BSB Thruxton - Race 2 Results

Hopkins BSB 2017

Peter Hickman takes race two at Thruxton and moves third in the championship.

Race one winner Josh Brookes looked set to take the double until the Australian crashed out on the penultimate lap, leaving Hickman to secure his first race victory of the season with Jake Dixon (second) and Leon Haslam (third).

Tyco BMW’s Christian Iddon improved on his race one finish with a great fourth place, followed by Jason O’Halloran (fifth) and Martin Jessopp (sixth).

Lee Jackon finished seventh to cap off a fantastic weekend for the Smiths Racing BMW team, with Sylvain Guintoli, Glenn Irwin and James Ellison closing out the top ten. 

Championship leader Shane Byrne retired at half race distance with rear tyre issues. 

Hickman said after the race: “The guys at Smiths Racing set the bike up so well. I know I’ve then got to go out and ride it, but it makes my life so much easier.”

“To get the teams first front row start and now to secure their first race win is mega. They put so much into their racing and it’s nice to give them this back.”  

The paddock now moves onto Cadwell Park in two weeks’ time, 18th-20th August. 

Race 2 Results

1 60 Peter HICKMAN GBR BMW - Smiths Racing
2 27 Jake DIXON GBR Kawasaki - RAF Regular & Reserve Kawasaki
3 91 Leon HASLAM GBR Kawasaki - JG Speedfit Kawasaki
4 24 Christian IDDON GBR BMW - Tyco BMW Motorrad
5 22 Jason O'HALLORAN GBR Honda - Honda Racing
7 14 Lee JACKSON GBR BMW - Smiths Racing
8 50 Sylvain GUINTOLI FRA Suzuki - Bennetts Suzuki 
9 77 James ELLISON GBR Yamaha - McAMS Yamaha
10 96 Jakub SMRZ CZE BMW - Lloyd & Jones PR Racing BMW 
11 2 Glenn IRWIN * GBR Ducati - Be Wiser Ducati Racing Team 
12 4 Dan LINFOOT GBR Honda - Honda Racing
13 7 Michael LAVERTY GBR Yamaha - McAMS Yamaha
14 46 Tommy BRIDEWELL GBR Kawasaki - Team WD-40
15 5 James WESTMORELAND GBR Kawasaki - Gearlink Kawasaki
16 18 Andy REID GBR BMW - Tyco BMW Motorrad
17 8 Shaun WINFIELD GBR Yamaha - Anvil Hire TAG Racing
DNF 25 Josh BROOKES AUS 20:12.659 2 Laps Yamaha - Anvil Hire TAG Racing
DNF 67 Shane BYRNE GBR 19:16.388 1 Lap Ducati - Be Wiser Ducati Racing Team
DNF 21 John HOPKINS USA 16:47.200 2 Laps Ducati - Moto Rapido
DNF 28 Bradley RAY GBR 3:52.008 10 Laps Suzuki - Buildbase Suzuki
DNF 64 Aaron ZANOTTI GBR 4:02.173 10.165 Yamaha - Platform Hire Yamaha
DNF 11 Michael RUTTER GBR 1:23.963 2 Laps BMW - Bathams SMT
67 Shane BYRNE GBR Ducati - Be Wiser Ducati Racing Team