BSB: A look back at the support categories from Brands Hatch


Simon Phillips was track side taking fantastic photos for the BSB races from Brands Hatch – here we learn what happened in the support categories.



HEL Performance British Motostar Championship qualifying

Series leader Taz Taylor, fastest in the opening session, improved his time with a late flyer next time out to secure pole start for RS KTM with a lap in 1m 34.180s, 0.317s up on Repli-Cast UK’s Charlie Nesbitt with Scott Deroue and Ed Rendell in close contention.  Josh Owens, riding the JPL Honda, looks set to increase his lead in the 125GP category having comfortably outqualified his rivals.


Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship qualifying

Josh Elliott is well placed to stretch his lead in the title stakes after powering his Morello Kawasaki onto pole start with a time of 1m 27.894s, though Alastair Seeley ran him close on the Tyco BMW, closing within 0.310s with Hudson Kennaugh completing the front row aboard his Trik-Moto Bahnstormer BMW.


Pirelli National Superstock 600 Championship qualifying

Aussie Ben Currie took pole start on his PacedayZ Trackdays Yamaha but he was pushed hard by Knockhill race winner Tarran Mackenzie who closed within 0.052s of him on the Stauff Connect Academy Kawasaki while Andy Irwin completes the front row on the MWR Kawasaki. Series leader Mason Law ran fourth fastest on his NMT No Limits Kawasaki.


Honda Moriwaki 250 Junior Cup qualifying

Victor Sleeman starts from pole position, with a time of 1m 41.238s, with Quentin Koers and 13 year old Thomas Strudwick, the leader in the KTM Junior Cup ,and “wild-carding” into this series, completing the front row. Series leader Kevin Orgis starting from the third row, seventh fastest, 1.215s down.


Moriwaki 250 Junior Cup Championship Saturday race

Leon Orgis held off the close advances of 13 year old wildcard rider Thomas Strudwick to take the victory by a quarter of a second after some epic duelling which had seen the lead change several times.  Series leader Kevin Orgis ran third ahead of Victor Steeman.

HEL Performance British Motostar Championship Saturday race

Taz Taylor dominated the action, taking the flag five seconds clear of the rest, led by his nearest rival in the title stakes Scott Deroue who snatched second place by inches from Charlie Nesbitt. Josh Owens added to his already sizeable lead in the 125GP category as he took a comfortable win ahead of Cameron Horsman.


FIM World Sidecar Championship/Hyundai Heavy Industries British Sidecar Championship qualifying

Five times World Sidecar racing champion Tim Reeves and Gregory Cluze stamped their authority on qualifying taking pole starting in dominant style, heading off the threat of British series leaders Ricky Stevens/Ryan Charlwood by 1.176secs. Andy Peach/Charlie Richardson, despite missing the second session through a machine problem, head the second row, third fastest 1.752secs down with John Holden/Ashley Hawes alongside. Stephen Kershaw/Rob Wilson set fifth best time, a third of a second up on the second best World Championship regular crew Pekka Paivarinta/Kirsi Kainulainen.



Moriwaki 250 Junior Cup – Sunday race

Victor Steeman took the victory ahead of Brandon Paasch and Peelu Paavilainen in a race red-flagged after eight laps as several riders in the leading pack, among them series leader Kevin Orgis and Thomas Strudwick, crashed at Westfield.


Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship

Alastair Seeley took the victory after an epic race-long duel for supremacy with series leader Josh Elliott who fell at Clearways on the final lap as he attempted an audacious move to snatch back the lead.  Jesse Trayler came through in second place, 0.678secs down, with James East third.

Pirelli National Superstock 600 Championship

Tarran Mackenzie snatched the victory – his second in as many races – by inches in a dramatic last lap scrap and dash to the line which took him 0.045secs from Ben Currie with Andy Irwin third ahead of Mason Law whose lead in the title stakes has been pegged back to just nine by Currie.


HEL Peformance British Motostar Championship

Scott Deroue took the victory by 0.045secs from Saturday’s race winner, and series leader, Taz Taylor in a race red-flagged in the closing stages because of a three rider tangle at Surtees. Ed Rendell finished third while in the 125GP category Cameron Horsman took the victory ahead of Josh Owens.

FIM World Sidecar Championship/Hyundai Heavy Industries British Championship

Ricky Stevens/Ryan Charlwood took the overall victory to stretch their lead in the British series,  finishing well clear of Ben Holland/Lee Watson in a race red-flagged as Pekka Paivarinta/Kirsi Kainulainen crashed out of third place. Bennie streur/Geert Koerts who finished sixth overall were the best of the World Championship runners.


Photos by Simon Phillips, July 2015

Words by BSB PR

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