POLE POSITION: RIGHT
MCE BSB LAP RECORD: JOSH BROOKES – YAMAHA 1:14.884 (2015)
The seventh round of the BSB championship takes the paddock to Thruxton which is one of if not the fastest circuits on the calendar, The Thruxton site like many of the circuits in the UK was used as an airfield during the second world war for both US and UK airforces. The circuit itself was first established in 1968 and follows the outline of the airfield’s perimeter road layout before this between 1950-1965 motorbike races were held on the runways as well as the perimeter road. While it may be one of the fastest circuits in the UK it is also one of the most exclusive due to planning the circuit is only allowed to run 12 days days of racing a year this means teams cannot test here during the winter.
It was Shane Byrne who took the first race ahead of Michael Laverty in a race that was red flagged due to an accident involving Stuart Easton, Luke Mossey took third place in this race ahead of Tommy Bridewell, Jason O’Halloran and Ryuichi Kiyonari. Race two saw Laverty take the win ahead of O’Halloran Glenn Irwin brought his Ducati home in third place beating Mossey and Leon Haslam for that place, Byrne was forced to retire from race two due to a gear lever issue.
Shane Byrne is very much the man to beat at the moment the five time champion is on a roll having done the double in the past two rounds and doing so in commanding fashion leaving his rivals chasing shadows and in the process taking over the lead of the championship, While Byrne has been the man to beat recent rounds have seen the return to form of 2015 champion Josh Brookes he will be hoping that Thruxton that has been a happy hunting ground for him in the past will remain so this weekend. The Kawasaki’s of Leon Haslam and Luke Mossey are looking to regain the early season form which saw both riders steal a march on the rest of the championship early on unfortunately bike issues for Mossey and a big crash for Haslam have caused them to slip back into the clutches of the chasing pack.
Leon Haslam produced a super human effort to bring the Team Green Kawasaki bike home in second place:
Josh Brookes and Sylvain Guintoli had to recover from last place after their team mate crashed after only four minutes they managed to make their way back to seventh place by the end of the race:
Despite his impressive riding at Suzuka Sylvain Guintoli hasnt performed as expected in BSB this year and his future maybe in Doubt:
( http://www.motorcyclenews.com/sport/british-superbikes/2017/july/bsb-guintoli-future-in-doubt-after-tough-start-to-year/ )
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