Showdown Title Fighters decided by the narrowest of margins at Silverstone

Showdown Title Fighters decided by the narrowest of margins at Silverstone

12 September 2021

The eight Title Fighters who will battle to be crowned the 2021 Bennetts British Superbike champion were decided at Silverstone this afternoon, as it went down to the wire in the final race of the Main Season as five riders duelled for the final three positions ahead of the Showdown.

After 24 races in the Main Season, which has seen seven different race winners and a total of 12 podium finishers, the leading contenders in Bennetts BSB battled to join Jason O'Halloran, Tarran Mackenzie, Christian Iddon and Tommy Bridewell at Silverstone.

Peter Hickman had guaranteed his position following yesterday’s opening race for the FHO Racing BMW team, whilst Glenn Irwin had edged closer to securing Title Fighter status with his first victory of the season in yesterday’s BikeSocial Race.

The final positions would be decided in an intense final race of the weekend at Silverstone, and whilst Glenn Irwin and Danny Buchan defended their positions within the top eight, reigning champion Josh Brookes dramatically made the cut by just four points after claiming two third places, knocking Bradley Ray out of contention.

The Title Fighters were confirmed as O’Halloran, Mackenzie, Iddon, Bridewell, Hickman, Buchan, Glenn Irwin and Brookes.

Six different teams will line up to battle for the title over the final three round Showdown representing four different manufacturers, with the first round taking place at Oulton Park on 24-26 September.

Bennetts British Superbike Championship points following race three:

1.     Jason O'Halloran (McAMS Yamaha) 444
2.     Tarran Mackenzie (McAMS Yamaha) 338
3.     Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Products Racing Ducati) 299
4.     Christian Iddon (VisionTrack Ducati) 278
5.     Peter Hickman (FHO Racing BMW) 234
6.     Glenn Irwin (Honda Racing) 196
7.     Danny Buchan (SYNETIQ BMW 191
8.     Josh Brookes (VisionTrack Ducati) 186

9.     Bradley Ray (Rich Energy OMG Racing BMW) 182
10.  Lee Jackson (FS-3 Racing Kawasaki) 167

For the full points after race three please click here

Bennetts British Superbike Championship standings ahead of the Showdown:

1.     Jason O'Halloran (McAMS Yamaha) 1071
2.     Tarran Mackenzie (McAMS Yamaha) 1041
3.     Christian Iddon (VisionTrack Ducati) 1026
4.     Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Products Racing Ducati) 1024
5.     Peter Hickman (FHO Racing BMW) 1015
6.     Danny Buchan (SYNETIQ BMW 1014
7.     Glenn Irwin (Honda Racing) 1012
8.     Josh Brookes (VisionTrack Ducati) 1002 

 For the full points ahead of the Showdown please click here