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BSB Oulton Park Race 2 Results | Bridewell lights-to-flag, leads BeerMonster Ducati 1-2

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Tommy Bridewell and Glenn Irwin made it a BeerMonster Ducati 1-2 in the second British Superbike Championship (BSB) race of the weekend at Oulton Park.

Pole sitter Bridewell led the 18-lap race from start to finish to come home 1.5s clear of his team-mate in the first of two Bank Holiday Monday races, while Leon Haslam (ROKiT BMW Motorrad) snatched on the run to the line following a tough tussle with Andrew Irwin (Honda Racing) for his second podium of the weekend.

Peter Hickman (FHO Racing BMW) got the jump off the line to lead into Old Hall but no sooner had he done so then he crashed on the exit and there was further drama at Cascades with Jason O’Halloran losing the front of his McAMS Yamaha on the way into Cascades, scooping up Josh Owens (Crendon Honda by Hawk Racing) in the process.


That all meant it was pole man Bridewell who led at the end of the opening lap from Kyle Ryde (LAMO OMG Racing Yamaha), Andrew Irwin, Haslam, Josh Brookes (FHO Racing BMW) and Glenn Irwin.

By lap three, the front four had opened up a half second gap over fifth placed Brookes and it was now Ryde in second, the Yamaha man having overhauled Andrew Irwin on the way into Lodge. The Honda man was then relegated to fourth at the start of the following lap, Haslam slipping up the inside at Old Hall.

Haslam then repeated the move on Ryde at the start of the fifth lap with Glenn Irwin doing the same to Brookes a few yards further back. Behind the BMW rider, Christian Iddon (Oxford Products Racing Ducati), Lee Jackson (Cheshire Mouldings Kawasaki), Jack Kennedy (Mar-Train Racing Yamaha) and Danny Kent (Lovell Kent Racing Honda) completed the top ten.

Andrew Irwin was back in front of Ryde on lap six, nosing ahead on the way through the Avenue with Glenn Irwin doing the same a lap later at Shell. Meanwhile, Brookes had slipped back to seventh with Iddon pushing him down a further position.

Back at the front and Bridewell, Haslam and Andrew Irwin had opened up a 1.5s gap over fourth placed Glenn Irwin whilst Charlie Nesbitt (MasterMac Honda by Hawk Racing) was another faller, this time at Lodge. Just three tenths of a second covered the leading trio at half race distance with Andrew Irwin and Haslam briefly swapping positions.

Lap ten and Glenn Irwin set the fastest lap to bring the gap down to the leaders to eight tenths of a second and he was bringing Ryde with him. Indeed, the top five were now covered by just 1.2s. Iddon was two seconds adrift in sixth with Brookes still in seventh. Jackson and Kennedy were running on their own in eighth and ninth respectively with Dean Harrison (DAO Racing Kawasaki) up to tenth ahead of Kent.

On lap 12, Bridewell began to edge away with his lead up to half second and team-mate Glenn Irwin had found a way by his brother Andrew, quickly closing up to the back wheel of Haslam. Brookes had also overtaken Iddon.

Bridewell continued to control proceedings from the front as the race entered its closing stages and with two laps to go his lead was up to 1.4s, the Wiltshire rider setting a personal best lap. It was now team-mate Glenn Irwin in second too as he dived up the inside of Haslam at Hizzy’s.

That was how the order remained with Bridewell getting the victory from Glenn Irwin by 1.5s and although Andrew Irwin got third at Lodge on the final lap, Haslam got better drive on the way out to pip him for the final podium position.

Ryde ended up in a lonely fifth with Brookes staving off the attention of Iddon to hold onto both sixth and his championship lead. Jackson, Kennedy and Harrison rounded out the top ten with Kent, Tom Neave, Luke Mossey, Max Cook and Davey Todd completing the points scorers, the latter dropping back from 12th after running wide at the final corner.

BSB Oulton Park Race 2 Results

2023 British Superbike Championship [BSB] | Oulton Park | Race 2 Results | Round 2 / 11
1Tommy BridewellGBRBeerMonster PBMDucati Panigale V418 Laps
2Glenn IrwinGBRBeerMonster PBMDucati Panigale V4+1.571
3Leon HaslamGBRROKiT BMW MotorradBMW M 1000 RR+2.686
4Andrew IrwinGBRHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R+2.809
5Kyle RydeGBRLAMI OMG RacingYamaha R1+7.511
6Josh BrookesAUSFHO RacingBMW M 1000 RR+9.739
7Christian IddonGBROxford RacingDucati Panigale V4+10.777
8Lee JacksonGBRCheshire Mouldings FS-3Kawasaki ZX-10RR+15.465
9Jack KennedyIRLMar-Train RacingYamaha R1+23.418
10Dean HarrisonGBRDAO RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR+25.871
11Danny KentGBRLovell Kent RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R+26.062
12Tom NeaveGBRHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R+37.794
13Luke MosseyGBRTactix L1 RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR+38.572
14Max CookGBRCheshire Mouldings FS-3Kawasaki ZX-10RR+38.789
15Davey ToddGBRMilenco by PadgettsHonda CBR1000RR-R+39.341
16Luke StaplefordGBRLAMI OMG RacingYamaha R1+41.777
17Bradley PerieGBRVisionTrack RacngKawasaki ZX-10RR+44.672
18Liam DelvesGBRRapid CDH RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR+51.128
19Tim NeaveGBRMcAMSYamaha R1+51.249
20Hector BarberaESPTAG RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R+51.706
21Jack ScottGBRRapid CDH RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR+1m 02.724
DNFStorm StaceyGBRStarline RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR
DNFBrian McCormackIRLRoadhouse Macau / FHOBMW M 1000 RR
DNFCharlie NesbittGBRMasterMac by HawkHonda CBR1000RR-R
DNFMichael DunlopGBRHawk RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R
DNFJosh OwensGBRCrendon by HawkHonda CBR1000RR-R
DNFJason O'HalloranAUSMcAMSYamaha R1
DNFPeter HickmanGBRFHO RacingBMW M 1000 RR

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