BSB: McAMS Yamaha’s Tarran Mackenzie Wins Race One At Snetterton.
Tarran Mackenzie Wins In Style At The Norfolk Circuit Of Snetterton.
For Race One at the Norfolk Circuit of Snetterton, Honda’s Glenn Irwin was on Pole Position with McAMS Yamaha’s Jason O’ Halloran and Tarran Mackenzie both lining up on the front row of the grid.
As the lights went out it was McAMS Yamaha’s Jason O’Halleran who got the holeshot into Riches Corner, but Honda’s Glenn Irwin snatched the lead from the Australian rider. Christian Iddon woes continued as he crashed out at Oggies on the first lap. BMW’s Andrew Irwin had a sharp start and got into third place.
On lap three the front trio were Glenn Irwin, Tarran Mackenzie and Andrew Irwin, O’Halloran was in fourth place just on the tail of third place man Andrew Irwin. Buildbase Suzuki’s Gino Rea was up-to sixth place, just in front of Ducati’s Josh Brookes.
Jason O’Halloran made a forceful move on his team-mate and went into second place, Glenn Irwin handed first place to Jason as he ran wide and lost the front end crashing out of the race on lap five, Builbase Suzuki’s Gino Rea crashed out as a result of Andrew Irwin having a mechanical issue, as Andrew slowed down Gino had no where to go and clipped the back of Irwins bike!
Tommy Bridewell was up-to third position by lap six, Lee Jackson was in fourth and Josh Brookes was in fifth. Tarran Mackenzie was on the back wheel of his team-mate O’Halloran, Jason wasn’t giving an inch to Tarran as the Australian was riding defensive holding on to the first place position.
Mackenzie took charge of the race and passed O’Halloran on lap eight at Agostini’s, Bridewell, Jackson and Brookes were chasing the front McAMS duo and were catching the front runners. FHO Racing’s Peter Hickman was having a quiet race down in seventh place.
On the penultimate lap Bridewell was right on the back wheel of O’Halloran, Brookes passed Jackson for fourth place. At the checkered flag Mackenzie held on to the first position and took the victory, Bridewell pinched second place on the line from third place finisher O’Halloran, Brookes finished in a strong fourth place, Lee Jackson finished fifth, Ryan Vickers was sixth, Hickman seventh, BMW’s Danny Buchan rounded out the top ten finishing in tenth place.
Will Tarran Mackenzie continue his winning form into tomorrow for Race Two? Race Two is tomorrow at 12:15
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