Christian Iddon’ run of second place finishes to begin the 2021 Bennetts British Superbike campaign is over thanks to race one victory at Knockhill. 

2021 British Superbike, Knockhill - Race Results (1)
1Christian IddonGBRVisiontrack Ducati20 Laps
2Jason O'HalloranAUSMcAMS Ymaha+0.348s
3Danny BuchanGBRSYNETIQ BMW Motorrad+0.445s
4Bradley RayGBRRICH Energy OMG Racing BMW+4.185s
5Rory SkinnerGBRFS-3 Racing Kawasaki+4.634s
6Tarran MackenzieGBRMcAMS Ymaha+6.021s
7Ryan VickersGBRRAF Kawasaki+6.181s
8Tommy BridewellGBRMoto Rapido Ducati+7.504s
9Lee JacksonGBRFS-3 Racing Kawasaki+9.565s
10Josh BrookesAUSVisiontrack Ducati+10.709s
11Kyle RydeGBRRICH Energy OMG Racing BMW+11.771s
12Glenn IrwinGBRHonda Racing UK+12.581s
13Gine ReaGBRBuildbase Suzuki+12.927s
14Dan LinfootGBRTAG Racing Honda+14.376s
15Andrew IrwinGBRSYNETIQ BMW Motorrad+15.266s
16Joe FrancisGBRIforce BMW+18.327s
17Storm StaceyGBRTeam LKQ Kawasaki+28.577s
18Brad JonesGBRIforce BMW+29.500s
19Luke HopkinsGBRHopkins Honda Racing+31.074s
20Ryo MizunoJAPHonda Racing UK+31.294s
21Bjorn EstmentSACatfoss Racing Suzuki+33.086s
22Takumi TakahashiJAPHonda Racing UK+37.290s
23Peter HickmanGBRFHO Racing BMWDNF
24Brian McCormackIRLFHO Racing BMWDNF
25Danny KentGBRBuildbase SuzukiDNF

Iddon held off a double charge by championship leader Jason O’Halloran and BMW’s Danny Buchan late on. 

All three riders shared time as the race leader, however, a near crash for Buchan on lap six when momentarily losing the front at turn 8, saw the 28 year-old slip down to fourth. 

Iddon regained the lead for the second time after having passed O’Halloran three laps prior, a position he converted into victory unlike all three races at Oulton Park. 

Bradley Ray and Rory Skinner both came across the line for their best finishes of the season - fourth and fifth respectively.


BSB championship leader Jason O’Halloran claimed his first pole position of the season at Knockhill. 

The man O’Halloran beat to all three victories at Oulton Park, Iddon, was once again second to the Australian, while fastest in both practice sessions Buchan was third.

It was another poor qualifying for defending champion Josh Brookes who could only manage 13th after going through Q1. 

Tarran Mackenzie suffered a crash at turn seven late on - will start P15 for today’s opening race.