BSB: McAMS Yamaha’s Tarran Mackenzie Clinches Race One Victory At Oulton Park.
Tarren Mackenzie Takes His Sixth Win Of The 2021 Bennetts British Superbike Season.
VisionTrack Ducati’s Josh Brookes took his first Pole Position of the 2021 Season, joining him on the front row of the grid was McAMS Yamaha and Championship leader Jason O’Halloran in second place and RAF Regular & Reserve Kawasaki’s Ryan Vickers in third place. The weather conditions had vastly improved from the earlier Qualifying sessions.
McAMS Yamaha’s Jason O’Halloran led the pack of 25 riders into Old Hall Bend, followed by Pole man Brookes. As the leading duo reached Island Bend Brookes took the lead from O’Halloran, Tarran Mackenzie was up to third place. Kawasaki’s Ryan Vickers crashed out at the end of lap one, the young Thetford rider looked to be furious with himself.
Christian Iddon slipped underneath Mackenzie to take third position on lap two. O’Halloran re-took the lead from Brooks on lap three, there was a five-way train from O’Halloran, Brookes, Iddon, Mackenzie and FS-3 Racings Lee Jackson.
Brookes took charge yet again and passed O’Halloran, Mackenzie re-took third position from Iddon. Showdown contender BMW’s Danny Buchan was down in tenth place after getting caught up in Ryan Vickers crash. Oxford Products Racing Ducati’s Tommy Bridewell has a strong few laps getting up-to sixth place after starting from 16th place on the grid.
Disaster for Jason O’Halloran as he crashed out at Knickerbrook on lap 12! The leading trio was Brookes, Mackenzie and Iddon. Mackenzie snatched the lead from Brookes on the final lap and managed to hold the Australian off, Mackenzie claimed his sixth and a very important victory of the season, Brookes finished second with team-mate Iddon finishing in third, Lee Jackson was fourth and Peter Hickman was fifth. Danny Buchan managed a seventh place finish just in front of Honda’s Glenn Irwin.
O’Halloran leads the championship by just five points from his team-mate Mackenzie, it’s all to play for in Race Two!
Featured Images: Bennetts British Superbikes, McAMS Yamaha Racing Team.