Full BSB race two results from Brands Hatch

Josh Brookes has claimed a dominant double victory at Brands Hatch to ignite his Bennetts British Superbike championship title fight with a repeated podium trio from the opener.

The McAMS Yamaha rider, who said he would shave off his moustache if he claimed the double after winning race one at the Kent circuit, produced a near-identical performance from the opener by bolting into the lead at the first corner before taking a lights-to-flag victory despite sustained pressure from Glenn Irwin.

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With quicker race pace from both riders at the front, the 2015 BSB champion kept clear of any late attacks from the Be Wiser Ducati rider, to double up and send out a warning to his title rivals.

Irwin held on to take a double runner-up race weekend with Leon Haslam also completing his pair of podiums in third place for JG Speedfit Kawasaki to maintain his haul of Podium Points with an eye on the BSB Showdown.

Jake Dixon held off Tarran Mackenzie to take fourth place on the RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki, with the young McAMS Yamaha rider bouncing back from his frustrating race one off to record his best result of his rookie campaign.

Tyco BMW’s Christian Iddon produced a strong start inside the top three but faded as the race progressed to sixth place, while Tommy Bridewell grabbed a stunning seventh place on his debut for Moto Rapido Ducati ahead of FS-3 Racing Kawasaki’s Danny Buchan.

Anvil Hire TAG Yamaha’s James Ellison bounced back from a technical issue from race one to take ninth place as Peter Hickman on the Smiths Racing BMW rounded out the top ten.

Michael Laverty fought back from a poor start, dropping down to 20th after lap one, to take 11th place for Tyco BMW ahead of Be Wiser Ducati’s Andrew Irwin who was another to suffer a late race fade.

Luke Mossey notched in a steely performance following his painful race one off to take 13th place for JG Speedfit Kawasaki as Chrissy Rouse (Movuno.com Halsall Suzuki) and Jason O’Halloran (Honda) rounded out the points places.

Race two capped a frustrating round for Bradley Ray with 16th place having made huge adjustments to his Buildbase Suzuki after struggling for grip in the high track temperatures at the Kent track.

Honda’s Dan Linfoot missed race two after suffering with injury from his race one crash.