Full BSB Race 1 results at Donington Park

Scott Redding has controlled from the front to win the opening race of the penultimate Bennetts British Superbike championship round at Donington Park to extend his lead to 23 points over Be Wiser Ducati team-mate Josh Brookes.

Despite seeing Brookes bolt into the lead at the first corner, pole-sitter Redding made quick work of regaining the lead at the end of the second lap as Brookes dropped from first to fourth place.

The ex-MotoGP rider maintained a comfortable margin over Tommy Bridewell while rain threatened overhead throughout the race. Redding duly claimed victory by just over two seconds from Bridewell.

Brookes climbed up to third place after Christian Iddon suffered a broken foot peg on his Tyco BMW at the Foggarty Esses with three laps to go which saw him fade down to sixth place.

That promoted BSB Showdown challenger Peter Hickman to fourth place for Smiths Racing BMW with Andrew Irwin in fifth place for Honda.

With Iddon holding on to sixth place, Xavi Fores kept up his BSB Riders’ Cup charge in seventh place for Honda ahead of Ryan Vickers on the RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki.

Luke Mossey got the better of Danny Buchan on the final lap to take ninth place for OMG Racing Suzuki with the FS-3 Racing Kawasaki rider comfortably ahead of McAMS Yamaha duo Jason O’Halloran and Tarran Mackenzie.

With Luke Stapleford in 13th place for Buildbase Suzuki, after seeing team-mate Bradley Ray forced out by a mechanical issue while battling inside the top five on the opening lap, Joe Francis (Lloyd & Jones BMW) and Claudio Corti (Team WD-40 Kawasaki) completed the points places.