It was Shane Byrne who was on pole for race two at the Northamptonshire track of Silverstone, with Sylvain Guintoli in second and Christian Iddon in third place.
Starting from pole, Byrne – Be Wiser Ducati – led the race from the start whilst towards the middle of the pack; Taylor Mackenzie, Lee Jackson and Dan Linfoot were involved in a crash which has left Bennetts Suzuki rider Mackenzie with a broken foot.
Back at the front of the pack, it was the second Bennetts Suzuki rider, Sylvain Guintoli who took the lead from Shane Byrne after battling it out with him and Anvil Hire TAG Yamaha rider Josh Brookes. On lap two of the race, after taking his debut win in race one, Glenn Irwin – Be Wiser Ducati – parted from his machine swiftly followed by JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider Leon Haslam, giving him his second DNF of the weekend.
Meanwhile James Ellison was dicing his way through the pack on his McAMS Yamaha machine getting from 25th to 2nd on lap 7 of the race. On lap eight of the race Josh Brookes was now in the lead followed by Ellison in second and Guintoli in third. However it wasn’t long before Byrne moved into third leaving Guintoli to battle it out with O’Halloran in fourth and fifth place.
On lap 9 of the race, an incident involving Tyco BMW rider Andy Reid and Martin Jessop caused the safety car to come out for the remainder of the race, with Shaun Winfield’s blown engine causing the race to be red flagged on lap 11 of the race.
It was Josh Brookes who took the win on his Anvil Hire Tag Yamaha machine with James Ellison – McAMS Yamaha- coming second just 0.24s behind and Shane Byrne- Be Wiser Ducati- in third only 0.732s behind the race winner.
Results (top 5):
1. Josh Brookes – Anvil Hire TAG Yamaha – 16:29.718
2. James Ellison – McAMS Yamaha – +0.24s
3. Shane Byrne – Be Wiser Ducati – +0.732s
4. Sylvain Guintoli – Bennetts Suzuki- +1.268s
5. Jason O’Halloran – Honda Racing – +1.329s