Danny Buchan Wins His second Race Of The Season And Is Crowned The Pirelli King Of The Mountain At Cadwell Park.
For the final race of round seven at Cadwell Park Bradley Ray was on pole position, race two winner Danny Buchan was in second place on the grid with Tommy Bridewell in third place.
Danny Buchan was first into Coppice, one of the Honda’s ran straight on at turn one. Jason O’Halloran made it to third place just in front of Bridewell until Tommy retook the third place spot back. Lee Jackson had a jump start and had a ten second penalty on his overall race time.
After three laps Buchan was still leading the way with Brad Ray in second place, Tommy was holding on to third place. Leon Haslam was sixth, just behind BMW’s Andrew Irwin, the SYNETIQ BMW’s were having a much better round at Cadwell Park.
Suzuki’s Christian Iddon crashed out on lap five, the Suzuki man has had a disappointing round seven. Andrew Irwin passed O’Halloran for fourth place, Jason was then passsed by Haslam and Skinner and was pushed back to seventh place. Skinner passed Haslam at the Gooseneck for fifth place, the Scottish rider was on the move as he then got into fourth place.
The leading trio of Buchan, Ray and Bridewell has a 3.2s gap from the rest of the field. Skinner ran wide at the end of Hall Bends and lost his fourth place to Haslam, Rory retook the place a lap later. Chrissy Rousse crashed at the bottom of the mountain on lap 12, Leon Jeacock crashed out at Coppice a lap later.
With four laps go the leading trio had a 7.4s lead from the rest of the Superbike riders. There was a four-way battle for fourth place from Haslam to Peter Hickman in seventh place. Buchan was riding the perfect race making no mistakes, Ray didn’t look like he had enough in the tank to make the move for the race victory.
Buchan crossed the finish line to his second victory of the day and of the 2022 season, Ray was second, Bridewell was third, Haslam won the battle for fourth place, Skinner was fifth.
Bradley Ray is now leading the championship standings by 13 points, Jason O’Halloran is leading the way with 48 podium credits. Rory Skinner has now been confirmed in the 2022 Showdown.
Up next for the Bennetts British Superbikes is Round eight at Snetterton on 09-11 September.
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