BSB Cadwell: Jason O'Halloran beats Peter Hickman to victory in race three

Jason O'Halloran ended Peter Hickman's hopes of the hat-trick
Jason O'Halloran ended Peter Hickman's hopes of the hat-trick
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Jason O'Halloran ended Peter Hickman's hopes of the hat-trick in race three to win the Milwaukee Summer Grand Slam award.

O'Halloran stalked Hickman in the closing laps of the race, just as he did in race two earlier this afternoon. Unlike in race two, O'Halloran was able to put a move on the FHO Racing BMW rider on the final lap. The Aussie dived down the inside of his Lincolnshire rival at Charlies.

Race Two: Peter Hickman secures the double

The victory means that O'Halloran has the most points from the Donington Park and Cadwell Park meetings, earning him the Grand Slam trophy. It's O'Halloran's ninth victory of the season and he now has 56 podium points to his name. 

Hickman crossed the line in second to complete a fantastic home round for him and the FHO Racing BMW team. Hickman had taken lead of the race at Mansfield on lap five, going down the instead of early leader Glenn Irwin. Despite missing out on victory in race three, Hickman accumulated the most points over the weekend and was named Milwaukee King of the Mountain as a result. 

Lee Jackson secured his best result of the 2021 season in fourth after getting the better of Josh Brookes. The duo had a fantastic battle, with Jackson finally overtaking the PBM Ducati rider on lap 16. 

Brookes crossed the line in fifth for the second consecutive race, matching his best result in the dry this season. Brookes made a fantastic move on the run down to Park on lap eight to take fourth, going down the inside of both Glenn Irwin and Jackson. 

Glenn Irwin, who led the way until lap five, crossed the line in sixth, ahead of Christian Iddon and Bradley Ray. Andrew Irwin and Ryan Vickers completed the top 10. Gino Rea and Rory Skinner were 11th and 12th respectively, with Xavi Fores, Dan Linfoot and Tim Neave taking the final points on offer. Neave has collected points in all three races on his Superbike debut. 

Storm Stacey’s race came to an end on lap 14. Stacey was running in 12th spot when Skinner dived down the inside at turn one, with the Team LKQ Euro Car Parts Kawasaki running wide as a result and onto the grass. Ryo Mizuno was withdrawn from the final race of the day. 

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Cadwell BSB - Race three Result


BSB Cadwell: Peter Hickman takes his second win of the weekend

First published: 22nd August 2021 at 15:11 by Josh Close

Peter Hickman Cadwell Double

Peter Hickman gave the Lincolnshire crowd something to shout about once again by taking victory in race two at Cadwell Park.

Hickman took the lead of the race away from Jason O'Halloran on lap nine and began to open a gap like he did in the opening race of the weekend. O'Halloran was able to close him down and it looked like we'd have a last lap battle for the win, however Hickman was too strong.

Race One: Peter Hickman seals FHO Racing BMW's first win

It's Hickman's sixth BSB victory and takes him above the absent Danny Buchan in the championship standings. Hickman is now fifth overall, with 12 podium points to his name.

O'Halloran came home in second for the second time this weekend, increasing his lead in the standings even further. Closest rival, in the regular standings, Tarran Mackenzie has been ruled out of today's races with a broken finger, whilst Christian Iddon, who is second in the podium points chart, crashed out at Charlies early on. O'Halloran now has 51 podium points, 28 more than Iddon.

Tommy Bridewell ensured that today's podium was a carbon copy of race one, and that's his third consecutive podium of the season.

Lee Jackson was best of the rest in fourth spot. The FS-3 Racing Kawasaki rider was battling O'Halloran for second at one stage, but a slight mistake put him into the clutches of Bridewell. Still, Jackson was only 1.672s behind the race winner.

Josh Brookes enjoyed his best dry race of the season in fifth after cutting his way through several riders in the middle of the race. The Aussie finished ahead of Glenn and Andrew Irwin, who enjoyed a fantastic battle of their own.

Bradley Ray was eighth on the Rich Energy OMG Racing BMW, ensuring that he remains in the Showdown spots. Ryan Vickers and Storm Stacey completed the top 10. Tim Neave's impressive debut continued, with the Buildbase Suzuki rider taking 11th in front of his home crowd.

Xavi Fores and Dan Linfoot were 12th and 13th, with Dean Harrison and Joe Sheldon-Shaw taking the final points scoring positions. Takumi Takahashi and James Hillier were the final two riders to take the chequered flag.

Christian Iddon crashed out of third place at Charlies on lap four whilst being chased by Jackson. It's Iddon's fourth crash in the last seven races.

Ryo Mizuno returned to pit-lane and retired from the race on the same lap as Iddon's fall. Gino Rea crashed at the bottom of the Mountain for the second consecutive race on lap 11, whilst Bjorn Estment's race came to an end at the Chicane on lap 13.

Rory Skinner crashed out of 10th spot after running in too hot at Park Corner. It's only his third DNF of his rookie Superbike campaign.

The third and final Superbike of the weekend is due to take place at 16:45.

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BSB Cadwell - Race Two Result


BSB Cadwell: Peter Hickman secures FHO Racing's maiden win

First published: 21 August 2021 by Josh Close

Peter Hickman Cadwell Win

Local hero Peter Hickman secured a comfortable victory in the opening Bennetts British Superbike race of the weekend at Cadwell Park.

Hickman, based down the road in Louth, took the lead of the race on lap seven and pulled away with some ease from the chasing pack. Hickman crossed the line with an advantage of 2.080s, much to the delight of the crowd at Cadwell. It's Hickman's fifth win in BSB, and he also set a new lap record in the process; a 1:26.350.

Qualifying: Glenn Irwin secures pole for Honda Racing UK

It's also FHO Racing BMW's maiden victory in the Superbike class, following Alex Olsen's victories in the Superstock class. Hickman clinched his first-ever BSB win at Cadwell Park back in 2014, whilst it's his first win since Thruxton 2017.

Championship leader Jason O'Halloran crossed the line in second to extend his lead in the standings, whilst Tommy Bridewell completed the podium for Oxford Products Racing Ducati team. It's O'Halloran's eighth podium in the last 10 races, a run which includes five victories.

Glenn Irwin finished fourth after leading the race in the early stages, whilst Christian Iddon made up a few places in the final few laps to complete the top five for VisionTrack Ducati. Lee Jackson and Andrew Irwin were sixth and seventh respectively, with Ryan Vickers taking eighth after his team rebuilt his badly damaged Kawasaki.

Rory Skinner ended his first-ever Superbike race at Cadwell Park in ninth, with reigning champion Josh Brookes completing the top 10. Storm Stacey took an impressive 11th ahead of Dan Linfoot and Bradley Ray. Xavi Fores was 14th on the second FHO Racing BMW bike, with newcomer Tim Neave taking a point at his home circuit.

Within the space of two laps both Gino Rea and Dean Harrison crashed out of the race at the bottom of the Mountain.

Tarran Mackenzie suffered a huge crash at Barn Corner on the eighth lap. Mackenzie was being chased down by Brookes when he ran a little wide and touched the grass on the run down to the corner. Mackenzie was thrown off his bike as a result.

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BSB Cadwell: Glenn Irwin takes his first pole of the 2021 season

First published: 21 August 2021 at 12:31 by Josh Close

Glenn Irwin Cadwell Pole

Glenn Irwin secured his first pole of the 2021 Bennetts British Superbike season at Cadwell Park this afternoon.

Irwin posted a best lap-time of 1:26.012, which was enough to beat championship leader Jason O'Halloran by a narrow margin of 0.041s. Pole position will go down very well in the Honda Racing UK pit box, with Cadwell Park being their home circuit.

Friday: Ryan Vickers posts all-time lap record

Cadwell Park is also the local track for Peter Hickman and FHO Racing BMW, and the multiple time Isle of Man TT race winner completes the front row on his M1000 RR. Tommy Bridewell and Lee Jackson are fourth and fifth respectively, with the top five covered by 0.295s.

Andrew Irwin continued his turnaround in form onboard the SYNETIQ BMW in sixth, ahead of class rookie Rory Skinner.

The session was red flagged with just over five minutes remaining following a big crash for Ryan Vickers. His Royal Air Force Regular & Reserve Kawasaki was badly damaged, but Vickers was able to walk away from the scene of the crash. Despite this, Vickers will, depending on whether his bike can be fixed in time, line-up eighth on the grid for race one.

Christian Iddon was ninth ahead of his maiden race at Cadwell Park as a Ducati rider, with fellow title rival Tarran Mackenzie completing the top 10. Dan Linfoot and Gino Rea will start race one from 11th and 12th respectively, with reigning champion Josh Brookes in 13th. Brookes has been second in two of the free practice sessions, so will be hopeful of some improvement in the race.

Bradley Ray qualified 14th ahead of Storm Stacey and Xavi Forez, whilst newcomer Tim Neave was 17th on the Buildbase Suzuki. Neave is standing in for Danny Kent, who is awaiting surgery on his fractured hip. It's the first time Neave has ridden a Superbike. 

Takumi Takahashi was 18th ahead of his first-ever race at Cadwell Park, having spent some time testing here during the off-season.

Dean Harrison was the best of the rest in Q1, missing out on a spot in the all-important top six by only 0.058s. Joe Francis was just 0.031s further back and will start the race from 20th on the grid, with Ryo Mizuno completing row seven. 

Bjorn Estment, Joe Sheldon-Shaw and James Hillier will start race one on row eight. Hillier is racing for Rich Energy OMG Racing BMW, replacing the injured Kyle Ryde. Ryde fractured his heel in a crash at the special test held on Thursday evening. 

Brian McCormack and Joey Thompson complete the grid. Thompson was forced to pull off the circuit with smoke coming from his NP Motorcycles BMW. 

The opening BSB race of the weekend is due to take place at 14:30 on Saturday afternoon (August 21). The race has been brought forward due to this afternoon's weather forecast, which is predicting heavy rainfall. 


BSB Cadwell: Ryan Vickers goes under the lap record to top day one

First published: 20 August 2021 by Josh Close

Ryan Vickers Cadwell Friday

Ryan Vickers continued his impressive run of form by ending the opening day of Bennetts British Superbike action at Cadwell Park at the top of the standings.

Vickers was the only rider to drop into the 1:25 lap-times, posting a best time of 1:25.816. That's under the existing official lap record, a 1:26.478, set by Lee Jackson in 2017. Vickers held a 0.312s advantage over championship leader Jason O'Halloran on the combined standings. 

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Peter Hickman completed the top three, and was the last rider under the lap record, on what was a positive day for him and the FHO Racing BMW team - who are based just down the road in Louth. Hickman topped the morning FP1 session.

Tommy Bridewell was the best Ducati rider in fourth, and led for a long period of time in FP2. Christian Iddon competed the top five for VisionTrack Ducati, ahead of Andrew and Glenn Irwin. 

Jackson, Bradley Ray and Josh Brookes, who finished FP1 in second spot, completed the top 10 today. Rory Skinner and Dan Linfoot secured the final two automatic Q2 qualifying spots. 

Gino Rea was the best of the rest in 12th, missing out on a spot in Q2 by 0.189s. Takumi Takahashi produced an impressive performance in 13th, finishing above title chasing Tarran Mackenzie. The latter had a crash at the Mountain Top during FP2, but was thankfully reported as being ok following the incident. 

Tim Neave, making his BSB debut with Buildbase Suzuki, was 16th ahead of Xavi Fores, Storm Stacey and Dean Harrison. Ryo Mizuno and Joe Francis, who suffered a technical issue late in FP2, were 20th and 21st respectively. 

Tomorrow's FP3 session (August 21) is due to begin at 10:45 and will be followed by Q1 at 14:05 and Q2 at 14:24. The opening BSB race of the weekend is scheduled for 17:00.

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