Bennetts BSB Race 2: Mackenzie bags first win of 2022 at Brands

Bennetts BSB Race 2: Mackenzie bags first win of 2022 at Brands

24 July 2022

Bennetts BSB Race 2: Mackenzie bags first win of 2022 at Brands

Tarran Mackenzie got his Bennetts British Superbike Championship title defence firmly back on track with victory in the second race of the weekend at Brands Hatch, becoming the sixth different race winner of the 2022 season.

Mackenzie got a rapid start off the line to lead the pack from the Rich Energy OMG Racing Yamaha's Bradley Ray and Kyle Ryde with Jason O'Halloran in close contention. Yesterday's victor O'Halloran then moved into third on the second lap as he bid to maintain his winning momentum.

At the beginning of lap three Ray had moved into the lead, diving down the inside at Paddock Hill Bend, but Mackenzie repeated the pass a few laps later to regain the position at the front.

Mackenzie then made a break to deliver an inch-perfect performance with a victory that puts him to within seven points of the top eight in the standings ahead of race three.

Meanwhile O'Halloran had edged into second by the 11th lap but he didn't have the pace to bridge the gap to Mackenzie, but a second place finish puts him ahead into the championship standings ahead of the final race of the weekend.

Tommy Bridewell carved his way back up the order into third as the Oxford Products Racing Ducati rider continued his podium finishing momentum on the Grand Prix circuit, but Ray again was forced to miss out on the podium with a fourth place finish.

Leon Haslam had a strong fifth place finish for the VisionTrack Kawasaki team ahead of Rory Skinner and Ryde, whilst Tom Sykes was back inside the top eight with Danny Kent and Glenn Irwin completing the top ten.

Ryan Vickers, Josh Brookes, Christian Iddon and Lee Jackson all crashed out of contention.

Bennetts British Superbike Championship, Brands Hatch, Race 2 result:

  1. Tarran Mackenzie (McAMS Yamaha)
  2. Jason O'Halloran (McAMS Yamaha) +1.163s
  3. Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Products Racing Ducati) +2.076s
  4. Bradley Ray (Rich Energy OMG Racing Yamaha) +5.490s
  5. Leon Haslam (VisionTrack Kawasaki) +7.315s
  6. Rory Skinner (Cheshire Mouldings FS-3 Kawasaki) +7.321s
  7. Kyle Ryde (Rich Energy OMG Racing Yamaha) +12.468s
  8. Tom Sykes (MCE Ducati) +20.060s
  9. Danny Kent (Buildbase Suzuki) +20.420s
  10. Glenn Irwin (Honda Racing UK) +22.265s

For the full result please click  here

Bennetts British Superbike Championship standings:

  1. Jason O'Halloran (McAMS Yamaha) 245
  2. Bradley Ray (Rich Energy OMG Racing Yamaha) 242
  3. Lee Jackson (Cheshire Mouldings FS-3 Kawasaki) 181
  4. Rory Skinner (Cheshire Mouldings FS-3 Kawasaki) 167
  5. Kyle Ryde (Rich Energy OMG Racing Yamaha) 161
  6. Glenn Irwin (Honda Racing UK) 140
  7. Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Products Racing Ducati) 126
  8. Josh Brookes (MCE Ducati) 87

For the full standings please click  here.

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