Brands Hatch BSB – The Lowdown!

If any of you guys made the trek down to Brands at the weekend, you’d know it was bloody worth sitting through that atrocious weather for some absolutely awesome racing. Do we even expect less from these guys anymore?!

Race one:

In typical British fashion the weather was an absolute pain in the ass for those racing, with changing conditions throughout; meaning the race was bought to a premature finish after the track conditions were deemed unsafe on slicks – and it looked like it from trackside. It was great to see Dan Linfoot fighting back at the front again, making the Honda Racing Fireblade work under him for the first time this year. After a quick safety car period it was a straight out war for the top spots, with Mossey, Hickman, Haslam, Brookes and Iddon all absolutely gunning for it.

With multiple changes of the lead it was Shane Byrne who came up trumps in the end, taking control with two laps to go as the red flag made an appearance and consequently took the championship lead.

  1. Shane Byrne (Be Wiser Ducati)
  2. Dan Linfoot (Honda Racing) +0.365s
  3. Leon Haslam (JG Speedfit Kawasaki) +0.737s
  4. Peter Hickman (Smiths Racing BMW) +0.795s
  5. Josh Brookes (Anvil Hire TAG Yamaha) +1.535s
  6. James Ellison (McAMS Yamaha) +1.717s
  7. Jason O’Halloran (Honda Racing) +2.102s
  8. Christian Iddon (Tyco BMW) +3.631s
  9. John Hopkins (Moto Rapido Ducati) +3.708s
  10. Bradley Ray (Buildbase Suzuki) +3.792s

Race two:

Shaping up to be another epic, it was Brookes taking the fight to Shakey this time out as a dogfight ensued behind between Ellison, Iddon, Haslam and Hickman all gunning for a step on the box, while Aussie Josh Brookes crashed out on lap nine. With Shakey making a break at the front it was Ellison who was next over the line, followed by Christian Iddon who had no idea he’d even made the podium. What a guy.

  1. Shane Byrne (Be Wiser Ducati)
  2. James Ellison (McAMS Yamaha) +5.787s
  3. Christian Iddon (Tyco BMW) +6.167s
  4. Peter Hickman (Smiths Racing BMW) +8.039s
  5. Leon Haslam (JG Speedfit Kawasaki) +10.079s
  6. Luke Mossey (JG Speedfit Kawasaki) +10.530s
  7. Jason O’Halloran (Honda Racing) +10.866s
  8. Bradley Ray (Buildbase Suzuki) +13.246s
  9. Michael Laverty (McAMS Yamaha) +14.002s
  10. Jake Dixon (RAF Reserves Kawasaki) +14.983s

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