BSB Oulton Park - Race 1 Results

Jake Dixon 2017 Showdown

Leon Haslam wins race one of the weekend at Oulton Park and takes a 12-point lead in the championship.  

Drama began before racing even got underway, with Jake Dixon starting from pit lane. The Lee Hardy Racing rider crashed in morning warm up and the team were unable to get the bike ready in time for the formation laps. 

It was Dan Linfoot who took the holeshot into the first corner and looked set to take his second British Superbike race win of his career, until a technical issue with his Honda just four laps to go would bring out the red flags.

This left Leon Haslam to take his fifth race win of the season, followed by John Hopkins (second) and Josh Brookes (third).

Jake Dixon rode an incredible race to finish fourth after his pit lane start, followed by McAMS Yamaha riders James Ellison (fifth) and Michael Laverty (sixth).

Bradley Ray, Peter Hickman, Shane Byrne and Jason O’Halloran rounded out the top ten. 

After the race Leon said: “I felt comfortable in the early stages of that race and just concentrated on being in front of my showdown rivals.”

“I started to use Hopkins ahead of me as a marker. I knew I couldn’t catch Linfoot so once I caught Hopkins I just took my time to make the pass. I was happy enough with second, so to take the race win is just great.” 

Race 1 Results

1 91 S 1 Leon HASLAM GBR Kawasaki - JG Speedfit Kawasaki 
2 21 1 John HOPKINS USA Ducati - Moto Rapido 
3 25 S 2 Josh BROOKES AUS Yamaha - Anvil Hire TAG Racing 
4 27 S 3 Jake DIXON GBR Kawasaki - RAF Regular & Reserve Kawasaki 
5 77 2 James ELLISON GBR Yamaha - McAMS Yamaha 
6 7 3 Michael LAVERTY GBR Yamaha - McAMS Yamaha 
7 28 4 Bradley RAY GBR Suzuki - Buildbase Suzuki 
8 60 S 4 Peter HICKMAN GBR BMW - Smiths Racing 
9 67 S 5 Shane BYRNE GBR Ducati - Be Wiser Ducati Racing Team 
10 22 S 6 Jason O'HALLORAN GBR Honda - Honda Racing 
11 2 5 Glenn IRWIN GBR Ducati - Be Wiser Ducati Racing Team 
12 14 6 Lee JACKSON GBR BMW - Smiths Racing 
13 96 7 Jakub SMRZ CZE BMW - Lloyd & Jones PR Racing BMW 
14 5 8 James WESTMORELAND GBR Kawasaki - Gearlink Kawasaki 
15 8 9 Shaun WINFIELD GBR Yamaha - Anvil Hire TAG Racing 
16 9 10 Dean HARRISON GBR Kawasaki - Silicone Engineering Racing 
17 64 11 Aaron ZANOTTI GBR Yamaha - Platform Hire Yamaha 
NOT CLASSIFIED
DNF 4 Dan LINFOOT GBR 24:59.283 Honda - Honda Racing 
DNF 40 Martin JESSOPP GBR 23:51.821 2 Laps BMW - RidersMotorcycles.com BMW
DNF 24 Christian IDDON GBR 16:17.960 3 Laps BMW - Tyco BMW Motorrad 
DNF 46 Tommy BRIDEWELL GBR 12:52.960 2 Laps Kawasaki - Team WD-40 
DNF 50 Sylvain GUINTOLI FRA 7:32.432 3 Laps Suzuki - Bennetts Suzuki 
DNF 12 Luke MOSSEY GBR 7:56.538 24.106 Kawasaki - JG Speedfit Kawasaki 
FASTEST LAP
27 S Jake DIXON GBR Kawasaki - RAF Regular & Reserve Kawasaki 

 
Championship Standings

 

1. Leon HASLAM (Kawasaki) 551 
2. Shane BYRNE (Ducati) 539 
3. Josh BROOKES (Yamaha) 538
4. Jake DIXON (Kawasaki) 531
5. Peter HICKMAN (BMW) 517 
6. Jason O'HALLORAN (Honda) 509 
7. Luke MOSSEY (Kawasaki) 176 
8. Christian IDDON (BMW) 172 
9. James ELLISON (Yamaha) 150 
10. Glenn IRWIN (Ducati) 112 
11. John HOPKINS (Ducati) 111
12. Dan LINFOOT (Honda) 110 
13. Michael LAVERTY (Yamaha) 101 
14. Bradley RAY (Suzuki) 94 
15. Lee JACKSON (BMW) 82 
16. Sylvain GUINTOLI (Suzuki) 79 
17. Tommy BRIDEWELL (Kawasaki) 71 
18. Jakub SMRZ (BMW) 58 
19. Taylor MACKENZIE (Suzuki) 35
20. James WESTMORELAND (Kawasaki) 23 
21. Martin JESSOPP (BMW) 22 
22. Billy McCONNELL (Kawasaki) 21 
23. Davide GIUGLIANO (BMW) 10 
24. Andy REID (BMW) 6 
25. Aaron ZANOTTI (Yamaha) 2 
26. Shaun WINFIELD (Yamaha) 2 
27. Josh ELLIOTT (BMW) 1 

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