BSB: McAMS Yamaha’s Jason O’Halloran Wins Race Two At Snetterton.
Jason O’Halloran Storms To His Tenth Victory In Race Two At Snetterton.
For Race Two at Snetterton Oxford Products Racing Ducati’s Tommy Bridewell was on Pole Position, with VisionTrack Ducati’s Josh Brookes in second place and FS-3 Kawasaki Racing’s Lee Jackson in third. The track temperature was two degrees higher than it was yesterday.
First into Riches Corner was Buildbase Suzuki’s Gino Rea, who started from fourth place. Dan Linfoot had a big moment in the mid-field, but he managed to save it. Josh Brookes was in second place eyeing-up the first place spot, yesterday’s race winner Tarran Mackenzie was in third place.
On Lap three both McAMS riders passed Brookes to take second and third positions. Brookes lost momentum and found himself down in ninth place, team-mate Christian Iddon was down in 13th place. On lap four Mackenzie took the lead, bringing his team-mate through too, it was a McAMS one-two. Tommy Bridewell was sitting in third place, Gino Rea was still in the mix in fourth place.
O’Halloran went wide at the Montreal Hairpin letting Bridewell take second position, Kawasaki’s Ryan Vickers was up-to fifth position, Lee Jackson was in sixth, team-mate Rory Skinner was on the charge in tenth place. FHO Racing’s Peter Hickman was down 12th place, just behind Iddon. Brookes composed himself and got back into sixth place. Honda’s Glenn Irwin was down 14th place and looked to be just cruising around the circuit.
By lap eight O’Halloran re-took second place from Bridewell, Mackenzie was setting the pace at the front setting the fastest lap on lap nine, there was a five-way battle for fifth position, from Brookes to Danny Buchan who was in ninth place.
With four laps remaining the leading trio left Gino Rea and pulled a gap on the Suzuki rider. O’Halloran was dicing with Mackenzie for first place, of which was helping Bridewell to catch the front duo. Bridewell had a missive moment as he caught his knee on the grass at Corams! O’Halloran took the lead at Nelson on the penultimate lap, Mackenzie snatched the lead back at Agostini’s on the final lap, O’Halloran took the lead back at Brundle and made it stick to take the victory!
Mackenzie had to settle for second, Tommy Bridewell finished in third, Brookes was fourth, Gino was fifth, Peter Hickman rounded out the top ten in tenth place, BMW’s Kyle Ryde managed to finish in the points in 15th position.
The McAMS Yamaha duo are ruling the roost at Snetterton, can anyone stop them in their tracks in Race Three? Tarran Mackenzie has now been confirmed for the Showdown.
Featured Images: Bennetts British Superbikes, McAMS Yamaha Racing.