Written by Dan Evon, Courtesy of AllAboutBikes.com
Going into this weekend’s race, the British Superbike was pretty tight up at the top. Ryuichi Kiyonari led the series with 23 podium credits, followed by Tommy Hill with 20 and Josh Brookes with 19. Now, after both races at Cadwell Park have finished, the top three riders are separated by just one podium credit heading into the BSB Showdown.
Josh Brookes took the race win during the second race of the day, beating out race 1 winner Tommy Hill. Hill moves into the lead with 25 podium credits, one more than Brookes and Kiyonari, who are tied at 24.
The three top riders finished within one second of each other today at Cadwell Park, and the final three races of the BSB series are bound to be cloes ones.
Brookes took the hole shot during race two, but was passed up by Hill by the end of lap one. Brookes dropped down to third, and it wasn’t until the ninth lap that he could get the better of his HM Plant Honda teammate, Kiyonari.
Brookes was able to pull another passing maneuver on the 12th lap to get around Hill, and held onto his lead until the race was red flagged with 4 laps remaining, when James Edmeades took a hard fall on the Cadwell Park track.
Michael Laverty and Michael Rutter maintained their fourth and fifth place positions from race 1, and will be joining Hill, Brookes, and Kiyonari for the final three rounds of the BSB.
Alastair Seeley was also able to secure his position in the BSB Showdown. Seeley finished ninth for the day behind Yukio Kagayama and Tommy Bridewell, but it was enough to keep him ahead of his only contender for the 6th spot, John Laverty.
British Superbike – Cadwell Park – Race 2 Results
- Josh Brookes (HM Plant Honda)
- Tommy Hill (Worx Crescent Suzuki) +0.230s
- Ryuichi Kiyonari (HM Plant Honda) +0.888s
- Michael Laverty (Relentless Suzuki by TAS) +5.071s
- Michael Rutter (Ridersmotorcycles.com Ducati) +11.719s
- James Ellison (Swan Honda) +13.178s
- Yukio Kagayama (Worx Crescent Suzuki) +15.712s
- Tommy Bridewell (Quay Garage Honda) +21.347s
- Alastair Seeley (Relentless Suzuki by TAS) +24.287s
- Gary Mason (MSS Colchester Kawasaki) +27.446s