BSB: Jason O’Halloran Takes His Fourth Win Of The Season At Brands Hatch.
McAMS Yamaha’s Jason O’Halloran Takes The Victory In The Second Race Of The Weekend In Style At Brands Hatch.
For the second race of the weekend it was SYNETIQ BMW’s Danny Buchan who was in Pole Position, with Christian Iddon and Tarran Mackenzie joining Buchan on the front row.
As the lights went out Danny Buchan was the first to lead the charging pack into Paddock Hill bend, just ahead of Mackenzie and Iddon. O’Halloran was in fourth place with Suzuki’s Danny Kent in fifth place.
Iddon took second place from Mackenzie at Hawthornes, it unsettled Mackenzie slightly and he got pushed back to fifth place. On the second lap Danny Kent had a mechanical issue at Pilgrims Drop and had to pull off the track. Rory Skinner was in fourth place pushing to catch the leading trio.
On lap four Mackenzie and Bridewell pushed Skinner back to sixth position, the young Scottish rider is still recovering from his arm pump surgery. O’Halloran took the lead with a very slick move up the inside of Buchan at Stirlings towards the end of lap five. Buchan was then under-pressure from Iddon, the Stockport rider made his move on Buchan for second place at Paddock Hill bend.
At the half-way mark of the race it was Tommy Bridewell who was carving his way to the front passing Buchan at Paddock Hill Bend to claim third place. Buchan was then fighting off Mackenzie who was closing in on the podium hunt. Bridewell snatched second place from his fellow Ducati man Iddon with seven laps remaining. Mackenzie squeezed underneath Buchan at Paddock Hill Bend to claim the third podium spot. Bridewell had made his way up-to second but just couldn’t get quite close enough to catch O’Halloran.
O’Halloran claimed his fourth victory of the season so far, with Bridewell in second and Mackenzie taking the last podium place in third. FS-3 rider’s Skinner and Lee Jackson finished in sixth and seventh place respectively. Glenn Irwin finished in eighth place followed by Peter Hickman and Gino Rea. Josh Brookes had a race to forget finishing down in 18th place, the Australian rider will be hoping for a wet race three for sure!
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