BSB Knockhill, Race 3: Iddon Wins Shortened Third Knockhill Race

BSB Knockhill, Race 3: Iddon Wins Shortened Third Knockhill Race


BSB Knockhill is the fourth round of the 2024 BSB season. Glenn Irwin leads the riders’ points by 12 after round three at BSB Donington Park three weeks ago. After being beaten to victory by Rory Skinner in Race 2, Christian Iddon went one better to take his first victory of the season in Race 3.

Race 3

Christian Iddon scored his first win of the 2024 BSB season in Race 3 at Knockhill, which was shortened due to a red flag.

It came out on lap 23 when Leon Haslam crashed on the entry to turn four.

It would be incorrect to say that the red flag handed Iddon victory – he’d led since the second lap, when he took the lead from Race 2 victor Rory Skinner. From there, he’d ridden more or less faultlessly while under pressure from Tommy Bridewell, who cleared Skinner not long after Iddon.

Had the race lasted the full 30 laps, it’s possible the main threat to Iddon would not have been Bridewell but instead Danny Kent, who passed Skinner for third on lap 15 and was showing strong pace late on. As it was, he had to accept third place, behind the victorious Iddon and new championship leader Bridewell.

Skinner was fourth, ahead of Billy McConnell who had ridden strongly in the podium positions in the first half of the race. Fraser Rogers took another strong result in sixth place, ahead of Danny Buchan, Charlie Nesbitt, Glenn Irwin, and Lee Jackson who completed the top 10.

2024 British Superbike Championship (BSB) | Knockhill | Race 3 Result | Rd 4/11
Pos Rider Nat. BSB Team Motorcycle Time
1 Christian Iddon GBR Oxford Products Racing Ducati Panigale V4 R WIN
2 Tommy Bridewell GBR Honda Racing UK Honda CBR1000RR-R 0.635
3 Danny Kent GBR McAMS Racing Yamaha Yamaha R1 1.728
4 Rory Skinner GBR Cheshire Mouldings BMW Motorrad BMW M 1000 RR 3.158
5 Billy McConnell AUS C&L Fairburn Properties/Look Forward Racing Honda CBR1000RR-R 1L
6 Fraser Rogers GBR TAG Honda Honda CBR1000RR-R 1L
7 Danny Buchan GBR DAO Racing Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1L
8 Charlie Nesbitt GBR MasterMac Honda Honda CBR1000RR-R 1L
9 Glenn Irwin GBR Hager PBM Ducati Ducati Panigale V4 R 1L
10 Lee Jackson GBR MasterMac Honda Honda CBR1000RR-R 1L
11 Josh Brookes AUS FHO Racing BMW M 1000 RR 1L
12 Luke Hedger GBR Whitecliffe CDH Racing Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1L
13 Storm Stacey GBR LKQ Euro Car Parts Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1L
14 Lewis Rollo GBR IN Competition SENCAT Aprilia Aprilia RSV4 1100 1L
15 Kyle Ryde GBR OMG Grilla Yamaha Racing Yamaha R1 1L
16 Brayden Elliott AUS DAO Racing Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1L
17 Franco Bourne GBR Marvel HCL Motorsport Honda CBR1000RR-R 1L
18 Louis Valleley GBR NP Racing Kawasaki Team Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1L
21 Jaimie van Sikkelerus NED TAG Honda Honda CBR1000RR-R 1L
DNF Max Cook GBR Completely Motorbikes Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10RR DNF
DNF Tom Neave GBR Stauff Fluid Power Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10RR DNF
DNF Alex Olsen GBR Cumins by Team IWR Honda CBR1000RR-R DNF
DNF Andrew Irwin GBR Honda Racing UK Honda CBR1000RR-R DNF
DNF Jason O’Halloran AUS Completely Motorbikes Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10RR DNF
DNF Leon Haslam GBR ROKiT BMW Motorrad Team BMW M 1000 RR DNF
DNF Dean Harrison GBR Honda Racing UK Honda CBR1000RR-R DNF

Race 2

Rory Skinner, 2024 Knockhill BSB. Credit: Impact Images.

Rory Skinner secured his first BSB victory in Race 2 at a soaking Knockhill.

Skinner didn’t make the holeshot, that went to Tommy Bridewell who started from pole position, but the Scot was in the lead by the end of the first lap.

From there, it was all about management for Skinner, who kept Bridewell at bay until the reigning champion started to fall back, and back behind Christian Iddon. The #24 reduced the gap to Skinner and was in contention with five laps to go, but he went wide at the final corner on consecutive laps – 16 and 17 – which let Skinner go.

The lap 16 mistake seemed to suck in Danny Kent, who by then had also made his way around Bridewell for third place. While Iddon merely ran wide, though, Kent lost the front and crashed out.

That put Bridewell back on the podium, which almost became second place by the flag, but Iddon just beat him on the run to the line. They were both almost five seconds behind the victorious Skinner.

Storm Stacey was in a battle early on with Leon Haslam, but the #91 retired on lap nine. From there it was mostly a fairly lonely ride for the #79, and he finished fourth, just under a second clear of Charlie Nesbitt in fifth.

Fraser Rogers impressed in sixth place for TAG Honda, while Billy McConnell was similarly impressive in seventh. 

Glenn Irwin finished eighth from the back of the grid after taking a penalty for not pulling off at the first opportunity when he was shown the black and orange flag in Race 1. His eighth place meant he lost the championship lead to Tommy Bridewell.

2024 British Superbike Championship (BSB) | Knockhill | Race 2 Result | Rd 4/11
Pos Rider Nat. BSB Team Motorcycle Time
1 Rory Skinner GBR Cheshire Mouldings BMW Motorrad BMW M 1000 RR WIN
2 Christian Iddon GBR Oxford Products Racing Ducati Panigale V4 R 4.895
3 Tommy Bridewell GBR Honda Racing UK Honda CBR1000RR-R 4.909
4 Storm Stacey GBR LKQ Euro Car Parts Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10RR 14.577
5 Charlie Nesbitt GBR MasterMac Honda Honda CBR1000RR-R 15.436
6 Fraser Rogers GBR TAG Honda Honda CBR1000RR-R 16.883
7 Billy McConnell AUS C&L Fairburn Properties/Look Forward Racing Honda CBR1000RR-R 17.883
8 Glenn Irwin GBR Hager PBM Ducati Ducati Panigale V4 R 22.655
9 Lee Jackson GBR MasterMac Honda Honda CBR1000RR-R 23.931
10 Max Cook GBR Completely Motorbikes Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10RR 28.925
11 Lewis Rollo GBR IN Competition SENCAT Aprilia Aprilia RSV4 1100 31.034
12 Josh Brookes AUS FHO Racing BMW M 1000 RR 31.160
13 Danny Buchan GBR DAO Racing Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10RR 35.239
14 Kyle Ryde GBR OMG Grilla Yamaha Racing Yamaha R1 37.757
15 Luke Hedger GBR Whitecliffe CDH Racing Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10RR 41.818
16 Tom Neave GBR Stauff Fluid Power Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10RR 47.472
18 Alex Olsen GBR Cumins by Team IWR Honda CBR1000RR-R 50.341
19 Brayden Elliott AUS DAO Racing Kawasaki ZX-10RR 51.382
20 Jaimie van Sikkelerus NED TAG Honda Honda CBR1000RR-R 51.646
21 Louis Valleley GBR NP Racing Kawasaki Team Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1L
DNF Andrew Irwin GBR Honda Racing UK Honda CBR1000RR-R DNF
DNF Jason O’Halloran AUS Completely Motorbikes Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10RR DNF
DNF Danny Kent GBR McAMS Racing Yamaha Yamaha R1 DNF
DNF Leon Haslam GBR ROKiT BMW Motorrad Team BMW M 1000 RR DNF
DNF Franco Bourne GBR Marvel HCL Motorsport Honda CBR1000RR-R DNF
DNF Peter Hickman GBR FHO Racing BMW M 1000 RR DNF

Race 1

Tommy Bridewell, Rory Skinner, 2024 Knockhill BSB. Credit: Impact Images.

Tommy Bridewell took victory in dominant fashion in BSB Race 1 at Knockhill, the first win of his title defence.

Bridewell led from the start and was quickly into a commanding lead of over a second. By the middle of the race that had grown to five seconds, and while that had lessened by the flag it was not to an extent that would have caused concern to the Honda rider, who secured his first win of the season.

Jason O’Halloran spent much of the race in second place, but a mid-race charge from Andrew Irwin prompted his descent to fifth. In his place, Rory Skinner rose up with a series of moves at the final corner, with a final pass on Andrew Irwin for second on lap 18.

A lap later, Glenn Irwin’s bike began to smoke, and he was shown the black and orange flag. It took a few laps for him to notice, but Irwin eventually retired to pit lane, unaware at the time of what had caused his enforced retirement.

Andrew Irwin had no response to Skinner who was probably the only rider with anything like the pace of Bridewell but simply paid for a poor start. Irwin, though, was able to hold onto third place, his first podium since moving to Honda in 2023.

Kyle Ryde was stealthy on his way to fourth place, while O’Halloran ended up fifth, ahead of third-place starter Josh Brookes. Danny Kent was seventh, ahead of Lee Jackson, Charlie Nesbitt, and Leon Haslam who completed the top 10.

2024 British Superbike Championship (BSB) | Knockhill | Race 1 Result | Rd 4/11
Pos Rider Nat. BSB Team Motorcycle Time
1 Tommy Bridewell GBR Honda Racing UK Honda CBR1000RR-R WIN
2 Rory Skinner GBR Cheshire Mouldings BMW Motorrad BMW M 1000 RR 2.572
3 Andrew Irwin GBR Honda Racing UK Honda CBR1000RR-R 4.290
4 Kyle Ryde GBR OMG Grilla Yamaha Racing Yamaha R1 5.078
5 Jason O’Halloran AUS Completely Motorbikes Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10RR 7.141
6 Josh Brookes AUS FHO Racing BMW M 1000 RR 10.955
7 Danny Kent GBR McAMS Racing Yamaha Yamaha R1 11.364
8 Lee Jackson GBR MasterMac Honda Honda CBR1000RR-R 11.852
9 Charlie Nesbitt GBR MasterMac Honda Honda CBR1000RR-R 13.410
10 Leon Haslam GBR ROKiT BMW Motorrad Team BMW M 1000 RR 13.971
11 Danny Buchan GBR DAO Racing Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10RR 16.088
12 Storm Stacey GBR LKQ Euro Car Parts Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10RR 17.314
13 Fraser Rogers GBR TAG Honda Honda CBR1000RR-R 21.438
14 Luke Hedger GBR Whitecliffe CDH Racing Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10RR 26.715
15 Franco Bourne GBR Marvel HCL Motorsport Honda CBR1000RR-R 35.718
16 Billy McConnell AUS C&L Fairburn Properties/Look Forward Racing Honda CBR1000RR-R 37.467
17 Lewis Rollo GBR IN Competition SENCAT Aprilia Aprilia RSV4 1100 38.136
18 Alex Olsen GBR Cumins by Team IWR Honda CBR1000RR-R 40.826
19 Dean Harrison GBR Honda Racing UK Honda CBR1000RR-R 41.307
20 Jaimie van Sikkelerus NED TAG Honda Honda CBR1000RR-R 41.855
21 Louis Valleley GBR NP Racing Kawasaki Team Kawasaki ZX-10RR 8L
DNF Brayden Elliott AUS DAO Racing Kawasaki ZX-10RR DNF
DNF Ryan Vickers GBR OMG Grilla Yamaha Racing Yamaha R1 DNF
DNF Glenn Irwin GBR Hager PBM Ducati Ducati Panigale V4 R DNF
DNF Christian Iddon GBR Oxford Products Racing Ducati Panigale V4 R DNF
DNF Peter Hickman GBR FHO Racing BMW M 1000 RR DNF
DNF Max Cook GBR Completely Motorbikes Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10RR DNF

Qualifying

Rory Skinner, Tommy Bridewell, 2024 Knockhill BSB. Credit: Impact Images.

Tommy Bridewell secured his first qualifying pole position as a Honda rider in BSB qualifying at Knockhill.

The reigning champion got his lap in early, after Q2 resumed from a red flag that came out for a crash for Kyle Ryde.

Bridewell will start alongside the most recent winner, Jason O’Halloran, and Josh Brookes on the front row, the FHO BMW rider clearly carrying some kind of form over from his Senior TT podium finish last Saturday.

Ryan Vickers was fourth-fastest, ahead of championship leader Glenn Irwin and the second factory Honda of Andrew Irwin on row two.

Danny Kent heads up row three, ahead of Rory Skinner and Christian Iddon, who nearly missed Q2 altogether but was fortunate that Franco Bourne was a repeat offender of cutting the pit exit on the run into turn one which saw him bumped out of the top three positions of Q1.

Kyle Ryde, despite his crash, qualified 10th, ahead of Lee Jackson and Danny Buchan who complete the fourth row.

2024 British Superbike Championship (BSB) | Knockhill | Qualifying Result | Rd 4/11
Pos Rider Nat. BSB Team Motorcycle Time
1 Tommy Bridewell GBR Honda Racing UK Honda CBR1000RR-R 47.408
2 Jason O’Halloran AUS Completely Motorbikes Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10RR 47.466
3 Josh Brookes AUS FHO Racing BMW M 1000 RR 47.484
4 Ryan Vickers GBR OMG Grilla Yamaha Racing Yamaha R1 47.499
5 Glenn Irwin GBR Hager PBM Ducati Ducati Panigale V4 R 47.503
6 Andrew Irwin GBR Honda Racing UK Honda CBR1000RR-R 47.527
7 Danny Kent GBR McAMS Racing Yamaha Yamaha R1 47.574
8 Rory Skinner GBR Cheshire Mouldings BMW Motorrad BMW M 1000 RR 47.596
9 Christian Iddon GBR Oxford Products Racing Ducati Panigale V4 R 47.606
10 Kyle Ryde GBR OMG Grilla Yamaha Racing Yamaha R1 47.778
11 Lee Jackson GBR MasterMac Honda Honda CBR1000RR-R 47.813
12 Danny Buchan GBR DAO Racing Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10RR 47.815
13 Charlie Nesbitt GBR MasterMac Honda Honda CBR1000RR-R 47.843
14 Leon Haslam GBR ROKiT BMW Motorrad Team BMW M 1000 RR 47.941
15 Fraser Rogers GBR TAG Honda Honda CBR1000RR-R 48.129
16 Luke Hedger GBR Whitecliffe CDH Racing Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10RR 48.133
17 Storm Stacey GBR LKQ Euro Car Parts Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10RR 48.170
18 Tom Neave GBR Stauff Fluid Power Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10RR 48.250
19 Lewis Rollo GBR IN Competition SENCAT Aprilia Aprilia RSV4 1100 48.270
20 Franco Bourne GBR Marvel HCL Motorsport Honda CBR1000RR-R 48.325
21 Peter Hickman GBR FHO Racing BMW M 1000 RR 48.397
22 Dean Harrison GBR Honda Racing UK Honda CBR1000RR-R 48.429
23 Billy McConnell AUS C&L Fairburn Properties/Look Forward Racing Honda CBR1000RR-R 48.454
24 Alex Olsen GBR Cumins by Team IWR Honda CBR1000RR-R 48.695
25 Brayden Elliott AUS DAO Racing Kawasaki ZX-10RR 49.050
26 Jaimie van Sikkelerus NED TAG Honda Honda CBR1000RR-R 49.205
27 Louis Valleley GBR NP Racing Kawasaki Team Kawasaki ZX-10RR 49.292
28 Max Cook GBR Completely Motorbikes Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10RR No Time Set

FP2

Jason O’Halloran, 2024 Donington Park BSB Test. Credit: Impact Images.

Jason O’Halloran went fastest in a wet BSB FP2 at Knockhill, but the weather conditions put increased importance on the times from FP1.

O’Halloran was ahead of Ryan Vickers and Danny Kent, while Danny Buchan was fourth and Rory Skinner fifth in FP2 alone. But it was Skinner who topped the day thanks to him making the most of the few dry laps he got in the morning.

The main riders to lose out in the weather were Peter Hickman in 13th, Christian Iddon in 16th, and Kyle Ryde who didn’t ride at all in the morning due to an illness picked up overnight. All three will be in Q1 tomorrow afternoon.

Full BSB FP2 times from Knockhill are below.

2024 British Superbike Championship (BSB) | Knockhill | FP2 Result | Rd 4/11
Pos Rider Nat. BSB Team Motorcycle Time
1 Jason O’Halloran AUS Completely Motorbikes Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10RR 52.323
2 Ryan Vickers GBR OMG Grilla Yamaha Racing Yamaha R1 52.348
3 Danny Kent GBR McAMS Racing Yamaha Yamaha R1 52.386
4 Danny Buchan GBR DAO Racing Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10RR 52.423
5 Rory Skinner GBR Cheshire Mouldings BMW Motorrad BMW M 1000 RR 52.521
6 Glenn Irwin GBR Hager PBM Ducati Ducati Panigale V4 R 52.571
7 Tommy Bridewell GBR Honda Racing UK Honda CBR1000RR-R 52.631
8 Leon Haslam GBR ROKiT BMW Motorrad Team BMW M 1000 RR 52.675
9 Josh Brookes AUS FHO Racing BMW M 1000 RR 52.788
10 Christian Iddon GBR Oxford Products Racing Ducati Panigale V4 R 52.917
11 Fraser Rogers GBR TAG Honda Honda CBR1000RR-R 52.961
12 Andrew Irwin GBR Honda Racing UK Honda CBR1000RR-R 53.103
13 Charlie Nesbitt GBR MasterMac Honda Honda CBR1000RR-R 53.118
14 Max Cook GBR Completely Motorbikes Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10RR 53.205
15 Lee Jackson GBR MasterMac Honda Honda CBR1000RR-R 53.414
16 Luke Hedger GBR Whitecliffe CDH Racing Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10RR 53.529
17 Lewis Rollo GBR IN Competition SENCAT Aprilia Aprilia RSV4 1100 53.554
18 Billy McConnell AUS C&L Fairburn Properties/Look Forward Racing Honda CBR1000RR-R 53.560
19 Peter Hickman GBR FHO Racing BMW M 1000 RR 53.795
20 Kyle Ryde GBR OMG Grilla Yamaha Racing Yamaha R1 53.914
21 Franco Bourne GBR Marvel HCL Motorsport Honda CBR1000RR-R 53.996
22 Storm Stacey GBR LKQ Euro Car Parts Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10RR 53.999
23 Alex Olsen GBR Cumins by Team IWR Honda CBR1000RR-R 54.007
24 Dean Harrison GBR Honda Racing UK Honda CBR1000RR-R 54.120
25 Louis Valleley GBR NP Racing Kawasaki Team Kawasaki ZX-10RR 54.418
26 Brayden Elliott AUS DAO Racing Kawasaki ZX-10RR 54.722
27 Tom Neave GBR Stauff Fluid Power Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10RR 55.410
28 Jaimie van Sikkelerus NED TAG Honda Honda CBR1000RR-R 55.667

FP1

Davey Todd, Cheshire Mouldings BMW Motorrad, BMW M 1000 RR, 2024 BSB, Navarra, Pre-Season Testing, action [Impact Images]Davey Todd, Cheshire Mouldings BMW Motorrad, BMW M 1000 RR, 2024 BSB, Navarra, Pre-Season Testing, action [Impact Images]
Rory Skinner, 2024 Navarra BSB. Credit: Impact Images.

Rory Skinner was fastest in BSB FP1 at Knockhill, which was red flagged after only a few minutes due to weather conditions.

There was not a lot of time for the BSB riders to get representative times in before the rain arrived, but Skinner ended the session just ahead of Tommy Bridewell, while Leon Haslam rounded out the top three.

Danny Buchan was fourth, while Josh Brookes completed the top five and Danny Kent was sixth. Glenn Irwin was seventh-fastest, ahead of Lee Jackson, Jason O’Halloran, and Andrew Irwin who rounded out the top 10. Charlie Nesbitt and Ryan Vickers took the final two provisional Q2 spots in 11th and 12th.

2024 British Superbike Championship (BSB) | Knockhill | FP1 Result | Rd 4/11
Pos Rider Nat. BSB Team Motorcycle Time
1 Rory Skinner GBR Cheshire Mouldings BMW Motorrad BMW M 1000 RR 48.117
2 Tommy Bridewell GBR Honda Racing UK Honda CBR1000RR-R 48.175
3 Leon Haslam GBR ROKiT BMW Motorrad Team BMW M 1000 RR 48.375
4 Danny Buchan GBR DAO Racing Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10RR 48.417
5 Josh Brookes AUS FHO Racing BMW M 1000 RR 48.546
6 Danny Kent GBR McAMS Racing Yamaha Yamaha R1 48.591
7 Glenn Irwin GBR Hager PBM Ducati Ducati Panigale V4 R 48.655
8 Lee Jackson GBR MasterMac Honda Honda CBR1000RR-R 48.688
9 Jason O’Halloran AUS Completely Motorbikes Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10RR 48.690
10 Andrew Irwin GBR Honda Racing UK Honda CBR1000RR-R 48.701
11 Charlie Nesbitt GBR MasterMac Honda Honda CBR1000RR-R 48.748
12 Ryan Vickers GBR OMG Grilla Yamaha Racing Yamaha R1 48.877
13 Peter Hickman GBR FHO Racing BMW M 1000 RR 48.897
14 Storm Stacey GBR LKQ Euro Car Parts Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10RR 48.952
15 Luke Hedger GBR Whitecliffe CDH Racing Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10RR 49.032
16 Christian Iddon GBR Oxford Products Racing Ducati Panigale V4 R 49.068
17 Billy McConnell AUS C&L Fairburn Properties/Look Forward Racing Honda CBR1000RR-R 49.116
18 Alex Olsen GBR Cumins by Team IWR Honda CBR1000RR-R 49.160
19 Fraser Rogers GBR TAG Honda Honda CBR1000RR-R 49.348
20 Dean Harrison GBR Honda Racing UK Honda CBR1000RR-R 49.406
21 Lewis Rollo GBR IN Competition SENCAT Aprilia Aprilia RSV4 1100 49.456
22 Tom Neave GBR Stauff Fluid Power Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10RR 49.594
23 Max Cook GBR Completely Motorbikes Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10RR 49.605
24 Brayden Elliott AUS DAO Racing Kawasaki ZX-10RR 49.877
25 Jaimie van Sikkelerus NED TAG Honda Honda CBR1000RR-R 50.680
26 Louis Valleley GBR NP Racing Kawasaki Team Kawasaki ZX-10RR 50.956
27 Franco Bourne GBR Marvel HCL Motorsport Honda CBR1000RR-R 51.487



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