OULTON BSB: KNEEN TAKES RACE WIN IN SUPERSTOCK CRASH-FEST

Picture: Bonnie Lane

Daniel Kneen of Marks Bloom Racing took the Metzeler National Superstock 600 race win today at Oulton Park’s second round of the British Superbikes championship, making the best out of his pole position.
The Braddan-based rider took first place today putting him fourth in the championship, improving on his result from Brands Hatch where he finished out of the points. Kneen who made Manx Grand Prix History in 2008 by winning the Newcomer Race and Junior Manx Grand Prix on the same day took the lead away from Luke Stapleford of Buildbase Bournmouth Kawasaki on lap one and kept going.
There was a first lap incident between three riders where the two MAP Raceways Yamaha Junior riders Nikki Coates and Luke Jones sandwiched Dayo Racing rider Joshua Day before piling up into the barriers, fortunately all were able to walk away.
Nick Clark of Linxcel-Seton Tuning claimed third, whilst championship leader Patrick McDougall of Beowulf Racing moved up to fourth. The first five riders settled into their positions as they crossed the line.
The true battles were taking place for sixth between a bunch of riders including Jess Trayler of MSS Colchester Kawasaki, Luke Mossey of Sabre Sport, Matt bilton of HB Motorcycles Racing, Daniel Frear of France and LI Asia Trading in which positions were changed numerous times with Jess Trayler taking the position once and for all.
Other did not finishes included Liam L Lyon, Josh Wainwright, Joe Akroyd, Jordan Thompson, Jay Lewis, Leon Hunt, Matt Woolridge and Adam A.Lyon. Lyon highsided causing both him and his bike to land in the middle of the track, but was amazingly avoided by the two riders who were close behind.
McDougall still leads the championship on 38 points, followed by Stapleford and Joe Burns of Splitlath Motorsport who finished fifth in the race.

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