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Redding makes it a Bennetts BSB double

Sunday, May 26 2019

Scott Redding blasted through the field to snatch a last-minute victory from Xavi Forés and take his second Bennetts British Superbike Championship race of the weekend at Donington Park this afternoon.

After yesterday's thrilling opener race two didn't disappoint, with riders switching places at the front before it was red flagged for rain. 

Forés led Christian Iddon and Tommy Bridewell from the start, but again an aggressive Bridewell dived into second before moving into the lead with a pass into Redgate on the second lap. Forés had taken it back though by the end of the lap and Iddon had moved back into second for Tyco BMW.

Bridewell had been pushing for the lead again and on lap eight he forged ahead of the Honda until the sixteenth lap when Forés made a move on the brakes into Roberts to regain the position. As the pair diced at the front, Redding was slow off the line and had to carve his way through the order from tenth place on the opening laps.

Redding wasn't inside the top five until lap 11 when he had Josh Brookes and Tarran Mackenzie ahead of him and the three scrapped it out before the race one winner made a move on the McAMS Yamaha rider and his own teammate before pushing to bridge the gap to the leading pair.

Redding had closed in on the pair and on lap 17 he was able to move ahead of Bridewell and then Forés a lap later before the red flag to claim his second race win of the weekend for the Be Wiser Ducati team.

Brookes was able to hold off Mackenzie for fourth place ahead of Iddon and Jason O'Halloran who was embroiled in an intense battle with Hector Barbera on the leading Quattro Plant JG Speedfit Kawasaki in the closing stages. Peter Hickman and Keith Farmer completed the top ten.

Bennetts British Superbike Championship, Donington Park, Race 2 result:

  1. Scott Redding (Be Wiser Ducati)
  2. Xavi Forés (Honda Racing) +0.275s
  3. Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Racing Ducati) +1.523s
  4. Josh Brookes (Be Wiser Ducati) +1.740s
  5. Tarran Mackenzie (McAMS Yamaha) +1.791s
  6. Christian Iddon (Tyco BMW) +2.845s
  7. Jason O'Halloran (McAMS Yamaha) +5.399s
  8. Hector Barbera (Quattro Plant JG Speedfit Kawasaki) +5.583s
  9. Peter Hickman (Smiths Racing BMW) +6.515s
  10. Keith Farmer (Tyco BMW) +8.054s

Bennetts British Superbike Championship standings after Donington Park Race 2:

  1. Tarran Mackenzie (McAMS Yamaha) 95
  2. Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Racing Ducati) 93
  3. Scott Redding (Be Wiser Ducati) 90
  4. Josh Brookes (Be Wiser Ducati) 63
  5. Danny Buchan (FS-3 Racing Kawasaki) 63
  6. Josh Elliott (OMG Racing Suzuki) 52

The 2019 Bennetts British Superbike Championship returns to Donington Park on 4-6 October for a round of the Showdown on the Grand Prix circuit. For more information and to book, click here.