BSB Knockhill: Iddon Back to the Top in Red Flagged Race 3

BSB Knockhill marks the fourth stop on the 2024 British Superbike calendar. The races were split between Tommy Bridewell, Rory Skinner, and Christian Iddon

Leon Haslam, 2024 Knockhill BSB. - Ian Hopgood
Leon Haslam, 2024 Knockhill BSB. - Ian Hopgood

Round four of the 2024 British Superbike Championship takes the series to Knockhill. Ahead of BSB Knockhill, Glenn Irwin holds a 12-point championship lead over Danny Kent. Tommy Bridewell converted pole position to a first Honda win in Race 1, Rory Skinner hit the top step for the first time in BSB in Race 2, and Christian Iddon won a red flagged Race 3.

Overview

  • Race 3 - Iddon wins red flagged Race 3 ahead of Bridewell, Kent

  • Race 2 - Skinner victorious in rain-soaked Race 2 as Bridewell takes points lead

  • Race 1 - Bridewell secures first Honda win in dominant fashion

  • Qualifying - Bridewell takes first Honda pole in red flagged Knockhill qualifying

  • Friday Practice - Skinner tops soaked first day in Scotland

Race 3

Christian Iddon took victory in the third and final BSB race at Knockhill, which was shortened due to a red flag.

When it came out on lap 23, Iddon had been leading for over 20 laps, having taken point from Rory Skinner on lap two. It was Iddon's first win since moving to the Oxford Products Ducati team last year. 

The red flag was caused by a crash for Leon Haslam, who was shown sitting up in the gravel trap by TV cameras.
 

Tommy Bridewell, Dean Harrison, 2024 Knockhill BSB. - Ian Hopgood
Tommy Bridewell, Dean Harrison, 2024 Knockhill BSB. - Ian Hopgood

Tommy Bridewell had shadowed Iddon for much of the race, and might have been preparing something for the final laps, but the red flag meant any such plans went unexecuted. The same could be said for Danny Kent, who was third and showing good speed late on.

Rory Skinner was unable to repeat his victory of Race 2, being pushed back by the three riders ahead of him despite taking the lead on the first lap.

Billy McConnell also ran in the podium positions in the first half of the race, but he dropped back to fifth in the second half. Fraser Rogers was sixth, ahead of Danny Buchan, Charlie Nesbitt, Glenn Irwin, and Lee Jackson who completed the top 10.

Full BSB results from Race 3 in Knockhill are below.

2024 British Superbike Championship | Knockhill | Race 3 Result

2024 British Superbike Championship (BSB) | Knockhill | Race 3 Result | Rd 4/11
PosRiderNat.BSB TeamMotorcycleTime
1Christian IddonGBROxford Products RacingDucati Panigale V4 RWIN
2Tommy BridewellGBRHonda Racing UKHonda CBR1000RR-R0.635
3Danny KentGBRMcAMS Racing YamahaYamaha R11.728
4Rory SkinnerGBRCheshire Mouldings BMW MotorradBMW M 1000 RR3.158
5Billy McConnellAUSC&L Fairburn Properties/Look Forward RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R1L
6Fraser RogersGBRTAG HondaHonda CBR1000RR-R1L
7Danny BuchanGBRDAO Racing KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR1L
8Charlie NesbittGBRMasterMac HondaHonda CBR1000RR-R1L
9Glenn IrwinGBRHager PBM DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R1L
10Lee JacksonGBRMasterMac HondaHonda CBR1000RR-R1L
11Josh BrookesAUSFHO RacingBMW M 1000 RR1L
12Luke HedgerGBRWhitecliffe CDH Racing KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR1L
13Storm StaceyGBRLKQ Euro Car Parts KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR1L
14Lewis RolloGBRIN Competition SENCAT ApriliaAprilia RSV4 11001L
15Kyle RydeGBROMG Grilla Yamaha RacingYamaha R11L
16Brayden ElliottAUSDAO RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR1L
17Franco BourneGBRMarvel HCL MotorsportHonda CBR1000RR-R1L
18Louis ValleleyGBRNP Racing Kawasaki TeamKawasaki ZX-10RR1L
21Jaimie van SikkelerusNEDTAG HondaHonda CBR1000RR-R1L
DNFMax CookGBRCompletely Motorbikes KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RRDNF
DNFTom NeaveGBRStauff Fluid Power KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RRDNF
DNFAlex OlsenGBRCumins by Team IWRHonda CBR1000RR-RDNF
DNFAndrew IrwinGBRHonda Racing UKHonda CBR1000RR-RDNF
DNFJason O'HalloranAUSCompletely Motorbikes KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RRDNF
DNFLeon HaslamGBRROKiT BMW Motorrad TeamBMW M 1000 RRDNF
DNFDean HarrisonGBRHonda Racing UKHonda CBR1000RR-RDNF

Race 2

Rory Skinner secured his first BSB victory in Race 2 at a soaking Knockhill.

Skinner didn’t make the holeshot, that went to Tommy Bridewell who started from pole position, but the Scot was in the lead by the end of the first lap.
 

From there, it was all about management for Skinner, who kept Bridewell at bay until the reigning champion started to fall back, and back behind Christian Iddon. The #24 reduced the gap to Skinner and was in contention with five laps to go, but he went wide at the final corner on consecutive laps - 16 and 17 - which let Skinner go.

The lap 16 mistake seemed to suck in Danny Kent, who by then had also made his way around Bridewell for third place. While Iddon merely ran wide, though, Kent lost the front and crashed out.

That put Bridewell back on the podium, which almost became second place by the flag, but Iddon just beat him on the run to the line. They were both almost five seconds behind the victorious Skinner.

Storm Stacey was in a battle early on with Leon Haslam, but the #91 retired on lap nine. From there it was mostly a fairly lonely ride for the #79, and he finished fourth, just under a second clear of Charlie Nesbitt in fifth.

Fraser Rogers was sixth, ahead of Billy McConnell and Glenn Irwin, whose eighth place from the back of the grid (after a penalty from Race 1) meant he lost the championship lead to Bridewell.

Full BSB results from Race 2 in Knockhill are below.

2024 British Superbike Championship | Knockhill | Race 2 Result

2024 British Superbike Championship (BSB) | Knockhill | Race 2 Result | Rd 4/11
PosRiderNat.BSB TeamMotorcycleTime
1Rory SkinnerGBRCheshire Mouldings BMW MotorradBMW M 1000 RRWIN
2Christian IddonGBROxford Products RacingDucati Panigale V4 R4.895
3Tommy BridewellGBRHonda Racing UKHonda CBR1000RR-R4.909
4Storm StaceyGBRLKQ Euro Car Parts KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR14.577
5Charlie NesbittGBRMasterMac HondaHonda CBR1000RR-R15.436
6Fraser RogersGBRTAG HondaHonda CBR1000RR-R16.883
7Billy McConnellAUSC&L Fairburn Properties/Look Forward RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R17.883
8Glenn IrwinGBRHager PBM DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R22.655
9Lee JacksonGBRMasterMac HondaHonda CBR1000RR-R23.931
10Max CookGBRCompletely Motorbikes KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR28.925
11Lewis RolloGBRIN Competition SENCAT ApriliaAprilia RSV4 110031.034
12Josh BrookesAUSFHO RacingBMW M 1000 RR31.160
13Danny BuchanGBRDAO Racing KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR35.239
14Kyle RydeGBROMG Grilla Yamaha RacingYamaha R137.757
15Luke HedgerGBRWhitecliffe CDH Racing KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR41.818
16Tom NeaveGBRStauff Fluid Power KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR47.472
18Alex OlsenGBRCumins by Team IWRHonda CBR1000RR-R50.341
19Brayden ElliottAUSDAO RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR51.382
20Jaimie van SikkelerusNEDTAG HondaHonda CBR1000RR-R51.646
21Louis ValleleyGBRNP Racing Kawasaki TeamKawasaki ZX-10RR1L
DNFAndrew IrwinGBRHonda Racing UKHonda CBR1000RR-RDNF
DNFJason O'HalloranAUSCompletely Motorbikes KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RRDNF
DNFDanny KentGBRMcAMS Racing YamahaYamaha R1DNF
DNFLeon HaslamGBRROKiT BMW Motorrad TeamBMW M 1000 RRDNF
DNFFranco BourneGBRMarvel HCL MotorsportHonda CBR1000RR-RDNF
DNFPeter HickmanGBRFHO RacingBMW M 1000 RRDNF

Race 1

Tommy Bridewell converted a first Honda pole to a first Honda win in BSB Race 1 at Knockhill.

The reigning champion made the holeshot from pole, and controlled the race from there. His lead extended to a peak of around five seconds, although it reduced to 2.5 seconds by the end.

That was no doubt in part thanks to Bridewell controlling the pace, but credit must also go to Rory Skinner, who charged through, with excellent pace, from eighth on the grid to finish second. A series of passes at the final hairpin were the key for Skinner’s ascent up the leaderboard, with his charge completed by lap 18.

Danny Kent, 2024 Knockhill BSB. Credit: Ian Hopgood
Danny Kent, 2024 Knockhill BSB. Credit: Ian Hopgood

HIs final victim was Andrew Irwin, who had passed Jason O’Halloran for second place only a couple of laps previously, but who also had nothing to offer in response to Skinner’s attack.

In any case, Irwin held on to score his first podium since moving to Honda in 2023, building on the progress he seemed to make at the previous round in Donington.

Kyle Ryde was fourth, ahead of Jason O’Halloran who dropped to fifth by the end. Josh Brookes rounded out the top six, ahead of Danny Kent, Lee Jackson, Charlie Nesbitt, and Leon Haslam who rounded out the top 10.

Glenn Irwin was in podium contention for much of the race, but his Ducati began to smoke around lap 18. He was shown the black and orange flag, and retired on lap 21. He maintains his championship lead, but it’s now reduced to four points.

Full BSB results from Race 1 in Knockhill are below.

2024 British Superbike Championship | Knockhill | Race 1 Result

2024 British Superbike Championship (BSB) | Knockhill | Race 1 Result | Rd 4/11
PosRiderNat.BSB TeamMotorcycleTime
1Tommy BridewellGBRHonda Racing UKHonda CBR1000RR-RWIN
2Rory SkinnerGBRCheshire Mouldings BMW MotorradBMW M 1000 RR2.572
3Andrew IrwinGBRHonda Racing UKHonda CBR1000RR-R4.290
4Kyle RydeGBROMG Grilla Yamaha RacingYamaha R15.078
5Jason O'HalloranAUSCompletely Motorbikes KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR7.141
6Josh BrookesAUSFHO RacingBMW M 1000 RR10.955
7Danny KentGBRMcAMS Racing YamahaYamaha R111.364
8Lee JacksonGBRMasterMac HondaHonda CBR1000RR-R11.852
9Charlie NesbittGBRMasterMac HondaHonda CBR1000RR-R13.410
10Leon HaslamGBRROKiT BMW Motorrad TeamBMW M 1000 RR13.971
11Danny BuchanGBRDAO Racing KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR16.088
12Storm StaceyGBRLKQ Euro Car Parts KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR17.314
13Fraser RogersGBRTAG HondaHonda CBR1000RR-R21.438
14Luke HedgerGBRWhitecliffe CDH Racing KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR26.715
15Franco BourneGBRMarvel HCL MotorsportHonda CBR1000RR-R35.718
16Billy McConnellAUSC&L Fairburn Properties/Look Forward RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R37.467
17Lewis RolloGBRIN Competition SENCAT ApriliaAprilia RSV4 110038.136
18Alex OlsenGBRCumins by Team IWRHonda CBR1000RR-R40.826
19Dean HarrisonGBRHonda Racing UKHonda CBR1000RR-R41.307
20Jaimie van SikkelerusNEDTAG HondaHonda CBR1000RR-R41.855
21Louis ValleleyGBRNP Racing Kawasaki TeamKawasaki ZX-10RR8L
DNFBrayden ElliottAUSDAO RacingKawasaki ZX-10RRDNF
DNFRyan VickersGBROMG Grilla Yamaha RacingYamaha R1DNF
DNFGlenn IrwinGBRHager PBM DucatiDucati Panigale V4 RDNF
DNFChristian IddonGBROxford Products RacingDucati Panigale V4 RDNF
DNFPeter HickmanGBRFHO RacingBMW M 1000 RRDNF
DNFMax CookGBRCompletely Motorbikes KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RRDNF

Qualifying

Tommy Bridewell took pole position for BSB Knockhill, his first of the season and first as a Honda rider.

Q2 was red flagged for a crash for Kyle Ryde, who appeared to sustain pain to his knee. After the session went green again, Bridewell took a few laps to set his best time, but was still back in the pits with two minutes to go. He’ll line up alongside the Australian pairing of Jason O’Halloran and Josh Brookes on the front row.

Rory Skinner, Tommy Bridewell, 2024 Knockhill BSB. - Ian Hopgood
Rory Skinner, Tommy Bridewell, 2024 Knockhill BSB. - Ian Hopgood

Ryan Vickers was fourth, ahead of Glenn Irwin and the second factory Honda of Andrew Irwin, while Danny Kent heads up row three ahead of Rory Skinner. Christian Iddon completes the third row in ninth, after almost missing out on Q2 - Franco Bourne was faster in Q1, but had several laps deleted for cutting the pit exit on the run into turn one.

The major casualties from Q1 were Max Cook and Peter Hickman. Cook’s qualifying was over before it started due to damage from a crash in FP3 which meant he couldn’t set a lap, and Hickman simply missed the speed to make the top three and ended up down in 21st.

Full BSB results from qualifying in Knockhill are below.

2024 British Superbike Championship | Knockhill | Qualifying Result

2024 British Superbike Championship (BSB) | Knockhill | Qualifying Result | Rd 4/11
PosRiderNat.BSB TeamMotorcycleTime
1Tommy BridewellGBRHonda Racing UKHonda CBR1000RR-R47.408
2Jason O'HalloranAUSCompletely Motorbikes KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR47.466
3Josh BrookesAUSFHO RacingBMW M 1000 RR47.484
4Ryan VickersGBROMG Grilla Yamaha RacingYamaha R147.499
5Glenn IrwinGBRHager PBM DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R47.503
6Andrew IrwinGBRHonda Racing UKHonda CBR1000RR-R47.527
7Danny KentGBRMcAMS Racing YamahaYamaha R147.574
8Rory SkinnerGBRCheshire Mouldings BMW MotorradBMW M 1000 RR47.596
9Christian IddonGBROxford Products RacingDucati Panigale V4 R47.606
10Kyle RydeGBROMG Grilla Yamaha RacingYamaha R147.778
11Lee JacksonGBRMasterMac HondaHonda CBR1000RR-R47.813
12Danny BuchanGBRDAO Racing KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR47.815
13Charlie NesbittGBRMasterMac HondaHonda CBR1000RR-R47.843
14Leon HaslamGBRROKiT BMW Motorrad TeamBMW M 1000 RR47.941
15Fraser RogersGBRTAG HondaHonda CBR1000RR-R48.129
16Luke HedgerGBRWhitecliffe CDH Racing KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR48.133
17Storm StaceyGBRLKQ Euro Car Parts KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR48.170
18Tom NeaveGBRStauff Fluid Power KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR48.250
19Lewis RolloGBRIN Competition SENCAT ApriliaAprilia RSV4 110048.270
20Franco BourneGBRMarvel HCL MotorsportHonda CBR1000RR-R48.325
21Peter HickmanGBRFHO RacingBMW M 1000 RR48.397
22Dean HarrisonGBRHonda Racing UKHonda CBR1000RR-R48.429
23Billy McConnellAUSC&L Fairburn Properties/Look Forward RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R48.454
24Alex OlsenGBRCumins by Team IWRHonda CBR1000RR-R48.695
25Brayden ElliottAUSDAO RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR49.050
26Jaimie van SikkelerusNEDTAG HondaHonda CBR1000RR-R49.205
27Louis ValleleyGBRNP Racing Kawasaki TeamKawasaki ZX-10RR49.292
28Max CookGBRCompletely Motorbikes KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RRNo Time Set

Friday Practice

Rory Skinner was fastest on day one in Kncokhill, across two sessions that were both severely rain-affected.

Skinner's time came in the very first minutes of FP1, after which rain meant that no one was able to improve. FP1 was red flagged for a substantial period due to especially hard rain, while FP2 saw no dry running at all

Danny Kent, 2024 Donington Park BSB. Credit: Ian Hopgood
Danny Kent, 2024 Donington Park BSB. Credit: Ian Hopgood

The BSB format means that the fastest 12 riders from Friday are seeded straight through to Q2 on Saturday. That was bad news for OMG Yamaha's Kyle Ryde, who sat out FP1 due to an illness picked up overnight.

The news was better for Tommy Bridewell, Leon Haslam, Danny Buchan, Josh Brookes, Danny Kent, Glenn Irwin, Lee Jackson, Jason O'Halloran, Andrew Irwin, Charlie Nesbitt, and Ryan Vickers, though, as they all made the top 12 in those early minutes of FP1.

Full BSB results from FP1 and FP2 in Knockhill are below.

2024 British Superbike Championship | Knockhill | FP2 Result

2024 British Superbike Championship (BSB) | Knockhill | FP2 Result | Rd 4/11
PosRiderNat.BSB TeamMotorcycleTime
1Jason O'HalloranAUSCompletely Motorbikes KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR52.323
2Ryan VickersGBROMG Grilla Yamaha RacingYamaha R152.348
3Danny KentGBRMcAMS Racing YamahaYamaha R152.386
4Danny BuchanGBRDAO Racing KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR52.423
5Rory SkinnerGBRCheshire Mouldings BMW MotorradBMW M 1000 RR52.521
6Glenn IrwinGBRHager PBM DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R52.571
7Tommy BridewellGBRHonda Racing UKHonda CBR1000RR-R52.631
8Leon HaslamGBRROKiT BMW Motorrad TeamBMW M 1000 RR52.675
9Josh BrookesAUSFHO RacingBMW M 1000 RR52.788
10Christian IddonGBROxford Products RacingDucati Panigale V4 R52.917
11Fraser RogersGBRTAG HondaHonda CBR1000RR-R52.961
12Andrew IrwinGBRHonda Racing UKHonda CBR1000RR-R53.103
13Charlie NesbittGBRMasterMac HondaHonda CBR1000RR-R53.118
14Max CookGBRCompletely Motorbikes KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR53.205
15Lee JacksonGBRMasterMac HondaHonda CBR1000RR-R53.414
16Luke HedgerGBRWhitecliffe CDH Racing KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR53.529
17Lewis RolloGBRIN Competition SENCAT ApriliaAprilia RSV4 110053.554
18Billy McConnellAUSC&L Fairburn Properties/Look Forward RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R53.560
19Peter HickmanGBRFHO RacingBMW M 1000 RR53.795
20Kyle RydeGBROMG Grilla Yamaha RacingYamaha R153.914
21Franco BourneGBRMarvel HCL MotorsportHonda CBR1000RR-R53.996
22Storm StaceyGBRLKQ Euro Car Parts KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR53.999
23Alex OlsenGBRCumins by Team IWRHonda CBR1000RR-R54.007
24Dean HarrisonGBRHonda Racing UKHonda CBR1000RR-R54.120
25Louis ValleleyGBRNP Racing Kawasaki TeamKawasaki ZX-10RR54.418
26Brayden ElliottAUSDAO RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR54.722
27Tom NeaveGBRStauff Fluid Power KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR55.410
28Jaimie van SikkelerusNEDTAG HondaHonda CBR1000RR-R55.667

2024 British Superbike Championship | Knockhill | FP1 Result

2024 British Superbike Championship (BSB) | Knockhill | FP1 Result | Rd 4/11
PosRiderNat.BSB TeamMotorcycleTime
1Rory SkinnerGBRCheshire Mouldings BMW MotorradBMW M 1000 RR48.117
2Tommy BridewellGBRHonda Racing UKHonda CBR1000RR-R48.175
3Leon HaslamGBRROKiT BMW Motorrad TeamBMW M 1000 RR48.375
4Danny BuchanGBRDAO Racing KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR48.417
5Josh BrookesAUSFHO RacingBMW M 1000 RR48.546
6Danny KentGBRMcAMS Racing YamahaYamaha R148.591
7Glenn IrwinGBRHager PBM DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R48.655
8Lee JacksonGBRMasterMac HondaHonda CBR1000RR-R48.688
9Jason O'HalloranAUSCompletely Motorbikes KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR48.690
10Andrew IrwinGBRHonda Racing UKHonda CBR1000RR-R48.701
11Charlie NesbittGBRMasterMac HondaHonda CBR1000RR-R48.748
12Ryan VickersGBROMG Grilla Yamaha RacingYamaha R148.877
13Peter HickmanGBRFHO RacingBMW M 1000 RR48.897
14Storm StaceyGBRLKQ Euro Car Parts KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR48.952
15Luke HedgerGBRWhitecliffe CDH Racing KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR49.032
16Christian IddonGBROxford Products RacingDucati Panigale V4 R49.068
17Billy McConnellAUSC&L Fairburn Properties/Look Forward RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R49.116
18Alex OlsenGBRCumins by Team IWRHonda CBR1000RR-R49.160
19Fraser RogersGBRTAG HondaHonda CBR1000RR-R49.348
20Dean HarrisonGBRHonda Racing UKHonda CBR1000RR-R49.406
21Lewis RolloGBRIN Competition SENCAT ApriliaAprilia RSV4 110049.456
22Tom NeaveGBRStauff Fluid Power KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR49.594
23Max CookGBRCompletely Motorbikes KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR49.605
24Brayden ElliottAUSDAO RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR49.877
25Jaimie van SikkelerusNEDTAG HondaHonda CBR1000RR-R50.680
26Louis ValleleyGBRNP Racing Kawasaki TeamKawasaki ZX-10RR50.956
27Franco BourneGBRMarvel HCL MotorsportHonda CBR1000RR-R51.487

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