Josh Brookes takes his first race win of the season and race one honours at Thruxton.
The 2015 British Superbike champion rode a calculated race to pip Peter Hickman (second) and Jake Dixon (third) in the final stages of the race.
Double race winner from Brands Hatch, Shane 'Shakey' Byrne, had to settle for fourth place after struggling with set-up all weekend, followed by Christian Iddon (fifth) and Jason O’Halloran (sixth).
Fresh from his Suzuka 8 Hour duties, Leon Haslam finished seventh with John Hopkins, Bradley Ray and Sylvain Guintoli rounding out the top ten.
Brookes said after the race: "Thruxton has been kind to me over the years, I've had a lot of good results here and I just love racing here. The safety car changed my strategy slightly in that race, but I played it about right and managed to find my rythme quickly after the pace car went in."
"It's just really great to reward the Anvil Hire team for all the hard work they put in and just hope I can do the same this afternoon."
Race 1 Results
1 25 Josh BROOKES AUS Yamaha - Anvil Hire TAG Racing
2 60 Peter HICKMAN GBR BMW - Smiths Racing
3 27 Jake DIXON GBR Kawasaki - RAF Regular & Reserve Kawasaki
4 67 Shane BYRNE GBR Ducati - Be Wiser Ducati Racing Team
5 24 Christian IDDON GBR BMW - Tyco BMW Motorrad
6 22 Jason O'HALLORAN GBR Honda - Honda Racing
7 91 Leon HASLAM GBR Kawasaki - JG Speedfit Kawasaki
8 28 Bradley RAY GBR Suzuki - Buildbase Suzuki
9 21 John HOPKINS USA Ducati - Moto Rapido
10 50 Sylvain GUINTOLI FRA Suzuki - Bennetts Suzuki
11 40 Martin JESSOPP GBR BMW - RidersMotorcycles.com BMW
12 96 Jakub SMRZ CZE BMW - Lloyd & Jones PR Racing BMW
13 6 Taylor MACKENZIE GBR Suzuki - Bennetts Suzuki
14 14 Lee JACKSON GBR BMW - Smiths Racing
15 4 Dan LINFOOT GBR Honda - Honda Racing
16 46 Tommy BRIDEWELL GBR Kawasaki - Team WD-40
17 18 Andy REID GBR BMW - Tyco BMW Motorrad
18 5 James WESTMORELAND GBR Kawasaki - Gearlink Kawasaki
19 77 James ELLISON GBR Yamaha - McAMS Yamaha
20 2 Glenn IRWIN GBR Ducati - Be Wiser Ducati Racing Team
21 7 Michael LAVERTY GBR Yamaha - McAMS Yamaha
22 8 Shaun WINFIELD GBR Yamaha - Anvil Hire TAG Racing
DNF 11 Michael RUTTER GBR 22:48.805 2 Laps BMW - Bathams SMT
DNF 33 Michael DUNLOP GBR 15:10.380 6 Laps Suzuki - Buildbase Suzuki
DNF 64 Aaron ZANOTTI GBR 3:00.131 8 Laps Yamaha - Platform Hire Yamaha
DNF 3 Billy McCONNELL AUS 1:23.344 1 Lap Kawasaki - Quattro Plant FS-3 Racing Kawasaki
60 Peter HICKMAN GBR BMW - Smiths Racing