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BSB Brands Hatch Race 2 & 3 Results | O'Halloran, Iddon tighten grip with wins

Christian Iddon and Jason O'Halloran strengthened theor grip on the 2021 BSB title with a win apiece on Sunday at Brands Hatch

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Christian Iddon and Jason O'Halloran strengthened their status as the riders to beat in the 2021 British Superbike Championship (BSB) after scoring a win apiece at Brands Hatch GP to move clear in trhe standings.

O'Halloran notched up his fourth BSB win of the year in Race 2 to briefly reclaim the lead of the overall standings, only fro Iddon to swap back to the top with a second season victory in a breathless seven-lap sprint.

BSB Brands Hatch Race 2 Report

O'Halloran back on top with fourth BSB win of 2021

O’Halloran returned to winning ways in Race 2 with a punchy ride that was set up by his mighty recovery to fifth place from 16th on the grid in race one.

His fourth success of the year to go with his hat-trick of wins in the Oulton Park opener, O’Halloran picked his way to the front during the early laps, latching onto early leader Danny Buchan, the Synetiq BMW rider having held his nerve from pole position to lead initially.

However, he couldn’t resist a charging O’Halloran, whose decisive move at Stirlings grabbed an initiative he’d retain to the chequered flag.

Just as he was to Tarran Mackenzie in Race 1, Tommy Bridewell was the McAMS Yamaha shadow for O’Halloran this time, but he couldn’t wrest the lead from O’Halloran as he collected another second place result.

Race 1 winner Tarran Mackenzie completed the podium, with Buchan having to settle for fourth position from erstwhile series leader Christian Iddon, who would fall three points adrift of winner O’Halloran.

FS-3 Kawasaki duo Rory Skinner and Lee Jackson followed one another in sixth and seventh, with Glenn Irwin, Peter Hickman and Gino Rea completing the top ten.

2021 British Superbike Championship (BSB) RACE 2 RESULTS | Brands Hatch GP

2021 British Superbike Championship (BSB) RACE 2 RESULTS | Brands Hatch GP | Round 3 / 11
PosRiderNat.BSB TeamMotorcycleTiming
1Jason O'HalloranAUSMcAMS YamahaYamaha YZF-R120 Laps
2Tommy BridewellGBROxford Racing DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R+2.188
3Tarran MackenzieGBRMcAMS YamahaYamaha YZF-R1+5.485
4Danny BuchanGBRSynetiq BMW MotorradBMW M1000 RR+5.758
5Christian IddonGBRVisionTrack DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R+6.503
6Rory SkinnerGBRFS-3 RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR+8,658
7Lee JacksonGBRFS-3 RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR+9.865
8Glenn IrwinGBRHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R+18.410
9Peter HickmanGBRFHO Racing BMWBMW M1000 RR+18.823
10Gino ReaGBRBuildbase Hawk SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R1000R+19.093
11Xavi ForesESPFHO Racing BMWBMW M1000 RR+25.533
12Bradley RayGBRRICH Energy OMG RacingBMW M1000 RR+25.722
13Kyle RydeGBRRICH Energy OMG RacingBMW M1000 RR+25.782
14Andrew IrwinGBRSynetiq BMW MotorradBMW M1000 RR+27.195
15Ryan VickersGBRRAF Regular & ReserveKawasaki ZX-10RR+30.320
16Dan LinfootGBRTAG Racing HondaHonda CBR1000RR-R+32.393
17Storm StaceyGBRTeam LKQ Euro PartsKawasaki ZX-10RR+32.574
18Josh BrookesAUSVisionTrack DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R+34.480
19Dean HarrisonGBRSilicone EngineeringKawasaki ZX-10RR+39.763
20Bjorn EstmentSWEPowerslide Catfoss RacingSuzuki GSX-R1000R+58.147
21Luke HopkinsGBRHopkins RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R+59.554
DNFTakumi TakahashiJPNHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R 
DNFJoe FrancisGBRiForce Lloyd & Jones BMWBMW M1000 RR 
DNFBrian McCormackIRLRoadhouse Macau by FHOBMW M1000 RR 
DNFJoey ThompsonGBRNP MotorcyclesBMW M1000 RR 
DNFDanny KentGBRBuildbase Hawk SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R1000R 
DNSRyo MizunoJPNHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R 
DNSBrad JonesGBRiForce Lloyd & Jones BMWBMW M1000 RR

BSB Brands Hatch Race 3 Report

Iddon returns to top of standings with hard fought win

Christian Iddon has reclaimed his lead in the British Superbike Championship standings after prevailing in a thrilling two-part final race of the day at Brands Hatch.

With light rain making tyre choice a lottery on the grid, the third race got underway with a diverse array of tyre solutions from full rain rubber all the way to full slicks and everything in between.

As such, the opening laps would see the pack shake out depending on their boots, with the foolhardy Josh Brookes surging from 16th to first by the end of the first revolution after risking a full wet set-up.

With others using a combination full wet set-up - Danny Buchan, Dan Linfoot and Glenn Irwin - settling in behind, drying conditions would allow Buchan to relieve Brookes of the lead on lap five, though even he was being caught hand over fist by Christian Iddon with his intermediate tyres when the red flags were shown to clear debris from an engine blow for Gino Rea on the Suzuki.

A lifeline for those destined to slip back in the drying conditions, the restart would allow free tyre choice - slicks - for a seven-lap sprint.

From pole Buchan powered into an early lead, only to be bullied back by Irwin and then Iddon by the end of the first lap.

With Iddon striding out in front, Buchan regained his composure to latch onto the Ducati's tail before pouncing for the lead on the penultimate lap. Undeterred, Iddon struck right back to take the lead at Paddock Hill Bend as they rounded the last resolution.

With Buchan's victory hopes dashed by being levered aside by both Tarran Mackenzie and Jason O'Halloran in sight of the flag, it allowed Iddon to clear air he needed to take victory, in so doing moving back ahead in the standings by six points.

McAMS Yamaha completed a lucrative weekend with second and third for Mackenzie and O'Halloran respectively, ahead of Buchan, Brookes, Irwin, Hickman, Lee Jackson, Rory Skinner and Danny Kent.

2021 British Superbike Championship (BSB) RACE 3 RESULTS | Brands Hatch GP

2021 British Superbike Championship (BSB) RACE 3 RESULTS | Brands Hatch GP | Round 3 / 11
PosRiderNat.BSB TeamMotorcycleTiming
1Christian IddonGBRVisionTrack DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R7 Laps
2Tarran MackenzieGBRMcAMS YamahaYamaha YZF-R1+0/075
3Jason O'HalloranAUSMcAMS YamahaYamaha YZF-R1+0.761
4Danny BuchanGBRSynetiq BMW MotorradBMW M1000 RR+1.268
5Josh BrookesAUSVisionTrack DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R+1.647
6Glenn IrwinGBRHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R+3.014
7Peter HickmanGBRFHO Racing BMWBMW M1000 RR+3.169
8Lee JacksonGBRFS-3 RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR+3.220
9Rory SkinnerGBRFS-3 RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR+6.471
10Danny KentGBRBuildbase Hawk SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R1000R+6.538
11Xavi ForesESPFHO Racing BMWBMW M1000 RR+6.924
12Dan LinfootGBRTAG Racing HondaHonda CBR1000RR-R+9.179
13Bradley RayGBRRICH Energy OMG RacingBMW M1000 RR+9.479
14Dean HarrisonGBRSilicone EngineeringKawasaki ZX-10RR+9.709
15Ryan VickersGBRRAF Regular & ReserveKawasaki ZX-10RR+9.922
16Kyle RydeGBRRICH Energy OMG RacingBMW M1000 RR+10.164
17Joe FrancisGBRiForce Lloyd & Jones BMWBMW M1000 RR+14.722
18Bjorn EstmentSWEPowerslide Catfoss RacingSuzuki GSX-R1000R+17.306
19Takumi TakahashiJPNHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R+22.440
20Brian McCormackIRLRoadhouse Macau by FHOBMW M1000 RR+43.386
21Luke HopkinsGBRHopkins RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R+50.744
22Joey ThompsonGBRNP MotorcyclesBMW M1000 RR+50.838
DNFTommy BridewellGBROxford Racing DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R 
DNFGino ReaGBRBuildbase Hawk SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R1000R 
DNFAndrew IrwinGBRSynetiq BMW MotorradBMW M1000 RR 
DNSStorm StaceyGBRTeam LKQ Euro PartsKawasaki ZX-10RR 
DNSRyo MizunoJPNHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R 
DNSBrad JonesGBRiForce Lloyd & Jones BMWBMW M1000 RR

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