Oulton BSB: Race weekend stats, facts, and pub ammo| Phil Wain | British Superbikes
Bikesportnews.com’s resident Tefal Phil Wain and his spectacles have put together these Oulton BSB stats and facts for your reading pleasure*
With victories at Silverstone, Josh Elliott and Tarran Mackenzie became the 48th and 49th riders respectively to win a BSB race.
By winning at Silverstone, Niall and Tarran Mackenzie are the first father and son to win BSB races.
Elliott and Scott Redding became the 74th and 75th riders to stand on a BSB podium.
Elliott is the sixth rider from Northern Ireland to take a BSB victory and eighth rider to stand on a BSB podium.
Redding became the first BSB rookie to take a podium at the opening round since Sylvain Guintoli in 2009.
This is the first time there have been joint leaders of the series after round one since 2008 when Shane Byrne and Cal Crutchlow both took first and second at Thruxton.
As in 2018, Suzuki lead the series after round one but this is the first time Yamaha have been in that position since 2011 when Tommy Hill took first and second at Brands Hatch.
Tommy Bridewell made his 250th BSB start in the second race at Silverstone.
Sylvain Barrier will make his 25th BSB race start in the first race at Oulton Park this weekend.
97 British Superbike Championship races have taken place at Oulton Park since 1996 – in that time there have been 30 different race winners and 44 different podium finishers.
Ryuichi Kiyonari is the most successful rider at Oulton Park with 12 wins followed by Shane Byrne (11), Leon Haslam (9), Steve Hislop (7), John Reynolds and Tommy Hill (both 5) and Leon Camier and Josh Brookes (both 4).
Out of the 2019 field, only four riders have previously won BSB races at Oulton – Josh Brookes (4), James Ellison, Tommy Bridewell and Dan Linfoot (one each).
Double race wins have been taken at Oulton Park by Troy Bayliss (1999), Steve Hislop (2001), Shane Byrne (2003, 2008 and 2015), Yukio Kagayama (2004), John Reynolds (2004), Ryuichi Kiyonari (2005, 2006, 2010 and 2014), Gregorio Lavilla (2006), Leon Haslam (2007, 2016 and 2018), Tom Sykes (2008), Leon Camier (2009), Tommy Hill (2012) and Jake Dixon (2018).
Byrne has taken the most podiums with 33 followed by Reynolds and Brookes (both 23), Haslam (19), Michael Rutter (15), Kiyonari and James Ellison (both 14), Hislop (12), Hill (11) and Chris Walker (10).
James Ellison, Dan Linfoot and Danny Buchan took their first ever BSB podiums at Oulton Park in 2008, 2014 and 2015 respectively.
Oulton Park was the venue for Shane Byrne’s last BSB podium in May last year.
Christian Iddon missed all four races at Oulton Park in 2018.
Andrew Irwin took a career best fourth place at Oulton Park in last September’s first race, a result he subsequently matched at Brands Hatch.
Ducati are the most successful manufacturer at Oulton with 27 wins followed by Yamaha (19), Honda and Kawasaki (both 18), Suzuki (11) and BMW (4).
Kawasaki’s last win was in 2018 with Jake Dixon.
Honda’s last win at Oulton Park was in 2017 with Dan Linfoot.
Ducati last won at Oulton in 2017 with Shane Byrne.
BMW’s last win at Oulton came in 2016 with Richard Cooper.
Yamaha’s last victory at Oulton was in 2015 with Josh Brookes.
Suzuki’s last victory at Oulton was in 2013, also with Brookes.
* All records are for the current British Superbike Championship, which began in 1996.