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Brookes takes race two to halve Redding lead

Sunday, October 20 2019

The Bennetts British Superbike Championship title will go down to the wire in the final race of the weekend at Brands Hatch after Josh Brookes took his second race win to close the gap on Be Wiser Ducati teammate Scott Redding to just 14 points.

Brookes rode a sublime race to keep his title hopes alive, but Redding battled through the field and the pair jostled for the lead in the final laps. Brookes has now slashed Redding's championship lead from 28 at the start of the weekend to 14 with one race remaining. 

Race two result:

  1. Josh Brookes (Be Wiser Ducati) 1:25.890s
  2. Scott Redding (Be Wiser Ducati) +0.119s
  3. Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Racing Ducati) +0.796s
  4. Tarran Mackenzie (McAMS Yamaha) +7.240s
  5. Christian Iddon (Tyco BMW) +8.236s
  6. Danny Buchan (FS-3 Racing Kawasaki) +8.753s
  7. Jason O'Halloran (McAMS Yamaha) +9.771s
  8. Peter Hickman (Smiths Racing BMW) +12.478s
  9. Andrew Irwin (Honda Racing) +18.246s
  10. Taylor Mackenzie (Tyco BMW) +20.862s

 Bennetts British Superbike Championship standings:

  1. Scott Redding (Be Wiser Ducati) 681
  2. Josh Brookes (Be Wiser Ducati) 667
  3. Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Racing Ducati) 616
  4. Danny Buchan (FS-3 Racing Kawasaki) 580
  5. Tarran Mackenzie (McAMS Yamaha) 556
  6. Peter Hickman (Smiths Racing BMW) 547

The championship concludes with race three at 4pm, when the 2019 Bennetts BSB Championship title will be decided.