O'Halloran defeats Ray, Haslam causes safety car | BSB Donington Race 3 Results

The third BSB race at Donington National gave Jason O’Halloran his second race win of the season, as he looked back to his 2021 best.

Jason O'Halloran, 2022 BSB Oulton Park test. - [credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]

JASON O’Halloran did not start from pole position in BSB race three at Donington National, and in fact he had to come from row two on the grid to take his second win of the day. 

O’Halloran’s charge to the front felt almost inevitable after his dominant race two performance, but after a complicated start to race three, the safety car interruption was certainly of benefit to the #22. 

The safety car was out for a crash involving Leon Haslam and Glenn Irwin. Haslam high-sided on the exit of Starkey’s - seemingly from running over the kerb on the exit - and with Irwin right behind the #91, the Northern Irishman had nowhere to go. Both were, of course, out of the race, as was Peter Hickman who appeared to lose a winglet in the incident. Both Haslam and Irwin seemed to be okay after the crash, with Haslam running across the grass to check on Irwin, who in turn got to his feet. 

After the safety car, Bradley Ray was able to make an advantage for himself at the front, pulling away from Rory Skinner in third. O’Halloran therefore wasted no time in passing the #11, although it took him a few laps to catch Ray. 

Once there, O’Halloran hit the front and went unchallenged by Ray until the end, although the #28 kept the pressure on the Australian rider. It was a second win of the day, and of the season, for O’Halloran, who seems back to his best after a tricky start to 2022. 

Bradley Ray’s consistent start to the season continues, and he has now made seven podiums in succession. In fact, Ray has only missed the podium in the second race at Silverstone, when he crashed from the lead.

Lee Jackson was back on the podium once again in third, with a slightly more quiet race on Sunday afternoon, but nonetheless it was a strong showing from the #14, over two seconds ahead of his teammate, Skinner, who finished fourth. 

Skinner’s battle had been with Kyle Ryde, who took a solid fifth place after his race two crash. The gap behind Ryde was 1.5 seconds back to Christian Iddon, who took another strong sixth place on the Suzuki, ahead of Tom Sykes, whose seventh place was his best finish of the season. 

Just behind Sykes was his PBM Ducati teammate, Josh Brookes, in eighth, ahead of a slightly improved Danny Buchan, and an impressive Chrissy Rouse who completed the top 10.

Full results of the third British Superbike race from Donington National are below.

2022 British Superbike Championship (BSB) | Donington National | Race 2 Results

2022 British Superbike Championship (BSB) | Donington National | Race 2 Results | Round 3 / 12
 RiderNat.BSB TeamMotorcycleTime
1Jason O'HalloranAUSMcAMS YamahaYamaha R129:31.007
2Bradley RayGBRRICH OMG RacingYamaha R11.713
3Lee JacksonGBRFS-3 RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR3.187
4Rory SkinnerGBRFS-3 RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR5.448
5Kyle RydeGBRRICH OMG RacingYamaha R15.482
6Christian IddonGBRBuildbase SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R1000R7.985
7Tom SykesGBRMCE DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R12.492
8Josh BrookesAUSMCE DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R13.514
9Danny BuchanGBRSynetiq BMW MotorradBMW M 1000 RR13.653
10Chrissy RouseGBRCrowe PerformanceBMW M 1000 RR16.485
11Tarran MackenzieGBRMcAMS YamahaYamaha R118.154
12Andrew IrwinGBRSynetiq BMW MotorradBMW M 1000 RR22.932
13Ryo MizunoJPNHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R23.55
14Storm StaceyGBRTeam LKQ Euro Car PartsKawasaki ZX-10RR24.373
15Takumi TakahashiJPNHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R26.187
16Dan JonesGBRiForce BMWBMW M 1000 RR30.835
DNFPeter HickmanGBRFHO RacingBMW M 1000 RRDNF
DNFLeon HaslamGBRLee Hardy RacingKawasaki ZX-10RRDNF
DNFRyan VickersGBRFHO RacingBMW M 1000 RRDNF
DNFJosh OwensGBRRapid CDH RacingKawasaki ZX-10RRDNF
DNFDan LinfootGBRiForce BMWBMW M 1000 RRDNF
DNFGlenn IrwinGBRHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-RDNF
DNFTommy BridewellGBROxford Products RacingDucati Panigale V4 RDNF
DNFLuke HopkinsGBRBlack Onyx SecurityHonda CBR1000RR-RDNF
DNFLeon JeacockGBRSpecsavers SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R1000RDNF
DNFJames EastGBRNP Motorcycles KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RRDNF
DNSTom NeaveGBRHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-RDNS
DNSLiam DelvesGBRRapid CDH RacingKawasaki ZX-10RRDNS
DNSLuke MosseyGBRTAG RacingHonda CBR1000RR-RDNS
DNSDanny KentGBRBuildbase SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R1000RDNS