BSB: Tommy Bridewell Takes His First Victory Of The season At Donington Park.
Oxfords Products Racing Ducati’s Tommy Bridewell Gets His First Win Of The 2021 Season.
For the final installment of Superbike racing at Donington Park, it was FHO Racing BMW’s Peter Hickman was was on Pole Position for Race Three. SYNETIQ BMW’s Danny Buchan and Buildbase Suzuki’s Danny Kent were both unable to take part in the race due to injuries they received from unfortunately crashing in race two.
The race started under very cloudy conditions at the Leicestershire track, Hickman was first into Redgate followed by a swift start from Honda’s Glenn Irwin who was in second place, Ryan Vickers was in third place. After only completing two laps the race was red flagged due to rain, a hand full of riders raised their hands as they turned into Redgate.
The race was resumed as a wet race over 20 laps, even though it had stopped raining, tyre choice would definitely play a part in the results of the race. As the lights went out it was Ryan Vickers who got the holeshot into Redgate, a few corners down the circuit Vickers crashed out of the lead! leaving Tarran Mackenzie leading the pack.
Team LKQ Euro Car Parts Kawasaki’s Storm Stacey was up-to tenth place, just behind Christian Iddon who was in ninth place. Glenn Irwin edged in front of Hickman for second place, O’Halloran was in seventh place having a battle with TAG Honda’s Dan Linfoot. On lap four Glenn took first place from Mackenzie at Redgate, Tommy Bridewell also passed Mackenzie on the same lap putting himself into a strong second place.
Bridewell passed Glenn on lap six, Tommy’s tyre choice of intermediates were definitely the right choice for the Wiltshire rider. Josh Brookes was up-to seventh place, O’Halloran was now down in 14th place. On lap nine Christian Iddon crashed at Craner Curves, Christian made the brave decision to put a rear slick tyre on. Iforce Lloyd & Jones BMW’s Joe Francis was having a strong ride in seventh place.
By lap 11 Josh Brookes was up-to fourth place, just behind BMW’s Andrew Irwin. Bridewell managed to pull a slight gap between himself and Glenn Irwin. Joe Francis was now in fifth place, Storm Stacey was in sixth place.
Bridewell kept his composure and brought his Ducati machinery home in first place, Glenn was second, Andrew Irwin was third, Josh Brookes was fourth, Joe francis finished fifth, Storm Stacey crossed the line in sixth, Gino Rea rounded out the top ten in tenth place, Championship leader Jason O’Halloran could only manage a 12th place finish.
The Bennetts British Superbikes are at Cadwell Park for Round Six of the Championship 20-22 August.
Featured Images: Bennetts British Superbikes, Mike Petch.