BSB: A McAMS Yamaha One-Two As Jason O’Halloran Wins Race Two At Thruxton With Mackenzie In Second.

Published on August 1, 2021
By Dawn Hammersley

Jason O’Halloran Takes His Second Victory Of Weekend At Thruxton.

Race two was declared a dry race, there were a few showers in the morning but luckily the track was dry for the Superbike race. FS-3 Racing Kawasaki’s Lee Jackson was on pole position, with Jason O’Halloran in second place and Christian Iddon rounding off the front row. All the riders chose the SC Zero tyre for the race, the wind had completely dropped from yesterday, which would result in faster lap times and faster racing! It would be a race of attrition.

Jason O’Halloran was the first rider into Allard, Glenn Irwin shot into second place as Jackson was pushed back to third place. Danny Buchan made a strong start from 13th place to seventh, the lap times were definitely quicker then race one yesterday. Ryan Vickers and Christian Iddon were rubbing elbows for fourth place.

BMW’s Brad Ray was showing good pace in eighth place, just behind McAMS Yamaha’s Tarran Mackenzie. Ryan Vickers squeezed passed Jackson and took third place on lap six. O’Halloran was 0.468s ahead of Glenn Irwin by lap eight. Vickers got a long lap penalty on lap eight due to his overtaking maneuver on Iddon. Vickers took his long lap penalty and nearly caught Brad Ray as he went back onto the racing line.

On lap ten Powerslide/Catfoss Suzuki’s Bjorn Estment clipped the curb and crashed out, further down the track Lee Jackson and Christian Iddon both crashed at Campell. As a result of the incident between Jackson and Iddon, Mackenzie was now in third place.

By lap 12 there was a three-way battle for third place between Vickers, Mackenzie and Brad Ray. Tommy Bridewell was down in eighth place, Josh Brookes was down in 17th place. BMW’s Kyle Ryde was having a strong ride getting up-to eighth place by lap 16. The trio of Vickers, Ray and Mackenzie were on the tail of Glenn Irwin all seeking the second place spot! of which Vickers won the second place from Glenn Irwin.

Brad Ray launched his BMW up the inside of Vickers for second place, Mackenzie then made a swift move on Brad and the McAMS Yamaha rider was now in second place. On the final lap Ryan Vickers clipped the curb and crashed out! The punishment didn’t fit the crime for the Thetford rider.

Jason O’Halloran took his second win of the weekend, followed by his team-mate Mackenzie and a first podium place finish of the 2021 season for Honda’s Glenn Irwin finishing the race in third. RICH Energy OMG Racing BMW riders had a very productive race, Brad finished in fourth place and Kyle finished in sixth place. Suzuki team-mates Danny Kent and Gino Rea finished in ninth and tenth place respectively. Josh Brookes finished down in 16th place.

Can O’Halloran make it three in a row? Race Three is at 16.30

Featured Images: Bennetts British Superbikes.


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