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BSB 2013: Oulton Park August Race Results

A trio of different winners walk away from the action-packed triple-header

It was a triple header of exciting action this weekend at Oulton Park in Cheshire for the British Superbike Championship, with a packed three-race timetable staged around the fast, undulating circuit.

It was Samsung Honda’s Alex Lowes that set the early pace taking pole on Saturday ahead of championship leader Shayne Byrne and the impressive PJ Jacobsen who made significant progress this weekend aboard the Tyco Suzuki. Race one got underway on Saturday afternoon, but was stopped almost as soon as it started with a red flag on the second lap. On the restart it was Milwaukee Yamaha’s James Ellison who made his intentions known almost immediately taking the lead that he would hold to the chequered flag. Byrne and Lowes followed Ellison over the line ahead of Brookes and a resurgent Tommy Bridewell in his first weekend for Halsall Racing Kawasaki.

Things would not go according to plan for Ellison in the second contest on Sunday, as he was shoved out wide by an aggressive Alex Lowes, dropping the Yamaha R1 at well over 100MPH. Lowes’ aggression was to cost him dearly on the final lap, as he dropped the bike from second place on the final corner of the last lap. The win went to Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki rider Byrne – his fiftieth BSB victory, who secured his place in the showdown with three race weekends in hand.

The third victory of the weekend went to Josh Brookes – his first ever around the Cheshire circuit. The racing was once again intense as the front five broke away from the pack at a blistering pace, with Byrne and Lowes rounding out the podium ahead of Ellison and the again impressive Bridewell.

British Superbikes: Oulton Park Results

Race 1

1. James Ellison GBR Milwaukee Yamaha YZF-R1 24:07.672
2. Shane Byrne GBR Rapid PBM Kawasaki ZX-10R +0.186
3. Alex Lowes GBR Samsung Honda CBR1000RR +1.923
4. Josh Brookes AUS Tyco Suzuki GSX-R1000 +4.326
5. Tommy Bridewell GBR Halsall Racing Kawasaki ZX-10R +5.010 
6. Ryuichi Kiyonari JPN Samsung Honda CBR1000RR +9.960

Race 2

1. Shane Byrne GBR Rapid PBM Kawasaki ZX-10R 29:00.256
2. Josh Brookes AUS Tyco Suzuki GSX-R1000 +0.173
3. Ryuichi Kiyonari JPN Samsung Honda CBR1000RR +0.932
4. Tommy Bridewell GBR Halsall Racing Kawasaki ZX-10R +9.532 
5. Jon Kirkham GBR Buildbase BMW S1000RR +15.772
6. PJ Jacobsen USA Tyco Suzuki GSX-R1000 +18.433

Race 3

1. Josh Brookes AUS Tyco Suzuki GSX-R1000 30:11.920
2. Shane Byrne GBR Rapid PBM Kawasaki ZX-10R +0.246
3. Alex Lowes GBR Samsung Honda CBR1000RR +0.836
4. James Ellison GBR Milwaukee Yamaha YZF-R1 +1.070
5. Tommy Bridewell GBR Halsall Racing Kawasaki ZX-10R +1.237
6. James Westmoreland GBR Buildbase BMW S1000RR +18.465

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