2010 British Superbike Cadwell Park II Results

August 30, 2010
Matt Davidson
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Tommy Hill: All in all I feel overjoyed. We get to leave here having effectively won the first part of the season and having beaten the HM Plant team in their own back yard - thats kind of a bonus. But now its crunch time and to be going into this vital part of the season with a joint points lead is a great position to be in.
Suzuki’s Tommy Hill snagged the win in Race 1 at Cadwell Park ahead of HM Plant Honda’s Josh Brookes.

In the ninth round of British Superbike racing at Cadwell Park Worx Crescent Suzuki’s Tommy Hill and HM Plant Honda’s Josh Brookes each snared victories in the weekend’s festivities. In Race 1 Hill gave his Worx Crescent Suzuki team its first victory at the Cadwell circuit since 2004. In the second contest Hill failed to follow up his victory after Brookes took the lead just moments before a red flag was issued with four laps remaining.
 
Race 1

The first race at Cadwell saw Brookes get off to a great start from the front row with Hill and Relentless Suzuki’s Michael Laverty trailing. Ridersmotorcycles.com Ducati’s Michael Rutter slipped into fourth-place as Hill and Brookes began to battle for the lead up front. On Lap 8 Hill made his move at Barn’s Corner and took the inside on his Honda rival for the lead. Once past, Brookes never let up and the two remained close together for the remainder of the race.
 
There was a tense duel for third as Brookes’ Honda teammate, Ryuichi Kiyonari, began applying pressure on Laverty. Despite starting the race from sixth, Kiyonari was able to close the gap on Laverty and by Lap 12 he overtook the Suzuki rider. Hill went on to cross the finish line by more than five seconds ahead of Brookes, who took a well-earned second in the race.

“It is nice to be back on the top step again,” said Hill. “It’s been such a long time since Thruxton, but that is what we needed and three podium credits is good for me and the team. We regrouped this weekend and worked hard on the settings and it paid off. We have had some ups and downs but now we are back on top and we need to do the same in Race 2.”

Unable to bridge the immense gap between himself and his teammate, Kiyonari settled for his 11th podium of the season in third. Laverty took fourth, and despite being near the front of the field at the start of the race Rutter took fifth more than 14 seconds of the leader’s pace.
 

Josh Brookes made the pass on Tommy Hill for the lead through the Hall Bends section  and shortly after the race was red flagged.
Josh Brookes made the pass on Tommy Hill for the lead through the Hall Bends section and shortly after the race was red flagged.

Race 2

In the day’s second event Brookes got a quick start off the line and secured the holeshot. By taking an inside line over Brookes Hill gained the advantage and sent Brookes wide, giving Kiyonari the chance to shoot through and move into second-place.
 
It wasn’t until the ninth lap that Brookes made the move on his teammate to move into the number two spot. Just three laps later, Brookes continued his impressive pace by passing Hill for the lead. Shortly after, the race was red-flagged due to Redline KTM’s James Edmeades crashing heavily at Mansfield. Brookes took the win with Hill trailing by 0.230 seconds.
 
“For Race 2 we made the bike stiffer at both ends and the balance was good so I knew we had a good shot,” Brookes said. “I didn’t get the perfect start and I was behind Kiyo and Tommy, but our pace was much faster than Race 1 and I put a pass on both of them through the Hall Bends section and I knew Tommy would try and have a go back, but I thought we had the pace to hold him off and then the red flag came out. It feels good to win again as that was always the goal and now we focus on the Showdown.”
 
Kiyonari rounded out the podium in third after being 0.888-seconds adrift of Brooke and only 0.658-seconds behind Hill.
 

HM Plant Hondas Josh Brookes went 2-1 at Cadwell and is currently third in the championship behind Tommy Hill by just one point.
Honda’s Josh Brookes went 2-1 at Cadwell and is currently third in the championship behind Tommy Hill by just one point.

The next round of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship is the first round of the Showdown at Croft on September 10th-12th. For more info please visit www.croftcircuit.co.uk

2010 British Superbike Cadwell II Race 1 Results:
1. Tommy Hill (Suzuki)
2. Josh Brookes (Honda)
3. Ryuichi Kiyonari (Honda)
4. Michael Laverty (Suzuki)
5. Michael Rutter (Ducati)
6. James Ellison (Honda)
7. Yukio Kagayama (Suzuki)
8. Alastair Seeley (Suzuki)
9. Dan Linfoot (Yamaha)
10. Stuart Easton (Honda)
11. Chris Walker (Honda)
12. Adam Jenkinson (Kawasaki)
13. Steve Brogan (BMW)
14. Gary Johnson (Suzuki)
15. Tom Tunstall (Honda)
 
2010 British Superbike Cadwell II Race 2 Results:
1. Josh Brookes (Honda)

Ryuichi Kiyonari: Race 1 wasnt a bad race for me; to finish on the podium was a good result after not getting a very good start. I had to get passed a couple of riders and this took time. Michael Rutter was difficult to pass and I got faster once I had a clear track  but the gap was too much to close on Josh and Tommy. I am going to try hard again in Race 2; I need a better start and then hopefully I can try and win.
After two third-place finishes at Cadwell, Ryuichi Kiyonari is currently tied with Hill for the lead in the championship.

2. Tommy Hill (Suzuki)
3. Ryuichi Kiyonari (Honda)
4. Michael Laverty (Suzuki)
5. Michael Rutter (Ducati)
6. James Ellison (Honda)
7. Yukio Kagayama (Suzuki)
8. Tommy Bridewell (Honda)
9. Alastair Seeley (Suzuki)
10. Gary Mason (Kawasaki)
11. Stuart Easton (Honda)
12. John Laverty (Kawasaki)
13. Dan Linfoot (Yamaha)
14. Adam Jenkinson (Kawasaki)
15. Chris Walker (Honda)

2010 British Superbike Championship Points:
1. Ryuichi Kiyonari, 525
2. Tommy Hill, 525
3. Josh Brookes, 524
4. Michael Rutter, 510
5. Michael Laverty, 509
6. Alastair Seeley, 505
7. John Laverty, 147
8. Stuart Easton, 128
9. James Ellison, 121
10. Chris Walker, 97