Cadwell Park delivers great opener as Kershaw/Charlwood maximise

Race Two – An astonishing drop in temperature and cold, damp track conditions greeted the early birds on Sunday. By the time the race left the line the track was dry, and Kershaw made no mistake from the line this time. He shot away and was never headed despite Todd Ellis’s best efforts later in the race.

Lewis Blackstock and Paddy Rosney once again jumped from third on the grid into second place as they overtook Ellis and Richardson on the run up to Coppice.

John Holden and Jake Lowther were solid in fourth throughout, as Ben and Tom Birchall sat comfortably fifth before pitting to discuss some mechanical issue.

Their weekend had been a valuable test session promising much more to come.

Sam and Adam Christie now were fifth and set about catching John Holden in determined fashion. This battle went all the way to the lights, with Holden making up for his race one retirement claiming fourth place.

A good second outing by Tommy Philp and Tom Bryant saw them finish behind the Christies. This went some way towards compensating them for a race one zero score. 

So, it was a repeat one-two for the Santander Salt team-mates, with Kershaw heading home to the borders with maximum points. Blackstock and Rosney matched their first race performance getting the SBR team off to a strong start.

Race Result – 1/ Kershaw/Charlwood, 2/ Ellis/Richardson, 3/ Blackstock/Rosney,

4/ Holden/Lowther, 5/ Christie/Christie, 6/ Philp/Bryant, 7/ Biggs/Schmitz,

8/ Crawford/Hardie, 9/ Bell/Sharpe, 10/ Cable/Masters.

Championship Standings – Kershaw/Charlwood 50, Ellis/Richardson 40, Blackstock/Rosney 32, Christie/Christie 24, Bell/Sharpe 18, Biggs/Schmitz 18,

Cable/Masters 15, Holden/Lowther 13, Clarke/Anderson 12, Birchall/Birchall 11,

Philp/Bryant 10, Kirk/Smithies 6.

Round Two comes from British Superbikes Snetterton 21-23 August

Media Matters – Barry Nutley