Jason O’Halloran took advantage of a late Peter Hickman error to snatch the victory in the third race of the weekend’s British Superbike Championship at Cadwell Park, depriving the local man of a spectacular treble.
On a pivotal weekend for the Isle of Man TT record-holding experience, Hickman came to his home event with four BSB victories under his belt over a 15-year career.
However, he almost made the treble with FHO BMW this weekend after winning the first two races and setting himself on track to do the same in race three when he snatched Glenn Irwin’s lead on five at Mansfield.
Leading through to the final round, Hickman’s treble aspirations would be dashed by a loose moment as Coppice exited invited a gap that O’Halloran would need twice. Keeping his cool at the checkered flag, this means O’Halloran has won at all but one venue so far this season.
Tommy Bridewell couldn’t make his pole position count for him after a poor start forced him onto the recovery track, but he recovered his way to complete a pair of third-place results on the Ducati’s Oxford.
Lee Jackson got the better of defending champion Josh Brookes for fourth place, although the latter managed to overtake the weekend (and possibly the season) by nailing both Irwin and Jackson in Park,
Irwin fainted in sixth place after leading early on, ahead of Christian Iddon, who rebounded from his crash in race two for a useful seventh. Bradley Ray, Andrew Irwin and Gino Rea round out the top ten.
2021 British Superbike Championship (BSB) Race 3 RESULTS
|2021 British Superbike Championship (BSB) Race 3 RESULTS | Cadwell Park | Tour 6/11|
|1||Jason O’Halloran||AUS||McAMS Yamaha||Yamaha YZF-R1||18 laps|
|2||Peter Hickman||GB||FHO Racing BMW||BMW M1000 RR||+0.203|
|3||Tommy Bridewell||GB||Oxford Racing Ducati||Ducati Panigale V4 R||+2.332|
|4||Lee jackson||GB||FS-3 Race||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||+5.832|
|5||Josh brookes||AUS||VisionTrack Ducati||Ducati Panigale V4 R||+6.004|
|6||Glenn irwin||GB||Honda Racing||Honda CBR1000RR-R||+8.953|
|7||Christian Iddon||GB||VisionTrack Ducati||Ducati Panigale V4 R||+9.351|
|8||Bradley ray||GB||RICH Energy OMG Racing||BMW M1000 RR||+9.669|
|9||Andrew Irwin||GB||Synetiq BMW Motorrad||BMW M1000 RR||+10.135|
|11||Gino Réa||GB||Hawk Suzuki Building Base||Suzuki GSX-R1000R||+17.308|
|12||Rory skinner||GB||FS-3 Race||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||+17.592|
|13||Xavi Fores||ESP||FHO Racing BMW||BMW M1000 RR||+17.862|
|14||Dan Linfoot||GB||TAG Racing Honda||Honda CBR1000RR-R||+19.289|
|15||Tim neave||GB||Hawk Suzuki Building Base||Suzuki GSX-R1000R||+28.289|
|16||Dean Harrison||GB||Silicone engineering||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||+34.431|
|17||Joe sheldon shaw||GB||Fast CDH stroke||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||+40.598|
|18||Jacques Hillier||GB||RICH Energy OMG Racing||BMW M1000 RR||+41,684|
|19||Brian mccormack||IRL||Roadhouse Macao by FHO||BMW M1000 RR||+ 1m 28.243|
|DNF||Storm Stacey||GB||LKQ Euro Parts team||Kawasaki ZX-10RR|
|DNF||Takumi Takahashi||JPN||Honda Racing||Honda CBR1000RR-R|
|DNS||Ryo mizuno||JPN||Honda Racing||Honda CBR1000RR-R|
|DNS||Bjorn Estment||SUE||Powerslide Catfoss Racing||Suzuki GSX-R1000R|
|DNS||Tarran mackenzie||GB||McAMS Yamaha||Yamaha YZF-R1|
|DNS||Joe francois||GB||iForce Lloyd & Jones BMW||BMW M1000 RR|
|DNS||Ryan vickers||GB||RAF Regular and Reserve||Kawasaki ZX-10RR|