2019 British Superbike Championship
Round 8 – Cadwell Park

Images by Dave Yeomans

Josh Brookes could barely have asked for a better weekend at the Cadwell Park BSB, with the two Superbike races seeing him record a 2-1 result to claim the 2019 King of the Mountain title, alongside a 12-point lead in the championship standings heading into Oulton Park.

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Josh Brookes – Cadwell Park BSB 2019

Danny Buchan took the Race 1 win from Brookes and Tommy Bridewell, with Scott Redding a distant fourth. Race 2 saw the trio once again dominate, this time led by Brookes, with Bridewell runner up by 0.476s and Buchan a more distant third.

The results left Josh Brookes holding the Superbike championship lead on 271-points, with Scott Redding on 259, and Tommy Bridewell on 243, with the three riders confirmed as Title Fighters in the Showdown as a result.

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Josh Brookes – Cadwell Park BSB 2019
Josh Brookes

“That’s the racing that I know I can do! In race one I didn’t have anything more for Danny, he deservingly won that race. Race two we went out with a new setting, a couple of little changes, I saw where Danny was stronger and realised where I wasn’t strong enough. Fortunately we were able to make a change to the bike to bridge that gap and then I had Tommy to battle with! It was a great race and Tommy was riding really, really well. I felt like I could see the way he was riding was every bit of the tyre it had, and then with a couple of laps to go I thought surely there’s got to be a little bit of a weakness in the grip area so I pounced to try and see if I could lead, and fortunately I was able to hold him at bay.”

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Josh Brookes tops the Race 2 podium from Buchan and Bridewell – Cadwell Park BSB 2019

British Superbike Race 1

In the opening race of the day Brookes launched off the pole position into the lead on the opening lap from Danny Buchan, Jason O’Halloran and Tommy Bridewell. However, Oxford Racing Ducati’s Bridewell was instantly trying to make a move and dived ahead of O’Halloran on lap three.

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Race Start – Cadwell Park BSB 2019

Buchan was all over Brookes, but it wasn’t until the eleventh lap that he could make a move, which he did at Mansfield to snatch the lead. The FS-3 Racing Kawasaki rider continued to try to break away from the chasing Ducatis of Brookes and Bridewell, and at the chequered flag he managed to edge a gap of 1.047s.

Brookes kept Bridewell at bay as Scott Redding missed out on a debut podium at Cadwell Park. The Be Wiser Ducati rider was able to carve his way up through the field in a hard-fought race, running tenth over the opening laps before scoring a strong fourth place.

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Josh Brookes – Cadwell Park BSB 2019

Peter Hickman had been chasing down Redding; the pair able to take advantage of a mistake from Christian Iddon who had been running fourth, but ran off track on the final lap and managed to salvage sixth place.

O’Halloran was seventh as he held off the second Tyco BMW of Glenn Irwin, who led his brother Andrew to the chequered flag.

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Jason O’Halloran – Cadwell Park BSB 2019

Ryan Vickers completed the top 10 for the RAF Regular & Reserve Kawasaki team ahead of Luke Stapleford and Gino Rea, who impressed on his debut with Bike Devil Sweda MV Agusta.

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Race 1 podium 1) Danny Buchan, 2) Josh Brookes, 3) Tommy Bridewell – Cadwell Park BSB 2019

British Superbike Race 2

In race two Bridewell got off to a flying start, firing the Oxford Racing Ducati to the front of the pack ahead of Brookes and Buchan, with the BMWs of Hickman and Iddon in close pursuit.

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Josh Brookes – Cadwell Park BSB 2019

The drama started early in the race, with Andrew Irwin colliding with Redding on the second lap, sending them both crashing out of the race. The Honda Racing rider was penalised with two penalty points for contact causing a crash which means, having reached a cumulative five penalty points, he will start from the back of the grid for the next race at Oulton Park.

At the front Bridewell was holding the lead until Brookes made a decisive move at Park corner on lap 12 and then he kept his rival at bay until the chequered flag with Buchan claiming another podium finish. The results mean that Brookes, Bridewell and Redding are now confirmed Title Fighters in the Showdown.

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Josh Brookes – Cadwell Park BSB 2019

Iddon moved to within 21 points of the Showdown with a fourth place for Tyco BMW, holding off Hickman in the closing stages of the race with Glenn Irwin taking his best result of the season on the second Tyco BMW in sixth.

Ryan Vickers was seventh for the RAF Regular & Reserve Kawasaki team to claim his best result of his rookie season ahead of Luke Stapleford and Xavi Forés with Billy McConnell completing the top 10 on his stand-in appearance for OMG Racing Suzuki.

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Peter Hickman – Cadwell Park BSB 2019

Jason O’Halloran finished 14th on the McAMS Yamaha in Race 2 and currently sits 10th in the overall standings.

1Josh BROOKESDucati – Be Wiser Ducati26:10.925
2Tommy BRIDEWELLDucati – Oxford Racing0.476
3Danny BUCHANKawasaki – FS-3 Racing Kawasaki3.002
4Christian IDDONBMW – Tyco BMW Motorrad14.216
5Peter HICKMANBMW – Smiths Racing14.520
6Glenn IRWINBMW – Tyco BMW Motorrad22.427
7Ryan VICKERSKawasaki – RAF Regular and Reserves Kawasaki24.916
8Luke STAPLEFORDSuzuki – Buildbase Suzuki32.300
9Xavi FORÉSHonda – Honda Racing34.591
10Billy McCONNELLSuzuki – OMG Racing Suzuki34.889
11Héctor BARBERÁKawasaki – Quattro Plant JG Speedfit Kawasaki35.188
12Tarran MACKENZIEYamaha – McAMS Yamaha39.971
13Dean HARRISONKawasaki – Silicone Engineering Racing42.340
14Jason O’HALLORANYamaha – McAMS Yamaha49.282
15Dan LINFOOTYamaha – Santander Salt TAG Yamaha50.995
16Josh ELLIOTTSuzuki – OMG Racing Suzuki52.553
17Sam COVENTRYKawasaki – Team 64 Motorsports53.403
18David ALLINGHAMYamaha – EHA Yamaha53.586
19Ben CURRIEKawasaki – Quattro Plant JG Speedfit Kawasaki55.183
20Matt TRUELOVEYamaha – Raceways Yamaha1:00.918
21Shaun WINFIELDYamaha – Santander Salt TAG Yamaha1:20.239
Not Classified
DNFBradley RAYSuzuki – Buildbase Suzuki1 Lap
DNFGino REAMV Agusta – Bike Devil Sweda MV Agusta13 Laps
DNFJoe FRANCISBMW – Lloyd & Jones Bowker Motorrad14 Laps
DNFAndrew IRWINHonda – Honda Racing17 Laps
DNFScott REDDINGDucati – Be Wiser Ducati17 Laps
1Josh BROOKES (Ducati)271
2Scott REDDING (Ducati)259
3Tommy BRIDEWELL (Ducati)243
4Danny BUCHAN (Kawasaki)191
5Tarran MACKENZIE (Yamaha)151
6Andrew IRWIN (Honda)146
7Peter HICKMAN (BMW)145
8Xavi FORÉS (Honda)141
9Christian IDDON (BMW)125
10Jason O’HALLORAN (Yamaha)101
11Luke MOSSEY (Suzuki)86
12Dan LINFOOT (Yamaha)74
13Glenn IRWIN (BMW)62
14Luke STAPLEFORD (Suzuki)61
15Josh ELLIOTT (Suzuki)58
16Keith FARMER (BMW)54
17Bradley RAY (Suzuki)45
18Ryan VICKERS (Kawasaki)43
19Héctor BARBERÁ (Kawasaki)36
20Claudio CORTI (Kawasaki)25
21James ELLISON (BMW)23
22Michael LAVERTY (BMW)12
23Dean HARRISON (Kawasaki)8
24Billy McCONNELL (Suzuki)6
25David ALLINGHAM (Yamaha)6
26Gino REA (MV Agusta)4
27Ben CURRIE (Kawasaki)3
28Sam COVENTRY (Kawasaki)1

Supersport Sunday Results

Jack Kennedy had a great weekend, claiming the double Supersport win across the Sprint and Feature races, extending his championship lead over Brad Jones and Alastair Seeley.

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Jack Kennedy – Cadwell Park BSB 2019

Supersport Sprint Race

Jack Kennedy continued his imperious form in the 2019 Dickies British Supersport Championship, cruising to victory in the Cadwell Park sprint race. Grabbing the holeshot, Kennedy was able to fight off an early race challenge from the GP2 machine of Kyle Ryde, but a mistake from the Kovara Projects by RS Racing rider made a mistake at the chicane on lap 5, seeing him slip back to third.

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Jack Kennedy – Cadwell Park BSB 2019

Continuing to control the race at the front, Kennedy was able to take the victory by 6.938s ahead of his team mate Brad Jones, who secured second place. Ryde eventually finished third on track, taking another victory in the GP2 class ahead of fellow GP2 rider Mason Law and Alastair Seeley. Charlie Nesbitt finished sixth overall with James Westmoreland, Tom Oliver, Harry Truelove and Lee Johnston completing the top ten.

Supersport Feature Race

Jack Kennedy made it another Dickies British Supersport double at Cadwell Park, dominating the Feature race to lead his team mate over the line. Brad Jones was the fastest off the line, leading the field into the opening corner ahead of Alastair Seeley and Kennedy. Not wasting any time in moving to the front, Kennedy had grabbed the lead by lap two and was able to pull away by 6.6s.

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Jack Kennedy – Cadwell Park BSB 2019

It was a lonely race for Jones in second, who crossed the line ahead of 9s ahead of Mason Law who was the leading GP2 machine, third overall. Completing the Supersport podium was James Westmoreland who crossed the line fourth ahead of Seeley and Harry Truelove. Kyle Ryde finished seventh ahead of fellow GP2 rider Jack Scott.

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Jack Kennedy topped the podium – Cadwell Park BSB 2019

1Jack KENNEDYYamaha – Integro Yamaha23m56.694
2Brad JONESYamaha – Integro Yamaha+6.659
3Mason LAWABM Triumph – ABM Quattro Racing+16.138
4James WESTMORELANDKawasaki – Gearlink Kawasaki+16.863
5Alastair SEELEYYamaha – EHA Yamaha+17.710
6Harry TRUELOVEYamaha – Truelove Property & Construction+18.710
7Kyle RYDEKalex – Kovara projects by RS Racing+19.227
8Jack SCOTTHarris – J J Racing+19.460
9Josh OWENSKalex – JPL Racing+21.504
10Charlie NESBITTYamaha – Hisc/Rapid Fulfillment Racing+26.236
11Rory SKINNERKawasaki – Watermans Team MSR+38.226
12Richard KERRTriumph – Campbell Motorsport+42.504
13Sam WILFORDHonda – IDWe Racing+42.665
14Jorel BOERBOOMHonda – JB50 Racing+46.068
15Bradley PERIEYamaha – Diamond H Racing+46.580
16Ross PATTERSONYamaha – RPMMoto.com / Mayfair Homes Ltd+53.200
17Kurt WIGLEYYamaha – Sorrymate.com Racing+1:03.164
18Ryan DIXONYamaha – Ryan Dixon Racing+1:08.799
19Phil WAKEFIELDYamaha – PWR+1:10.996
20Tomás DE VRIESChassis Factory – DAT Racing –  Chassis Factory+1:11.109
21Michael MILLSYamaha – A51 Racing+1:31.866
22Ben TOLLIDAYYamaha – Team Tolly Racing+1 Lap
23Alan NAYLORYamaha – Donkey Box Racing+1 Lap
24Pete WRIGHTKawasaki – Double Two Racing/DRC Race Leathers+1 Lap
25Grant McINTOSHYamaha – Donkey Box Racing+1 Lap
Not Classified
DNFThomas STRUDWICKFTR Moto – Case FTR Moto / Spirit Motorcycles9 Laps
DNFLee JOHNSTONYamaha – Ashcourt Racing10 Laps
DNFTom OLIVERYamaha – SGR Racing14 Laps
1Jack KENNEDY345
2Brad JONES292
3Alastair SEELEY277
4Harry TRUELOVE148
5Richard KERR138
6Tom OLIVER119
7Ben WILSON111
9Charlie NESBITT100
10Bradley PERIE99
11Rory SKINNER94
12Kurt WIGLEY84
14Ross TWYMAN50
17Tatsuya YAMAGUCHI19
18Eugene McMANUS18
19Sam MUNRO17
20Matt WIGLEY16
22Alan NAYLOR13
23Ryan DIXON11
24James McLAREN6
25William WHITE6
27Michael MILLS4
28Grant McINTOSH3
29Dominic PETTIT2
31Jason LYNN1
32Paul JORDAN1

Superstock 1000 Sunday Results

Richard Cooper collected another victory in 2019 at Cadwell Park, holding off challenges from Taylor Mackenzie and Tom Neave.  It was Cooper who made the best of starts from pole position, leading the way after the opening lap with Mackenzie and Andy Reid chasing down the Championship leader.

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Richard Cooper – Cadwell Park BSB 2019

On lap four Reid crashed out at the first turn as he chased down Mackenzie and Cooper who were battling it out at the front, handing Tom Neave third place. The safety car was then deployed to recover Andy Reid’s Tyco BMW, bunching the pack back together, meaning it would be a four-lap dash for the win after the car came back in to pit-lane.

But with two laps to go, Cooper pulled a large gap over Mackenzie and Neave, crossing the line with ease to take another victory in 2019. Mackenzie held on for second with Neave taking his first podium of the season at his home track.

Richard Cooper

“The weekend didn’t start brilliantly; I think I only managed a couple of laps in practice before tipping off. But it couldn’t have gone any better after that. Qualifying was busy and it was hard to get a clear lap in, but we still managed to set pole. In the race I felt like I was controlling it at the front. The safety car bunched everything up again, but I had a proper push with a few laps to go and managed to pull a bit of a gap at the front. Winning at Cadwell is always a bit special, and this is the perfect way to bounce back after missing the podium at Thruxton, and it extends our championship lead.”

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Richard Cooper – Cadwell Park BSB 2019
Tom Neave

“It’s been a long while coming this podium! My last podium was at Knockhill last year and it’s a pretty sweet feeling to be able to do it with Honda at my home round. The cheer from the crowd was amazing when I stepped onto the podium, so it was nice to have the local support. Qualifying in fourth place made my life so much easier and starting the race I didn’t have so many people around me, so I was calm and not flustered. Today’s race was the most relaxed I have felt in a race all year – the Fireblade felt smooth and perfect! Hats off to Paul and my team for all their hard work and making the job right for me! I wanted the race to be the full race distance, but it was reduced to 12 laps, then we had the safety car so that took a few laps away. I feel that if we’d had some more laps I could have challenged for second place. I’d like to say thank you so much to the team, Honda, my sponsors, family and everyone for all their support, it’s a great feeling being back on the podium and I hope to be there again at the next round!”

Levi Day was the top Aussie performance in the Stock 1000 class, inside the top 10, with a ninth place position, and now holds 10th in the standings with 66-points to his name.

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Levi Day – Cadwell Park BSB 2019

Brayden Elliott came home in 20th, while Billy McConnell was absent as he filled in in the Superbike class, and sits 12th in the standings.

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Brayden Elliott – Cadwell Park BSB 2019

1Richard COOPERSuzuki – Buildbase Suzuki18m44.889
2Taylor MACKENZIEBMW – Bathams Racing+2.536
3Tom NEAVEHonda – Honda Racing+2.811
4Chrissy ROUSEKawasaki – Morello Racing Kawasaki+3.210
5Eemeli LAHTIKawasaki – STAUFF Quick Connect Superstock 100+6.974
6Lewis ROLLOAprilia – IN Competition+7.182
7Tim NEAVEKawasaki – Morello Racing Kawasaki+7.254
8Luke HEDGERKawasaki – CPD Kawasaki+7.554
9Levi DAYAprilia – IN Competition+10.324
10Graeme IRWINKawasaki – Team #109 Kawasaki+10.778
11Joe COLLIERKawasaki – CPD Kawasaki+10.946
12Ashley BEECHBMW – NP Motorcycles+11.129
13Barry TEASDALEBMW – TwoTwoFour Motorsport+13.061
14Benjamin GODFREYSuzuki – Jones Dorling Racing+13.119
15Daniel COOPERBMW – Impcross Engineering Racing+13.242
16Milo WARDKawasaki – G&S Racing+13.355
17Luke JONESDucati – Highsparks Motorsport+13.559
18George STANLEYSuzuki – BWSR/Hawk Racing+14.111
19Aaron CLARKEBMW – KCB Motorsport+14.326
20Brayden ELLIOTTSuzuki – No Bull Racing CPE Motosport+15.295
21Jordan WEAVINGSuzuki – Jones Dorling Racing+17.682
22Joe SHELDON-SHAWKawasaki – Via Moto Racing+17.897
23Paul McCLUNGBMW – Paul McClung Racing (PMR)+20.200
24Tom TUNSTALLBMW – Integro+21.162
25James HENRYYamaha – TEL Racing+21.831
26Max ALEXANDERBMW – R&T Racing+21.964
27Josh WOODKawasaki – Wood/Belt Racing+25.525
28Jamie TIBBLEKawasaki – Team Tibble+30.019
29Kevin SILVAINYamaha – Croucher Needham+30.465
30Richard WHITEBMW – Onsite Contractors BMW+33.062
31Michael AUSTINKawasaki – MPA Racing+34.192
Not Classified
DNFSam COXSuzuki – Echelon Consultancy+1 Lap
DNFPaul WESTERDALESuzuki – Westerdale Racing+2 Laps
DNFLee JACKSONKawasaki – FS-3 Racing Ltd+7 Laps
DNFAndrew REIDBMW – Tyco BMW+9 Laps
DNFTom WARDSuzuki – Bradbury Racing powered by Robinsons Su+11 Laps
1Richard COOPER294.5
2Taylor MACKENZIE259
4Alex OLSEN150.5
5Tom NEAVE108.5
6Lewis ROLLO104.5
7Chrissy ROUSE96.5
8Eemeli LAHTI87.5
9Luke HEDGER77.5
10Levi DAY66
11Andrew REID58.5
12Billy McCONNELL50.5
13Tom WARD50
14Benjamin GODFREY44.5
15Tim NEAVE42.5
16Luke JONES34
18Leon JEACOCK19
19Michael RUTTER13
20Barry TEASDALE13
21Rob McNEALY12
22Bjorn ESTMENT11
23Paul McLUNG8.5
24Graeme IRWIN8
26George STANLEY7
27Milo WARD6
28Jordan WEAVING5.5
29Brayden ELLIOTT5
30Ashley BEECH4
32Dan STAMPER3.5
34James WHITE2
35Davey TODD1
36James HENRY1
37Aaron CLARKE0.5
38Craig NEVE0.5