OultonBSB: Jason O’Halloran claims second win of the weekend in thrilling race two
The Bennetts British Superbike title is blown wide open as McAms Yamaha’s Jason O’Halloran wins race two of the weekend as championship leader, Glenn Irwin, retires.
It was perfect weather conditions again at the Cheshire track as Jason O’Halloran got the perfect start getting the holeshot, his team-mate Tarran Mackenzie got a good start but started to fall backwards by the end of lap two.
VisionTrack Ducati’s Josh Brookes set the fastest lap of the race, 1:34.461 on lap four, which was a faster lap time than O’Halloran set yesterday. Brookes caught the top three riders on lap six meaning there was a four way battle for first place from O’Hallaran, Christian Iddon and Rapid Fulfillments FS-3 Kawasaki’s Danny Buchan.
Lee Jackson had a battle with Honda’s Andrew Irwin throughout the race, but Jackson got the better of the Honda rider finishing in front of Andrew in fifth place.
RAF Regular & Reserve Kawaski’s new rider Jack Kennedy once again ran into issues with his Kawasaki machine, the Irishman pitted on lap 12 followed by championship leader Glenn Irwin who pitted a lap later due to a vibration problem. With O’Halloran leading and Irwin out, the McAMS Yamaha rider was looking at sneaking within five points of the Honda rider.
Synetiq BMW Motorrad’s Taylor Mackenzie had front end crash at Shell Oils, whilst team-mate Bradley Ray finished the race in a solid eighth position.
Courtesy of his early fastest lap, a rejuvenated Josh Brookes will start on pole position with Jackson and Buchan completing the front row.
Can O’Halloran do the triple and take the championship lead or will the VisionTrack Ducatis stand in his way?
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