Marking the halfway point for the BSB calendar, this weekend saw British Superbikes Round 6 at Thruxton. Originally built as an RAF World War 11 airfield Motorsport has since become its home. Known as being one of the fastest circuits on the BSB calendar the course is famous for its long fast straights, flowing corners and tight demanding complex and chicane sections. Josh Brookes took the clean sweep last year setting the current lap record and reaching speeds of 111mph…This is a circuit that the riders can seriously get their teeth into.
Race one saw a red flag after Stuart Easton unfortunately suffered a technical issue and dropped fluid on the circuit. After a suspension the race was open to anyone as it opted for a 12 lap restart and the positions being decided from the running order just before the red flag. Having topped both free practice and his qualifying pace, the result saw Shane Byrne take the win closely followed by Michael Laverty and Luke Mossey. James Ellison put in a strong performance throughout the race and came in in fifth position.
Having had a 100% podium success rate at Thruxton, race two saw Michael Laverty take the win with Aussie Jason O’Halloran in second and Glenn Irwin taking his maiden BSB podium in third. After holding both second and third throughout the race, Leon Haslam was pipped to the post taking fifth very closely followed by Peter Hickman and James Ellison in sixth and seventh.
We now look forward to round 7 round at Brands Hatch, arguably one of the most iconic and busiest circuits on the calendar.