BSB Thruxton: Shakey takes 44th win, becomes most successful ever

By Simon Patterson -

British Superbikes

 14 April 2013 16:21

Defending champions Shakey Byrne became the most winningest rider in British Championship history today, taking his 44th win after a red flag brought the race to a premature end at Thruxton.


Keith Farmer led away from the line after qualifying on the first lap, but normal service was soon resumed as Shakey Bryne soon took the lead, before former champion Ryuichi Kiyonari crashed and brought out the safety car.


The restart saw Shakey get away, chased by Loews, Ellison and Brookes. A huge moment by Farmer at the Complex saw him drop back to sixth behind Michael Rutter, making his 400th BSB start.


Byrne managed to make a break at the front while a major fight for second developed, with Loews, Ellison and Brookes scrapping hard, until the safety car was again brought out on the 8th lap of 20 when Lee Costello crashed.


The top four continued their fight, although with no major changes, until lap 13, when an accident involving Tommy Bridewell and Karl Harris brought out the red flags and prematurly ended the race.

 


1 67 Byrne Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki 1:16.248
2 22 Lowes Samsung Honda 0.245 1:16.376
3 77 Ellison Milwaukee Yamaha 0.411 1:15.943
4 2 Brookes Tyco Suzuki 0.101 1:16.481
5 11 Rutter Bathams Honda 1.062 1:16.615
6 303 Farmer Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki 0.089 1:16.749
7 9 Walker Quattro Plant Kawasaki 0.265 1:16.676
8 10 Kirkham Buildbase BMW 0.316 1:16.774
9 27 Westmoreland Buildbase BMW 0.785 1:16.649
10 60 Hickman GBMoto Honda 0.536 1:17.087
11 99 Jacobsen Tyco Suzuki 0.449 1:16.777
12 96 Smrz Padgetts Honda 0.997 1:17.005
13 43 Mainwaring MH Kawasaki 0.282 1:17.048
14 40 Jessopp Riders BMW 1.104 1:17.436
15 127 Harms Doodson Motorsport Honda 0.018 1:17.225
16 21 Waters Milwaukee Yamaha 0.179 1:17.717
17 64 Zanotti Aaron Zanotti Suzuki 1.874 1:17.822
18 20 Tinmouth Two Wheels Honda 2.558 1:19.273
DNF 46 Bridewell Bathams Honda 1 Lap 1:16.725
DNF 68 Harris PR Racing Kawasaki 0.815 1:16.968
DNF 15 Baiocco Rapido Racing Ducati 9.079 1:19.323
DNF 51 Quigley MH Kawasaki 4 Laps 1:17.433
DNF 39 Costello Halsall Racing Kawasaki 1 Lap 1:19.460
DNF 83 Buchan Quattro Plant Kawasaki 1 Lap 1:17.042
DNF 23 Kiyonari Samsung Honda 0 Laps