BSB: BeerMonster Ducati’s Glenn Irwin Leaves Oulton Park with the Championship Lead.
Glenn Irwin and the BeerMonster Ducati Team have a very Productive Round Two of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship.
The Bennetts British Superbike Championship headed to the picturesque Cheshire circuit of Oulton Park for round two of the championship. The weather was very mixed with a lot of rain on the second day of proceedings.
FHO Racing’s Josh Brookes took Pole Position ahead of ROKIT BMW’s Leon Haslam, Starline Racing Kawasaki’s Storm Stacey rounded out the front row of the grid in third place; a very solid start to round two for the young Staffordshire rider.
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Josh Brookes got a flyer of a start off the line from his pole position. McCAMS Yamaha’s Jason O’Halloran crashed out on lap two at Cascades. Brookes dominated the race and held off the pressure from Haslam and the BeerMonster Ducati duo of Glenn Irwin and Tommy Bridewell. Peter Hickman carved through the field to fourth place and was catching the leading trio. On the penultimate lap rain began to fall and the race was Red Flagged, Brookes took his second victory of the season so far, Haslam finished in second place, with Glenn Irwin finishing in third place, Hickman held onto fourth place just ahead of Bridewell.
FHO Racing’s Peter Hickman got the holeshot into Old Hall Bend but unfortunately crashed out as he exited the corner, handing the lead to Bridewell, Honda’s Andrew Irwin was now in second place followed by OMG Racing’s Kyle Ryde. Disaster struck once again for Jason O’Halloran who crashed out at Cascades taking Josh Owens down with him. Haslam was on the move as Kyle began to fall down the order in the latter stage of the race. The leading pack consisted of Bridewell, Haslam, Andrew and Glenn Irwin. Glenn made a move and was just behind his team-mate in second place, Andrew Irwin and Haslam were battling for the final podium position, Haslam claimed third place as he made a move on the Honda rider over Deer Leap. It was a one-Two for BeerMonster Ducati!
It was Honda’s Andrew Irwin who blasted off the start line for final race of the weekend, his brother Glenn was in second place until on the third lap, where Glenn made his move to claim first place at Old Hall Bend. Andrew got pushed back another place by Bridewell. Haslam was on the move and was in second place between the BeerMonster duo. Haslam took the lead but was later passed by Glenn at Hizzys, further back Kyle Ryde had made his way up the order taking third place from Bridewell also at Hizzys with just three laps remaining to the race. Glenn just had enough in the tank to hold off Haslam to take the victory just ahead of Haslam and Ryde. Glenn now leaves Oulton Park with the championship lead on 91 points, Brookes is in second place with 87 points.
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