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2018 Bennetts British Superbikes – Round 2 – Donington Park By R&G in Superbike on on 19 April 2018



 

 

The second round of the 2018 Bennetts British Superbike Championship saw the series visit the shortest circuit on the calendar; Brands Hatch Indy. At just 1.2 miles long, the tight and twisty circuit is a notoriously tricky track to pass on, with just 6 corners per lap.  

 

Despite the tricky nature of the circuit, our many R&G-protected teams and riders were still able to score highly and bring home more silverware to add to the Donington collection! In the Superbike class, Anvil Hire TAG Yamaha’s James Ellison powered to a front row start in qualifying, whilst on race day JG Speedfit Kawasaki’s Leon Haslam picked up his first win of the season in the tricky conditions of race two. 

 

Elsewhere, Gearlink Kawasaki’s Ben Currie picked up a double podium in the Supersport class, whilst in the new Junior Supersport class Eunan McGlinchey continued his imperious form with a win and two second places, extending his Championship lead to 29 points! Further podium joy came in the Motostar class with Asher Durham taking second in the opening race of the year, whilst in the Ducati TriOptions Cup Rob Guiver made an emotional return to the top step following his horror crash last year in the opening race before fellow R&G-supported Mark Cheetham took victory in the second.

 

 

 

R&G Rookies Trophy

 

The new-look R&G Rookies’ Trophy came alive at Brands Hatch as the many newcomers across the paddock continue to get to grips with their machines. In the Superbike class, Tarran Mackenzie defied his broken wrist to claim 11th and 9th, to become the top rookie in the standings – a ride that also saw James Whitham name him R&G Rookie of the Meeting. There was also a stunning ride from Gearlink’s Carl Phillips in race two, seeing him secure tenth place and move one place behind Tarran in the standings. 

 

Tom Oliver remains as top rookie in the Supersport class, whilst Jack Scott impressed on his Motostar debut, taking victory in the second race to hold second overall in the standings but, crucially, be top rookie.    

 

The top two rookies in each Championship at the end of the season will be put forward to a panel of judges who’ll then pick the top three overall to receive a host of prizes from R&G, Pirelli and LS2 crash helmets. The current two leading rookie riders in each class after Brands Hatch is as follows;

 

 

 

British Superbikes

Championship position

Rider

Points

16th

Tarran Mackenzie

12

17th

Carl Phillips

6

 

 

 

British Supersport

Championship position

Rider

Points

5th

Tom Oliver

38

9th

Bradley Perrie

23

 

 

 

British Motostar

Championship position

Rider

Points

2nd

Jack Scott

36

7th

Jack Nixon

15

 

 

 

British Motostar Standard

Championship position

Rider

Points

4th 

Fenton Seabright

27

6th

Scott Ogden

19

 

 

 

Superstock 1000

Championship position

Rider

Points

2nd

Andy Reid

66

4th

Joe Collier

55

 

 

 

Superstock 600

Championship position

Rider

Points

7th

Luke Hopkins

14

9th

Caolan Irwin

13

 

 

 

Junior Supersport

Championship position

Rider

Points

1st

Eunan McGlinchey

110

2nd

Kade Verway

81

 

 

 

Ducati TriOptions Cup

Championship position

Rider

Points

7th

Sam Coventry

32

8th

Joe Morphett

27

 

 

 

 
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