Jason O’Halloran claims the first Bennetts British Superbike win of 2021 after a battle with Ducati riders Christian Iddon who took second, and Tommy Bridewell - finished third.

Iddon made the better start as he took the lead from Bridewell who was relegated to fourth by both McAMS Yamahas. 

The race-winning overtake from O’Halloran came with four to go, after Iddon had led the opening ten laps. 

Peter Hickman took fourth place on his competitive debut for the FHO Racing BMW team, while Tarran Mackenzie was fifth. 

Danny Kent crashed just before mid-race distance at the final corner when running inside the top ten. 

2021 British Superbike Oulton Park - Race (1) Results
1Jason O'HalloranAUSMcAMS Ymaha14 Laps
2Christian IddonGBRVisiontrack Ducati+0.630s
3Tommy BridewellGBRMoto Rapido Ducati+1.408s
4Peter HickmanGBRFHO Racing BMW+5.913s
5Tarran MackenzieGBRMcAMS Ymaha+12.954s
6Glenn IrwinGBRHonda Racing UK+15.889s
7Kyle RydeGBRRICH Energy OMG Racing BMW+16.155s
8Lee JacksonGBRFS-3 Racing Kawasaki+16.578s
9Ryan VickersGBRRAF Kawasaki+17.074s
10Josh BrookesAUSVisiontrack Ducati+17.918s
11Gine ReaGBRBuildbase Suzuki+19.647s
12Danny BuchanGBRSYNETIQ BMW Motorrad+23.817s
13Rory SkinnerGBRFS-3 Racing Kawasaki+26.813s
14Dean HarrisonGBRSilicone Racing Kawasaki+36.600s
15Bjorn EstmentSACatfoss Racing Suzuki+39.889s
16Storm StaceyGBRTeam LKQ Kawasaki+44.140s
17Dan LinfootGBRTAG Racing Honda+1'00.138s
18Ryo MizunoJAPHonda Racing UK+1'12.823
19Brian McCormackIRLFHO Racing BMW+1'20.020s
20Joey ThompsonGBRNP BMW+1 Lap
21Josh OwensGBRCDH Racing KawasakiDNF
22Takumi TakahashiJAPHonda Racing UKDNF
23Brad JonesGBRIforce BMWDNF
24Danny KentGBRBuildbase SuzukiDNF
25Andrew IrwinGBRSYNETIQ BMW MotorradDNF
26Joe FrancisGBRIforce BMWDNF
27Bradley RayGBRRICH Energy OMG Racing BMWDNF

The first Bennetts British Superbike pole of 2021 went the way of Ducati’s Tommy Bridewell following the inaugural top ten Superpicks shootout. 

O’Halloran finished this morning’s FP3 fastest for McAMS Yamaha heading into the first British Superbike qualifying session of 2021. 

Bridewell was fastest on day-one of BSB action at Oulton Park, as the new Superpicks format delivered a thrilling battle.

Pre-season favorite O’Halloran was fastest in FP1, before taking second during the afternoon - +0.369s down on the impressive benchmark time set by Bridewell. 

The top Ducati was Iddon as he claimed third place, while BMW riders Bradley Ray and Danny Buchan rounded out the top five. Defending series champion Josh Brookes sneaked into the all-important top 12 with tenth. 

The BSB Superpicks format - new for 2021, means the top 12 riders from Friday on combined times are granted automatic progression to Q2.

Xavi Fores was unable to take part in both qualifying and the race after suffering a free practice injury.