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    Analysis

Oulton Park

  1. Jake Dixon (Lee Hardy Racing)
  2. Leon Haslam (JG Speedfit Kawasaki) & Tommy Bridewell (Lloyds British Moto Rapido Ducati)
  3. Leon Haslam (JG Speedfit Kawasaki) & Tommy Bridewell (Lloyds British Moto Rapido Ducati)
  4. Tarran Mackenzie (McAMS Yamaha)
  5. Andrew Irwin (Be Wiser Ducati)
  • Pole Position - Jake Dixon (Lee Hardy Racing)
  • Fastest lap - Jake Dixon (Lee Hardy Racing)

Oulton Park

Race Summary - Fuelled By Xpress Coffee

Sunday 16th September 2018 – Oulton Park - British Superbikes Race 1 – 16 laps

Grid: 1 Dixon 2 Bridewell 3 Mossey 4 Brookes 5 G Irwin 6 Cooper 7 Ray 8 Mackenzie 9 A Irwin

Heavy rain greeted the BSB field as they lined up for the first round of the BSB showdown with Jake Dixon looking to use his pole position to best effect to capitalize on the engine issues in qualifying which led to Leon Haslam starting the race from the back of the grid.  While Haslam’s JG Speedfit Kawasaki had been repaired overnight, the already difficult task of salvaging meaningful points from the back of the grid had been made even trickier by the conditions.

There were also issues before the race start for another of the showdown contenders as Glenn Irwin stalled his Be Wiser Ducati on the grid and despite getting the bike going again, the fact that the start had to be delayed meant that Irwin was forced to start the race from the back of the grid.

The pressure was still on for Dixon on the RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki but he made a solid start, slotting into second behind the Moto Rapido Ducati of Tommy Bridewell.  Brad Ray had climbed from seventh on the grid to third aboard the Buildbase Suzuki with Jason O’Halloran launching the Honda from the fifth row of the grid up to fourth place by lap one.  Haslam meanwhile had made an incredible start carving his way through to eleventh at the end of lap one.

O’Halloran got the better of Ray on the run up Clay Hill on lap two but he couldn’t keep up with the pace of the two leaders as Bridewell and Dixon pulled clear of the rest of the field.  Another making good progress was the Tyco BMW of Michael Laverty who was up to fifth behind the McAMS Yamaha of Josh Brookes by the end of lap five which soon became fourth when Brookes crashed out at Knickerbrook.  It was lap eight when Dixon took the lead, slipping inside Bridewell at Old Hall and by the end of the lap they found themselves with an 10 second lead over O’Halloran who was being rapidly caught by Haslam, Laverty and the Be Wiser Ducati of Andrew Irwin.  Next up was Brad Ray but he had a big moment at Lodge on lap ten, losing the front and running straight on before dropping down to tenth.

As the race drew to its conclusion the rain had eased but with the track still treacherous, the top two looked to have settled for their positions.  The same couldn’t be said of Haslam though as he passed O’Halloran at Lodge on lap fourteen to secure third.  O’Halloran was to lose further places on the final lap as Andrew Irwin passed him at the Shell Oils hairpin before Laverty nicked fifth from the Australian.  There was no one able to get close to race winner Dixon though as he made the perfect start to the showdown ahead of the equally impressive Tommy Bridewell and Leon Haslam who rounded out the podium places.  Andrew Irwin took his best ever BSB finish with fourth ahead of Laverty, O’Halloran, Tarran Mackenzie’s McAMS Yamaha, Peter Hickman on the Smith’s BMW, James Ellison on the Anvil Hire TAG Yamaha and the second Honda Racing machine of Dan Linfoot.

Sunday 16th September 2018 – Oulton Park - British Superbikes Race 2 – 18 laps

Grid: 1 Dixon 2 A Irwin 3 Laverty 4 Haslam 5 Bridewell 6 O’Halloran 7 Ellison 8 Mackenzie 9 Mossey

The track had dried enough by the start of race two that a wide dry line had formed but there were still plenty of treacherous damp patches off line to catch out the unwary.  Leon Haslam was delighted to reach the podium from the back of the grid in race one and he was looking to take the race to Jake Dixon from his second row starting place in race two.  However, Dixon wasn’t in the mood to hang around and find out as he made a fantastic getaway from pole to lead into turn one.  Michael Laverty also made a great start on the Tyco BMW and he launched through into second with Jason O’Halloran’s Honda behind him.  Andrew Irwin was the big loser as he got way too much air under the front wheel of the Be Wiser Ducati off the line, dropping down to sixth.

While O’Halloran quickly made his way into second past Laverty, Dixon had already pulled a one second lead on the field by the end of lap one.  Sensing his rival was looking to build an early gap, Haslam nipped under Laverty at Lodge on lap two while podium finisher from race one, Tommy Bridewell, also passed Laverty at Shell Oils Hairpin on the following lap.  Laverty’s difficult few laps was topped by a huge high side crash at Cascades sending him out of the race on lap five.  By lap seven, Dixon had edged into a four second lead on the RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki but Haslam was now into second on his Kawasaki, passing O’Halloran at Lodge.  Behind the Australian was Bridewell, Tarran Mackenzie on the McAMS Yamaha and Luke Mossey showing improved pace on the JG Speedfit Kawasaki.

The was drama at Old Hall for the Buildbase Suzuki team as both riders had front end crashes within two laps, Richard Cooper going first on lap ten and Brad Ray following on lap twelve.  Just one lap later the Old Hall barriers welcomed another rider as O’Halloran also lost the front, crashing out of third.  This left Bridwell in third ahead of Mackenzie and Mossey with Glenn Irwin and Josh Brookes closing fast.   With two laps to go Haslam had cut Dixon’s lead down to just 1.3 seconds but despite his rear tyre going off, Dixon held on to secure his second win of the weekend.  Haslam maintained his championship lead with second while Bridewell was delighted to finish on the podium for the second time in succession.  Mackenzie wound up fourth ahead of his teammate Brookes while Glenn Irwin also got the better of Mossey to take sixth.  Peter Hickman, Andrew Irwin and James Ellison completed the top ten.

Reporter - Rob Kelly @robkelly18

Race Prize (1 place)

1st Place Win Hospitality Experience, SPINE Sunglasses + MacTools + Iron Maiden Beer

2 Hospitality Tickets + SPINE Sunglasses + Mac Tools + Trooper Beer

Circuit & Suite Entry Tickets
Privileged Parking
Tea / Coffee on arrival & throughout the day
Danish on arrival
Two Course Buffet Lunch
Afternoon Tea (Yes more food & cakes!)
Soft Drinks & Complimentary Bar throughout, serving Bitter, Cider & Lager with White-Rose & Red Wine.
Race Day Schedules & Programmes
Complimentary Wi-Fi

Win a Pair of SPINE Sunglasses

Win a Mac Tools SCLM14PT - Wrench Set

WiN a crate of Iron Maiden Beer (Trooper) 2 x Glaasses and Bottle Opener

Race Prize (2 place)

2nd Place Win an RST Casual Set

Win a RST Casual Set

Win a RST Casual Set including:
RST Hoodie
RST T-Shirt
RST Hat
RST Coat

Race Prize (3 place)

3rd Wins Team 6t9 Bundle

Team 6t9 Prize Bundle

The prize bundle includes:
1 x  Aerosol Hi Speed Chain Lube (RED)
1 x  Aerosol Silicone Shine (CRYSTAL)
1 x  Aerosol Lubricating Oil (CLEAR)
1 x Aerosol Penetrating De Watering Spray (BROWN)
1 x Aerosol Foam Degreaser (ORANGE)
1 x 1L Bottle Motorbike Wash (NAVY)

 

Race Prize (4 place)

4th - 10th Wins Iron Maiden Beer or Team / Game Branded Merchandise

Iron Maiden Beer or Team / Game Branded Merchandise

Win a case of Fully Charged Iron Maiden - Trooper Beer 
A case includes:
6 x 500ml bottles
A Trooper bottler opener
2 x Trooper Glasses

Branded Game Wear / Branded Team Wear
inc: T-shirts
Hoodies
Backpack
+more

Leaderboard Oulton Park

1 Nick Radford 29
2 Wayne Middleton 26
3 Jason Anderton 26
4 Jane Baddeley 26
5 Giulio Lupattelli 26
6 Andrew Alexander 24
7 Michael Hodgson 24
8 Graham Hopkins 21
9 Denise Slotman 21
10 Bryan Bushell 21