Ryde defeats O'Halloran in last lap duel | BSB Donington National Race 1 Results

The first BSB Sprint of the season saw a first season victory for Kyle Ryde, after an excellent last lap duel with Jason O’Halloran.

Kyle Ryde, 2022 Oulton Park BSB Test. - [credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]

JASON O’Halloran started from pole position for the first BSB Sprint Race of 2022, but it was Rory Skinner who made the holeshot with a brilliant outside move in the first turn. 

Skinner’s time at the front did not last, and in the second half of the race he ended up fading to outside the top six, while O’Halloran would go on to fight for the win. 

It was impressive from O’Halloran to challenge for the win at all, in reality. The McAMS Yamaha rider lost a second or so while fighting with Lee Jackson mid-race, and that allowed the OMG Racing Yamaha riders - Kyle Ryde and Bradley Ray - to escape. 

Of the two OMG riders, it was Ray who came into the race the favoured, having won in Oulton Park, and been the fastest rider in Friday practice. But it was Ryde who led in the race. 

As O’Halloran closed in on the back of Ryde and Ray, it became clear that Ryde had slightly more pace at the end of the race than Ray, and the #28 was passed by O’Halloran with two laps to go. 

That pass from O’Halloran set up a fantastic last lap duel between himself and Ryde, with O’Halloran making two attempts on the #77 in Saturday's final tour of the Donington National circuit, only to be denied on both occasions. 

Ryde’s stern defence on the final lap brought him a first race win of the season, and one that he was forced to fight extremely hard for. 

For O’Halloran, the late race pace displayed in the sprint race will be of encouragement ahead of tomorrow’s longer races, while Bradley Ray’s third place shows a solid continuation of the strong form with which he has started the year. 

Lee Jackson was not able to recover with the same success as O’Halloran from their mid-race scrap, but he was able to secure fourth place in the end, ahead of Glenn Irwin and Christian Iddon, who had a great race to go from 14th on the grid to sixth at the chequered flag.

Rory Skinner ended the race seventh, and will be looking for improvements ahead of Sunday’s two races, while Tommy Bridewell was the top Ducati in eighth, Peter Hickman the top BMW in ninth, and Tarran Mackenzie made his racing return in 10th place.

Full BSB race one results from Donington National are below.

2022 British Superbike Championship (BSB) | Donington National | Race 1 Results

 RiderNat.BSB TeamMotorcycleTime
1Kyle RydeGBRRICH OMG RacingYamaha R122:09.645
2Jason O'HalloranAUSMcAMS YamahaYamaha R10.038
3Bradley RayGBRRICH OMG RacingYamaha R11.143
4Lee JacksonGBRFS-3 RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR2.306
5Glenn IrwinGBRHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R5.908
6Christian IddonGBRBuildbase SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R1000R6.246
7Rory SkinnerGBRFS-3 RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR7.401
8Tommy BridewellGBROxford Products RacingDucati Panigale V4 R8.152
9Peter HickmanGBRFHO RacingBMW M 1000 RR8.276
10Tarran MackenzieGBRMcAMS YamahaYamaha R110.659
11Tom SykesGBRMCE DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R12.351
12Danny BuchanGBRSynetiq BMW MotorradBMW M 1000 RR16.217
13Josh BrookesAUSMCE DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R18.1
14Chrissy RouseGBRCrowe PerformanceBMW M 1000 RR23.263
15Ryo MizunoJPNHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R29.719
16Takumi TakahashiJPNHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R34.141
17Andrew IrwinGBRSynetiq BMW MotorradBMW M 1000 RR34.723
18Josh OwensGBRRapid CDH RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR34.872
19Tom NeaveGBRHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R36.522
20Dan LinfootGBRiForce BMWBMW M 1000 RR37.138
21Luke HopkinsGBRBlack Onyx SecurityHonda CBR1000RR-R45.739
22Leon JeacockGBRSpecsavers SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R1000R46.7
23Liam DelvesGBRRapid CDH RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR1:00.367
DNFRyan VickersGBRFHO RacingBMW M 1000 RRDNF
DNFLeon HaslamGBRLee Hardy RacingKawasaki ZX-10RRDNF
DNFStorm StaceyGBRTeam LKQ Euro Car PartsKawasaki ZX-10RRDNF
DNSLuke MosseyGBRTAG RacingHonda CBR1000RR-RDNS
DNSJames EastGBRNP Motorcycles KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RRDNS
DNSDanny KentGBRBuildbase SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R1000RDNS