Peter HickmanTakes His Second Victory At Cadwell Park.
FHO Racing BMW’s Peter Hickman was on Pole for Race Two, having claimed his first victory of his 2021 Season yesterday, Hickman also set a new Lap Record at the Cadwell Circuit, with a lap time of 1:26.350. McAMS Yamaha’s Tarran Mackenzie is out of racing action today, he suffered a broken finger from his off yesterday in Race one. The Lincolnshire weather was sketchy for Race Two, all the riders chose slick tyres for the race.
As the lights went out it was McAMS Yamaha’s Jason O’Halloran who got the holeshot into Coppice, followed by Hickman and Christian Iddon. FS-3 Kawsaki’s Lee Jackson gained a position just behind Iddon, Lee’s team-mate Rory Skinner was down in 13th place.
By lap three it was a six-way train from O’Halloran to Andrew Irwin, Christian Iddon lost the front end of his machinery at Charlies, team-mate Josh Brookes was catching the front runners in eighth position. Oxford Products Ducati’s Tommy Bridewell was up-to fifth place by lap five. Buildbase Suzuki’s Tim Neave was having a strong ride in 13th place.
By lap eight Honda’s Glenn Irwin was in fourth place, he just seemed to be losing touch with the leading trio, his shoulder injury must have been having an impact on the Northern Irish rider. Hickman passed O’Halloran on the brakes at Mansfield and took first place on lap nine. Tommy Bridewell was hot on the heels of Glenn Irwin in fifth place. Suzuki’s Gino Rea crashed out at the Mountain for the second time this weekend on lap 10.
Bridewell passed Glenn Irwin at Charlies on lap 11, Josh Brookes was up-to seventh place. Glenn and Andrew Irwin were having a tussle with one another for fifth position, with the switching of positions meant Brookes was closing in to join the battle for fifth place.
Lee Jackson lost third place to Bridewell on lap 14, Brookes won the battle for fifth place. Bridewell set the fastest lap on lap 15, Rory Skinner lost the front into Park, a rare mistake from the young rookie.
FHO Racing BMW’s Peter Hickman makes it two victories on the bounce, O’Halloran finished in second place, Bridewell in third place, Jackson held onto fourth place, Brookes had a strong finish in fifth, Kawasaki’s Storm Stacey rounded out the top ten in tenth position.
Can Peter Hickman do the Treble at Cadwell Park? O’Halloran is leading the championship by 50 points from his team-mate Tarran Mackenzie, Jason is now confirmed for the Showdown. Race Two is at 16:45
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