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    Season Finale Standings Result Sheet 2010 (Read) after round 12 Oulton Park...

    Race One - Brands Hatch BSB Indy - Ian Laverty

    2010 British Super Bike season opener Round 1 was at Brands Hatch. The short 1.2 mile Indy circuit was run over 30 laps. The weather played havoc in the free practice sessions, with rain keeping some of the top teams in the paddocks. Both Tommy Hill & Tommy Bridewell putting in good times.  There was no Michael Rutter or Stuart Easton in the first session but they showed for the 2nd & 3rd sessions.

    Qualifying in the Swan Combi Role for Pole threw spanners in the works for Swan - Honda’s James Ellison who’s bike failed in the 2nd qualifier. Unable to start, Ellison was placed 10th on the start grid. A return to the BSB for HM Plant’s Ryuichi Kiyonari saw ex BSB Champion 2006 & 2007 qualify in top position to take pole in Race 1.

    Tommy Hill’s Worx - Suzuki wins Race 1 with Kiyonari 2nd & Ellison 3rd. Ian Laverty’s Relentless - Suzuki blows his engine early into the race.

    James Ellison’s Swan - Honda wins race 2 with Tommy Hill second & Alistair Seeley 3rd.

    Tommy Hill tops the league after round one.


    No finish for Relentless - Suzuki’s Ian Laverty in Race 1.


    Stuart Easton - Swan Honda - BSB

    Stuart Easton - Swan Honda - Oulton Park

    BSB Oulton - Stuart Easton

    Round 3 Oulton Park. Practice & Qualifying: With team mate James Ellison out after a crash in practice at Truxton it was left up to Stuart Easton to provide the glory for Swan Honda. Easton dominated the free practice sessions with laps averaging just over 100 mph. Stuart also puts in the best lap in the 1st Swan Combi Roll for Pole. Tommy Hill - Worx Suzuki taking the top slots in Roll for Pole 2 & 3 to take 1st position on the Grid Line. Easton 2nd, Rutter - Ridersmotorcycles 3rd & Brookes - HM Plant 4th.

    Race 1 & 2: Stuart Easton - Swan Honda steals the show in race 1. Tommy Hill - Worx Suzuki tries several times to pass but takes 2nd & John Laverty - Buildbase 3rd. A wet delayed & shortened race 2 sees Michael Laverty - Relentless Suzuki take his teams first victory by a clear 6 seconds. Stuart Easton retires after a tyre change didn’t resolve his problems leaving Michael Rutter to take 2nd & Tommy Hill 3rd. Leading the points table after 3 rounds: Tommy Hill...


    Round 4 Cadwell Park. Practice & Qualifying: Easton, Rutter & Hill post the quickest practice times on this 1st of two visits to Cadwell Park this season. Replacing Doningtons usual slot, Cadwell was blessed with very warm, dry weather... & lap breaking records were possible.

    Qualifying: Once again Worx suzuki’s Tommy Hill stole the pole position in the Swan Combi Roll 4 Pole... Posting a time of 1.27.744. HM Plant’s Josh Brookes provided the best spectator thrills on the Mountain by using his Motorcross skills to leap high into the air. Joining them on the front row & having a great season was Riders.com’s Michael Rutter.

    Race 1: Wining his first race this season, HM Plant’s Ryuichi Kiyonari rode almost a flawless race. Taking advantage behind team mate Josh Brookes gear selection slip up, Kiyonari charges to the front almost straight from the line & into Coppice corner. Not wanting to let Kiyonari get too far ahead, Worx Suzuki’s Tommy Hill takes all the risks to keep pace with him & leans too far over going into the hair pin. Smashing the cranckcase Hill’s Suzuki exits race one. Almost stealing the glory in the final laps, Relentless Suzuki’s Michael Laverty takes advantage of Kiyonari’s lapse of concentration & slips into the lead. But losing rear grip, he is unable to defend Ryuichi’s charge to the line.

    33 - Tommy Hill - Worx Suzuki - Cadwell Park

    Race 2: Drama started before the race with a vacant place on the start line. Running into electrical trouble, Ryuichi Kiyonari’s HM Plant’s Honda fails on the out lap & is unable to re-start. Because of the one bike rule, There would be no time to retrieve & repair the Fireblade before the race start.

    HM Plant’s Josh Brookes wins his maiden BSB race. The pace car came out half way through the race & eventually a high side into the Mountain by Motorpoint’s Dan Linfoot ended the race by being red flagged. Brookes commanded a several second lead through out the race, Hill came in 2nd & Laverty’s second podium was third. Worx Suzuki’s Tommy Hill retains the top slot in the seasons points table.


    Round 10 - Croft Circuit - The Showdown : Having raced over 9 round of the new BSB format, we now have the top 6 qualifying contenders for the Championship Cup. HM Plant Honda’s Ryuichi Kiyonari & Josh Brookes, Worx Suzuki’s Tommy Hill, Riders.com Ducati’s Michael Rutter & Relentless Suzuki’s Alistair Seeley & Michael Laverty. The podium points will now be added to the current standings & the winner decided by the 3rd & final race at Oulton Park Round 12. The top slot before Croft belongs to HM Plant - Honda’s Ryuichi Kiyonari...

    BSB Croft 2010 - Hill & Laverty, The Showdown

    Free Practice & Qualifying : A reasonably dry weekend for Croft this year. A little overnight rain meant slower starts for the earlier sessions. But as the laps counted by, it was evident that the 2 HM Plants boys were struggling to make the pace. Unable to get the correct settings left it wide open for the local lads from Swan Honda to find a second wind, after a disappointing season so far. Hill, (M) Laverty, Rutter, Ellison & Linfoot all performed consistantly with Andrews & rookie (Loris) Baz taking advantage on this notorious bumpy circuit. 

    Race 1 & 2 : A thrilling round at Croft saw Tommy Hill & Michael Laverty duel for 1st place. Hill wins the 1st race whilst Laverty takes the 2nd. The pace car came out after the start of race 1 as David Johnson slides off the first corner. As the race develops, Ellison disappointingly finds his front end under performing. Team mate Stuart Easton bags 2* third places. Rutter gains more points in the Showdown as Brookes & Kiyonari trail behind. Hudson Kennaugh pulls a double win in the Evo Class which moves down to Silverstone for the penultimate round (11). Tommy Hill moves back to the top of the leader board.


    Round 12 Oulton Park Finale: Qualifying got underway as usual just after Noon on Saturday 09th October. The Swan Combi Roll For Pole is run over 3 quick fire rounds. Everyone takes part in session one. The fastest 20 move forward to round two and then the fastest 10 battle it out for pole. Pole position went to Worx Suzuki’s Tommy Hill who sets a new lap record (unofficial) of 1.35.236. Jamie Hamilton slides off at Lodge Corner. SMT Honda’s Chris Walker Honda fails due to an electrical problem. Walker ends up pushing his bike back to the pits, but it was too late to try & repair. The current leader Hill qualifies top.  Joining him on the front row are James Ellison, Michael Laverty & Gary Mason.

    Race 1: It was Swan Honda’s James Ellison that flew to the front of the field in race 1. Leading the first part of the race, Hill & Kiyonari were unable to match the pace. It was possible for all six championship contenders to take the title this weekend, but Michael Rutter suffered electrical problems & that put the title out of reach for him. Both Kiyonari & Hill passed Ellison, but Hill couldn’t find a way around the 2006 & 2007 Champion for HM Plant.  In the Evo Class, Current leader Steve Brogan is beaten to the line in a last big push out of Lodge Corner by Hudson Kennaugh. He is only 3 points behind Brogan in that Championship.

    Result: Winner - Ryuichi Kiyonari - HM Plant Honda 2nd: Tommy Hill  - Worx Suzuki 3rd: James Ellison  - Swan Honda.

    This win puts Ryuichi Kiyonari to within 10 points of leader Tommy Hill. Josh Brookes is another 10 points further back. Just a few more points further back is Michael Laverty, but both Michael Rutter & Alistair Seeley are now both out of contention.

    BSB Oulton Hill Crashes Into The Gravel Pit

    Worx Suzuki’s Tommy Hill Slides Into The Gravel At Lodge Corner & Out Of The Points... Race 2 (First Crash)


    Oulton Park woke up to a glorious autumnal Sunday morning. Clear blue sky’s & a light breeze beckoned the perfect day for racing. Racing isn’t allowed till midday, so a lot of sitting about for the riders, whilst the public enjoyed the open Paddock & Pirelli Pit Walk. The beautiful warm sunshine brought a record 45,000 crowd to the circuit. Coupled with a possible permutation of Championship winners, it was going to go all the way to the wire.The Warm Up sessions got underway, then the day’s drama began to unfold. Second row starter, Tommy Bridewell’s Quay Garage Tyco Racing -  Honda burst into flames & he was forced to retire. 

    Race 2: Leading the Championship into Race 2 is Hill with 609 points, Kiyonari with 599, Brookes with 589 & Laverty 583. With a possible 50 points up for grabs. Every point required fighting for.

    Laverty opened up the challenge & lunged into the first corner. Hill & Laverty jostled positions over the first couple of laps before Ellison moved into 2nd behind Hill. Soon after Kiyonari moved into 3rd, then Ellison & Hill took turns leading. As Ellison lead into Lodge Corner on lap 7, Worx Suzuki’s Tommy Hill under braked up the inside & both rides slide off the track. Ellison called it a day & Hill got his machine re-started & joined the back markers. By this point the 2 HM Plant boys & Relentlass Suzuki’s Michael Laverty were well on their way around the track, before he too crashed out at the Old Hall. 

    Hill worked his way through the field but upon returning to Lodge Corner on the following lap found he had no front brake & travelling at some speed decided to ditch his machine. Hill’s bike bounced several times before catching fire in the perimeter padding. The following rides of, Zanoti, Burns, Seaton & Pekkanen through the debris & smoke, slid into Lodge as well, & the Race got Red Flagged.

    As the dust settled, it became evident that Hill’s Title fight had took a twist for the worst. His bike got loaded into a van, & the track tidied up. The one bike rule meant Worx Crescent Suzuki would need to repair the bike in about 3 hours. A tall order for even a top Factor Team! The Race now reduced to 7 final laps got underway. Ellison & Laverty were allowed to rejoin the grid as the marker point goes back a lap from the red flag & with no points for Hill, it was easy pickings for the 3 remaining title contenders, Kiyonari, Brookes & Laverty. HM Plant’s Ryuichi Kiyonari comfortably wins the Race with Swan Honda’s Stuart Easton squeezing by Josh Brookes. Unable to match the pace, Riders Motorcycles Ducati’s Michael Rutter comes in fourth. In the Evo Championship Jentin Racing BMW’s Steve Brogan finishes well in front of Splitlath Motorsport Aprilia’s Hudson Kennaugh & 777 RR Motorsport Suzuki’s Pauli Pekkenan takes third slot.

    Result: Ryuichi Kiyonari - HM Plant Honda, 2nd: Stuart Easton  - Swan Honda, 3rd: Josh Brookes  - HM Plant Honda.

    Race 3: The final race of the MCE Insurance British Super Bike Championship 2010 got underway late on Sunday afternoon. Worx Suzuki’s Tommy Hill has a re-built machine to start the Race but is well down the grid. It was Swan Honda’s Stuart Easton that lunged for the first corner. Relentless Suzuki’s Michael Laverty soon made a pass to lead, but it wasn’t long before King Kiyo took his place at the front & lead throughout the Race. MSS Colchester Kawasaki’s Simon Andrews left the track & the Pace Car then came out. As the race resumed, Easton went backwards & team mate Ellison moved up to 2nd. Both Stuar: t Easton & Riders MotorCycles Ducati’s Michael Rutter retired from the race due to problems. The HM Plant Honda bikes began to move away from the pack with Ellison & Laverty fighting over 3rd place. Worx Suzuki’s Tommy Hill works his way up to 5th place & Motorpoint Yamaha’s Loris Baz rides into 6th .In the Evo Class, Splitlath Motorsport’s Aprilia Hudson Kennaugh win’s that Race as Jentin Racing BMW’s Steve Brogan hangs back for 2nd but takes the 2010 Championship. Bournemouth Kawasaki Racing’s James Hillier lands a 3rd place podium.

    Result:

    • Ryuichi Kiyonari - HM Plant Honda
    • Josh Brookes  - HM Plant Honda
    • James Ellison  - Swan Honda
    • Michael Laverty - Relentless Suzuki by TAS
    • Tommy Hill  - Worx Suzuki
    • Loris Baz  - Motorpoint Yamaha
    • 2010 MCE Insurance British Super Bike Champion  Ryuichi Kiyonari – HM Plant Honda
    • 2010 MCE Insurance EVO Class BSB Champion  Steve Brogan – Jentin Racing BMW
    BSB Oulton  Park - Hill Vs Ellison
    BSB Oulton Park - Steve Brogan BSB Oulton Park - Ryuichi Kiyonari
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