Full BSB race two results from Thruxton

Josh Brookes has dominated the second race at Thruxton to return to winning ways in the Bennetts British Superbike championship ahead of Peter Hickman.

After Leon Haslam ended his winning duck at the Hampshire circuit in the opener, Brookes battled back with an ideal start to slot into second place behind Jake Dixon over the opening laps.

Having sized up the RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki rider’s pace in the lead, Brookes darted ahead at Club chicane before setting a rapid pace on the McAMS Yamaha to pull out a useful two-second lead by two-thirds distance.

Dixon became involved in a fierce fight with Hickman for second place over the middle third of the race but the Smiths Racing BMW rider eventually found a way through to second place but it proved too late to catch Brookes for the victory.

Despite missing out on victory, Hickman’s double podium completes a remarkable feat considering he spent the night in Winchester hospital with a kidney infection before returning to the track less than two hours before the start of race one.

Dixon saw off a sustained challenge from Haslam to take third place, doubling up his rostrum effort this weekend, to see the BSB championship leader narrowly miss out for JG Speedfit Kawasaki.

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Tarran Mackenzie capped a remarkable fightback on Sunday having been forced to miss qualifying through a mechanical issue to take fifth place in race two ahead of Honda’s Jason O’Hallloran and JG Speedfit Kawasaki’s Luke Mossey.

Tommy Bridewell also starred at his home round on the Moto Rapido Ducati with eighth place ahead of Glenn Irwin who faded badly over the closing laps on the Be Wiser Ducati.

BSB rookie Mason Law capped a memorable weekend with 10th place in race two for Team WD-40 Kawasaki ahead of fellow junior Andrew Irwin for Be Wiser Ducati.

Former BSB championship leader Bradley Ray suffered in race two for Buildbase Suzuki after crashing out of the opener to finish a lowly 12th  as Michael Laverty (Tyco BMW), Richard Cooper (Buildbase Suzuki) and James Ellison (Anvil Hire TAG Yamaha).

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