Be Wiser Ducati’s Scott Redding scorched to a Snetterton clean sweep after beating team-mate Josh Brookes in today’s second Bennetts British Superbike race.
The championship leader stretched his advantage to 38 points ahead of podium man Tommy Bridewell after a late attack on his Australian PBM compatriot, which allowed him to lift the revived Race of Aces trophy.
As Brookes launched from third up to first off the starting line, Redding crept forward in his grid position but avoided a penalty and slotted into second behind Bridewell.
With Tarran Mackenzie bridging the gap between his team-mate Jason O’Halloran in fifth and the front three, the leading Ducati Trio had already pulled a second on the field with just two laps in the bag.
Redding, who had clocked the fastest lap of the race at 1’47.838, out-braked Bridewell to take second at Brundle, but it was disaster just behind for O’Halloran as he was flung over the high side of his McAMS Yamaha and was skittled toward the entrance of the Bomb Hole, putting paid to his charge.
Meanwhile, the fractured-leg-stricken Tyco BMW man Christian Iddon made his way well up into the points as he encroached the top five after levering Smith’s Racing’s Peter Hickman aside for sixth and settling into pursuit of Honda Racing’s Andrew Irwin.
In the podium fight, Mackenzie was making inroads on the top three as he edged toward the tail of Bridewell, but with five laps to go he lost the back end of his R1 at Wilson and hit the Tarmac, promoting Irwin to fourth as Hickman slipped back ahead of Iddon to take over fifth.
At the front, Redding slipstreamed past Brookes and slid up the inside at Brundle with just over three laps remaining and immediately put the hammer down, the Aussie helpless to match his team-mate’s pace as they crossed the line for another team one-two, with Bridewell completing the dominant Ducati podium.
Irwin crossed the line fourth some 17s further back as he led Hickman and Iddon to the chequered flag, with Quattro Plant JG Speedfit Kawasaki’s Hector Barbera a further second adrift.
Spaniard Xavi Fores, Tyco BMW stand-in Michael Laverty and OMG Suzuki’s Luke Mossey completed the top 10.