BSB: Brookes Wins Race Two and Takes Charge of Championship in Sketchy Race

Published on October 4, 2020
By Dawn Hammersley

VisionTrack Ducati’s Josh Brookes takes his third win of the season, pinching the championship lead from his team mate.

Race two was dry with a very mixed up grid; McAMS Yamaha’s Tarran Mackenzie got the hole shot, but his lead was short lived as Buildbase Suzuki’s Kyle Ryde overtook him for the lead at Crainer Curves.

Donington’s Melbourne Loop spelt disaster for RAF Regular & Reserve Kawasaki’s rider Ryan Vickers and Honda’s Andrew Irwin, as they had a coming-together resulting in them both crashing. Moments later, Global Robots BMW’s Peter Hickman and Rapid Fulfilments FS 3 Kawasaki’s Danny Buchan collided, putting an end to their race; this action all took place towards the end of lap one! Both incidents were declared as racing incidents.

Home rider Kyle Ryde pulled in with a technical problem on lap two, ending his home win hopes; his team mate Gino Rea had his best race of the season so far finishing in fourth position.

FS 3 Kawasaki’s day got even worse as Lee Jackson crashed out of the race early on. Synetiq BMW Motorrad’s replacement rider Ian Hutchinson also crashed out at McLeans, which looked to be caused by a technical problem as he bailed off the bike.

Australian Josh Brookes took the lead from Gino Rea early on and led for the rest of the race, with a comfortable lead from Jason O’Halloran; O’Halloran started from low down on the grid but carved his way through the field in an attempt to snatch the win from Brookes. Josh was too quick for his fellow countryman and claimed the victory, giving him an 11 point lead over Jason.

Can VisionTrack Ducati’s Brookes keep his hands on the championship lead, as he starts in second position on the grid, with his championship rival O’Halloran on pole for race three of the day at 16:30?

Featured Image: PBM Ducati


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