BSB: Byrne wins as Ellison’s technical woes continue

Byrne ‘apologises’ by winning

Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki rider Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne made up for the first race crash by pushing to victory in the second outing, ahead of Tyco Suzuki’s Josh Brookes and Samsung Honda’s Alex Lowes. 

Doodson Motorsport Honda rider Robin Harms failed to make the start of race two, given that his CBR1000rr was too badly damaged, following his off at Cascades in race one.
Byrne got the hole short ahead of Brookes and Ellison and Lowes. Coming out of the first turn, a collision between GBMoto’s Peter Hickman and Buildbase BMW rider Jon Kirkham left Hickman on the floor, with his Honda collecting Kirkham’s team mate, James Westmoreland. Both riders walked away unhurt. By the end of lap one, Lowes had managed to pass Ellison for third.

The spotlight was once again on Ryuichi Kiyonari as he started race two from 19th on the grid, he managed to salvage 12th, a slight improvement on his race one result.

After technical problems throughout practice and qualifying it looked like James Ellison’s woes were over, after a podium in the first race. However, another terminal issue with his Yamaha R1 saw him out of the race on lap 16. He wasn’t the only one with technical issues, as American PJ Jacobson retired on lap 8, Karl Harris on lap four, and the disappointing weekend continued for Michael Rutter, who departed on lap 11.

Kirkham and Tommy Bridewell, still riding with a hole in his leg, once again battled it out for 4th position, with Kirkham finishing ahead of the West Country rider. Quattro Plant Kawasaki’s Chris Walker finished in a lonely 6th place, whilst Howie Mainwaring finished in 7th, pipping fellow Kawasaki rider Keith Farmer to the line; securing MH Kawasaki’s best result of their debut year.

Matteo Baiocco finished 14th, taking Rapido Sport Racing’s first points of the year on the Ducati Panigale.

Towards the end of the race, Brookes and Lowes were on the back of Byrne’s Kawasaki, however a mistake from Brookes on the penultimate lap widened the gap to Byrne, too far out of reach for either Brookes or Lowes. On the final lap, Brookes and Lowes had a game of cat and mouse as the two fought hard for second and third place, with Brookes having a slight error but keeping second place firmly in his grasp.

Lowes has maintained his championship lead but only by a mere one point from Byrne who is still followed by Brookes and Ellison. 

Results below:

1 67 Shane BYRNE GBR Kawasaki – Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki 18 29:00.552 100.22 1:36.119 8
2 2 Josh BROOKES AUS Suzuki – Tyco Suzuki 18 29:01.340 0.788 0.788 100.17 1:36.203 8
3 22 Alex LOWES GBR Honda – Samsung Honda 18 29:01.508 0.956 0.168 100.16 1:35.887 3
4 10 Jon KIRKHAM GBR BMW – Buildbase BMW Motorrad 18 29:12.479 11.927 10.971 99.54 1:36.482 4
5 46 Tommy BRIDEWELL GBR Honda – Bathams Honda 18 29:12.618 12.066 0.139 99.53 1:36.441 2
6 9 Chris WALKER GBR Kawasaki – Quattro Plant Kawasaki 18 29:28.766 28.214 16.148 98.62 1:36.489 2
7 43 Howie MAINWARING GBR Kawasaki – MH Kawasaki 18 29:37.925 37.373 9.159 98.11 1:37.471 2
8 303 Keith FARMER GBR Kawasaki – Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki 18 29:37.995 37.443 0.070 98.11 1:37.544 2
9 33 Tristan PALMER GBR Honda – Lloyds British GBmoto Racing Honda 18 29:38.240 37.688 0.245 98.09 1:37.735 3
10 21 Josh WATERS AUS Yamaha – Milwaukee Yamaha 18 29:38.489 37.937 0.249 98.08 1:37.985 3
11 40 Martin JESSOPP GBR BMW – Riders Motorcycles 18 29:38.538 37.986 0.049 98.08 1:37.906 3
12 23 Ryuichi KIYONARI JPN Honda – Samsung Honda 18 29:38.783 38.231 0.245 98.06 1:37.363 8
13 96 Jakub SMRZ CZE Honda – Padgetts Honda 18 29:39.091 38.539 0.308 98.05 1:37.874 3
14 15 Matteo BAIOCCO ITA Ducati – Rapido Sport Racing 18 29:42.905 42.353 3.814 97.84 1:38.019 7
15 64 Aaron ZANOTTI GBR Suzuki – Aaron Zanotti Racing 18 30:40.363 1:39.811 57.458 94.78 1:40.346 2
NOT CLASSIFIED
DNF 77 James ELLISON GBR Yamaha – Milwaukee Yamaha 15 24:46.288 3 Laps 3 Laps 97.80 1:36.035 6
DNF 39 Lee COSTELLO GBR Kawasaki – Halsall Racing Kawasaki 12 22:48.752 6 Laps 3 Laps 84.96 1:39.665 4
DNF 400 Michael RUTTER GBR Honda – Bathams Honda 10 16:51.905 8 Laps 2 Laps 95.77 1:38.457 2
DNF 99 PJ JACOBSEN USA Suzuki – Tyco Suzuki 6 9:53.171 12 Laps 4 Laps 98.02 1:37.408 2
DNF 68 Karl HARRIS GBR Kawasaki – PR Racing Kawasaki 3 5:14.966 15 Laps 3 Laps 92.30 1:38.493 2
DNF 51 Michael HOWARTH GBR Kawasaki – MH Kawasaki 1 1:51.371 17 Laps 2 Laps 87.01 1:51.371 1
DNF 20 Jenny TINMOUTH GBR Honda – Two Wheel Racing 1 1:55.359 17 Laps 3.988 84.00
DNF 60 Peter HICKMAN GBR Honda – Lloyds British GBmoto Racing Honda 0
DNF 27 James WESTMORELAND GBR BMW – Buildbase BMW Motorrad 0
FASTEST LAP
22 Alex LOWES GBR Honda – Samsung Honda 3 1:35.887 101.07 mph 162.65 kph

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