BSB: McAMS Yamaha’s Jason O’Halloran Wins Race Three At Cadwell Park.
Jason O’Halloran Takes His Ninth Win Of The Season At Cadwell Park.
For the final race of Round Six at Cadwell Park, Oxford Products Racing Ducati’s Tommy Bridewell was on Pole, double race winner FHO Racing BMW’s Peter Hickman lined-up in fifth place on the grid, the Lincolnshire rider is riding the crest of a wave this weekend, could he do the treble at his home circuit?
McAMS Yamaha’s Jason O’Halloran led the Superbike pack into Coppice, Bridewell had a bad start and was in fifth place, Josh Brookes got up-to fifth place. Honda’s Glenn Irwin snatched the lead from O’Halloran at Park, Kawasaki’s Storm Stacey was in seventh place, the young Shropshire rider was having a strong Round six.
Peter Hickman was in second place by lap four, Ducati’s Christian Iddon was in ninth place. Hickman took charge and passed Glenn Irwin at Mansfield, Bridewell also took Glenn Irwin claiming third place. The leading trio were edging away from the rest of the pack, FS-3 Racings’s Lee Jackson was trying to get around Glenn to take fourth position, Lee had the pace to pass Glenn, but just couldn’t make the move, whilst the two were battling Josh Brookes over took both of them in style to claim the fourth place.
By lap 11 the leading trio were 2.6s ahead of Brookes, Jackson was itching to pass the Australian but Brookes wasn’t giving up the fourth place! Lower down the field there was a three-way battle for tenth position between Gino Rea, Ryan Vickers and Storm Stacey. On lap 14 Stacey got sat up by Rory Skinner which sent him off track and as a result he crashed out at Coppice.
Brookes made a slight mistake at the Mountain enabling Jackson to take the fourth place he had been eager to take. Hickman had a moment at Charlies on lap 18, O’Halloran snatched first place and mangaged to put a slight gap between himself and Hickman.
O’Halloran took his ninth win of the 2021 season, Hickman had to settled for second place, Bridewell had a hattrick of third place finishes, Jackson held onto fourth place, Brookes was fifth, a much better weekend for the reigning champion, team-mate Christian Iddon finished in seventh place, Kawasaki’s Ryan Vickers rounded out the top ten.
McAMS Yamaha’s Jason O’Halloran has now won nine races so far this season, the Australian has appeared on the podium 41 times in his Superbike career, his place in the Showdown is confirmed. Snetterton is next-up for the Bennetts British Superbikes, a circuit where Jason got his first ever Superbike win.
Round Six is at the Norwich Circuit of Snetterton on 3/4/5 September.
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