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BENNETTS BSB RACE 3: O'Halloran denies Hickman treble

Sunday, August 22 2021

Peter Hickman was denied his first ever Bennetts British Superbike Championship triple victory in race three at Cadwell Park after a last lap mistake gave Jason O'Halloran the opportunity he needed to grasp the lead on the final lap.

At the start of the race, O'Halloran hit the front to take the initial advantage, but by the time the pack had reached Park, Glenn Irwin went for a move down the inside to grab the lead for Honda Racing.

O'Halloran was then pushed back into third place when Hickman made a move on lap three, before the FHO Racing BMW rider was able to take the lead at Mansfield two laps later.

Tommy Bridewell again had one of his bad starts off the pole position, which dropped him down to fifth on lap one, but by the sixth lap, he had wrestled his way through into third place.

The leading trio remained the same as the previous two races with Hickman and O'Halloran ahead of Bridewell, until the closing stages.

 Hickman managed to save a big moment on the final lap, but it meant that he lost momentum at Coppice. O'Halloran seized the opportunity and made a decisive move down the inside as the pair reached Charlies.

O'Halloran was able to hold off a counter attack to score his first race win at Cadwell Park, and with it claims the Milwaukee Summer Grand Slam Trophy. Hickman meanwhile took second place and his highest points' score of this round crowned him Milwaukee King of the Mountain.

The battle for fourth was between reigning champion Josh Brookes and Lee Jackson, which went down to the wire. Brookes had made a spectacular pass on Jackson and Glenn Irwin in the early stage of the race to move into fourth.

Brookes continued to defend hard from Jackson, but the FS-3 Racing Kawasaki rider was able to match his best season result, making a move with three laps to go to push the Australian back a position. Today's fifth places marks Brookes' best result of the season in dry conditions.

Glenn Irwin held off Christian Iddon to claim sixth place with Bradley Ray in eighth, but dropping out of the top eight in the standings by just two points. Andrew Irwin and Ryan Vickers completed the top ten.

Bennetts British Superbike Championship, Cadwell Park, Race 3 result:

1.     Jason O'Halloran (McAMS Yamaha)
2.     Peter Hickman (FHO Racing BMW) +0.203s
3.     Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Products Racing Ducati) +2.332s
4.     Lee Jackson (FS-3 Racing Kawasaki) +5.832s
5.     Josh Brookes (VisionTrack Ducati) +6.004s
6.     Glenn Irwin (Honda Racing) +8.953s
7.     Christian Iddon (VisionTrack Ducati) +9.351s
8.     Bradley Ray (Rich Energy OMG Racing BMW) +9.669s
9.     Andrew Irwin (SYNETIQ BMW) +10.135s
10.  Ryan Vickers (RAF Regular & Reserve Kawasaki) +17.308s

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Bennetts British Superbike Championship standings after Cadwell Park:

1.     Jason O'Halloran (McAMS Yamaha) 342
2.     Christian Iddon (VisionTrack Ducati)  223
3.     Tarran Mackenzie (McAMS Yamaha) 223
4.     Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Products Racing Ducati) 205
5.     Peter Hickman (FHO Racing BMW) 200
6.     Danny Buchan (SYNETIQ BMW) 165
7.     Glenn Irwin (Honda Racing) 154
8.     Lee Jackson (FS-3 Racing Kawasaki) 133

For the full standings please click here