James Ellison cruised to victory in race two of the day at the Brands Hatch Indy circuit to earn a double victory in round two of the 2015 MCE British Superbike Championship.
The JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider once again led from start-to-finish in what was a relatively tame race by BSB’s usual standards.
Ellison was once again joined on the podium by Shane Byrne and Josh Brookes, both of which managed to get the better of Buildbase BMW’s Ryuichi Kiyonari.
Stuart Easton was next up in fifth place ahead of Tyco BWW’s Tommy Bridewell in sixth place, equalling his best finish of the season so far.
Howie Mainwaring-Smart put in a good performance to finish in seventh place, with Danny Buchan and Billy McConnell just behind him in eighth and ninth respectively.
Much like race one earlier on in the day, Ellison made a great start and soon opened up a gap at the front of the field.
Behind him Kiyonari was being put under pressure by Byrne, with Brookes keep a watchful eye on them both in fourth position.
Byrne made his move going down the Brabham Straight before Kiyonari tried to re-gain the position going into Druids. The Japanese rider went in too deep though and Brookes was their to capitalise on his mistake and move up into third position.
The Safety car was brought out on lap 14 following a huge hiside for Danny Johnson going through clearways on the Morello Racing Kawasaki.
Ellison was not going to let another safety car ruin his day though and once again got a clean re-start and began to open the gap ahead of Byrne.
Brookes found some pace after the re-start and was all over the back of Byrne heading in to the final laps but was unable to find a way through the four-time champion.
Both riders were unable to do anything about Ellison who went on to win the 12th BSB race of his career and close the gap to Byrne in the championship to just 6 points.
Brands Hatch Race 2 Result
|1||77||James Ellison||JG Speedfit Kawasaki||19m24.226s|
|2||67||Shane Byrne||PBM Kawasaki||+0.356s|
|3||25||Josh Brookes||Milwaukee Yamaha||+0.383s|
|4||23||Ryuichi Kiyonari||Buildbase BMW||+3.229s|
|5||5||Stuart Easton||PBM Kawasaki||+3.714s|
|6||46||Tommy Bridewell||Tyco BMW||+4.397s|
|7||43||Howie Mainwaring||Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki||+5.563s|
|8||83||Danny Buchan||Be Wiser Kawasaki||+5.877s|
|9||3||Billy McConnell||Smiths Racing BMW||+6.692s|
|10||22||Jason O'Halloran||Honda Racing||+6.854s|
|11||2||Broc Parkes||Milwaukee Yamaha||+9.362s|
|12||24||Christian Iddon||Bennetts Suzuki||+9.897s|
|13||9||Chris Walker||Be Wiser Kawasaki||+10.036s|
|14||60||Peter Hickman||RAF Reserves BMW||+10.314s|
|15||47||Richard Cooper||Anvil Hire Tag Racing Kawasaki||+10.972s|
|16||21||Josh Waters||Bennetts Suzuki||+11.795s|
|17||6||James Westmoreland||JG Speedfit Kawasaki||+12.106s|
|18||44||Jack Kennedy||Team WD-40 Kawasaki||+12.881s|
|19||7||Michael Laverty||Tyco BMW||+13.700s|
|20||40||Martin Jessopp||Rider Motorcycles BMW||+14.719s|
|21||96||Jakub Smrz||Lloyds British Moto Rapido Ducati||+14.844s|
|22||99||Filip Backlund||Anvil Hire Tag Racing Kawasaki||+16.607s|
|23||14||Lee Jackson||Buildbase BMW||+19.277s|
|24||12||Luke Mossey||Quattro Plant Tec-Care Kawasaki||+19.455s|
|25||66||Ian Hutchinson||PBM Kawasaki||+19.531s|
|26||28||Victor Cox||Morello Racing Kawasaki||+19.821s|
|27||19||Michael Rutter||Gearlink Kawasaki||+22.062s|
|28||11||Taylor Mackenzie||Team WD-40 Kawasaki||+23.562s|
|29||8||Shaun Winfield||Anvil Hire Tag Racing Kawasaki||+27.613s|
|30||20||Jenny Tinmouth||Honda Racing||+35.014s|
|31||45||Rhalf Lo Turco||SBK City Racing Kawasaki||1 Lap|
|32||64||Aaron Zanotti||A-Plant Yamaha||7 Laps|
|33||86||Danny Johnson||Morello Racing Kawasaki||14 Laps|
|34||27||Robbin Harms||MotoDex Performance First BMW|