Buildbase Suzuki’s Richard Cooper took the 2019 Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship at Oulton Park this afternoon after a mistake from Taylor Mackenzie left the veteran Nottingham rider unchallenged in the final corners.
Bathams BMW’s Mackenzie, who campaigned the 2019 S1000RR for the first time this weekend, let Cooper through with two lap left to run and looked like he would make the pass back for the lead through Hizzy’s for the final time.
But the Scotsman outbraked himself on the entry and had to dive up the escape road, leaving Cooper to cruise across the line to win the title for the second time.
FS-3 Kawasaki’s Lee Jackson also took advantage of Mackenzie’s mistake to bag second place with Morello Kawasaki’s Chrissy Rouse in fourth place.
Jackson and Rouse had been battling for third place but both had to recover from huge moments at Cascades. Rouse got airborne on the bump which did for Christian Iddon in BSB qualifying yesterday and it distracted Jackson who then nearly heaved himself over the highside.
Jackson stayed ahead of Mackenzie after his error but Rouse was pushed back off the podium. Honda’s Tom Neave took fifth place.