After being cruelly denied victory by a Honda engine failure in race one, Dan Linfoot has bounced back with a win in Oulton Park race two after passing Leon Haslam on the last lap.

Linfoot led the opener in the wet at the Cheshire track by 10 seconds when a painful engine blowout dashed his hopes but he produced the perfect response battling inside the top three alongside Haslam and Bradley Ray in the closing stages of race two.

Sitting in second on the final lap Linfoot made an early move up the inside at the first turn but Haslam was able to retake the lead on the drive down turn two. But with the Honda displaying impressive drive out of the corners Linfoot lined up a move up the inside on the brakes at Hislops.

With Haslam unable to respond Linfoot held on for his and new Honda’s first win in the dry having won in the wet at Silverstone last weekend. Despite missing out on a double victory, Haslam claimed an important second place to push his lead in the MCE British Superbike championship to 22 points with his title rivals off of the rostrum.

Ray kept station behind the top two for his maiden BSB podium, as well as the new Suzuki’s first rostrum in the series, to cap an impressive showing by the rookie at Oulton Park.

Further back Peter Hickman got the better of Josh Brookes for fourth place while the 2015 BSB champion has moved ahead of Shane Byrne for second place in the riders’ championship by a single point.

Jake Dixon held on to sixth place for RAF Reserves Kawasaki after suffering with tyre wear late on with Byrne a lowly seventh place for Be Wiser Ducati. Jason O’Halloran claimed an underwhelming eighth place for Honda but comfortably ahead of Christian Iddon (Tyco BMW) and James Ellison (McAMS Yamaha) who completed the top ten finishers.


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