grabbed the holeshot to lead for the opening laps, but Olsen and Luke Stapleford were in close contention.

Stapleford made his move into the lead on lap nine, but Olsen was through just a few laps later, able to fend off the last lap challenge to take another win. Stapleford claimed second, with Tom Neave getting past Mossey on the final lap to claim the final rostrum position.

Alex Olsen

“I felt like we could relax a bit once we got that first win at Brands Hatch as we know we have the pace to fight at the front. It was great to give the team another victory in the first one and then my mind-set was that we could do it again.

“In the second race I needed to get to the front as soon as I could and set a pace. Luke Mossey got a bit of a gap and I had to use some tyre to get to him again, but when I got to the front, I thought I could control the pace. I just knew I had to push so hard on the last lap and braked as late as I could and I am just so happy with this weekend. I have to thank the FHO Racing BMW team.”

Tom Neave

“I think I’ve got the monkey off my back now, we’ve got our four bogey tracks out the way and some good tracks ahead of us where we had a lot of success at last year. I think this is just the start of getting back on top of riding that wave of success again. I needed a difficult race yesterday to make me have a better race today, I learnt a lot from it and really needed that podium to be honest after the three rounds we’ve had. There’s still time to turn the championship around, there’s still a lot of races to go and I think we can get back to our winning ways!”

Pirelli National Superstock Race 2 Results

1Alex OLSENBMW18m01.051
2Luke STAPLEFORDSuzuki+0.228
3Tom NEAVEHonda+0.351
4Luke MOSSEYKawasaki+0.566
5Lewis ROLLOKawasaki+1.038
6Keith FARMERKawasaki+5.745
7Ian HUTCHINSONYamaha+5.932
8Chrissy ROUSEKawasaki+6.104
9Fraser ROGERSAprilia+6.262
10Taylor MACKENZIEBMW+10.647
11Levi DAYSuzuki+10.855
12Billy McCONNELLBMW+12.085
13David ALLINGHAMBMW+13.958
14Brayden ELLIOTTSuzuki+14.231
15Tom OLIVERSuzuki+14.400
16Damon REESBMW+14.672
17James EASTAprilia+15.421
18Jordan WEAVINGKawasaki+15.494
19TJ TOMSKawasaki+18.442
20Joe SHELDON-SHAWSuzuki+19.410
21Richard KERRHonda+19.681
22Leon JEACOCKSuzuki+19.962
23Shane RICHARDSONBMW+31.762
24Shaun WINFIELDHonda+31.834
25Craig NEVEBMW+32.055
26Milo WARDKawasaki+32.344
27Robert HODSONKawasaki+32.692
28Jonathan RAILTONAprilia+42.541
29Rob McNEALYBMW+47.287
30Dave MACKAYSuzuki+55.994
31Dave SELLERSSuzuki+58.403
32Jenny TINMOUTHHonda+1m05.881
33Anthony MOORESuzuki+1m06.125
Not Classifieds
DNFSean NEARYSuzuki8 Laps

Pirelli National Superstock Championship Standings

1Alex OLSEN (BMW)105
2Billy McCONNELL (BMW)99
4Fraser ROGERS (Aprilia)79
5Tom NEAVE (Honda)68
6Luke MOSSEY (Kawasaki)67
7Chrissy ROUSE (Kawasaki)66
8Keith FARMER (Kawasaki)57
9Lewis ROLLO (Kawasaki)55
10Luke STAPLEFORD (Suzuki)40
11Luke HEDGER (Suzuki)40
12Levi DAY (Suzuki)38
13Ian HUTCHINSON (Yamaha)35
14Brayden ELLIOTT (Suzuki)27
15Tom WARD (Suzuki)24
16Tim NEAVE (Suzuki)22
17Tom OLIVER (Suzuki)20
18Jordan WEAVING (Kawasaki)13
20Richard KERR (Honda)8
21Brent HARRAN (Suzuki)5
22Joe SHELDON-SHAW (Suzuki)5
23James EAST (Aprilia)4
24Damon REES (BMW)4
25Callum GRIGOR (Kawasaki)1

Pirelli National Junior Superstock Race

Zac Corderoy took the Pirelli National Junior Superstock victory after a red flag for weather brought the race to a premature end. George Stanley grabbed the holeshot, leading for much of the race with Corderoy and Liam Delves in close contention.

Moving into the lead on the penultimate lap, Corderoy was declared the winner with the red flag coming out on the final lap. Stanley took second ahead of Delves and Joe Talbot

Pirelli National Junior Superstock Race Results

1Zak CORDEROYYamaha17m12.099
2George STANLEYKawasaki+0.221
3Liam DELVESKawasaki+0.522
4Joe TALBOTKawasaki+3.964
5Aaron SILVESTERYamaha+4.402
6Louis VALLELEYYamaha+4.719
7Caolan IRWINYamaha+5.113
8Daniel BROOKSKawasaki+9.805
9Eugene McMANUSKawasaki+9.906
10Charlie FARRERYamaha+10.165
11Asher DURHAMKawasaki+14.436
12Simon REIDYamaha+14.530
13Kade VERWEYKawasaki+14.916
14Franco BOURNEKawasaki+15.206
15Sam LAFFINSKawasaki+15.351
16Owen JENNERKawasaki+17.520
17Max COOKKawasaki+17.628
18Cameron HALLKawasaki+17.743
19Luke VERWEYKawasaki+18.082
20Adam HARTGROVEYamaha+18.386
21Jack BEDNAREKYamaha+1 Lap
22Kier ARMSTRONGKawasaki+1 Lap
23Lewis JONESKawasaki+1 Lap
24Andrew SMYTHKawasaki+1 Lap
25James BULLMV Agusta+1 Lap
26Kayla BARRINGTONKawasaki+1 Lap
27Josh COWARDKawasaki+1 Lap
28Lynden LEATHERLANDYamaha+1 Lap
29Nathan DRURYKawasaki+1 Lap
30Harry LEIGHKawasaki+1 Lap
31Toby REYNOLDSYamaha+1 Lap
Not Classifieds
DNFJake CAMPBELLKawasaki1 Lap
DNFJake HOPPERYamaha7 Laps
DNFJack NIXONYamaha9 Laps

Pirelli National Junior Superstock Championship Standings

1Jack NIXON (Yamaha)127
2George STANLEY (Kawasaki)115
3Joe TALBOT (Kawasaki)109
4Zak CORDEROY (Yamaha)99
5Liam DELVES (Kawasaki)66
6Eugene McMANUS (Kawasaki)56
7Louis VALLELEY (Yamaha)49
8James ALDERSON (Triumph)35
9Asher DURHAM (Kawasaki)31
10Adam HARTGROVE (Yamaha)30
11Owen JENNER (Kawasaki)28
12Sam LAFFINS (Kawasaki)27
13Charlie FARRER (Yamaha)27
14Kade VERWEY (Kawasaki)25
15Simon REID (Yamaha)25
16Daniel BROOKS (Kawasaki)24
17Franco BOURNE (Kawasaki)23
18Max COOK (Kawasaki)22
19Aaron SILVESTER (Yamaha)19
20Jack BEDNAREK (Yamaha)9
21Caolan IRWIN (Yamaha)9
22Seth CRUMP (Kawasaki)8
23Matt BOWER (Kawasaki)7
24Cameron HALL (Kawasaki)6
25Luke VERWEY (Kawasaki)4

British Junior Supersport Race One

Cameron Dawson took a dominant win in the opening Hel Performance British Junior Supersport race, taking the chequered flag by 4.532s. Launching off the line, the youngster was unchallenged on his way to the victory, with Adon Davie and Ash Barnes joining him on the podium. Joe Farragher was fourth, with Zak Shelton fifth.

British Junior Supersport Thruxton Race One Results

  1. Cameron Dawson (MSS Performance Kawasaki)
  2. Adon Davie (JDF Racing Kawasaki) +4.532s
  3. Ash Barnes (Barney Racing Yamaha) +5.229s
  4. Joe Farragher (Completely Motorbikes / Affinity Kawasaki) +5.900s
  5. Zak Shelton (Team Evergreen Kawasaki) +6.663s

British Junior Supersport Race Two

Cameron Dawson made it two from two with another dominant win in the Hel Performance British Junior Supersport class. Launching off the line, the MSS Performance Kawasaki rider cruised away to take the chequered flag by 4.395s. Joseph Tomas had a fantastic race behind to take second place, while Adon Davie completed the podium in third.

British Junior Supersport Thruxton Race Two Results

  1. Cameron Dawson (MSS Performance Kawasaki)
  2. Joseph Thomas (3D Racing Kawasaki) +4.395s
  3. Adon Davie (JDF Racing Kawasaki) +5.511s
  4. James McManus (Completely Motorbikes / Affinity) +5.604s
  5. Osian Jones (Symcirrus Motorsport Kawasaki) +9.027s

British Talent Cup Race 1

British Talent Cup Race 1

Carter Brown (City Lifting by RS Racing) came out on top in a five-rider fight in Race 1 at Thruxton, the number 74 beating polesitter Jamie Lyons (C&M Motors Ltd/Tooltec Racing) to the top step. Cormac Buchanan (Microlise Cresswell Racing) took third to get back on the podium, with points leader Evan Belford (City Lifting by RS Racing) suffering a tougher race to take sixth – and his former closest challenger in the standings, teammate Jonny Garness, crashing out late on.

Off the line, Lyons got a great start from pole to stay ahead, with Buchanan tucking into second. But very briefly, the Kiwi striking quickly to take the lead as the top two were joined by Brown in an early three-rider break.

Belford began the race with a good start to get up into fourth, a bridge between the two early groups. But that wouldn’t last long either as the fight for the lead became a six-rider scrap, with Buchanan leading Lyons, Brown, Belford, Ollie Walker (Moto Rapido / SP125 Racing) and Harrison Crosby (Banks Racing) at the front.

Carter Brown leading Lyons

Drama then hit for Belford as he cut the final chicane on Lap 4 and dropped off slightly, leaving the Lyons, Brown, Buchanan, Walker and Crosby group in a fight for the win that would go down to the wire – and Belford fighting with James Cook (Wilson Racing) and and Garness, two other riders a little more used to fighting for the podium of late.

At the front it remained a constant concertina but no one was able to make a break, and starting the last lap it was Crosby ahead and Brown in hot pursuit. Lyons then made his move, sweeping round for the lead, but out of Church for the final time Brown hit the front and there he was able to stay. Holding on out the chicane and on the drag to the line, the number 74 took his second win of the year – and moved up to second in the standings too.

Lyons took second and his first podium of the season after an impressive weekend so far, and the same is true of Buchanan as he got back on the box in third. Walker was forced to settle for fourth, and drama hit for Crosby as he highsided out just before the line – losing out on a finish and bringing out the Red Flag. He got to his feet but headed to the medical centre.

Race One Podium – Brown, Lyons, Buchanan

Cook beat Belford to complete the top five, but there was late drama for Garness as he and Bailey Stuart-Campbell (151s Racing) came together at the end of Lap 12 and crashed out. Troy Jeffrey (Stiggymotorsport) was then classified seventh, at the head of a big group completed by Kiyano Veijer (Microlise Cresswell Racing), Sullivan Mounsey (iForce Lloyd & Jones), Lucas Brown (Amphibian Scaffolding / SP125 Racing) and Rhys Stephenson (Rocket Racing) in 11th.

Ryan Hitchcock (Wilson Racing) is sidelined through injury after a crash on Friday.

British Talent Cup Race 1 Results

1Carter BROWNHonda19m53.192
2Jamie LYONSHonda+0.177
3Cormac BUCHANANHonda+0.256
4Ollie WALKERHonda+0.948
5James COOKHonda+8.039
6Evan BELFORDHonda+1 Lap
7Troy JEFFREYHonda+1 Lap
8Kiyano VEIJERHonda+1 Lap
9Sullivan MOUNSEYHonda+1 Lap
10Lucas BROWNHonda+1 Lap
11Rhys STEPHENSONHonda+1 Lap
12Rossi BANHAMHonda +1 Lap
13Harley McCABEHonda+1 Lap
14Luca HOPKINSHonda+1 Lap
15Harrison MACKAYHonda+1 Lap
16Rhys COATESHonda+1 Lap
17Evann PENDRILLHonda+1 Lap
18Mason JOHNSONHonda+1 Lap
19Eli BANISHHonda+1 Lap
20Lucas HILLHonda+1 Lap
21Rossi DOBSONHonda+1 Lap
22Josh BANNISTERHonda+1 Lap
23Anthony EAGLEHonda+1 Lap
24Alexander ROWANHonda+1 Lap
25Ross MOOREHonda+1 Lap
26Holly HARRISHonda+1 Lap
Not Classified
DNFHarrison CROSBYHonda1 Lap
DNFJohnny GARNESSHonda3 Laps

British Talent Cup Race Two Cancelled

Following inclement weather ahead of the start for the Honda British Talent Cup on Sunday at Thruxton, Race 2 of Round 4 was first suspended and then cancelled.

British Talent Cup Championship Standings

1Evan BELFORD (Honda)141
2Carter BROWN (Honda)110
3Johnny GARNESS (Honda)91
4James COOK (Honda)76
5Cormac BUCHANAN (Honda)66
6Jamie LYONS (Honda)66
7Ollie WALKER (Honda)58
8Casey O’GORMAN (Honda)50
9Harrison CROSBY (Honda)46
10Ryan HITCHCOCK (Honda)44
11Bailey STUART-CAMPBELL (Honda)34
12Sullivan MOUNSEY (Honda)31
13Kiyano VEIJER (Honda)30
14Troy JEFFREY (Honda)30
15Rossi BANHAM (Honda)22
16Mason JOHNSON (Honda)17
17Rhys STEPHENSON (Honda)14
18Rossi DOBSON (Honda)13
19Luca HOPKINS (Honda)13
20Lucas BROWN (Honda)12
21Harrison MACKAY (Honda)7
22Harley McCABE (Honda)5
21Lucas HILL (Honda)4


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