After three near race win misses at Oulton Park, Christian Iddon turned the tables on Jason O’Halloran by claiming victory in race one at Knockhill.

O’Halloran started from pole was challenged off the start by Iddon, but the McAMS Yamaha rider kept the lead thanks to a sweeping move around the outside. 

However, Iddon did take the lead just two laps later at turn one, while Danny Buchan also got ahead of the Australian. 

On lap six the lead changed hands for the second time as Buchan took advantage of Iddon running slightly wide at turn eight. 

Buchan then had a huge moment at the same turn eight one lap later when he folded the front momentarily. The 28 year-old somehow saved what looked like an inevitable crash - was down to fourth in the process.

Buchan regained third a few laps later from Peter Hickman, who looked set for another top four finish before a mechanical issue on the final lap elevated Bradley Ray to his best result of the year - P4. 

In fifth was local favorite Rory Skinner who made a brilliant start on his way to a career best result in the Superbike class.

The biggest mover on the day was McAMS Yamaha rider Tarran Mackenzie who recovered from a crash in qualifying which left him P15 to finish sixth. 

Further back were the Ducati’s of Tommy Bridewell in eighth and two-time series champion Josh Brookes tenth. The Australian finished +10.709s down on team-mate and race winner Iddon as his surprising struggles continued.

There were more early season woes for former Moto3 world champion Danny Kent as he suffered a third DNF in four races.