BSB Brands Hatch Race 1 Results: Brookes wins, Redding recovers to 3rd

BSB Brands Hatch GP - Race 1 Results & Report: Josh Brookes wins to reduce Scott Redding's BSB lead to 19 points at Brands Hatch

Josh Brookes - Be Wiser PBM Ducati 9

Josh Brookes kept his British Superbike Championship title hopes alive with an assertive victory in the first of three races at the Brands Hatch finale as Scott Redding recovered to third after starting down in ninth position.

Despite his comfortable 28-point lead over Brookes, Redding came into the race as the man under pressure after technical issues consigned him into the pack in ninth position, while his title rival began from pole position.

He made things more difficult for himself when a poor start demoted him to 12th position round the first bends – as Brookes scampered into a lead - but he was making his way back up the order to run seventh when the race was red flagged on lap seven due to an oil spill and crash involving James Ellison, Ryan Vickers and Joe Francis.

With the restarted race to be run from a standing start over 12 laps, Redding again didn’t get away well to run tenth initially but quickly made gains to sixth to latch himself onto a busy battle up to third position involving Christian Iddon, Danny Buchan and Jason O’Halloran.

However, Redding steadily picked his way through, grabbing third position to limit the damage to his reduced championship advantage over Brookes, who comfortably reeled off victory over Tommy Bridewell, the pair some eight seconds up the road.

As such, with two races remaining Redding’s lead is reduced to 19 points with a maximum of 50 points available. The result means a Paul Bird Motorsport rider is guaranteed to win the 2019 BSB title as Bridewell slipped out of mathematical contention. 

Iddon, Buchan and O’Halloran held their positions to finish fourth, fifth and sixth respectively, ahead of Peter Hickman, Honda duo Xavi Fores and Andrew Irwin with Taylor Mackenzie getting the better of his brother Tarran in tenth.

BSB Brands Hatch Race 1 Results

BSB Brands Hatch GP - Race Results (1)
1Josh Brookes (S)AUSBe Wiser Ducati PBMDucati Panigale V4 R12 Laps
2Tommy Bridewell (S)GBROxford Racing DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R+2,256
3Scott Redding (S)GBRBe Wiser Ducati PBMDucati Panigale V4 R+8.435
4Christian IddonGBRTyco BMWBMW S1000RR+9.213
5Danny Buchan (S)GBRFS-3 Racing KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR+9.582
6Jason O'HalloranAUSMcAMS YamahaYamaha R1+11.023
7Peter Hickman (S)GBRSmiths Racing BMWBMW S1000RR+11.958
8Xavi ForesESPHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR+15.964
9Andrew IrwinGBRHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR+16.194
10Taylor MackenzieGBRTyco BMWBMW S1000RR+16.305
11Tarran Mackenzie (S)GBRMcAMS YamahaYamaha R1+16.620
12Dan LinfootGBRSantander Salt TAG YamahaYamaha R1+17.184
13Alex OlsenGBRSmiths Racing BMWBMW S1000RR+17.351
14Luke StaplefordGBRBuildbase SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R100R+26.830
15Bradley RayGBRBuildbase SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R100R+27.080
16Ben CurrieAUSQuattro Plant JG SpeedfitKawasaki ZX-10RR+27.246
17Matt TrueloveGBRRacedays YamahaYamaha R1+29.595
18Dean HarrisonGBRSilicone Engineering RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR+32.392
19Claudio CortiITAWD-40 Racing KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR+35.422
20Hector BarberaESPQuattro Plant JG SpeedfitKawasaki ZX-10RR+35.714
21Billy McConnellAUSOMG Racing SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R100R+35.951
22Josh OwensGBRCDH RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR+44.364
23Sam CoventryGBRTeam 64 KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR0 Laps
DNSRyan VickersGBRRAF Regular & ReservesKawasaki ZX-10RR-
DNSJames EllisonGBROMG Racing SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R100R-
DNSJoe FrancisGBRPR Racing Lloyds & JonesBMW S1000RR-
DNSShaun WinfieldGBRSantander Salt TAG YamahaYamaha R1-
DNSGino ReaGBRBike Devil SwedaMV Agusta F4-
DNSLuke MosseyGBROMG Racing SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R100R-
Red flag after 6 Laps - Race restarted with new start and 12 lap distance