After a disappointing race one at Oulton Park, it was once again Dan Linfoot who put his Honda Racing machine on the top step of the podium in the second race, beating Haslam by 0.054s.
After the lights went out, it was Leon Haslam- JG Speedfit Kawasaki- who lead the race but not for long as Jake Dixon soon took his place after getting a successful start from pole position and setting the fastest lap in race one. It wasn’t long before both Haslam and Linfoot were back on the tail of Dixon.
As Dixon began falling back through the pack and started losing grip from his rear tyre, it was Haslam’s turn to take back the lead on lap 10. At the end of lap 14, it was rookie Bradley Ray who tried to make a move but it didn’t stick. However, it wasn’t too long before Ray began fighting his way through the pack and by lap 14 he was in third place.
On the penultimate lap, Haslam was still leading the way followed by Linfoot and Ray with Josh Brookes in fourth, Hickman in sixth and Dixon in seventh. It wasn’t till the last lap that Linfoot made his move on Haslam on the last lap meaning it was too late for Haslam to fight bike giving Linfoot another win.
With Linfoot taking the win on his Honda machine, it was Leon Haslam in second place with his JG Speedfit Kawasaki machine and with an amazing ride from Ray he finished the race in third making him the fifteenth different podium finisher so far this season.
Results (top 5):
1. Dan Linfoot – Honda Racing – 28:54.097
2. Leon Haslam – JG Speedfit Kawasaki – +0.054s
3. Bradley Ray – Buildabase Suzuki – +0.114s
4. Peter Hickman – Smith BMW – +1.514s
5. Josh Brookes – Anvil Hire TAG Yamaha – +1.730s
Championship standings after round 10 (top 6):
1. Leon Haslam – JG Speedfit Kawasaki – 571pts
2. Josh Brookes – Anvil Hire TAG Yamaha – 549pts
3. Shane Byrne – Be Wiser Ducati – 548pts
4. Jake Dixon – RAF Regular and Reserve Kawasaki – 541pts
5. Peter Hickman – Smiths Racing BMW – 530pts
6. Jason O’Halloran – Honda Racing – 517pts