Click for more information
Click here to swap to the Fullnoise Road WebsiteClick here to swap to the Fullnoise Off Road WebsiteClick here to swap to the Fullnoise Off Road WebsiteClick here to join the Fullnoise Twitter PageClick here to join the Fullnoise Facebook Page
Click the Fullnoise Logo to return to the home page
Click here for more info


BSB News
Jon Kirkham celebrated the first victory of the British Superbike Championship


Posted: Tuesday, 10th April, 2012 : 9:17 AM - - 4,225 Reads


Samsung Honda's Jon Kirkham celebrated the first victory of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship season at Brands Hatch this afternoon after stealing the lead from Tyco Suzuki's Alastair Seeley on the final lap.

Kirkham was ecstatic with his first win for his new Samsung Honda team, and after the second saftey car put his head down and raced to an exciting race finish.

"First race and first win for Samsung Honda and I am ecstatic." said Kirkham. "I knew there would be a few incidents but I just kept my head down. The second safety car mixed me up a bit but then Alastair Seeley nipped up the inside of me at Druids and got away a little bit."

"I started closing back in on him and tried to make a pass at Paddock Hill Bend but it was sliding underneath me. I just knew I needed to stay as close as possible to Alastair and then he got a bit sideways out of Clearways and I just went for it. It felt a bit like Tommy and Hopper on that last lap last year!" he concluded

On the opening lap Graeme Gowland and Florian Marino crashed out at Paddock Hill Bend as Shane 'Shakey' Byrne took the hole shot off the line from the front row. As the pack streamed through Druids for the first time Michael Laverty and Patric Muff slid off on the exit with the pair trying to rejoin. Laverty was able to return to the pitlane with damage to the Samsung Honda.

Byrne held the lead from Kirkham and pole sitter Josh Brookes, but a few laps later and MSS Bathams Kawasaki's Michael Rutter dived down the inside of Brookes at Druids to move third behind Byrne and Kirkham.

Kirkham hit the front of the field from Byrne by the seventh lap and then Rutter pushed the Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki rider back a further place to third across the line on the eighth lap. Tommy Hill was attempting to carve his way through the field and was running up to 16th after the opening ten laps on the Swan Yamaha.

As Stuart Easton retired his Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki at the end of the tenth lap Padgetts Honda's Luca Scassa crashed out of sixth place on the run up to Druids, he was unhurt in the crash but missed out on the opening points of the season. Two laps later and Dan Linfoot slid off at Paddock Hill Bend causing the Nissan GTR Safety Car to be deployed.

When the race resumed Seeley took the advantage and pushed ahead of Rutter at Paddock Hill Bend to move second behind Kirkham, before the Tyco Suzuki rider took the lead just a lap later with a move up the inside at Druids. His team-mate Brookes had dropped to fourth but as he entered Graham Hill Bend on the 24th lap the Australian saved a crash that saw him run onto the grass before rejoining. He ended the race in tenth position.

Seeley then held the lead until the closing stages, when the Tyco Suzuki began to slide out of Clearways for the final time and that gave Kirkham the chance he needed to cut ahead with the pair separated by just 0.136 seconds across the line at the finish. Rutter held on to fourth with Ian Lowry carving through the field on the Padgetts Honda to finish fourth as Gary Mason and Tommy Bridewell were able to pass Byrne over the closing stages.

James Westmoreland was the first of the WFR Honda riders in eighth after he successfully challenged Freddy Foray on the second Quattro Plant Kawasaki with Brookes completing the top ten. Alex Polita debuted the Ducati Panigale in eleventh for the Jentin Doodson Motorsport Ducati team with Noriyuki Haga in 13th on the Swan Yamaha. Reigning champion Hill's woes continued as he crashed out at Graham Hill Bend with just two laps of the race remaining.

MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship, Brands Hatch, race one result:
Jon Kirkham (Samsung Honda)
Alastair Seeley (Tyco Suzuki) +0.136s
Michael Rutter (MSS Bathams Kawasaki) +0.750s
Ian Lowry (Padgetts Honda) +3.023s
Gary Mason (Quattro Plant Kawasaki) +5.191s
Tommy Bridewell (Supersonic BMW) +6.155s
Shane Byrne (Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki) +6.284s
James Westmoreland (WFR Honda) +8.813s
Freddy Foray (Quattro Plant Kawasaki) +9.145s
Josh Brookes (Tyco Suzuki) +9.411s

The 2012 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship continues next weekend at Thruxton 13/14/15 April


Click to go back Click here for a print friendly format Click here to email this news item to a friend

Click here for more info






Click here for more info







Road Racing
Scot Bruce Cobburn ready for Vic Road Racing Championship
25th Aug, 2016
Moto GP
KTM put the RC16 MotoGP project through tenth test at Misano
25th Aug, 2016
Road Racing
Jones Brothers go head to head at Phillip Island
25th Aug, 2016
Road Racing
Adelaide 3 Hour expands further in 2016
25th Aug, 2016
Road Racing
Jarred Brook to race finals Moto America race
25th Aug, 2016
Road Racing
R3 Cup showdown continues at Phillip Island
25th Aug, 2016
Moto GP
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Top One-Day Test in Brno
24th Aug, 2016
Road Racing
Tayla Relph joins R3 Cup action
24th Aug, 2016
ASBK
ASBK Official Winton Motor Raceway test announced
24th Aug, 2016
Road Racing
Tracey Davies on track for more podiums at Phillip Island
24th Aug, 2016
Moto GP
Victorious Crutchlow back to work in Brno
24th Aug, 2016
Road Racing
Ben Bramich brimming with excitement for Phillip Island
23rd Aug, 2016
Moto GP
Testing day in Brno for Maverick Viñales
23rd Aug, 2016
Moto GP
Repsol Honda Team completes one day of testing in Brno
23rd Aug, 2016
Moto GP
Alex Lowes takes first ride on YZR-M1 in Brno Test
23rd Aug, 2016
Moto2
Remy Gardner Focuses On The Czech GP Positives
22nd Aug, 2016
Moto GP
Cal Crutchlow claims Czech Grand Prix for maiden MotoGP win
22nd Aug, 2016
Moto2
Schrötter to partner Cortese in Moto2 for 2017
21st Aug, 2016
Moto2
Jonas Folger takes a wet Brno Moto2 victory
21st Aug, 2016
Moto3
McPhee shows his wet weather prowess at Brno
21st Aug, 2016
Moto GP
No Brno race for Jack Miller
19th Aug, 2016
Moto GP
Team Suzuki Ecstar ready for Brno
18th Aug, 2016
ASBK
Park the bike and jump on the couch ASBK is on TV!
18th Aug, 2016
Moto GP
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Bring the Heat to Brno
18th Aug, 2016
ASBK
Milestone Supersport round for Luke Mitchell
18th Aug, 2016
ASBK
FIM Oceania battle will go to the wire at round 6 ASBK
17th Aug, 2016
Endurance
Broc Parkes Pushes for Final Flourish and Endurance Glory
17th Aug, 2016
ASBK
Daniel Falzon secures Brembo Superbike Challenge lead
17th Aug, 2016
Moto GP
Jack Miller fractures T6 at RedBull Ring warm-up
15th Aug, 2016
Moto GP
Iannone puts Ducati back on top at the Red Bull Ring
15th Aug, 2016
Moto2
Result Not True Reflection Of Pace For Remy In Austrian GP
15th Aug, 2016
Moto2
Zarco reigns the Red Bull Ring with historic victory
15th Aug, 2016
Moto GP
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Poised for Second Half of the MotoGP Season
11th Aug, 2016
Moto GP
Repsol Honda Team ready to discover Red Bull Ring
11th Aug, 2016
Endurance
Bradley Smith to Join the YART Team in Endurance Title Chase
11th Aug, 2016
Moto GP
Miller and Rabat ready to star in Spielberg thriller
11th Aug, 2016
ASBK
YRT's Wayne Maxell on the podium at Morgan Park
9th Aug, 2016
ASBK
Alderson stays consistent and collects YMF R3 Cup win at Morgan Park
8th Aug, 2016
ASBK
Edwards and Toparis unstoppable at Round 5 of the ASBK
8th Aug, 2016
ASBK
Luke Mitchell secures Round 5 Motul Supersport victory
7th Aug, 2016

  More News Articles....





E V E N T S   N E X T   W E E K E N D:

 Round 2 2016 Victorian Road Racing Championshi..
 Round 4 2016 WA State Road Racing Championship
 Round 8 2016 MCE British Superbike Championshi..
  Go to Details


T E L E V I S I O N:

  Go to TV Guide



Click For More Information


Click here to visit Click28.com


Indian Chieftain Dark Horse
Introducing Chieftain Dark Horse, The New Badass Bagger To Hit Australian Roads. .   View

IPONE Careline
Love Your Ride With IPONE Careline .   View

2016 Honda Naked Bikes
Honda’s new naked family makes stripping down more appealing than ever before. .   View

Triumph Explorer
Triumph's NEW Tiger Explorer lands at Aussie Dealers .   View

Click for more Information




Click here for the Fullnoise Road Bike Home Page


FULLNOISE WEBSITES:
Fullnoise Road Website
Fullnoise Off Road Website

FULLNOISE ROAD CONTENT:
Home
News Archive
Results > National - Local - International
Photo Galleries
Features
New Products
Product Reviews
Film / Video
Classifieds
Links
TV Guide
Calendars > This Weekend - Australia - International
Club Information

FULLNOISE BUSINESS:

Privacy Statement
Contacts
About Fullnoise
Logos
Add to Favourites



PREMIUM ADVERTISERS:
100% Moto
C&R Imports
Ficeda Accessories
Honda Australia
Husqvarna Motorcycles
John Titman Racing
Kessner Motorcycles
KTM Australia
Lee Hogan Racing
Link International
Moto National Accessories
Penrite
Steve Cramer Products
Suzuki Australia
Yamaha Australia
Yamaha Parts & Accessories



All content © Fullnoise Media Pty Ltd 2002-2016 - News Server



Click here for more information