In race one, Leon ‘Pocket Rocket’ Haslam took his third race win of the season this week at Oulton Park on his JG Speedfit Kawasaki.
With Haslam leading the race from the get go, Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne took second place and was thrilled to be back on the podium after missing out at the first two rounds. It was Haslam’s teammate Luke Mossey who took the final spot on the podium after being victorious in both races at Brands Hatch two weeks ago.
After battling it out with Smiths Racing BMW rider Peter Hickman, Jason O’Halloran made a last lap move to take 4th place. The top Yamaha rider this weekend was McAMS Yamaha rider James Ellison took 6th place with Josh Brookes not too far behind on his Yamaha in 7th. Christian Iddon took 8th place on his Tyco BMW after battling it out with the second Be Wiser Ducati rider-Glenn Irwin. Rounding off the top 10 was Jake Dixon on his RAF Reserves Kawasaki.
Results (top 5):
Leon Haslam – JG Speedfit Kawasaki
Shane Byrne – Be Wiser Ducati – +2.632
Luke Mossey – JG Speedfit Kawasaki – +5.169
Jason O’Halloran – Honda Racing – +9.271
Peter Hickman – Smiths Racing BMW – +9.343
Onto race two and Shane Byrne claimed his first win of the season at Oulton Park on board his Be Wiser Ducati.
It was Byrne’s teammate Glenn Irwin who took the second spot on the grid, with Honda Racing rider Jason O’Halloran not too far behind taking third to get his first podium of the year.
Leon Haslam hit the front of the pack at the start of the race from O’Halloran, James Ellison and Shakey Byrne. But, it was short lived as McAMS Yamaha rider Ellison soon led until Byrne took the lead 6 laps in at Shell Oils corner. 8 laps later, disaster struck for both Haslam and Ellison as the McAMS Yamaha suffered a technical issue which led to Haslam running into the back of him at 150mph. Thankfully, both riders are okay.
It was a battle between 5 for the last step of the podium, but it was O’Halloran who took third from Tyco BMW rider-Christian Iddon.
Results (top 5):
Shane Byrne – Be Wiser Ducati
Glenn Irwin – Be Wiser Ducati – +5.218
Jason O’Halloran – Honda Racing – +5.309
Christian Iddon – Tyco BMW – +5.574
Luke Mossey – JG Speedfit Kawasaki – +5.881
Championship standings after round 3 (top 6):
Leon Haslam – JG Speedfit Kawasaki – 111 points
Luke Mossey – JG Speedfit Kawasaki – 108
Christian Iddon – Tyco BMW – 86
Josh Brookes – Anvil Hire Tag Yamaha – 67
Glenn Irwin – Be Wiser Ducati – 63
Jason O’Halloran – Honda Racing – 61