2023 British Superbikes Knockhill Race Results (2)

Results from race two, round four of the 2023 Bennetts Superbike Championship at Knockhill.
Knockhill, 2023, Ryde, Race two
Knockhill, 2023, Ryde, Race two


Kyle Ryde reclaimed his lead as Glenn Irwin fell out of contention and went on to win Sunday’s first race at Knockhill.

The LAMI OMG Yamaha rider found his way to the front early on with a pass under polesitter Jason O’Halloran. The Yamaha duo had Irwin looking for a way past and a fortunate door opened for him as the Austrailian made a move for the lead, with the man from Carrickfergus sliding in front of the duo on lap 24.

The BeerMonster Ducati rider saw his race unravel just three laps later when, fractionally wide into the final hairpin, he slid out of contention.


Back in front, and showing he had the pace to win after topping warm-up, this time Ryde ensured he held off the second Ducati to stake a claim, leading over the line by 0.903s for his first ever win at the Scottish track in his 101st BSB start.

Behind Tommy Bridewell scored a rare podium at Knockhill from beyond the second row on the grid. Staring ninth, the #46 had work to do and wasted no time in finding a way forward. His pass on Ryan Vickers brought him in touch with the leaders but his teammates bad luck helped him to second after putting in the hard yards.

Putting his poor start to the season behind him Jason O’Halloran continued his fightback, and took the final podium spot for McAMS Yamaha. With plenty of effort from the #22, you could not accuse him of settling for track position, but every time he risked a move to lead it seemed to result in a slip down the order.

Off the podium Ryan Vickers seemed to still be spurred on by his podium return last time out at Donington and was a solid fourth for the OMG Yamaha team, clear of the riders behind.

British Superbikes Round Four Knockhill- Race results (2)
1Kyle RydeGBRLami OMG Racing Yamaha24.02.625s
2Tommy BridewellGBRBeerMonster Ducati+0.903s
3Jason O'HalloranAUSMcAMS Yamaha+1.171s
4Ryan VickersGBRLami OMG Racing Yamaha+2.148s
5Christian IddonGBROxford Products Ducati+5.188s
6Lee JacksonGBRCheshire Mouldings Kawasaki+10.926s
7Storm StaceyGBRStarline Racing Kawasaki+12.603s
8Tom NeaveGBRHonda Racing UK+13.807s
9Josh BrookesAUSFHO Racing BMW Motorrad+15.170s
10Leon HaslamGBRRokit BMW Motorrad Team+15.458s
11Danny BuchanGBRSynetiq BMW Motorrad+17.137s
12Dean HarrisonGBRDAO Racing Kawasaki+23.648s
13Jack KennedyIRLMar-Train Racing Yamaha+23.737s
14Luke MosseyGBRTactix by Lloyd & Jones BMW+31.494s
15Jack ScottGBRRapid CDH Racing Kawasaki+35.472s
16Hector BarberaESPTAG Racing Honda+36.428s
17Glenn IrwinGBRBeerMonster DucatiDNF
18Peter HickmanGBRFHO Racing BMW MotorradDNF
19Charlie NesbittGBRMasterMac Honda by Hawk RacingDNF
20Danny KentGBRLovell Kent Racing HondaDNF
21Liam DelvesGBRRapid CDH Racing KawasakiDNF
22Josh OwensGBRCrendon Honda by Hawk Racing`DNF
23Max CookGBRCheshire Mouldings KawasakiDNF
24Bradley PerieGBRLee Hardy Racing KawasakiDNS

They were lead over the line by Christian Iddon, his third consecutive fifth place for Oxford Products Ducati.

Leon Jackson continued to see improvements incoming on his Cheshire Mouldings Kawasaki, but after reaching the front of the chasing group could not bridge the gap to the riders ahead.

He pulled away from Storm Stacey, who claimed a best finish of seventh, going one better than in race one for Starline Kawasaki.

A second behind was Tom Neave, equalling his best finish of the season for Honda.


TT blues as on-track racing returns


None of the riders who featured in the TT seemed back to their track best on their BSB return to Knockhill. Josh Brookes was the top of those who made the Isle of Man trip in ninth for FHO Racing BMW.

TT podium regular Dean Harrison finished twelfth for DAO Racing Kawasaki, as he struggled to adjust back from the adrenaline fuelled road race. 

Most notably quadruple race winner, Peter Hickman (FHO Racing BMW Motorrad) was nowhere near contention. After gaining the Senior TT win in his first love he had been off the pace in race one finishing 16th, and was 18th in race two before pulling into the pits and calling it a day.

Leon Haslam is racing with a dislocated shoulder, but came close to pipping Josh Brookes at the line, instead completing the top ten for his Rokit BMW Motorrad Team.

Danny Buchan picked up a massive twelve places after starting at the back of the grid following his absence in race one for a superb twelfth for Synetiq BMW Motorrad.

The remaining points went to Jack Kennedy (Mar-Train Yamaha), back on track after his huge warm-up crash for 13th, Luke Mossey (Tactix by Lloyd and Jones BMW) in 14th and Jack Scott top rookie as the only one to finish in 15th for Rapid CDH Racing Kawasaki.

The only other rider to see the chequered flag was Hector Barbera, with only 16 finishers.

Crashes and injuries

Glenn Irwin was no the only rider making an early exit.

Charlie Nesbitt, Danny Kent, Josh Owens and Max Cook all also failed to finish.

Bradley Perie has been discharged from hospital today following his fall in the sprint race he was sent for additional assessments and scans. He was declared unfit for the remainder of the Knockhill weekend.

Official British Superbike Knockhill Records:

Lap Record: Rory Skinner (Kawasaki) 47.126s (2022)

2022 at Knockhill:

Round four - pole: Bradley Ray (2ndJason O’Halloran, 3rd Lee Jackson)

Race One: 
1:Bradley Ray
2:Jason O’Halloran
3:Rory Skinner

Race Two: 
1:Jason O’Halloran
2:Lee Jackson
3:Rory Skinner

Race Three:
1:Jason O’Halloran
2:Bradley Ray
3:Lee Jackson

Last Round - Donington Park:

Pole: Kyle Ryde (2nd Leon Haslam, 3rd Jason O’Halloran

Race One:
1:Kyle Ryde
2:Leon Haslam
3:Tommy Bridewell

Race Two:
1: Jason O’Halloran
2:Ryan Vickers
3:Josh Brookes

Race Three 
1:Kyle Ryde
2:Tommy Bridewell
3: Glenn Irwin

Where does that leave the championship?

Tommy Bridewell takes over at the top with 147 points but it’s close overall. Kyle Ryde moves up to second, just four points behind. After not adding to his tally Glenn Irwin drops to third, still on 134. 

After his good start to the season Josh Brookes remains in the mix in fourth on 128, with Leon Haslan fifth overall on 126. Jason O’Halloran continues to move closer, now with 98 to his name.

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