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  • Race
    Analysis

Cadwell Park

  1. James Ellison (McAMS Yamaha)
  2. Lee Jackson (Smiths Racing BMW)
  3. Peter Hickman (Smiths Racing BMW)
  4. Leon Haslam (JG Speedfit Kawasaki)
  5. Jason O'Halloran (Honda Racing)
  • Pole Position - Shane Byrne (Be Wiser Ducati)
  • Fastest lap - Lee Jackson (Smiths Racing BMW)

Cadwell Park

Cadwell Park - Round 8 - Fuelled By Xpress Coffee
Sunday 20th August 2017 – Cadwell Park - British Superbikes Race 1

Grid: 1 Byrne 2 Hickman 3 Haslam 4 Dixon 5 O’Halloran 6 Jackson 7 Linfoot 8 Reid 9 Iddon

The annual trip to Cadwell Park produced two fantastic British Superbike races and it was championship leader Shane Byrne, starting from pole on his BeWiser Ducati, who got the initial jump from pole position but he was levered aside going into Coppice as his main championship rival Leon Haslam forced his JG Speedfit Kawasaki up the inside and grabbed the lead.  Further back in the pack, Dan Linfoot was shoved onto the grass and dropped the Honda damaging his hand and causing him to sit out race two.

Haslam led a strong pack with Byrne, Jake Dixon’s RAF Regular and Reserves Kawsaki, Jason O’Halloran’s factory Honda Fireblade and Peter Hickman’s Smiths BMW in close proximity.  Christian Iddon on the Tyco BMW was next up in front of the fast starting Michael Laverty who had climbed from 11th on the grid up to 7th on his McAMS Yamaha.  The close battle behind Haslam was soon to spark into life as a huge front end moment for Byrne at Mansfield corner, miraculously saved by the Ducati man, meant the pack had to scatter in avoidance with Hickman the biggest loser as he dropped from 5th down to 9th with Dixon jumping to second and O’Halloran sneaking into third in front of Byrne.  By lap four, Dixon had set the fastest lap and he soon took the lead, passing Haslam at Park corner.

While the front four had initially broken away, a second group of four made up of Laverty, Iddon, Lee Jackson on the Smiths BMW and his teammate Hickman was closing the gap to the leaders.  Byrne regained a podium place as he passed O’Halloran at Park on lap nine with Haslam pulling the same move a lap later to take the leave from Dixon.  Jackson pulled a surprise move at the Hairpin to take fifth from Laverty with Hickman passing Laverty at Park on the next lap.

O’Halloran and Byrne were swapping paint over third place with Byrne finally making the decisive move and O’Halloran then being passed by Hickman who had also passed Jackson as the race drew to a close.  Despite Dixon pressing Haslam on the last lap, the Derbyshire man used all of his experience to hold on for the win ahead of Dixon and Byrne.  Hickman claimed fourth ahead of O’Halloran, Jackson, Laverty and Iddon.  Tommy Bridewell on the WD-40 Kawasaki and James Ellison on the second McAMS Yamaha R1 completed the top ten.
 

Sunday 20th August 2017 – Cadwell Park - British Superbikes Race 2

Grid: 1 Jackson 2 Byrne 3 Ellison 4 Hickman 5 Dixon 6 Iddon 7 Laverty 8 Haslam 9 O’Halloran

It was an action packed race two at Cadwell Park as Lee Jackson rocketed away from his first ever pole position to take the Smiths BMW into Coppice in the lead.  Jake Dixon was supreme off the start line and he managed to squeeze his Kawasaki between Shane Byrne and James Ellison to move from his fifth place start to second.  By lap 5, Dixon had taken the lead from Jackson at Park corner with Byrne, Peter Hickman, Ellison and Haslam in the lead group.  Tommy Bridewell was showing strongly again leading the second group in seventh.

ocal Lincolnshire man Jackson set the fastest lap of the race and the pressure soon told on the race leader as Dixon lost the front at Hall Bends, sliding out of the race and a potential spot in the season ending Showdown.  Byrne retook second with Ellison in third, Hickman fourth and race one winner Leon Haslam in fifth.

Byrne moved into the lead on lap 11 as he slipped inside Jackson at Park corner while Ellison moved past Jackson at the same corner two laps later.  Just behind, Haslam made a late lunge on Hickman but he left his braking way too late and dropped the bike after running onto the grass.  Just two corners on, race leader Byrne suddenly pulled off track with technical issues afflicting the Ducati with Jackson repassing Ellison at the Hairpin to grab what had become the lead.  With two laps to go, Hickman tried a move on Ellison who tried to pass Jackson at the same time into Park corner.  The ensuing melee saw Hickman run wide with Ellison emerging ahead of Jackson and Hickman down in third.

Ellison held on to secure his first win of the season on the McAMS Yamaha with Jackson taking his first ever BSB podium in second and Hickman ensuring there were two Smiths BMWs on the box.  Australian Jason O’Halloran kept out of trouble to score crucial showdown points in fourth ahead of Christian Iddon, Bridewell and the underperforming Josh Brookes.  Michael Laverty secured eighth on his Yamaha leading home Glenn Irwin’s BeWiser Ducati and the Bennetts Suzuki of Sylvain Guintoli

Robert Kelly - @robkelly18

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