BSB Brands Hatch GP Race 1 Results | Mackenzie holds off Bridewell in sprint win

Tarran Mackenzie holds Tommy Bridewell at bay for his first BSB win of the season at Brands Hatch, while Christian Iddon extends his series lead in third

Tarran Mackenzie - McAMS Yamaha [credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]

Tarran Mackenzie has notched up his first win of the 2021 British Superbike Championship (BSB) at Brands Hatch, holding off the race-long attentions of Tommy Bridewell to lead from lights-to-flag.

The Scot started from pole position and held his nerve at the lights to get an excellent jump on the opposition as they jostled for position behind him.

And that is where he would remain for the entirety of the race, Mackenzie coming under persistent pressure from Bridewell but keeping the Ducati man at bay throughout the shortened 12-lap sprint, brought about by an accident for Brad Jones that has hospitalised him (CLICK HERE).

The win marks a fourth for McAMS Yamaha in just seven races following Jason O”Halloran’s triple treat at the Oulton Park opener.

Christian Iddon kept a close watching brief but chose to keep it clean for third place, his fifth podium of the season and one that helps him extend his championship lead over Knockhill double winner Danny Buchan, who followed him home in fourth place.

Starting down in 16th position, title contender O’Halloran produced a superb ride given the short distance to haul the second factory Yamaha R1 up to fifth position, ahead of Lee Jackson who together with his FS-3 Racing Kawasaki team-mate Rory Skinner sandwiched Bradley Ray in sixth, eighth and seventh respectively.

Another rider making up ground from a lowly grid position, Josh Brookes did well to secure ninth after passing Danny Kent (10th) and Andrew Irwin (11th) on the final lap, though the defending champion remains much further back than he would expect around his speciality circuit.

Elsewhere, there was disappointment for FHO Racing BMW with both Peter Hickman and Xavi Fores - returning this weekend from injury - failing to finish.

2021 British Superbike Championship (BSB) RACE 1 RESULTS | Brands Hatch GP

2021 British Superbike Championship (BSB) RACE 1 RESULTS | Brands Hatch GP | Round 3 / 11
PosRiderNat.BSB TeamMotorcycleTiming
1Tarran MackenzieGBRMcAMS YamahaYamaha YZF-R112 Laps
2Tommy BridewellGBROxford Racing DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R+0.225
3Christian IddonGBRVisionTrack DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R+1.802
4Danny BuchanGBRSynetiq BMW MotorradBMW M1000 RR+3.589
5Jason O'HalloranAUSMcAMS YamahaYamaha YZF-R1+6.838
6Lee JacksonGBRFS-3 RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR+7.036
7Bradley RayGBRRICH Energy OMG RacingBMW M1000 RR+8.664
8Rory SkinnerGBRFS-3 RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR+10.447
9Josh BrookesAUSVisionTrack DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R+13.494
10Danny KentGBRBuildbase Hawk SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R1000R+13.856
11Glenn IrwinGBRHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R+15.351
12Andrew IrwinGBRSynetiq BMW MotorradBMW M1000 RR+17.463
13Dan LinfootGBRTAG Racing HondaHonda CBR1000RR-R+24.691
14Ryan VickersGBRRAF Regular & ReserveKawasaki ZX-10RR+24.849
15Kyle RydeGBRRICH Energy OMG RacingBMW M1000 RR+25.733
16Dean HarrisonGBRSilicone EngineeringKawasaki ZX-10RR+28.783
17Joe FrancisGBRiForce Lloyd & Jones BMWBMW M1000 RR+31.912
18Bjorn EstmentSWEPowerslide Catfoss RacingSuzuki GSX-R1000R+33.611
19Luke HopkinsGBRHopkins RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R+40.420
20Brian McCormackIRLRoadhouse Macau by FHOBMW M1000 RR+1m 10.410
21Joey ThompsonGBRNP MotorcyclesBMW M1000 RR+1m 16.376
DNFXavi ForesESPFHO Racing BMWBMW M1000 RR 
DNFStorm StaceyGBRTeam LKQ Euro PartsKawasaki ZX-10RR 
DNFGino ReaGBRBuildbase Hawk SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R1000R 
DNFPeter HickmanGBRFHO Racing BMWBMW M1000 RR 
DNFTakumi TakahashiJPNHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R 
DNSRyo MizunoJPNHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R 
DNSBrad JonesGBRiForce Lloyd & Jones BMWBMW M1000 RR