MCE Insurance BSB: Silverstone Sorts top six for the Showdown

Dan Linfoot became the 9th different British Superbikes winner this season at the Silverstone Triple Header as earlier top of the podium places were taken in race one by Glen Irwin in his maiden BSB win and race two by Josh Brookes.
The challenging conditions saw a series of riders fall foul of the wet track including Shane Byrne, Leon Haslam, Taylor Mackenzie and Andy Reid. Haslam suffered three crashes and a technical problem that meant he was unable to start in race three, a race that found only 7 of the 23 riders completing the race.

The weekend was also a difficult one for James Ellison. Despite a race two second place podium step, a DNF in race one and crashing out in race three, meant the end of the road for Ellisons Showdown hopes.

IMG_5061There was also disappointment for Luke Mossey who makes his comeback after a crash at Thruxton saw him missing two races there and the Cadwell Park round. Mossey had been hoping for a place in the Showdown top six but despite a strong ride, finished fifth in race one, twelfth in race two and crashed out in race three.

Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne leads in the Championship standings but took only one podium point away from Silverstone. The current champ had a poor weekend, taking third in race two but crashing out in races one and three. With just six points separating him and Leon Haslam, they will both be looking to improve at Oulton Park next weekend. Only that round and Assen are left before the decider at Brands Hatch in October.

The top six riders going into the Championship Showdown are, Shane Byrne, Leon Haslam, Josh Brookes, Jake Dixon, Peter Hickman and Jason O Halloran.


The Oulton Park rounds starts this weekend.


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