2022 British Superbike Oulton Park - Race Results (2)

Results from race two, round two of the 2022 Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Oulton Park.
Bradley Ray, Yamaha British Superbike Oulton Park
Bradley Ray, Yamaha British Superbike Oulton Park

Bradley Ray makes it back-to-back British Superbike wins at Oulton Park after leading every lap of race two. 

2022 British Superbike Oulton Park - Race Results (2)
1Bradley RayGBRRICH Energy OMG Racing Yamaha18 Laps
2Lee JacksonGBRFS-3 Racing Kawasaki+0.585s
3Leon HaslamGBRVisiontrack Kawasaki+3.389s
4Kyle RydeGBRRICH Energy OMG Racing Yamaha+3.528s
5Rory SkinnerGBRFS-3 Racing Kawasaki+3.830s
6Jason O'HalloranAUSMcAMS Yamaha+7.651s
7Christian IddonGBRBuildbase Suzuki+7.799s
8Peter HickmanGBRFHO Racing BMW+8.252s
9Glenn IrwinGBRHonda Racing UK+10.001s
10Josh BrookesAUSMCE Ducati+10.908s
11Danny BuchanGBRSYNETIQ BMW Motorrad+11.440s
12Ryan VickersGBRFHO Racing BMW with Attis Sports+11.985s
13Tom SykesGBRMCE Ducati+13.299s
14Storm StaceyGBRTeam LKQ Euro Parts Kawasaki+13.508s
15Tom NeaveGBRHonda Racing UK+13.588s
16Chrissy RouseGBRCrowe Performance BMW+19.073s
17Dean HarrisonGBRDAO Racing Kawasaki+19.414s
18Josh OwensGBRCDH Racing Kawasaki+19.530s
19Danny KentGBRBuildbase Suzuki+24.194s
20Dan LinfootGBRIForce BMW+24.261s
21Takumi TakahashiJAPHonda Racing UK+26.609s
22Ryo MizunoJAPHonda Racing UK+31.131s
23Dan JonesGBRIforce BMW+31.263s
24Luke HopkinsGBRBlack Onyx Security Honda+31.310s
25Leon JeacockGBRSpecsavers Suzuki+50.384s
26Liam DelvesGBRCDH Racing KawasakiDNF
27Luke MosseyGBRTAG Racing HondaDNF
28Bjorn EstmentSAPowerslide Catfoss SuzukiDNF
28Tommy BridewellGBROxford Products Racing DucatiDNF
30Andrew IrwinGBRSYNETIQ BMW MotorradDNF

After starting from the third row in race one, Bradley Ray got race two underway from pole position, while Rory Skinner and Kyle Ryde made up the front row. 

To no surprise Ray kept the lead after getting another stunning launch. The Yamaha rider wasn’t alone in making a good start as team-mate Ryde remained second. Skinner lost third to his team-mate Lee Jackson, however, the Scot wasted no time in pressuring the more experienced Jackson.

As he did in race one, Ray set another new lap record on lap two as he began to edge clear of Ryde. 

There were back-to-back crashes on lap three as Andrew Irwin crashed before Connor Cummings went down further on in the lap. 

On the same lap three, Ray clocked another new lap record as he continued to churn out 1m 32.6s times. There was drama on lap five as Tommy Bridewell, a rider who showed incredible late pace in race one, crashed at the final corner after attempting to make a move on Skinner.

Despite Ray’s best efforts to drop Ryde and Jackson, the pair managed to cling onto the leader as mid-race distance approached. 

Another crash then occurred on lap eight as Luke Mossey suffered a heavy fall in sector four. It’s an accident that brought out the Safety Car for the second time in as many rounds.

The Safety Car returned to pit lane after two laps as Ray made a good restart to keep the lead ahead of Ryde. Peter Hickman was the big loser from the restarted race as he dropped from sixth to eighth. 

After lining-up second place for several laps, Jackson made a lovely switchback move on Ryde as the Yamaha man came under intense pressure from Skinner and a much improved Leon Haslam. 

Rory Skinner Kawasaki British Superbike Oulton Park
Rory Skinner Kawasaki British Superbike Oulton Park

Instead of going forward Skinner was relegated to fifth after Haslam produced a great move at turn one. Haslam then attempted to take third off Ryde at the final corner, however, the former WorldSBK rider ran slightly wide at the final corner. 

Not to be denied, Haslam did make the overtake stick on the final lap as Ryde was visibly struggling. 

Official British Superbike Oulton Park Records

Oulton Park BSB Lap Record - Bradley Ray Rich Energy OMG Racing Yamaha 1:32.620s 

2022 Oulton Park BSB Winners

Race One: Bradley Ray (Rich Energy OMG Racing Yamaha) 

2021 Oulton Park BSB Winners

Race One: Jason O’Halloran (McAMS Yamaha)

Race Two: Jason O’Halloran (McAMS Yamaha)

Race Three: Jason O’Halloran (McAMS Yamaha)

Round nine (The Showdown):

Race One: Jason O’Halloran (McAMS) Yamaha

Race Two: Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Products Racing Ducati)

Race Three: Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Products Racing Ducati

Bradley Ray wins his first British Superbike race in four years during race one

2022 British Superbike Oulton Park - Race Results (1)
1Bradley RayGBRRICH Energy OMG Racing Yamaha12 Laps
2Rory SkinnerGBRFS-3 Racing Kawasaki+2.756s
3Kyle RydeGBRRICH Energy OMG Racing Yamaha+2.810s
4Josh BrookesAUSMCE Ducati+2.999s
5Peter HickmanGBRFHO Racing BMW+3.311s
6Tommy BridewellGBROxford Products Racing Ducati+4.789s
7Christian IddonGBRBuildbase Suzuki+7.343s
8Jason O'HalloranAUSMcAMS Yamaha+7.761s
9Lee JacksonGBRFS-3 Racing Kawasaki+7.810s
10Danny BuchanGBRSYNETIQ BMW Motorrad+8.192s
11Glenn IrwinGBRHonda Racing UK+9.819s
12Andrew IrwinGBRSYNETIQ BMW Motorrad+10.116s
13Leon HaslamGBRVisiontrack Kawasaki+10.202s
14Ryan VickersGBRFHO Racing BMW with Attis Sports+10.581s
15Tom SykesGBRMCE Ducati+18,331s
16Storm StaceyGBRTeam LKQ Euro Parts Kawasaki+18.568s
17Tom NeaveGBRHonda Racing UK+19.002s
18Chrissy RouseGBRCrowe Performance BMW+20.135s
19Josh OwensGBRCDH Racing Kawasaki+26.799s
20Dan LinfootGBRIForce BMW+23.848s
21Danny KentGBRBuildbase Suzuki+27.558s
22Ryo MizunoJAPHonda Racing UK+28.024s
23Dean HarrisonGBRDAO Racing Kawasaki+28.219s
24Luke MosseyGBRTAG Racing Honda+28.487s
25Takumi TakahashiJAPHonda Racing UK+29.051s
26Luke HopkinsGBRBlack Onyx Security Honda+41.031s
27Dan JonesGBRIforce BMW+41.354s
28Leon JeacockGBRSpecsavers Suzuki+41.638s
28Liam DelvesGBRCDH Racing Kawasaki+1 lap
30David JohnsonAUSRICH Energy OMG Racing Yamaha+1 lap
31Bjorn EstmentSAPowerslide Catfoss Suzuki+8 laps

After topping day-one with a new lap record, Ray converted a disappointing P7 in qualifying into a dominant victory. 

Ray gained four places on the opening lap before producing a stunning double overtake on Skinner and Ryde at turn one to begin lap two. 

From that point on Ray started to pull clear as he built a lead of over two seconds to the Kawasaki rider. 

A late red flag cost the fast charging Tommy Bridewell a potential podium, after the Ducati rider went from P16 to sixth. Skinner and Ryde held on for their third podium finishes in four races, while Josh Brookes enjoyed a much needed return to form with fourth.

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