O'Halloran doubles up with race three win | BSB Knockhill results

The British Superbike Championship goes to Knockhill this weekend for round four of the 2022 season, the first race back after the road race break.

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


The fourth round of the 2022 British Superbike Championship is the first and only non-English round, as the series heads to Scotland and Knockhill. This page will be updated throughout the weekend as the results come in from Knockhill.

Race Three

The first two races of the Knockhill round of the 2022 BSB season were won by Yamaha, albeit by two different riders. Rory Skinner lost out in race two to his teammate, Lee Jackson, for second place, but the #11 set the fastest lap of the race, so started race three from pole position. 

It was a pole position converted to a holeshot, too, for Skinner, who led the opening lap of race three from Jason O’Halloran and Bradley Ray. 

Skinner was leading well until midway through lap five, when he crashed at turn seven, handing the lead to Ray, who had passed O’Halloran on the previous lap. 

The two Yamaha riders escaped at the front, extending their gap to two seconds by lap 10. Behind, Glenn Irwin led a battle for third that contained six riders, back to Danny Buchan in eighth. 

Brookes was able to pass Irwin for third on lap 10, but a mistake on lap 12 dropped him back to fifth place, as Lee Jackson inherited the final podium spot after passing Irwin - initially - for fourth a couple of corners before Brookes’ mistake. 

From there, Jackson was able to impose his pace and pull away from the likes of Irwin and Brookes behind. He was unable to close on the leaders, but solidified himself in third place. 

O’Halloran stalked Ray for almost the whole race, waiting to make his move at what he thought was the perfect moment. He did not have more pace than Ray, so had to go late enough that the #28 would not be able to pick up their relative strong and weak points. 

On lap 25, though, the plan changed for O’Halloran, as Ray’s pace started to fade. Jackson was closing from behind, and so it was time for the #22 to try to establish himself at the front.

While O’Halloran was not able to streak away from Ray, he was able to maintain a half-second-or-so lead in the final laps, which proved enough for him to secure his second win of the weekend, and of the day. 

Bradley Ray returned to the podium in second place, with Jackson in third. Danny Buchan was only 0.7 seconds away from the podium in fourth, while Tommy Bridewell completed the top five. 

In sixth place was Glenn Irwin, ahead of Josh Brookes, while Tarran Mackenzie took eighth place ahead of Kyle Ryde, and Tom Sykes completed the top 10. 

Full BSB Knockhill race three results are below.

2022 British Superbike Championship (BSB) | Knockhill | Race 3 Results

2022 British Superbike Championship (BSB) | Knockhill | Race 3 Results | Round 4 / 12
 RiderNat.BSB TeamMotorcycleTime
1Jason O'HalloranAUSMcAMS YamahaYamaha R124:00.506
2Bradley RayGBRRICH OMG RacingYamaha R10.993
3Lee JacksonGBRFS-3 RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR1.587
4Danny BuchanGBRSynetiq BMW MotorradBMW M 1000 RR2.302
5Tommy BridewellGBROxford Products RacingDucati Panigale V4 R4.56
6Glenn IrwinGBRHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R5.284
7Josh BrookesAUSMCE DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R6.082
8Tarran MackenzieGBRMcAMS YamahaYamaha R16.373
9Kyle RydeGBRRICH OMG RacingYamaha R112.846
10Tom SykesGBRMCE DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R14.502
11Leon HaslamGBRLee Hardy RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR14.596
12Peter HickmanGBRFHO RacingBMW M 1000 RR14.977
13Storm StaceyGBRTeam LKQ Euro Car PartsKawasaki ZX-10RR15.33
14Tom NeaveGBRHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R20.317
15Takumi TakahashiJPNHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R20.417
16Andrew IrwinGBRSynetiq BMW MotorradBMW M 1000 RR21.047
17Chrissy RouseGBRCrowe PerformanceBMW M 1000 RR27.642
18Dean HarrisonGBRDAO Racing KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR33.879
19Luke HopkinsGBRBlack Onyx SecurityHonda CBR1000RR-R39.854
20Leon JeacockGBRSpecsavers SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R1000R40.937
21Liam DelvesGBRRapid CDH RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR1 Lap
22James EastGBRNP Motorcycles KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR1 Lap
DNFRory SkinnerGBRFS-3 RacingKawasaki ZX-10RRDNF
DNFDanny KentGBRBuildbase SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R1000RDNF
DNFRyo MizunoJPNHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-RDNF
DNFDan LinfootGBRiForce BMWBMW M 1000 RRDNF
DNFJosh OwensGBRRapid CDH RacingKawasaki ZX-10RRDNF
DNFRyan VickersGBRFHO RacingBMW M 1000 RRDNF
DNFLuke MosseyGBRTAG RacingHonda CBR1000RR-RDNF
DNFDan JonesGBRiForce BMWBMW M 1000 RRDNF
DNSChristian IddonGBRBuildbase SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R1000RDNS

Race Two

Bradley Ray started from pole position for the first full length BSB race of the weekend in Knockhill, as the track stayed dry for the second race of the 2022 visit to the Scottish track. 

Ray made the holeshot ahead of his teammate, Kyle Ryde, but the #77 soon hit the front. Rory Skinner soon followed Ryde through on Ray, and a move on Ryde himself from the FS-3 Kawasaki rider saw him lead the opening lap. 

Ray came back through on lap two on his teammate, Ryde, and started to push on towards Skinner, who was trying to escape at the front. 

Skinner and Ray were pulling away at the front, with Jason O’Halloran in third place, when the safety car was deployed on lap nine for a crash at the hairpin at the end of lap eight, where Leon Haslam and Storm Stacey both went down.

Everyone maintained position on the restart, although Ray and O’Halloran traded places twice. 

O’Halloran once again passed Ray at the end of lap 22 for second, and this set him up to chase the victory, and he hit the front on lap 27. 

By then, Lee Jackson had passed Ray, too, as the #28 started to fall backwards, and after O’Halloran passed Skinner for the lead the #14 was also looking for a move on his teammate. The battle between the two let O’Halloran escape, so by the time Jackson passed Skinner on the final lap, the Australian was too far away to be challenged for the win.

Jackson and Skinner completed the podium, ahead of Ray, Tommy Bridewell and Josh Brookes who completed the top six. Danny Buchan was seventh, ahead of Glenn Irwin, Kyle Ryde and Tarran Mackenzie who completed the top 10 after starting from the back, owing to his non-start yesterday preventing him from setting a lap time in the race.

Full race results from BSB race two in Knockhill are below.

2022 British Superbike Championship (BSB) | Knockhill | Race 2 Results

2022 British Superbike Championship (BSB) | Knockhill | Race 2 Results | Round 4 / 12
 RiderNat.BSB TeamMotorcycleTime
1Jason O'HalloranAUSMcAMS YamahaYamaha R124:18.655
2Lee JacksonGBRFS-3 RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR0.715
3Rory SkinnerGBRFS-3 RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR1.01
4Bradley RayGBRRICH OMG RacingYamaha R11.821
5Tommy BridewellGBROxford Products RacingDucati Panigale V4 R2.81
6Josh BrookesAUSMCE DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R3.406
7Danny BuchanGBRSynetiq BMW MotorradBMW M 1000 RR4.327
8Glenn IrwinGBRHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R4.439
9Kyle RydeGBRRICH OMG RacingYamaha R16.094
10Tarran MackenzieGBRMcAMS YamahaYamaha R17.286
11Tom SykesGBRMCE DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R9.361
12Chrissy RouseGBRCrowe PerformanceBMW M 1000 RR12.589
13Tom NeaveGBRHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R15.229
14Danny KentGBRBuildbase SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R1000R15.371
15Ryo MizunoJPNHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R16.017
16Takumi TakahashiJPNHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R16.656
17Dean HarrisonGBRDAO Racing KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR20.647
18Dan LinfootGBRiForce BMWBMW M 1000 RR21.398
19Leon JeacockGBRSpecsavers SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R1000R25.495
20Josh OwensGBRRapid CDH RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR25.757
21Liam DelvesGBRRapid CDH RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR38.407
DNFStorm StaceyGBRTeam LKQ Euro Car PartsKawasaki ZX-10RRDNF
DNFLeon HaslamGBRLee Hardy RacingKawasaki ZX-10RRDNF
DNFPeter HickmanGBRFHO RacingBMW M 1000 RRDNF
DNFAndrew IrwinGBRSynetiq BMW MotorradBMW M 1000 RRDNF
DNFRyan VickersGBRFHO RacingBMW M 1000 RRDNF
DNFLuke MosseyGBRTAG RacingHonda CBR1000RR-RDNF
DNFLuke HopkinsGBRBlack Onyx SecurityHonda CBR1000RR-RDNF
DNFJames EastGBRNP Motorcycles KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RRDNF
DNFDan JonesGBRiForce BMWBMW M 1000 RRDNF
DNSChristian IddonGBRBuildbase SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R1000RDNS

Sprint Race (Race One)

Bradley Ray started from pole position for the BSB sprint race at Knockhill, the first race of the fourth round of the 2022 season. 

Before the race even began, there were two riders out of action, and almost three. Tarran Mackenzie’s qualifying crash rendered his bike irreparable in time for the race, while a crash between Christian Iddon and Josh Owens on the sighting lap took Owens out before the race, and Iddon was out by the end of lap five.

When the race did get underway, it was the pole sitter, Ray, who took the early lead, and Rory Skinner joined him at the front ahead of Jason O’Halloran, while Kyle Ryde was fast in fourth place. 

By lap 10, Ray was starting to establish a gap over Skinner. Sensing the danger of Ray getting too far away, O’Halloran passed the Kawasaki rider in the hairpin, and Kyle Ryde followed the #22 through moments later at turn one.

Even with O’Halloran’s move on Skinner, Ray was two seconds clear by the end of lap 12, and in the end his victory was relatively comfortable.

Similarly, O’Halloran took second place with a relatively comfortable gap back to third place (although it closed in somewhat dramatically on the final lap), which was decided between the two FS-3 Kawasaki teammates, Lee Jackson and the aforementioned Skinner, with the latter coming out on top. 

Jackson will no doubt be a podium contender in Sunday’s two full-length races, but had to settle for fourth in Saturday’s sprint. He was ahead of Danny Buchan, who closed out the top five, while Kyle Ryde faded to sixth after a promising start, the #77 finishing ahead of Glenn Irwin, Tommy Bridewell, Storm Stacey, and Josh Brookes, who completed the top 10. 

Full BSB sprint race results from Knockhill are below.

2022 British Superbike Championship (BSB) | Knockhill | Qualifying Results

2022 British Superbike Championship (BSB) | Knockhill | Race 1 Results | Round 4 / 12
 RiderNat.BSB TeamMotorcycleTime
1Bradley RayGBRRICH OMG RacingYamaha R117:36.028
2Jason O'HalloranAUSMcAMS YamahaYamaha R11.676
3Rory SkinnerGBRFS-3 RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR2.218
4Lee JacksonGBRFS-3 RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR2.294
5Danny BuchanGBRSynetiq BMW MotorradBMW M 1000 RR3.688
6Kyle RydeGBRRICH OMG RacingYamaha R15.053
7Glenn IrwinGBRHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R6.142
8Tommy BridewellGBROxford Products RacingDucati Panigale V4 R6.263
9Storm StaceyGBRTeam LKQ Euro Car PartsKawasaki ZX-10RR6.643
10Josh BrookesAUSMCE DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R11.373
11Leon HaslamGBRLee Hardy RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR11.488
12Tom SykesGBRMCE DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R12.381
13Peter HickmanGBRFHO RacingBMW M 1000 RR13.719
14Andrew IrwinGBRSynetiq BMW MotorradBMW M 1000 RR13.875
15Ryan VickersGBRFHO RacingBMW M 1000 RR15.372
16Chrissy RouseGBRCrowe PerformanceBMW M 1000 RR22.026
17Tom NeaveGBRHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R22.765
18Ryo MizunoJPNHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R23.217
19Danny KentGBRBuildbase SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R1000R23.56
20Luke MosseyGBRTAG RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R23.867
21Takumi TakahashiJPNHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R25.452
22Dean HarrisonGBRDAO Racing KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR26.161
23Luke HopkinsGBRBlack Onyx SecurityHonda CBR1000RR-R26.676
24Leon JeacockGBRSpecsavers SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R1000R31.504
25James EastGBRNP Motorcycles KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR1 Lap
DNFChristian IddonGBRBuildbase SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R1000RDNF
DNFDan LinfootGBRiForce BMWBMW M 1000 RRDNF
DNFDan JonesGBRiForce BMWBMW M 1000 RRDNF
DNSTarran MackenzieGBRMcAMS YamahaYamaha R1DNS
DNSJosh OwensGBRRapid CDH RacingKawasaki ZX-10RRDNS
DNSLiam DelvesGBRRapid CDH RacingKawasaki ZX-10RRDNS

Qualifying

After Friday’s free practice sessions, Jason O’Halloran was the fastest rider in British Superbikes at Knockhill.

However, on Saturday morning, Glenn Irwin topped FP3, and went into qualifying as the fastest rider, almost a quarter of a second - not an insignificant margin on a circuit as small as Knockhill - faster than Rory Skinner.

Qualifying started with a crash for Liam Delves at turn one in Q1. The bike dug in quite hard to the gravel on the outside of the corner, and tumbled quite severely. Delves was able to move away quite quickly, and there was no stoppage to the session. Tarran Mackenzie crashed in a similar fashion at the same corner a few minutes later, which in the end would prevent the reigning champion from reaching Q2, and in just his second race back from injury questions surrounding his physical condition ahead of tomorrow’s races are raised. 

Aside from the turn one crashes, Leon Haslam was fastest in Q1 with his best time of the weekend so far at a 47.742. Joining the 2018 BSB champion in advancing to Q2 were Ryan Vickers, Bradley Ray, Danny Kent, Andrew Irwin and Luke Mossey. 

Bradley Ray had not shown a lot of speed all weekend, but he broke the lap record in Q2 to take pole position. The #28 was 0.005 seconds ahead of Jason O’Halloran, as the two Yamaha riders continue to establish themselves as the class of the 2022 field. 

Joining them on the front row for the first race of the weekend will be Lee Jackson, while Danny Buchan heads up row four from Rory Skinner - who crashed with five or so minutes to go in Q2 - and Kyle Ryde. 

Glenn Irwin was unable to repeat his time-topping form of FP3, and finished qualifying in seventh, with Christian Iddon and Tommy Bridewell in eighth and ninth behind him. 

The top 10 was completed by a subdued Josh Brookes, while Storm Stacey took 11th, ahead of 12th-placed Danny Kent. Row five for the first race will see Tom Sykes in 13th, ahead of Peter Hickman and Leon Haslam, who rounded out the top 15 in qualifying; while Andrew Irwin was 16th, ahead of Ryan Vickers - another crasher - and Luke Mossey, who was slowest of the 18 Q2 runners.

Full BSB qualifying results from Knockhill below.

2022 British Superbike Championship (BSB) | Knockhill | Qualifying Results

2022 British Superbike Championship (BSB) | Knockhill | FP1 + FP2 Results | Round 4 / 12
 RiderNat.BSB TeamMotorcycleTime
1Bradley RayGBRRICH OMG RacingYamaha R147.131
2Jason O'HalloranAUSMcAMS YamahaYamaha R147.136
3Lee JacksonGBRFS-3 RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR47.38
4Danny BuchanGBRSynetiq BMW MotorradBMW M 1000 RR47.444
5Rory SkinnerGBRFS-3 RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR47.447
6Kyle RydeGBRRICH OMG RacingYamaha R147.551
7Glenn IrwinGBRHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R47.556
8Christian IddonGBRBuildbase SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R1000R47.594
9Tommy BridewellGBROxford Products RacingDucati Panigale V4 R47.705
10Josh BrookesAUSMCE DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R47.748
11Storm StaceyGBRTeam LKQ Euro Car PartsKawasaki ZX-10RR47.773
12Danny KentGBRBuildbase SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R1000R47.837
13Tom SykesGBRMCE DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R47.845
14Peter HickmanGBRFHO RacingBMW M 1000 RR47.891
15Leon HaslamGBRLee Hardy RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR47.904
16Andrew IrwinGBRSynetiq BMW MotorradBMW M 1000 RR48.014
17Ryan VickersGBRFHO RacingBMW M 1000 RR48.021
18Luke MosseyGBRTAG RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R48.26
19Tarran MackenzieGBRMcAMS YamahaYamaha R148.087
20Dean HarrisonGBRDAO Racing KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR48.204
21Chrissy RouseGBRCrowe PerformanceBMW M 1000 RR48.306
22Tom NeaveGBRHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R48.372
23Ryo MizunoJPNHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R48.383
24Luke HopkinsGBRBlack Onyx SecurityHonda CBR1000RR-R48.406
25Dan LinfootGBRiForce BMWBMW M 1000 RR48.434
26Josh OwensGBRRapid CDH RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR48.601
27Takumi TakahashiJPNHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R48.642
28Leon JeacockGBRSpecsavers SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R1000R48.784
29Dan JonesGBRiForce BMWBMW M 1000 RR49.016
30Liam DelvesGBRRapid CDH RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR49.053
31James EastGBRNP Motorcycles KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR49.493

FP1 & FP2

While FP1 was wet for the BSB riders, the track was dry for FP2, meaning the afternoon was the important session for Q2 qualification.

Home hero Rory Skinner was the first rider under 48 seconds on Friday, setting a 47.990 within the first 10 minutes of FP2, shortly before Jason O’Halloran set a 47.999 to go second. 

Times continued to scroll throughout FP2, and in the end the top eight were inside 48 seconds, and the top 19 were within one second of the fastest rider. 

That fastest rider was Jason O’Halloran, who goes into Saturday on top, ahead of Glenn Irwin, fresh from an impressive TT debut, and Tommy Bridewell, who completes the Friday top three. 

Kyle Ryde was fourth, ahead of Josh Brookes who rounded out the top five; while Lee Jackson was sixth, ahead of Storm Stacey, Rory Skinner, Danny Buchan and Tom Sykes who completed the top 10. The top 12, who qualify directly to the second qualifying session, was completed by Christian Iddon and Peter Hickman, a four-time winner at this year’s TT.

Full BSB Knockhill FP1 and FP2 times are below.

2022 British Superbike Championship (BSB) | Knockhill | FP1 + FP2 Results

2022 British Superbike Championship (BSB) | Knockhill | FP1 + FP2 Results | Round 4 / 12
 RiderNat.BSB TeamMotorcycleTime
1Jason O'HalloranAUSMcAMS YamahaYamaha R147.648
2Glenn IrwinGBRHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R47.76
3Tommy BridewellGBROxford Products RacingDucati Panigale V4 R47.773
4Kyle RydeGBRRICH OMG RacingYamaha R147.778
5Josh BrookesAUSMCE DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R47.784
6Lee JacksonGBRFS-3 RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR47.804
7Storm StaceyGBRTeam LKQ Euro Car PartsKawasaki ZX-10RR47.914
8Rory SkinnerGBRFS-3 RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR47.917
9Danny BuchanGBRSynetiq BMW MotorradBMW M 1000 RR48.069
10Tom SykesGBRMCE DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R48.097
11Christian IddonGBRBuildbase SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R1000R48.161
12Peter HickmanGBRFHO RacingBMW M 1000 RR48.19
13Tarran MackenzieGBRMcAMS YamahaYamaha R148.192
14Andrew IrwinGBRSynetiq BMW MotorradBMW M 1000 RR48.358
15Bradley RayGBRRICH OMG RacingYamaha R148.417
16Ryo MizunoJPNHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R48.502
17Luke MosseyGBRTAG RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R48.549
18Ryan VickersGBRFHO RacingBMW M 1000 RR48.551
19Dean HarrisonGBRDAO Racing KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR48.646
20Leon HaslamGBRLee Hardy RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR48.696
21Danny KentGBRBuildbase SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R1000R48.723
22Leon JeacockGBRSpecsavers SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R1000R48.909
23Liam DelvesGBRRapid CDH RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR49.021
24Tom NeaveGBRHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R49.063
25Chrissy RouseGBRCrowe PerformanceBMW M 1000 RR49.117
26Luke HopkinsGBRBlack Onyx SecurityHonda CBR1000RR-R49.131
27Takumi TakahashiJPNHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R49.25
28Josh OwensGBRRapid CDH RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR49.312
29Dan LinfootGBRiForce BMWBMW M 1000 RR49.313
30Dan JonesGBRiForce BMWBMW M 1000 RR49.502
31James EastGBRNP Motorcycles KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR50.749