British Superbike: Oulton Park Race 2 & 3 Report – Roadracing World Magazine

Editorial note: American Brandon Paasch, who looks back on his Dynavolt Triumph Daytona 765 after breaking his right hand earlier this month, finished sixth in British Supersport Race Two on Sunday at Oulton Park.

The showdown is on! Nine points separate the top three ahead of Donington Park

Tommy Bridewell delivered a driving performance to secure a double victory in today’s Bennetts British Superbike Championship Showdown round at Oulton Park, getting back in the title race for the Oxford Products Racing Ducati team.

Tommy Bridewell (46) won the second and third British Superbike races at Oulton Park. Photo by Barry Clay.

A second crash of the weekend for former championship leader Jason O’Halloran in race three means he ceded the lead in the standings to teammate Tarran Mackenzie, with just two points between McAMS Yamaha teammates surrendering at Donington Park for the penultimate round next weekend (October 1-3).

In the second race of the weekend, Bridewell scored a stunning victory after striking back after a moment off track earlier in the race to take the lead on the final lap to beat the duo McAMS Yamaha.

O’Halloran had led from the first lap despite mounting pressure from his Title Fighter rivals, but he couldn’t resist the dominating pace of Bridewell, who delivered a determined race to overhaul his Yamaha rivals on the final leg. of the race.

Bridewell had run to Hizzys in the fourth round, dropping him in the standings to 13th place when he joined. However, he was making his way through the peloton and he was soon back in the group of leading runners led by O’Halloran.

O’Halloran was racing steadily up front to maintain the advantage as he pushed to bounce back from yesterday’s crash that saw his leaderboard advantage decimated, as teammate Mackenzie claimed the first victory for the strong test.

Title fighters Christian Iddon, Josh Brookes and Mackenzie had finished second halfway through the race and by lap 13 the VisionTrack Ducati duo were inseparable. As they battled for second place, Mackenzie seized the opportunity and managed to separate the pair by passing Brookes.

Two laps later, Mackenzie moved on to Iddon for second place, but he fought back and instantly regained the position. The pair soon had Bridewell for company and on the penultimate lap he had passed second with O’Halloran in his sights.

Bridewell moved onto O’Halloran on the last lap with a move into Old Hall, then defended hard to hold back the Australian. As Bridewell claimed his second race victory of the season, O’Halloran beat his teammate by just 0.030 seconds at the checkered flag to take second place.

Iddon won fourth place, but it was a disappointing end to teammate VisionTrack Ducati’s second race as Brookes slumped from fifth place on the last lap at Druids.

Glenn Irwin was the only title fighter who failed to complete the second race; the Honda Racing rider started at the back of the grid after not being able to get out of the pit lane in time due to a technical problem. He was pushing his way through the peloton, but as he placed tenth he crashed at Hizzys.

In the last race of the weekend, Bridewell started pole position and instantly reached the front of the field, setting an incredible pace to beat his rivals and under the checkered flag he had a 5.972 second advantage, his victory putting him inside. Mackenzie’s nine points at the top of the standings.

The battle for second place raged throughout the 18-lap encounter as Brookes took second ahead of Danny Buchan and Mackenzie at the start. In the tenth lap, Mackenzie was third and was harassing Brookes.

Lee Jackson quickly entered the battle for the podium, taking fourth place and playing dice with Mackenzie. On lap 14 Jackson applied the brakes in Old Hall, but on the exit there was contact between him and Mackenzie as the McAMS Yamaha rider made his way to the inside line, sending the FS-3 Racing Kawasaki rider out. of the race.

Mackenzie was fined three seconds for a long lap equivalent to a crash causing contact, which took him from third place on the track to fifth place at the checkered flag.

It was a disastrous race for the second of the Yamaha McAMS as O’Halloran retired from competition for the second time this weekend, this time at Cascades in the twelfth round. This means he now sits second in the standings ahead of Donington Park in a few days.

Brookes managed to retain second place at the checkered flag with Ray elevated to third, as he became the sixth different driver to celebrate the podium at Oulton Park this weekend for the Rich Energy OMG Racing BMW team.

Peter Hickman won fourth place for FHO Racing BMW, just ahead of Mackenzie with Buchan completing the top six for the SYNETIQ BMW team.

Glenn Irwin bounced back from his previous crash to finish seventh, while Iddon was eighth in the Title Fighters in eleventh place after contacting Mackenzie on lap 14, with the VisionTrack Ducati rider taking the gravel at Lodge. He was able to regain 15th place before regaining ground in 11th.

Bennetts British Superbike Championship, Oulton Park, race 2 result:

  1. Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Products Racing Ducati)
  2. Jason O’Halloran (McAMS Yamaha) + 0.486s
  3. Tarran Mackenzie (McAMS Yamaha) + 0.516s
  4. Christian Iddon (VisionTrack Ducati) + 1,218s
  5. Peter Hickman (FHO Racing BMW) + 2.372s
  6. Lee Jackson (FS-3 Racing Kawasaki) + 2.463s
  7. Bradley Ray (Rich Energy OMG Racing BMW) + 4.260s
  8. Danny Buchan (SYNETIQ BMW) + 8.951s
  9. Andrew Irwin (SYNETIQ BMW) + 11.590s
  10. Gino Rea (Suzuki Buildbase) + 11.811s

Bennetts British Superbike Championship, Oulton Park, result of race 3:

  1. Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Products Racing Ducati)
  2. Josh Brookes (VisionTrack Ducati) + 5.972s
  3. Bradley Ray (Rich Energy OMG Racing BMW) + 6.671s
  4. Peter Hickman (FHO Racing BMW) + 9.286s
  5. Tarran Mackenzie (McAMS Yamaha) + 9.502s
  6. Danny Buchan (SYNETIQ BMW) + 11.021s
  7. Glenn Irwin (Honda Racing) + 15.890s
  8. Andrew Irwin (SYNETIQ BMW) + 15.956s
  9. Gino Rea (Buildbase Suzuki) + 16.082s
  10. Rory Skinner (FS-3 Racing Kawasaki) + 24.721s

Bennetts British Superbike Championship ranking after Oulton Park:

  1. Tarran Mackenzie (McAMS Yamaha) 1093
  2. Jason O’Halloran (McAMS Yamaha) 1091
  3. Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Products Racing Ducati) 1084
  4. Christian Iddon (VisionTrack Ducati) 1060
  5. Peter Hickman (FHO Racing BMW) 1050
  6. Josh Brookes (VisionTrack Ducati) 1042
  7. Danny Buchan (SYNETIQ BMW) 1041
  8. Glenn Irwin (Honda Racing) 1029

For more information on the Bennetts British Superbike Championship, visit www.britishsuperbike.com

Tommy Bridewell – Oxford Racing Ducati Products

Double race winner

“I told my team earlier that I have nothing to lose, I’m here to win the championship. The dice rolled in our favor this weekend, we had our first double victory in BSB and Jason had two DNFs and then Tarran had a penalty in this last race.

“The pressure is a cruel thing, but I have no pressure on my shoulders. If I win, I win and if I don’t, I don’t. I’m here to fight and here to win and that’s what I will do.

“Really, I wasn’t surprised by this weekend without sounding arrogant. This place for me is very strong, the bike is strong here and I feel very good mentally and physically.

“I have to keep riding at Donington Park and I have to lift the trophy at the end of the year.”

More, from a press release issued by Dynavolt Triumph:

Double top ten for Dynavolt Triumph in the Feature Race

It was another courageous performance from Dynavolt Triumph’s Brandon Paasch in today’s Quattro Group British Supersport main race at Oulton Park. Paasch got off to a flying start from 14th place on the grid and latched onto the back of the leading group before touching neutral when the Druids fell in order. The 20-year-old fired back, clocking his fastest race lap on the last lap to cross the finish line in sixth place.

American Brandon Paasch (96) in action at Oulton Park.  Photo by Barry Clay.
American Brandon Paasch (96) in action at Oulton Park. Photo by Barry Clay.

Brandon Paasch: “I’m destroyed, it’s the worst I have felt after a race in a long time. I’m in pain enough. It was a good race, I had a pretty decent result for us, another solid top ten and now it’s time to rest, regroup and try to come back stronger next weekend.

Replacement driver Danny Webb took another step forward in the low 40s of the race today as he continues to learn about the Dynavolt Triumph and the unknown nature of the tough Cheshire circuit. Webb started from 18th on the grid and had a smart race to finish eighth.

Danny Webb: “It was a positive weekend, we took steps with the bike and I took steps. It was more for me to get in tune with the track and start riding again because I didn’t not ridden in a while but we end on a positive note going to Donington I can’t wait, this is a trail that I know better so it will suit us better.

Simon Buckmaster, Dynavolt Triumph Team Director: “Brandon was coming back from an injury and he’s getting better and better. We know that all the strength is not there in the wrist and after his little mistake we had a bit of luck with the safety car but he really invested himself and in his physical condition, I think that it is. is a very good effort. He will be even better at Donington.

“Danny didn’t start from a good position due to insufficient time on the dry track but another dry race under his belt and a big improvement in lap time. He rides for us again at Donington Park, a track he knows and he has spent some time on the bike now. Obviously we want to win, but Brandon coming back from injury and getting into the top six is ​​a big boost for him and for all of us, so we look forward to next week at Donington Park and see what we can do.

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