British Superbike: Race One Results From Donington Park

British Superbike: Race One Results From Donington Park

© 2024, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. By David Swarts.




More, from a press release issued by MSVR:

Ryde reigns in race one at Donington Park as Bridewell and Haslam return to the podium

Kyle Ryde claimed his first Bennetts British Superbike Championship race win of the season in the opening race of the weekend at Donington Park in a red-flagged race one as Tommy Bridewell and Leon Haslam completed the podium line-up.

The race was red flagged when Christian Iddon crashed heavily at the Old Hairpin on lap 15. The Oxford Products Racing Ducati rider was fully conscious after the crash and was taken to the medical centre with ankle pain. He had an x-ray at the Medical Centre with no apparent fractures and will be reviewed by the BSB Medical Team tomorrow morning before warm up.

At the start of the race, Ryan Vickers launched off the Omologato Pole Position to take the lead as the OMG GRILLA Yamaha Racing teammates held the leading two positions, however on lap two, Vickers crashed out of contention at the Melbourne Hairpin.

Ryde then held the advantage ahead of Haslam, Iddon, Danny Kent, Glenn Irwin and Tommy Bridewell with Max Cook completing the leading group over the opening laps. The reigning champion was carving his way through the pack and after an intense battle with former teammate Irwin; he had Iddon in his sights as Kent held sixth.

Bridewell was then dicing with Iddon, moving into a podium position and had Haslam ahead of him as Ryde held onto the lead. The Honda Racing UK rider had his opportunity to make a move when Haslam ran wide at Goddards on lap 13 and he pounced to move into second place.

Iddon’s crash prompted a red flag and the result was declared, giving Ryde the victory by 0.559s from Bridewell with Haslam becoming the seventh podium finisher of the season as three manufacturers featured on the podium.

Kent claimed a strong fourth place, keeping him second in the standings and just nine points adrift of Irwin who maintained his championship lead with a fifth place finish.

Cook meanwhile celebrated his best result of the season with a sixth place as Lee Jackson split the Completely Motorbikes Kawasaki teammates with Jason O’Halloran fighting through from his fifth row start to finish in eighth place.

Charlie Nesbitt was also able to carve his way up the order to finish ninth for the MasterMac Honda team with Josh Brookes completing the top ten as Billy McConnell narrowly missed out in eleventh for the C&L Fairburn Properties/Look Forward Racing Honda team.

Bennetts British Superbike Championship, Donington Park, Race 1 result:

  1. Kyle Ryde (OMG GRILLA Yamaha Racing)
  2. Tommy Bridewell (Honda Racing UK) +0.559s
  3. Leon Haslam (ROKiT Haslam Racing BMW Motorrad) +1.060s
  4. Danny Kent (McAMS Racing Yamaha) +1.312s
  5. Glenn Irwin (Hager PBM Ducati) +2.748s
  6. Max Cook (Completely Motorbikes Kawasaki) +3.078s
  7. Lee Jackson (MasterMac Honda) +5.778s
  8. Jason O’Halloran (Completely Motorbikes Kawasaki) +7.522s
  9. Charlie Nesbitt (MasterMac Honda) +10.124s
  10. Josh Brookes (FHO Racing BMW Motorrad) + 10.514s

Bennetts British Superbike Championship standings:

  1. Glenn Irwin (Hager PBM Ducati) 85
  2. Danny Kent (McAMS Racing Yamaha) 76
  3. Kyle Ryde (OMG GRILLA Yamaha Racing) 73
  4. Ryan Vickers (OMG GRILLA Yamaha Racing) 68
  5. Christian Iddon (Oxford Products Racing Ducati) 67
  6. Tommy Bridewell (Honda Racing UK) 63
  7. Leon Haslam (ROKiT Haslam Racing BMW Motorrad) 56
  8. Jason O’Halloran (Completely Motorbikes Kawasaki) 52
  9. Max Cook (Completely Motorbikes Kawasaki) 40
  10. Josh Brookes (FHO Racing BMW Motorrad) 35

For more information on the Bennetts British Superbike Championship visit


Kyle Ryde

OMG GRILLA Racing Yamaha

“I’m over the moon to win my first race of the season, obviously for that to be at Donington Park and my home round makes it even better! The bike wasn’t perfect but we can make it better tonight and hopefully the pace will be a few tenths faster for tomorrow.

“Starting from sixth tomorrow for the shorter race, I don’t know what to expect. The bike was good in Superpole, it’s not really going to be much for tyre life except going as fast as you can for 12 laps, so the trouble is people like Leon and Tommy can all do those lap times for 12 laps so it’s going to be a dogfight. Then we will see what happens in race three!”

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