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Cadwell Park BSB Race 2 | Irwin doubles up to close gap on leader Bridewell

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Glenn Irwin, BeerMonster Ducati, Ducati Panigale V4, 2023 BSB, Cadwell Park, action [credit - Tim Keeton/Impact Images]

Glenn Irwin has collected his second win of the weekend to eat into Tommy Bridewell's 2023 British Superbike Championship lead at Cadwell Park.

The BeerMonster Ducati rider recovered from a start on the second row to work his way to the front of the pack, Irwin getting the better of Kyle Ryde coming into the final lap.

A scrappy performance in a competitive race that saw the likes of Ryde, Leon Haslam, Lee Jackson and Ryan Vickers all share stints in the lead at some stage, it was the latter of these that seemed most likely to sprint home to victory after getting the jump on pole sitter Haslam coming into the first turn.

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Steadily opening up a gap on the chasing pack behind, Vickers' hopes of a second win - a first in the dry - would be dashed with an off at Chris Curve from the LAMI OMG Yamaha.

That promoted Haslam back into the lead briefly before he was levered aside by Jackson on lap ten in a firm move that also allowed Ryde to chase him through.

Jackson - who suffered a huge accident on landing at The Mountain 12 months ago - held sway for four further laps when he relented to Ryde's pressure. Behind them, having made steady progress up the order to get in amongst the lead fight, Irwin dispatched of Haslam for third on the same lap and immediately set about getting into the battle for victory.

Sizing up Jackson on the penultimate lap, Irwin got the move done as he set off in pursuit of Ryde for one final push, an objective he completed at the start of the final lap. Ryde fought back but, much the same as race one, he couldn't find a way through.

A full 18 points for Irwin means he has pulled back more ground on BeerMonster Ducati team-mate Bridewell, who followed home in third. The margin between them is now down to 12.5 points.

Jason O'Halloran completed the podium for McAMS Yamaha after muscling past Jackson, the FS-3 Kawasaki man also losing out to Haslam in fourth and Bridewell in fifth to complete the top six.

Despite receiving a penalty for not ceding enough time after skipping the chicane, Christian Iddon held onto seventh from Josh Brookes and Storm Stacey, while Tom Neave took one of his best results in BSB with tenth.

2023 British Superbike Championship [BSB] | Cadwell Park | Race 2 Results
Pos.RiderNat.TeamMotorcycleGap
1Glenn Irwin🇬🇧BeerMonster PBMDucati Panigale V418 Laps
2Kyle Ryde🇬🇧LAMI OMG RacingYamaha R1+0.468
3Jason O'Halloran🇦🇺McAMSYamaha R1+0.770
4Leon Haslam🇬🇧ROKiT BMW MotorradBMW M 1000 RR+1.175
5Tommy Bridewell🇬🇧BeerMonster PBMDucati Panigale V4+1.722
6Lee Jackson🇬🇧Cheshire Mouldings FS-3Kawasaki ZX-10RR+2.485
7Christian Iddon🇬🇧Oxford RacingDucati Panigale V4+7.318
8Josh Brookes🇦🇺FHO RacingBMW M 1000 RR+7.611
9Storm Stacey🇬🇧Starline RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR+7.904
10Tom Neave🇬🇧Honda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R+12.923
11Bradley Perie🇬🇧VisionTrack RacngKawasaki ZX-10RR+26.051
12Franco Bourne🇬🇧Honda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R+26.188
13Luke Mossey🇬🇧Tactix L1 RacingBMW M 1000 RR+26.808
14Jack Scott🇬🇧Rapid CDH RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR+37.564
15Hector Barbera🇪🇦TAG RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R+50.803
DNFJack Kennedy🇮🇪Mar-Train RacingYamaha R1
DNFCharlie Nesbitt🇬🇧MasterMac by HawkHonda CBR1000RR-R
DNFLuke Stapleford🇬🇧DAO RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR
DNFRyan Vickers🇬🇧LAMI OMG RacingYamaha R1
DNFPeter Hickman🇬🇧FHO RacingBMW M 1000 RR
DNFLewis Valleley🇬🇧Rapid CDH RacingBMW M 1000 RR
DNSMax Cook🇬🇧Cheshire Mouldings FS-3Kawasaki ZX-10RR
DNSDanny Buchan🇬🇧SYNETIQ BMW MotorradBMW M 1000 RR

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