Brookes wins to give HM Plant double

Josh Brookes wins the second BSB race of the weekend at Cadwell Park
Josh Brookes celebrated his race debut at Cadwell Park in fine style with a second MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship victory of the day for HM Plant Honda.

Team-mate Ryuichi Kiyonari had taken victory in race one but was forced to miss race two due to a technical issue that reared its head on the warm-up lap.

That left Brookes to uphold honours for HM Plant in its home race, and he held third at the start behind Michael Laverty and Michael Rutter; getting ahead of Rutter before the end of lap one to go second.

The Australian then made a move for the lead at Hall on the second lap as he dived down the inside of Laverty and was never headed until the race was brought to a premature end on lap 16 when Dan Linfoot suffered a fall at the bottom of the Mountain.

Laverty had looked good for second place until an error at the Chicane on lap 13 saw him run across the grass, which allowed Rutter behind to close in. Rutter himself was also under pressure from championship leader Tommy Hill who got ahead into third place on lap 13 and then took second from Laverty at the Hairpin on the following lap.

Hill and Laverty therefore completed the podium ahead of Rutter, while John Laverty and Tommy Bridewell completed the top six – the latter once again impressing on his three year old Honda and enjoying a lengthy battle with the MSS Colchester Kawasaki of Chris Walker.

Alastair Seeley took seventh ahead of Walker, with Martin Jessopp and Stuart Easton rounding out the top ten.

Steve Brogan took the Evo class win onboard his Jentin Racing BMW.

Related Pictures

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Joshua Brookes - HM Plant Honda [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
HM Plant Honda star Josh Brookes on the Mountain, Cadwell Park, BSB 2010 [pic credit: Neil Bury]
Jason O`Halloran, Honda Racing [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Brookes, Anvil Hire Yamaha, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Luke Mossey, JG Speedfit Kawasaki, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Peter Hickman, Smiths BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Tommy Bridewell, Team WD-40 Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Bradley Ray, Buildbase Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Sylvain Guintoli, Bennetts Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
James Ellison, McAMS Yamaha [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Dan Linfoot, Honda Racing [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Alastair Seeley, Tyco BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Lee Jackson, Smiths Racing BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Haslam, Byrne, Mossey, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Leon Haslam, JG Speedfit Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Leon Haslam, JG Speedfit Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]

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kneeslider - Unregistered

May 23, 2010 8:19 PM

just to let you know why josh brookes was down in first race he forgot to put it in gear at start line and he admitted it on tannoy i didnt like him last year but i have changed opinion and hope he does well seems a nice guy

knee slider - Unregistered

May 25, 2010 6:56 PM

if cadwell is past hosting superbikes as phil and oldtimer surgests why was it picked to replace donnington??????????? a lot of money is being spent to make cadwell safer the track is moving with the times,sorry red flags and pace cars upset your tv viewing maybe you should visit cadwell and see what a great track it is and why the riders love it so much

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