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SBK, O'Halloran wins Race2 with a thrilling finale, Mackenzie imitates him in last race

VIDEO - Jason prevails in the first fraction in a sprint with Mackenzie and Ray, while the reigning champion wins again in the second. Yamaha truly dominates the Thruxton weekend with very short gaps.

SBK: O'Halloran wins Race2 with a thrilling finale, Mackenzie imitates him in last race

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The Thruxton track must have been designed by someone who later went to work for Yamaha, because the R1 monopolized the three steps of the podium in all three races with the same riders this weekend. After yesterday's victory in the Sprint Race, O'Halloran also won in Race2 today and with a last, off-the-chart round in which he again controlled yesterday's opponents, namely Mackenzie and Ray. They finished in this order behind Jason who, thanks to this victory, has seven wins this season. 

O'Halloran’s Race1 was a true masterpiece. He started the last lap in third, and then took advantage of the skirmishes between Ray and Mackenzie, as he fooled both and perfectly crossed the trajectory at the end. One last, really kick-ass lap for fans that once again confirms how spectacular the BSB can be. It’s really strange to see such a marked domination on this track of the three R1s that have monopolized the podiums in all three races because, even in the second fraction, there was no room for other constructors on the podium.

Video of the three riders as they sprint to the finish:

Mackenzie, O'Halloran, and Ray also dominated in Race3. But, this time, reigning champion Tarran had the upper hand over Ray under the checkered flag, with another great photo finish and the two rivals separated by just 0.019 seconds at the finish line. O'Halloran, ever more consolidated at the head of the championship, was able to control the race, closing in third and confirming Yamaha’s great command. 

Last round of Race2, with an impressive finale:

Complete Gara2 ranking at Thruxton

1 22 Jason O’HALLORAN AUS Yamaha - McAMS Yamaha 20 25:27.217 111.07 1:15.338 5
2 1 Tarran MACKENZIE GBR Yamaha - McAMS Yamaha 20 25:27.296 0.079 0.079 111.06 1:15.287 5
3 28 Bradley RAY GBR Yamaha - Rich Energy OMG Racing Yamaha 20 25:27.382 0.165 0.086 111.06 1:15.214 5
4 60 Peter HICKMAN GBR BMW - FHO Racing BMW 20 25:34.398 7.181 7.016 110.55 1:15.397 4
5 14 Lee JACKSON GBR Kawasaki - Cheshire Mouldings FS-3 Kawasaki 20 25:38.627 11.410 4.229 110.24 1:15.594 4
6 2 Glenn IRWIN GBR Honda - Honda Racing UK 20 25:39.187 11.970 0.560 110.20 1:15.830 4
7 11 Rory SKINNER GBR Kawasaki - Cheshire Mouldings FS-3 Kawasaki 20 25:39.503 12.286 0.316 110.18 1:15.799 4
8 83 Danny BUCHAN GBR BMW - SYNETIQ BMW Motorrad 20 25:41.089 13.872 1.586 110.07 1:15.763 6
9 91 Leon HASLAM GBR Kawasaki - VisionTrack Kawasaki 20 25:42.298 15.081 1.209 109.98 1:15.842 4
10 46 Tommy BRIDEWELL GBR Ducati - Oxford Products Racing Ducati 20 25:42.607 15.390 0.309 109.96 1:16.486 4
11 21 Christian IDDON GBR Suzuki - Buildbase Suzuki 20 25:46.322 19.105 3.715 109.70 1:15.848 6
12 66 Tom SYKES GBR Ducati - MCE Ducati Racing Team 20 25:46.810 19.593 0.488 109.66 1:15.924 4
13 18* Andrew IRWIN GBR BMW - SYNETIQ BMW Motorrad 20 25:48.474 21.257 1.664 109.54 1:15.989 3
14 88 Ryo MIZUNO JPN Honda - Honda Racing UK 20 25:49.525 22.308 1.051 109.47 1:16.415 6
15 25 Josh BROOKES AUS Ducati - MCE Ducati Racing Team 20 25:50.739 23.522 1.214 109.38 1:16.222 4
16 69 Chrissy ROUSE GBR BMW - Crowe Performance BMW 20 25:51.883 24.666 1.144 109.30 1:15.862 5
17 5 Dean HARRISON GBR Kawasaki - DAO Racing Kawasaki 20 25:52.327 25.110 0.444 109.27 1:16.387 7
18 77 Kyle RYDE GBR Yamaha - Rich Energy OMG Racing Yamaha 20 25:52.328 25.111 0.001 109.27 1:15.475 3
19 44 Dan JONES GBR BMW - iForce Lloyd & Jones BMW 20 25:55.655 28.438 3.327 109.04 1:16.161 3
20 13 Takumi TAKAHASHI JPN Honda - Honda Racing UK 20 25:56.952 29.735 1.297 108.95 1:16.537 11
21 55* Leon JEACOCK GBR Suzuki - Specsavers Racing by Hawk 20 26:01.582 34.365 4.630 108.62 1:16.398 6
22 52 Danny KENT GBR Suzuki - Buildbase Suzuki 20 26:02.327 35.110 0.745 108.57 1:16.009 5
23 65 Josh OWENS GBR Kawasaki - Rapid CDH Racing Kawasaki 20 26:07.489 40.272 5.162 108.21 1:17.196 2
24 79 Storm STACEY GBR Kawasaki - Team LKQ Euro Car Parts Kawasaki 20 26:07.530 40.313 0.041 108.21 1:17.048 3
25 6 James EAST GBR Kawasaki - NP Racing 20 26:10.610 43.393 3.080 108.00 1:16.727 3
26 16 Luke HOPKINS GBR Honda - Black Onyx Security Honda 20 26:12.079 44.862 1.469 107.90 1:17.286 3
27 34 Liam DELVES GBR Kawasaki - Rapid CDH Racing Kawasaki 20 26:12.613 45.396 0.534 107.86 1:16.503 7
28 53 Tito RABAT ESP Honda - TAG Racing Honda 20 26:14.476 47.259 1.863 107.73 1:17.480 4

Race3 ranking at Thruxton

1 1 Tarran MACKENZIE GBR Yamaha - McAMS Yamaha 20 25:28.047 111.01 1:15.589 4
2 28 Bradley RAY GBR Yamaha - Rich Energy OMG Racing Yamaha 20 25:28.066 0.019 0.019 111.01 1:15.541 4
3 22 Jason O’HALLORAN AUS Yamaha - McAMS Yamaha 20 25:28.340 0.293 0.274 110.99 1:15.652 5
4 2 Glenn IRWIN GBR Honda - Honda Racing UK 20 25:38.620 10.573 10.280 110.24 1:15.748 3
5 14 Lee JACKSON GBR Kawasaki - Cheshire Mouldings FS-3 Kawasaki 20 25:39.893 11.846 1.273 110.15 1:16.123 6
6 91 Leon HASLAM GBR Kawasaki - VisionTrack Kawasaki 20 25:39.947 11.900 0.054 110.15 1:15.834 3
7 46 Tommy BRIDEWELL GBR Ducati - Oxford Products Racing Ducati 20 25:40.065 12.018 0.118 110.14 1:16.237 10
8 18 Andrew IRWIN GBR BMW - SYNETIQ BMW Motorrad 20 25:40.203 12.156 0.138 110.13 1:15.987 5
9 11 Rory SKINNER GBR Kawasaki - Cheshire Mouldings FS-3 Kawasaki 20 25:40.279 12.232 0.076 110.13 1:16.097 4
10 66 Tom SYKES GBR Ducati - MCE Ducati Racing Team 20 25:44.814 16.767 4.535 109.80 1:16.076 6
11 21 Christian IDDON GBR Suzuki - Buildbase Suzuki 20 25:45.186 17.139 0.372 109.78 1:15.747 3
12 88 Ryo MIZUNO JPN Honda - Honda Racing UK 20 25:46.754 18.707 1.568 109.66 1:16.360 3
13 7 Ryan VICKERS GBR BMW - FHO Racing BMW with Attis Sports 20 25:46.956 18.909 0.202 109.65 1:15.815 5
14 13 Takumi TAKAHASHI JPN Honda - Honda Racing UK 20 25:47.766 19.719 0.810 109.59 1:16.141 9
15 52 Danny KENT GBR Suzuki - Buildbase Suzuki 20 25:48.908 20.861 1.142 109.51 1:15.850 3
16 65 Josh OWENS GBR Kawasaki - Rapid CDH Racing Kawasaki 20 25:57.384 29.337 8.476 108.92 1:16.566 8
17 69 Chrissy ROUSE GBR BMW - Crowe Performance BMW 20 25:57.818 29.771 0.434 108.89 1:15.802 3
18 79 Storm STACEY GBR Kawasaki - Team LKQ Euro Car Parts Kawasaki 20 25:58.684 30.637 0.866 108.83 1:16.376 4
19 55 Leon JEACOCK GBR Suzuki - Specsavers Racing by Hawk 20 25:59.220 31.173 0.536 108.79 1:15.688 3
20 68 Tom NEAVE GBR Honda - Honda Racing UK 20 26:02.492 34.445 3.272 108.56 1:16.288 6
21 16 Luke HOPKINS GBR Honda - Black Onyx Security Honda 20 26:05.304 37.257 2.812 108.37 1:16.856 3
22 6 James EAST GBR Kawasaki - NP Racing 20 26:08.348 40.301 3.044 108.15 1:16.725 3
23 34 Liam DELVES GBR Kawasaki - Rapid CDH Racing Kawasaki 20 26:17.609 49.562 9.261 107.52 1:16.942

Translated by Leila Myftija

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