British Superbike: Race Two And Race Three Outcomes From Donington Park – Roadracing World Journal


Editorial Notes:

Canadian Jack Roach, driving his Utterly Motorbikes/Affinity Kawasaki, completed third in Junior Supersport Race Two.

American Julian Correa, driving his Microlise Cresswell Racing Honda, completed eleventh in British Expertise Cup Race Two.



SBK factors after R3




Extra, from a press launch issued by MotorSport Imaginative and prescient Racing:

Sykes denied the treble as Ray returns to profitable methods at Donington Park


Tom Sykes (66) leads a British Superbike race at Donington Park. Picture courtesy MSVR.


Tom Sykes returned to profitable methods within the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Donington Park as we speak, claiming a race two victory however he was denied the possibility to attempt to make it a treble as Bradley Ray went on to bag the win within the last race.

Sykes had celebrated his first win of the season for the MCE Ducati workforce yesterday, changing into the ninth completely different race winner this season. He then maintained his momentum to show to be unstoppable in race two, combating off the problem from championship chief Ray after a decided trip to the entrance of the sphere.

Glenn Irwin in the meantime started to construct his combat again to the highest three in race two as he held off his brother Andrew Irwin and title rivals Lee Jackson and Tommy Bridewell for the ultimate podium place.

Nonetheless, in race three, Sykes was concerned in an incident with Jason O’Halloran because the McAMS Yamaha rider collided with him on the Melbourne Hairpin, sending the Australian crashing out of the race and forcing the MCE Ducati rider to retire.

That then left a three-way tussle for supremacy between Ray, Andrew and Glenn Irwin for the rostrum. Glenn Irwin battled to the entrance of the trio, however with 4 laps remaining, a foot peg broke on the Honda Fireblade after which he needed to ship a powerful harm limitation trip.

Ray had taken benefit to regain the lead and he held it till the end to extend his lead within the championship standings forward of the title decider at Manufacturers Hatch in two weeks’ time (October 14/15/16).

Andrew Irwin moved into second for SYNETIQ BMW, which he held till the end, while Glenn Irwin scrapped with Tommy Bridewell over the ultimate three laps to narrowly maintain off his Oxford Merchandise Racing Ducati rival.

Ray has the benefit as the ultimate spherical beckons, however Glenn Irwin’s double podium end has now moved him from fourth to second within the total standings for Honda Racing UK, only a single level forward of Bridewell with three races remaining.

Race three had initially been purple flagged when Chrissy Rouse crashed closely on the opening lap of the race, exiting Goddards Nook and the race was instantly stopped.

Rouse sustained a big head damage. He was stabilised and put in a medically induced coma on the medical centre by the BSB medical workforce earlier than being transferred to Queens Medical Centre/College Hospital, Nottingham for additional investigations and remedy.


Tom Sykes (66) leads Bradley Rau (28) at Donington Park. Photo courtesy MSVR.
Tom Sykes (66) leads Bradley Ray (28) at Donington Park. Picture courtesy MSVR.


Tom Sykes

MCE Ducati

Race 2 winner

“It was nice to take one other race win as we speak and I’m extra happy for the workforce than I’m myself as they’ve not stopped working all yr and deserve the success.

“I used to be in third place within the preliminary phases of as we speak’s first race, however the bike was implausible and as soon as I’d received the lead, I felt actually snug and was capable of management the race very properly. We made some small alterations to the bike, nothing main, however with the purple flag, the efficiency with edge grip on the tyre dropped off.

“I nonetheless thought a great podium was on the playing cards however, sadly, one other rider made a mistake and hit the again of me, which was clearly not their intention. It’s a disgrace to finish with a DNF however we’ve received to be proud of two wins and have some smiles again within the storage.”

Bradley Ray

Wealthy Vitality OMG Racing Yamaha

Race 3 winner and championship chief

“The race was unusual and I needed to chase Glenn down a bit after which I received into the lead. He then got here previous me once more so I assumed he had a greater tempo than me, I felt stronger in sector one, however the remainder of the monitor he was slightly bit faster than me, so I used to be blissful to take a seat there for a bit.

“Unluckily for him he misplaced his foot peg and I knew in that second that I needed to pull some clear laps as I knew Andy can be there and able to pounce if I made a mistake. Total I’m tremendous blissful.

“It’s good to win right here and lengthen the championship lead – I’m fairly speechless. I’ve been coping with the stress quite a bit and I’ve had a robust season and we would have liked to show that we are able to do it within the Showdown as effectively. It’s good to have a buffer forward of going to my residence spherical at Manufacturers Hatch.”




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