BSB: Danny Buchan Takes His Second Victory Of The Weekend At Knockhill.
Danny Buchan Wins The Third Race Of Round Two At Knockhill, Which Was Declared a Scrapie Race By The Essex Rider.
It was perfect racing conditions for the final race of the weekend, rookie Rory Skinner was on pole position with home round rider Tarran Mackenzie in second place and race two winner BMW’s Danny Buchan in third place.
Tarran Mackenzie led the pack into Duffus Dip for the last race of the day, with fellow Scott Rory Skinner in second place but not for long as Skinner snatched first place from Mackenzie, Iddon then took second place from Mackenzie. Peter Hickman made a strong start and he too snatched a place off Mackenzie who seemed to be going backwards! Race two winner Buchan was in fourth place.
McAMS Yamaha’s Jason O’Halloran was down in ninth place, Brookes was in 17th place, the reigning champion woes are definitely continuing. RICH Energy BMW’s Brad Ray was on the charge in sixth place after 10 laps and was catching the top five riders, Hickman got into second place by lap 11 until he ran wide at the hairpin and got pushed back to seventh as he scraped elbows with Buchan.
Mackenzie and Buchan were fighting for the third place podium spot, neither riders were giving up on third position. Oxford Products Racing Ducati’s Tommy Bridewell was having a quiet race in ninth position. Skinner was leading the race with such maturity, putting in consistent lap times with no mistakes! By lap 22 Iddon was catching Skinner until Buchan made a move on Iddon for second place, which resulted in Iddon being pushed back to fourth position, Buchan then went on to pass Skinner to lead the race.
On lap 25 the race was Red Flagged due to Honda’s Glenn Irwin crashing, leaving his machinery on the track. With 25 laps being completed that was a race result. Danny Buchan claims his third race victory at the Knockhill circuit, with Skinner in second and Tarran Mackenzie in third place. Iddon just missed out on a podium place in fourth, Brad Ray finished in fifth place, O’Halloran could only get up-to sixth place, FS-3 Racing Kawasaki’s Lee Jackson rounded out the top ten in tenth place.
VisionTrack Ducati’s Christian Iddon leaves Scotland with the championship lead, with just six points between him and second place rider Jason O’Halloran, double race winner Dany Buchan is in third place. 2020 champion Josh Brookes is 73 points behind his team-mate Iddon, the Australian will have some work to do at the next round at Brands Hatch.
Round three is on 23 – 25 July at Brands Hatch, will Christian Iddon still be leading the championship as the riders and teams leave the Kent circuit?
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