2019 British Superbike Championship
Round 9 – Oulton Park – Saturday

Josh Brookes maintained his winning momentum at Oulton Park to claim his seventh Bennetts British Superbike Championship victory of the season, extending his podium points advantage to six in a dramatic opening race of the triple-header weekend that saw Danny Buchan confirmed in the Showdown.

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British Superbike Podium Race One Oulton Park 2019

There was drama for Honda Racing before the start of the race when Xavi Forés crashed out on the sighting lap to the grid; the Showdown hopeful returned to pitlane and the team turned him around in time to start from very back of the grid alongside teammate Andrew Irwin.

The race began with a sensational start from Bradley Ray who launched into the lead on the opening lap, but Brookes had moved ahead by the time the pack streamed down Lakeside for the first time.

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Bradley Ray scored the holeshot

However a crash on the third lap involving David Allingham, Shaun Winfield and Andrew Irwin ruled the Honda Racing rider out of the race and the chance to score any points towards his Showdown bid.

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Andrew Irwin, Glenn Irwin and Xavi Fores

A lap later and Peter Hickman was another rider fighting for a Showdown place to crash out of the race; the Smiths Racing BMW rider limped back to pitlane and then Dan Linfoot also crashed out in a separate incident and the race was red flagged.

The Smiths Racing BMW team rushed to turn around the damaged machine but Hickman was not able to make the restart. However, his bid for a Showdown place is still very much alive with just a single point between him and Andrew Irwin ahead of Sunday’s two final races of the main season before the three Showdown rounds get underway.

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British Superbike at Oulton Park

On the restart Brookes got off to a lightning start from the front row and was ahead of Tommy Bridewell, Ray and Christian Iddon, who is also on a quest to secure a Showdown place for the first time.

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Josh Brookes leading Tommy Bridewell

Jason O’Halloran though was fighting hard on the leading McAMS Yamaha and he made a move ahead of Iddon on lap two.

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Jason O’Halloran

Bridewell then moved into the lead of the race on the fourth lap, but there was heartbreak for Oxford Racing Ducati when two laps later he was forced to retire with a technical problem as he aimed for the team’s first race win.

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Josh Brookes leading Tommy Bridewell

That put Brookes back in command at the front of the pack with Ray in hot pursuit with Buchan, O’Halloran and Iddon in the chasing pack with Scott Redding holding sixth place ahead of Tarran Mackenzie.

By lap eight, Redding had made a move on Iddon to move up the order as O’Halloran had dropped back behind the Tyco BMW.

Redding was hounding Buchan and on lap 12 a moment for the FS-3 Racing Kawasaki rider gave his Be Wiser Ducati rival the invitation he needed to make a pass and move into third place with two laps remaining of the 14-lap restart.

Brookes held the lead at the chequered flag to extend his advantage over a confident Redding ahead of tomorrow’s two races.

There were big celebrations for Buildbase Suzuki and Ray who claimed their first podium finish of 2019 in second place ahead of Redding.

Podium Interviews

Buchan’s fourth place secured both his and the FS-3 Racing Kawasaki team’s first Showdown fight, holding off Iddon and O’Halloran.

The result for Iddon in race one, and the disaster for Andrew Irwin and Hickman, has now put him to within ten points of sixth place in the standings.

Tarran Mackenzie was eighth in the opening race and has 13 points advantage over Andrew Irwin ahead of tomorrow’s two races.

Alex Olsen had an impressive debut for Smiths Racing BMW in ninth ahead of Ryan Vickers in tenth.

Josh Brookes – P1

“Every race is important; we’re heading into the Showdown after this round so every point’s critical. It was a difficult race; obviously the stop-start added an element with the tyres, but it’s the same for everyone. I tried as hard as I could to make a break and control the race but Tom’s [Bridewell] pace was really strong. When he came past I thought ‘oh this is good, I’ll just see if I can follow him for a while’ and he was riding really, really well. Not only fast but it looked really in control, no dodginess or aggression, it was just controlled. I was like ‘well, this is going to be a race threat’ and then unfortunately I don’t know what happened but his bike stopped. I was actually in the slipstream at the time and it really gave me a shock, but fortunately no-one collected with him and then I had Brad right there for a number of laps. I was pushing really hard and I could feel the tyres starting to give trouble and I just kept seeing zero on the board so I knew Brad was right there. I just pushed on and finally I was able to see a little gap on the board starting to show and just happy to bring it home. Credit to him, he’s obviously riding really well again himself because we’ve seen before how strong he can be.”

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Josh Brookes

Danny Buchan

“I am so pleased; I am over the moon, to be in the Showdown. It did seem like today has been against me since waking up! I crashed on oil in Q1 and then didn’t get back out in qualifying, so we ended up being down on track time which wasn’t ideal. But then I got a great start in race one from all the way back on the grid. To be honest I think races where you start towards the back and then have to work your way through are usually some of the best races of your career and that is what it was like today. Then after the red flag I started ninth for the restart and that was obviously better. The bike felt different today after some big set up changes which was a bit of a stab in the dark with the set-up. I had a small problem towards the end of the race which meant Scott Redding went past and I missed out on a podium, but then I had a little off on the in lap – you just couldn’t make this stuff up! We’ll make some changes tomorrow; me and my bike will have a few words tonight and rekindle our relationship! But big credit to FS-3 and the team for all their hard work, they deserved it today!”

2019 British Superbike Championship Points Standings
Pos Name Bike Time/Gap
1 Josh Brookes Ducati  22m15.3
2 Bradley Ray Suzuki +4.960
3 Scott Redding Ducati +6.926
4 Danny Buchan Kawasaki +8.838
5 Christian Iddon BMW +9.356
6 Jason O’halloran Yamaha +15.306
7 Glenn Irwin BMW +20.348
8 Tarran Mackenzie Yamaha +20.573
9 Alex Olsen BMW  +22.317
10 Ryan Vickers Kawasaki +25.992
11 Ben Currie Kawasaki +28.585
12 Luke Mossey Suzuki +31.032
13 James Ellison MV Agusta  +31.131
14 Luke Stapleford Suzuki  +34.376
15 Joe Francis BMW  +34.902
16 Xavi Forés Honda  +39.467
17 Claudio Corti Kawasaki +39.710
Not Classifieds
DNF Josh Owens Kawasaki
1 Lap
DNF Tommy Bridewell Ducati  8 Laps
DNF Sam Coventry Kawasaki  9 Laps
Pos Name Q1 Q2 Q3
1 Josh Brookes 1:34.991 1:34.143 1:33.939
2 Tommy Bridewell 1:35.048 1:34.356 1:34.115
3 Scott Redding 1:34.987 1:34.745 1:34.314
4 Bradley Ray 1:35.642 1:34.752 1:34.600
5 Jason O’halloran 1:35.247 1:35.057 1:34.657
6 Glenn Irwin 1:36.199 1:35.041 1:34.837
7 Peter Hickman 1:35.437 1:34.885 1:35.026
8 Andrew Irwin 1:35.851 1:34.986 1:35.634
9 Christian Iddon 1:35.436 1:34.941 /
10 Alex Olsen 1:36.226 1:35.614 /
11 Dan Linfoot 1:36.262 1:35.647 /
12 Luke Mossey 1:35.884 1:35.671 /
13 Ben Currie 1:36.427 1:35.724 /
14 Luke Stapleford 1:36.236 1:35.785 /
15 James Ellison 1:36.465 1:36.128 /
16 Joe Francis 1:36.758 1:36.273 /
17 Xavi Forés 1:36.726 1:36.557 /
18 Tarran Mackenzie 1:35.862 / /
19 David Allingham 1:37.040 / /
20 Shaun Winfield 1:37.238 / /
21 Sam Coventry 1:37.800 / /
22 Josh Owens 1:37.892 / /
23 Claudio Corti 1:38.053 / /
24 Héctor Barberá 1:38.394 / /
25 Danny Buchan / / /
26 Ryan Vickers / / /


Pos Rider Total
1 Josh BROOKES (Ducati) 296
2 Scott REDDING (Ducati) 275
3 Tommy BRIDEWELL (Ducati) 243
4 Danny BUCHAN (Kawasaki) 204
5 Tarran MACKENZIE (Yamaha) 159
6 Andrew IRWIN (Honda) 146
7 Peter HICKMAN (BMW) 145
8 Xavi FORÉS (Honda) 141
9 Christian IDDON (BMW) 136
10 Jason O’HALLORAN (Yamaha) 111
11 Luke MOSSEY (Suzuki) 90
12 Dan LINFOOT (Yamaha) 74
13 Glenn IRWIN (Kawasaki / BMW) 71
14 Bradley RAY (Suzuki) 65
15 Luke STAPLEFORD (Suzuki) 63
16 Josh ELLIOTT (Suzuki) 58
17 Keith FARMER (BMW) 54
18 Ryan VICKERS (Kawasaki) 49
19 Héctor BARBERÁ (Kawasaki) 36
20 James ELLISON (BMW / MV Agusta) 26
21 Claudio CORTI (Kawasaki) 25
22 Michael LAVERTY (BMW) 12
23 Ben CURRIE (Kawasaki) 8
24 Dean HARRISON (Kawasaki) 8
25 Alex OLSEN (BMW) 7
26 Billy McCONNELL (Suzuki) 6
27 David ALLINGHAM (Yamaha) 6
28 Gino REA (MV Agusta) 4
29 Sam COVENTRY (Kawasaki) 1
30 Joe FRANCIS (BMW) 1

British Supersport

Jack Kennedy took his tenth consecutive Dickies British Supersport Championship win at Oulton Park whilst Kyle Ryde secured the GP2 Cup title.

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British Supersport

EHA Racing’s Alastair Seeley was the early race leader, but Kennedy had found a way through by the end of lap four – with team mate Brad Jones following him.

A string of fast laps allowed Kennedy to pull away from the pursuing pack whilst Jones and Seeley battled it out for the final rostrum places.

Seeley was eventually able to fend off Jones to take second place and reduce the gap between the two in the standings.

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British Supersport Podium

Finishing fourth on track but taking the GP2 Cup win was Ryde, giving him the 2019 title in the process, with fellow GP2 rider Mason Law securing fifth overall and second in class.

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British Supersport GP2 Podium

James Westmoreland secured sixth ahead of Tom Oliver, Richard Kerr, Harry Truelove and Charlie Nesbitt. Sam Wilford completed the GP2 podium.

British Supersport Qualification

Pos Rider Time
1 Jack Kennedy 1m36.992
2 Alastair Seeley 1m37.414
3 Kyle Ryde 1m37.525
4 Mason Law 1m37.967
5 Brad Jones 1m38.035
6 Richard Kerr 1m38.965
7 Harry Truelove 1m39.044
8 Charlie Nesbitt 1m39.047
9 James Westmoreland 1m39.104
10 Tom Oliver 1m39.140
11 Bradley Perie 1m39.371
12 Bjorn Estment 1m39.379
13 Sam Wilford 1m39.551
14 Rory Skinner 1m39.686
15 Ross Twyman 1m39.800
16 Jack Scott 1m40.000
17 Fraser Rogers 1m40.167
18 Jorel Boerboom 1m40.235
19 Kurt Wigley 1m40.422
20 Ross Patterson 1m40.443
21 Thomas Strudwick 1m40.969
22 Ryan Dixon 1m41.031
23 Phil Wakefield 1m41.461
24 Max Wadsworth 1m42.034
25 Tomás De Vries 1m42.505
26 Ben Tolliday 1m45.532
Qualifying Laptime (110.0% Of 1:36.992) = 1:46.69
27 Alan Naylor 1m47.446
28 Grant Mcintosh 1m48.993

British Superstock 1000

2019 Pirelli National Superstock 1000 leader Richard Cooper extended his Championship advantage with victory in the opening race at Oulton Park.

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British Superstock 1000 Podium Oulton Park 2019 – Cooper, Jackson, Hedger

It was a dramatic start to the race as pole position man Taylor Mackenzie was forced to start at the back of the grid after failing the tyre pressure check. Cooper grabbed the holeshot with Lee Jackson in close contention.

As Cooper and Jackson eased away from the rest of the field, Luke Hedger and Chrissy Rouse battled it out for third place whilst Mackenzie stormed through the field to eventually claim sixth place on the line – setting a new lap record on his final lap. Hedger took third ahead of Rouse whilst Lewis Rollo was fifth.

British Superstock 1000 Race Results/Qualification

Pos Name Time/Gap
1 Richard Cooper 19m29.798
2 Lee Jackson +3.077
3 Luke Hedger +6.685
4 Chrissy Rouse +6.745
5 Lewis Rollo +16.936
6 Taylor Mackenzie +17.015
7 Joe Collier +22.086
8 Jordan Weaving +24.136
9 Levi Day +24.502
10 Leon Jeacock +25.920
11 George Stanley +26.447
12 Benjamin Godfrey +26.653
13 Tim Neave +27.043
14 Eemeli Lahti +27.119
15 Daniel Cooper +28.038
16 Rob Mcnealy +32.865
17 Barry Teasdale +34.566
18 Graeme Irwin +35.041
19 Milo Ward +35.641
20 Aaron Clarke +39.900
21 Tom Tunstall +40.772
22 Brayden Elliott +41.087
23 Joe Sheldon-Shaw +41.711
24 Lee Williams +46.581
25 Paul Mcclung +52.001
26 Luke Hopkins +52.241
27 Josh Daley +52.523
28 James White +53.803
29 James Henry +54.536
30 Jamie Tibble +1m05.187
31 Josh Wood +1m10.796
32 Nico Cipriano +1m20.667
33 Tom Ward 1 Lap
Not Classified
DNF Ashley Beech 3 Laps
DNF Tom Neave 4 Laps
DNF Paul Westerdale 7 Laps
DNF Richard White 10 Laps
DNF Luke Jones /
Pos Rider Time
1 Taylor Mackenzie 1m36.850
2 Richard Cooper 1m37.131
3 Lee Jackson 1m37.210
4 Chrissy Rouse 1m37.599
5 Luke Hedger 1m37.805
6 Tom Neave 1m37.819
7 George Stanley 1m37.919
8 Leon Jeacock 1m37.980
9 Levi Day 1m38.101
10 Lewis Rollo 1m38.328
11 Joe Collier 1m38.361
12 Tom Ward 1m38.395
13 Eemeli Lahti 1m38.399
14 Benjamin Godfrey 1m38.481
15 Daniel Cooper 1m38.806
16 Jordan Weaving 1m38.839
17 Tim Neave 1m38.891
18 Rob Mcnealy 1m38.995
19 Ashley Beech 1m39.025
20 Luke Jones 1m39.154
21 Barry Teasdale 1m39.174
22 Milo Ward 1m39.408
23 Aaron Clarke 1m39.894
24 Lee Williams 1m40.092
25 Brayden Elliott 1m40.274
26 Tom Tunstall 1m40.338
27 James White 1m40.566
28 Joe Sheldon-Shaw 1m40.809
29 Josh Daley 1m41.061
30 James Henry 1m41.092
31 Graeme Irwin 1m41.271
32 Paul Mcclung 1m41.626
33 Richard White 1m42.177
34 Jamie Tibble 1m42.258
35 Paul Westerdale 1m42.827
36 Josh Wood 1m42.953
37 Nico Cipriano 1m42.962
38 Luke Hopkins 1m43.830
Pos Rider Total
1 Richard COOPER 319.5
2 Taylor MACKENZIE 269
3 Lee JACKSON 182
4 Alex OLSEN 150.5
5 Lewis ROLLO 115.5
6 Chrissy ROUSE 109.5
7 Tom NEAVE 108.5
8 Luke HEDGER 93.5
9 Eemeli LAHTI 89.5
10 Levi DAY 73
11 Andrew REID 58.5
12 Billy McCONNELL 50.5
13 Tom WARD 50
14 Benjamin GODFREY 48.5
15 Tim NEAVE 45.5
16 Joe COLLIER 35
17 Luke JONES 34
18 Leon JEACOCK 25
19 Jordan WEAVING 13.5
20 Michael RUTTER 13
21 Barry TEASDALE 13
22 Rob McNEALY 12
23 George STANLEY 12
24 Bjorn ESTMENT 11
25 Dan COOPER 9
26 Paul McLUNG 8.5
27 Graeme IRWIN 8
28 Milo WARD 6
29 Brayden ELLIOTT 5
30 Ashley BEECH 4
31 Tom TUNSTALL 3.5
32 Dan STAMPER 3.5
34 James WHITE 2
35 Davey TODD 1
36 James HENRY 1
37 Aaron CLARKE 0.5
38 Craig NEVE 0.5
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