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Bennetts BSB Race 2: Jackson wins action-packed race two

Sunday, September 25 2022

Lee Jackson won an incident-packed second Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Oulton Park for Cheshire Mouldings FS-3 Kawasaki, holding off Tommy Bridewell and Bradley Ray for the victory over a seven-lap restart following two red flags.

Jason O'Halloran launched off the line into the lead on the first start, but Ray was instantly on the attack to take the lead at Cascades.

As the pack streamed through Druids for the first time, there was contact between O'Halloran and Tommy Bridewell and the McAMS Yamaha rider once again crashed out of the race.

Bridewell was issued a ride through penalty, a drop of three grid positions for Race 3 and 2 penalty points on his judicial record by Race Direction.

Ray was making a break at the front but behind the riders were battling for the podium places. Rory Skinner was ahead of Tarran Mackenzie and Leon Haslam. Mackenzie though crashed out at Hislops on lap four and the race was red flagged.

The race restarted and Ray again hit the front of the field ahead of Kyle Ryde, Jackson, Skinner and Christian Iddon. However, the race was then red flagged for a second time when Skinner, Ryde and Iddon tangled at Brittens.

Bridewell had started 22nd on the grid due to his ride through time equivalent penalty of 15 seconds, but had fought through to sixth.

The race was restarted again over seven laps and Ray took the lead from Glenn Irwin and Jackson, but there was more drama on the opening lap when Ryde and Tom Neave crashed out at Old Hall.

Ray was trying to fend off the chasing pack, but on lap four, Jackson went for a move on Irwin at Old Hall to take second and then dived ahead of the championship leader at Cascades.

A lap later and Bridewell was into second place as he pushed Ray back a further position with a move down the inside at Old Hall.

The leading five riders were inseparable as Jackson was holding off Bridewell, Ray, Irwin and Danny Buchan, but the Cheshire Mouldings FS-3 Kawasaki rider had the edge and he was able to hold off his Ducati rival on the drag to the chequered flag.

Ray was narrowly able to hold off Irwin for the final podium position as Buchan completed the top five for SYNETIQ BMW.

Leon Haslam was sixth for the VisionTrack Kawasaki team, with the MCE Ducati pairing of Tom Sykes and Josh Brookes completing the top eight.

Andrew Irwin and Peter Hickman completed the top ten ahead of this afternoon's third race.

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

  1. Lee Jackson (Cheshire Mouldings FS-3 Kawasaki)
  2. Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Products Racing Ducati) +0.289s
  3. Bradley Ray (Rich Energy OMG Racing Yamaha) +0.807s
  4. Glenn Irwin (Honda Racing UK) +1.348s
  5. Danny Buchan (SYNETIQ BMW) +1.679s
  6. Leon Haslam (VisionTrack Kawasaki) +3.398s
  7. Tom Sykes (MCE Ducati) +4.955s
  8. Josh Brookes (MCE Ducati) +5.759s
  9. Andrew Irwin (SYNETIQ BMW) +6.095s
  10. Peter Hickman (FHO Racing BMW) +6.533s

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Bennetts British Superbike Championship standings:

  1. Bradley Ray (Rich Energy OMG Racing Yamaha) 1102
  2. Lee Jackson (Cheshire Mouldings FS-3 Kawasaki) 1049
  3. Jason O'Halloran (McAMS Yamaha) 1048
  4. Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Products Racing Ducati) 1048
  5. Glenn Irwin (Honda Racing UK) 1042
  6. Tarran Mackenzie (McAMS Yamaha) 1031
  7. Kyle Ryde (Rich Energy OMG Racing Yamaha) 1020
  8. Rory Skinner (Cheshire Mouldings FS-3 Kawasaki) 1017

For the full standings please click  here