Oulton BSB: McConnell snatches Supersport first-race win

McConnell powers over Deer Leap to take victory
McConnell powers over Deer Leap to take victory Picture: Double Red

Smiths Triumph’s Billy McConnell snatched Motorpoint British Supersport victory after championship challengers Jack Kennedy and Glen Richards crashed out on the last lap at the last corner.


Richards took the holeshot from pole position with Kennedy following but the Dubliner quickly took the lead from Richards on lap two. Behind Christian Iddon was starting to move forward as he muscled past Ben Wilson and Luke Mossey to third.


Iddon then moved past Richards on the run into the Shell Hairpin and it allowed Kennedy to pull away. He posted consecutive fastest laps of the race and was half a second ahead before a mistake from the Mar-Train Yamaha rider pulled the trio back together.


On lap four McConnell first went past team-mate Mossey and then Ben Wilson to take fourth and was able to pull out a gap of two seconds on the battling duo behind him.


At the front Richards took second back from Iddon in an identical move at Sthe hell Hairpin, then a lap later Iddon pushing to get back in front of Richards, tucked the front on the entry Brittens crashing out of third.


The battle was left to Richards and Kennedy and the Adelaide man made his move first as he went under the inside of Kennedy at Shell Hairpin. As they went into the last lap Kennedy first had a look into Shell but Richards closed the gap leaving it to the last corner of Lodge.


Kennedy moved level with Richards as the pair tried to nudge each other out of the way. Richards rolled around the outside of the Championship leader in an attempt to close the door but the pair touched and crashed out handing the victory to McConnell. Kennedy maintains his 18.5 point gap over Richards but McConnell has closed it to 28.5.

Ben Wilson got the better of Luke Mossey in the battle for second and Pauli Pekkanen came through in fourth position. Appleyard Macadam’s Kev Coghlan took his best finish of the year in fifth in front of Cup winner Glenn Irwin.


Nikki Coates bettered team-mate Deane Brown for eighth with Sam Hornsey and Dan Cooper rounding out the top ten.


Motorpoint British Supersport race one - conditions dry


13 Billy McCONNELL Triumph - Smiths (Gloucester) Racing 10 16:40.709 96.84 1:38.880 5

2 15 Ben WILSON Kawasaki - Gearlink Kawasaki 10 16:43.521 2.812 2.812 96.57 1:39.485 5

3 12 Luke MOSSEY Triumph - Smiths (Gloucester) Racing 10 16:44.256 3.547 0.735 96.50 1:39.391 6

4 79 Pauli PEKKANEN Triumph - 777 RR Triumph 10 16:48.174 7.465 3.918 96.12 1:39.669 5

5 24 Kev COGHLAN Yamaha - Team Colin Appleyard/Macadam 10 16:52.721 12.012 4.547 95.69 1:39.991 5

6 2 C Glenn IRWIN Yamaha - Met Healthcare/Megastore 247 10 16:52.786 12.077 0.065 95.68 1:39.839 6

7 65 Nikki COATES Yamaha - Team Colin Appleyard/Macadam 10 17:03.448 22.739 10.662 94.69 1:41.084 4

87 Deane BROWN Yamaha - Team Colin Appleyard/Macadam 10 17:03.677 22.968 0.229 94.67 1:40.792 2

9 94 Samuel HORNSEY Suzuki - RLR Motorsports 10 17:03.963 23.254 0.286 94.64 1:41.065 10

10 20 Dan COOPER Kawasaki - Gearlink Kawasaki 10 17:05.111 24.402 1.148 94.53 1:41.084 5

11 74 Dean HIPWELL Yamaha - Globalnet Telecom/Bladen Electrical 10 17:05.124 24.415 0.013 94.53 1:41.388 7

12 77 Taylor MACKENZIE Yamaha - MarTrain Yamaha Racing 10 17:05.422 24.713 0.298 94.51 1:41.067 7

13 59 C Philip ATKINSON Triumph - Jack Lilley Triumph 10 17:11.943 31.234 6.521 93.91 1:41.794 4

14 56 C James EAST Kawasaki - Mackrory Racing 10 17:12.039 31.330 0.096 93.90 1:41.322 5

15 22 C Jonathan LODGE Triumph - ANR -TSS Racing 10 17:12.361 31.652 0.322 93.87 1:41.565 5

16 17 C Ben FIELD Honda - Ben Field Racing 10 17:12.539 31.830 0.178 93.85 1:40.679 5

17 8 Luke STAPLEFORD Kawasaki - Profile Kawasaki 10 17:19.086 38.377 6.547 93.26 1:42.226 9

18 23 Shaun WINFIELD Triumph - Oxford TAG Triumph 10 17:26.138 45.429 7.052 92.63 1:42.897 5

19 89 David JONES Triumph - Clwyd Heating Racing 10 17:26.361 45.652 0.223 92.61 1:43.144 9

20 14 Josh CAYGILL Triumph - Vancraft Triumph 10 17:26.742 46.033 0.381 92.58 1:43.172 9

21 71 C Jody LEES Yamaha - Midland VW Racing 10 17:28.804 48.095 2.062 92.40 1:43.465 5

22 100 C Matt LAYT Triumph - Formwise / Close Brothers Racing 10 17:31.025 50.316 2.221 92.20 1:43.176 6

23 33 C Gary WINFIELD Triumph - Oxford TAG Triumph 10 18:19.695 1:38.986 48.670 88.12 1:47.971 5

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DNF 75 Glen RICHARDS Triumph - Smiths (Gloucester) Racing 9 14:56.926 1 lap 1 lap 97.24 1:38.784 7

DNF 4 Jack KENNEDY Yamaha - MarTrain Yamaha Racing 9 14:57.032 1 lap 0.106 97.23 1:38.836 4

DNF 21 Christian IDDON Triumph - Oxford TAG Triumph 7 11:39.080 3 laps 2 laps 97.04 1:38.873 4

DNF 70 Sam WARREN Yamaha - Seton Tuning Yamaha 6 10:08.440 4 laps 1 lap 95.56 1:40.184 3

DNF 82 C Luke JONES Triumph - 777RR Triumph / T3 Racing 5 8:27.535 5 laps 1 lap 95.47 1:40.271 5

DNF 11 John SIMPSON Triumph - Trickbits/FBM perfprmance 4 7:08.674 6 laps 1 lap 90.43 1:43.036 2

DNF 47 Richard COOPER Triumph - Oxford TAG Triumph 4 15:34.648 6 laps 8:25.974 41.47 1:40.172 4

DNF 6 C Craig NEVE Triumph - ANR -TSS Racing 0

DNF 52 Adam BLACKLOCK Yamaha - Team M8 0

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