Jason O’Halloran claimed his first win of the season after taking over from Bradley Ray at the front in race two of the British Superbike action at Donington Park.

 
2022 British Superbike Donington Park - Race Results (2)
PosRiderNatTeamTime
1Jason O'HalloranAUSMcAMS Yamaha28m.51.309
2Bradley RayGBRRICH Energy OMG Racing Yamaha+2.563s
3Lee JacksonGBRFS-3 Racing Kawasaki+6.398s
4Peter HickmanGBRFHO Racing BMW+13.913s
5Leon HaslamGBRVisiontrack Kawasaki+14.141s
6Tarran MackenzieGBRMcAMS Yamaha+15.846s
7Christian IddonGBRBuildbase Suzuki+16.288s
8Rory SkinnerGBRFS-3 Racing Kawasaki+16.744s
9Ryan VickersGBRFHO Racing BMW with Attis Sports+17.492s
10Josh BrookesAUSMCE Ducati+18.929s
11Tom SykesGBRMCE Ducati+19.341s
12Chrissy RouseGBRCrowe Performance BMW+26.523s
13Danny BuchanGBRSYNETIQ BMW Motorrad+27.737s
14Andrew IrwinGBRSYNETIQ BMW Motorrad+35.196s
15Ryo MizunoJAPHonda Racing UK+36.970s
16Takumi TakahashiJAPHonda Racing UK+37.039s
17Josh OwensGBRCDH Racing Kawasaki+37.402s
18Dan LinfootGBRIForce BMW+38.756s
19Dan JonesGBRIforce BMW+53.522s
20Liam DelvesGBRCDH Racing Kawasaki13 laps
21Glenn IrwinGBRHonda Racing UK14 laps
22Luke HopkinsGBRBlack Onyx Security Honda15 laps
23James EastGBRKawasaki - NP Racing20 laps
24Kyle RydeGBRRICH Energy OMG Racing Yamaha21 laps
25Storm StaceyGBRTeam LKQ Euro Parts Kawasaki22 laps
26Tommy BridewellGBROxford Products Racing Ducati24 laps
27Leon JeacockGBRSpecsavers Suzuki25 laps
  
  

 

After having to settle for second in race one the McAMS Yamaha rider got the season well and truly back on track for his team back with a superb victory, hunting down the solo Ray at the front and then pulling away to win by a margin of 2.563s

O’Halloran had started on pole for the first time this season after lowering the lap record further in race one, but lost the lead to Ray on lap two, with the second Rich Energy OMG Yamaha with Kyle Ryde along for added company.

The OMG pair then pulled away slightly, until Ryde, who had just set another new lap record which secured pole for race three, pushing too hard and sliding out early at McLeans on lap six, his bike cartwheeling all the way to the tyre wall and in need of a big rebulid before the final race of the weekend.

 

 

O’ Halloran reeled in Ray who was left with a huge advantage after the fall and pressure forced enough wobbles for him to take over at the front on lap thirteen and remain ahead all the way to the line.

The number 28 holds the title lead after finishing second - which now cannot be taken from him following the results behind regardless of the result of race three as he now holds a 29 point advantage with both Ryde and Glenn Irwin not finishing the race.

Irwin was forced to retire after the footpegs fell off his bike, allowing Leon Jackson to move into second overall after a solid third place finish in the race for Kawasaki FS-3 Racing, showing his race pace in advance by topping morning warm-up.

Fourth went to Peter Hickman after a determined performance. The FHO Racing BMW rider winning a race long battle to lead the chasing group over the line for his best finish of the season.

Leon Haslam found himself down in eleventh on the grid and immediately started a charge forward. Ninth by the end of the first lap he soon had the VisionTrack Kawasaki in the five-way battle for fourth, finishing an eventual fifth.

 

Mackenzie battles the pain barrier for sixth.

 

With his title defence now underway following a top ten finish in the sprint, Tarran Mackenzie limped onto his bike to attempt to improve his points haul on his first weekend back in the British Superbikes paddock.

Initially dropping back from tenth on the grid, the McAMS Yamaha rider battled his recovering body, now suffering from arm pump as he puts pressure on other muscles to compensate, and found himself in the push for fourth.

Suffering more in the closing stages of the longer 26 lap race, the bike, with the number one plate finally on show crossed the line a hard earned sixth, just over fifteen seconds off the leaders.

Christian Iddon was next to take the chequered flag for Buildbase Suzuki, just holding off Rory Skinner in the run to the line as their duel went to the wire.

Skinner had needed a rebuild of his Cheshire Mouldings FS-3 after a crash in the warm-up session where he finished second.


Official British Superbike Donington Park records:

Previous BSB lap record: Peter Hickman (BMW) 1m 06.081s (2021)
New BSB fastest lap: Bradley Ray (Yamaha) 1m 05.497s (2022 - FP2)

Race One Result:
1:Kyle Ryde
2:Jason O’Halloran
3:Bradley Ray

2021 Race winners:
Round Five -
Race 1: Jason O’Halloran
Race 2: Tarran Mackenzie 
Race 3: Tommy Bridewell

Round Ten (The Showdown)-
 Race 1:Gino Rea
 Race 2: Tarran Mackenzie
 Race 3: Gino Rea

Ryan Vickers (FHO Racing BMW with Attis Sports) was the last of the group, just off the back for ninth with Josh Brookes a second further down the road in tenth for MCE Ducati.

His team-mate, the equally experienced Tom Sykes was a clear eleventh with a wait for Chrissy Rouse (Crowe Performance BMW)vto arrive at the line in twelfth.

He had close company from Synetiq BMW Motorrad’s Danny Buchan in 13th. There was a big battle for the final points places, which were taken by Buchan’s team-mate Andrew Irwin in 14th and Honda’s Ryo Mizuno in 15th.

That meant Josh Owens and Dan Linfoot missed out in 16th and 17th respectively.

Liam Delves, Luke Hopkins and James East all joined Glenn Irwin in retiring to the pits. Leon Jeacock, Storm Stacey and Tommy Bridewell all made early exits into the gravel.

Race One Recap

The sprint race around the National layout went to Kyle ride after an explosive comeback by Jason O’Hallornan caused a close photo finish with just 0.038s between the pair.

Both riders had needed to race thier way back to the front, with Rory Skinner leading the early laps, before a shuffle saw Bradley Ray find his way to the front.

Ryde made sure to get back on terms with his Rich Energy OMG team-mate and took a chance on hitting the front early, with twelve laps remaining.

O’Halloran, who lead briefly earlier in the way looked determined to complete his comeback with a race win for McAMS Yamaha and looked for a way through all the way to the line.

Ray held third to complete an all Yamaha podium.

Behind them, fresh from a first ever win at Oulton Park, Lee Jackson took fourth, with Glenn Irwin, who dominated the opening round fifth.

Christian Iddon made up the most places in the race, climbing form 14th on the gird to finish sixth.

Tarran Mackenzie finished his first race back as reigning champion in tenth.