Jason O’Halloran took McAMS Yamaha’ second BSB Brands Hatch win - his first of the weekend during race two.

2021 British Superbike, Brands Hatch - Race Results (2)
PosRiderNatTeamTime
1Jason O'HalloranAUSMcAMS Ymaha20 Laps
2Tommy BridewellGBRMoto Rapido Ducati+2.188s
3Tarran MackenzieGBRMcAMS Ymaha+5.485s
4Danny BuchanGBRSYNETIQ BMW Motorrad+5.758s
5Christian IddonGBRVisiontrack Ducati+6.503s
6Rory SkinnerGBRFS-3 Racing Kawasaki+8.658s
7Lee JacksonGBRFS-3 Racing Kawasaki+9.865s
8Glenn IrwinGBRHonda Racing UK+18.410s
9Peter HickmanGBRFHO Racing BMW+18.823s
10Gine ReaGBRBuildbase Suzuki+19.093s
11Xavi ForesSPAFHO Racing BMW+25.533s
12Bradley RayGBRRICH Energy OMG Racing BMW+25.722s
13Kyle RydeGBRRICH Energy OMG Racing BMW+25.782s
14Andrew IrwinGBRSYNETIQ BMW Motorrad+27.195s
15Ryan VickersGBRRAF Kawasaki+30.320s
16Dan LinfootGBRTAG Racing Honda+32.393s
17Storm StaceyGBRTeam LKQ Kawasaki+32.574s
18Josh BrookesAUSVisiontrack Ducati+34.480s
19Dean HarrisonGBRSilicone Racing Kawasaki+39.763s
20Bjorn EstmentSACatfoss Racing Suzuki+58.147s
21Luke HopkinsGBRHopkins Honda Racing+59.554s
22Takumi TakahashiJAPHonda Racing UKDNF
23Joe FrancisGBRIforce BMWDNF
24Brian McCormackIRLFHO Racing BMWDNF
25Joey ThompsonGBRNP BMWDNF
26Danny KentGBRBuildbase SuzukiDNF

Race one winner Tarran Mackenzie had a difficult start as he dropped from second to fifth on the opening lap, while Danny Buchan kept the lead from pole. 

On lap two, Buildbase Suzuki rider Danny Kent pulled off the circuit along Pilgrim’s Drop. 

A front three of Buchan, Christian Iddon and O’Halloran - top three riders in the championship began to pull away from Rory Skinner who had Mackenzie for close company on lap three. 

O’Halloran then took the lead from Buchan on lap five while Iddon followed the McAMS Yamaha rider through just two corners later. 

The fastest rider on track was Tommy Bridewell in fourth as he closed in on the leading trio - bringing Mackenzie with him. 

Bridewell got ahead of Buchan (lap 9) and then Iddon (lap13) as O’Halloran began to break away. 

Defending champion Josh Brookes’ difficult 2021 campaign continued as the Australian ran off-track and across the gravel (lap 14) while 14th - eventually finished 18th.

With five laps to go, the battle for the win started to heat up as Bridewell gained five tenths of a second on O’Halloran in just one lap. However, O’Halloran held on for his fourth win of the season.

Mackenzie got ahead of Buchan for third to make it a double podium for McAMS Yamaha, while Iddon's fifth place finish sees O'Halloran regain the championship lead. 

Joe Francis had an immediate issue whilst sitting on the grid and was therefore unable to set-off for the warm-up laps (2). Francis started the race from pit lane.

Race One 

Tarran Mackenzie claimed a first BSB win of 2021 after leading every lap in a revised race one. 

After getting the perfect start from pole, Mackenzie led Bradley Ray and fellow Scot Rory Skinner at the front. 

Skinner then made his way past Ray into second, however, the safety car was deployed for the first time this season, before a red flag halted proceedings as Brad Jones crashed heavily at Clark Curve (lap 1).  

Once the race restarted, Takumi Takahashi crashed immediately on lap one of a revised 12 - turn three. 

Up front, Mackenzie got an even better launch than in race one to lead from Christian Iddon and Ray. On lap two, Peter Hickman was next to go down along the back straight (Pilgrim's drop).

Tommy Bridewell was the man on the move as he gained third and second place in back-to-back laps from Ray and Iddon, before closing in on race leader Mackenzie. 

Ray struggled to keep pace with the leaders, while Danny Buchan instead joined the front three of Mackenzie, Bridewell and Iddon, however, the order remained the same as Mackenzie held on for victory.