BSB: Shakey takes Race 1 win equaling Kiyo record

Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne has won the first British Superbike race of the second round at Thruxton after a last lap battle with Tyco Suzuki’s Josh Brookes. Byrne and Brookes got off to a great start along with Alex

It was an epic last lap battle between these two…

Photo: British Superbikes

Lowes, who takes the lead by the end of the first lap.

American PJ Jacobsen went wide at the first turn, throwing away the advantage he had from a front row start. The series other overseas newbie Josh Waters also had a disappointing first lap, as he was thrown from his Milwaukee Yamaha, fortunately unhurt. Veteran Chris Walker began to challenge Brookes for third as it started to spit with rain at the Andover circuit however Keith Farmer in 5th was having none of it as he passed both Walker and Brookes at the end of lap 4. Brookes also lost out to the Quattro Kawaski of Walker. It didn’t take long for the 2000 BSB runner up to then pass the Northern Irishman for 3rd place but it didn’t last long, with Walker losing out to both Farmer and Brookes within a lap.

Tommy Bridewell dropped his Batham’s Honda on lap 7 and Keith Farmer also fell after hitting a white line on the start-finish straight calling a safety car to clean up the debris. With the riders being bunched up following the safety car outing,  Milwaukee Yamaha’s James Ellison, who had started 17th following technical issues on Friday, took full advantage and managed to make his way up to 7th; whilst Brookes started to crawl all over the back the reigning champion in front of him.

Walker unfortunately retired on lap 15 with technical difficulties leaving a battle between Buildbase BMW’s pairing of Jon Kirkham and James Westmoreland and Milwaukee’s James Ellison. Ellison broke through to 4th with 3 laps left as the battle for the lead became intense, Brookes made a move on the last lap taking the lead from Byrne as Lowes had a massive moment putting himself on the grass. Byrne managed to get back Brookes coming into the final chicane to claim his 43rd BSB win, equaling the record of Ryuichi Kiyonari who finished way back in the field. Ellison lost out to both BMWs finishing 6th behind Westmoreland and Kirkham.

Results below. Grid for Race 2 here. 


1 67 Shane BYRNE GBR Kawasaki – Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki 20 26:31.549 106.58 1:16.152 2

2 2 Josh BROOKES AUS Suzuki – Tyco Suzuki 20 0.301 26:31.850 0.301 106.56 1:16.778 12

3 22 Alex LOWES GBR Honda – Samsung Honda 20 0.663 26:32.212 0.362 106.53 1:16.565 2

4 27 James WESTMORELAND GBR BMW – Buildbase BMW Motorrad 20 6.415 26:37.964 5.752 106.15 1:16.819 5

5 10 Jon KIRKHAM GBR BMW – Buildbase BMW Motorrad 20 6.533 26:38.082 0.118 106.14 1:16.792 2

6 77 James ELLISON GBR Yamaha – Milwaukee Yamaha 20 6.778 26:38.327 0.245 106.13 1:16.595 13

7 68 Karl HARRIS GBR Kawasaki – PR Racing Kawasaki 20 8.464 26:40.013 1.686 106.01 1:16.897 12

8 11 Michael RUTTER GBR Honda – Bathams Honda 20 8.892 26:40.441 0.428 105.99 1:16.937 5

9 99 PJ JACOBSEN USA Suzuki – Tyco Suzuki 20 9.553 26:41.102 0.661 105.94 1:17.388 13

10 96 Jakub SMRZ CZE Honda – Padgetts Honda 20 9.817 26:41.366 0.264 105.92 1:17.353 12

11 60 Peter HICKMAN GBR Honda – Lloyds British GBmoto Racing Honda 20 16.309 26:47.858 6.492 105.50 1:17.423 12

12 43 Howie MAINWARING GBR Kawasaki – MH Kawasaki 20 20.950 26:52.499 4.641 105.19 1:17.705 12

13 83 Danny BUCHAN *

GBR Kawasaki – Quattro Plant Kawasaki 20 22.773 26:54.322 1.823 105.07 1:17.509 12

14 40 Martin JESSOPP GBR BMW – Riders Motorcycles 20 24.075 26:55.624 1.302 104.99 1:17.714 12

15 127 Robbin HARMS DEN Honda – Doodson Motorsport Honda 20 24.111 26:55.660 0.036 104.99 1:17.790 12

16 51 Luke QUIGLEY GBR Kawasaki – MH Kawasaki 20 24.499 26:56.048 0.388 104.96 1:17.924 12

17 23 Ryuichi KIYONARI JPN Honda – Samsung Honda 20 26.427 26:57.976 1.928 104.84 1:18.526 12

18 64 Aaron ZANOTTI GBR Suzuki – Aaron Zanotti Racing 20 31.980 27:03.529 5.553 104.48 1:19.173 12

19 20 Jenny TINMOUTH GBR Honda – Two Wheel Racing 20 32.109 27:03.658 0.129 104.47 1:19.326 14

NOT CLASSIFIED

DNF 9 Chris WALKER GBR 21:11.237 5 Laps Kawasaki – Quattro Plant Kawasaki 15 5 Laps 100.07 1:16.744 4

DNF 15 Matteo BAIOCCO ITA 12:15.468 6 Laps Ducati – Rapido Sport Racing 9 11 Laps 103.79 1:19.947 4

DNF 303 Keith FARMER GBR 7:46.139 3 Laps Kawasaki – Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki 6 14 Laps 109.17 1:16.530 2

DNF 46 Tommy BRIDEWELL GBR 7:53.420 7.281 Honda – Bathams Honda 6 14 Laps 107.49 1:17.120 5

DNF 39 Lee COSTELLO GBR 5:32.880 2 Laps Kawasaki – Halsall Racing Kawasaki 4 16 Laps 101.91 1:21.629 2

DNF 21 Josh WATERS AUS Yamaha – Milwaukee Yamaha 0

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