- 162 hp Power
- 129 Nm Torque
- 223 kg Dry Weight
VisionTrack Ducati's Christian Iddon lined up in pole for the weekend's final triple-header race at Snetterton, making the most of his starting position to lead the opening laps ahead of teammate Josh Brookes and Oxford Racing Ducati's Tommy Bridewell.
On Lap 4 the Ducati riders went three abreast into the hairpin, with Brookes forcing Iddon slightly off line and Bridewell pouncing into the lead.
On Lap 6 Iddon made a pass on Brookes at the hairpin for 2nd. Brookes then lost a further position at the same place on the subsequent lap after Andy Irwin (Honda Racing) outbraked himself and sat the VisionTrack Ducati rider upright, with Glenn Irwin (Honda Racing) taking advantage to move into 3rd behind leader Bridewell and Iddon.
By half race distance Iddon had moved back into the lead, with Bridewell and Brookes behind Glenn Irwin in 3rd and 4th respectively.
On Lap 10 Glenn Irwin took the lead from Iddon to lead the trio of Ducati riders. Bridewell moved up into 3rd past Brookes at the end of Lap 14, with Lee Jackson (Massingberd-Mundy Kawasaki) and Tarran Mackenzie (McAMS Yamaha) piling on the pressure behind.
On the penultimate lap Bridewell posted the fastest lap of the race as he chased down Iddon in the battle for 2nd place. Bridewell went on to make a block pass into the final chicane on the final lap to snatch a 2nd place finish away from Iddon, bettering his previous two consecutive 3rd place finishes in the process.
Iddon stepped onto the podium for the 2nd time during the weekend with a 3rd place finish, while Brookes crossed the finish line in 5th.
Tommy Bridwell (Oxford Racing Ducati #46) - 2nd
"I'm happy enough because it's been probably one of the hardest weekends I've had on the Ducati since I've rode it. Donington we had a hard start, managed to get it good. Christian was struggling, I could see that as well. When I got the front I was like, do you know what, sod the lot of you, you are running my pace and it's gong to be nice and steady! I just didn't have the fast pace. When I go to the front I was genuinely just riding steady, conserving my tyre and I thought if they're going to pass me they'll pass me. And then I got a bit duffed up and towards the end I thought, right, I'm going to have to really dig deep. I need some good points. I made a bit of a hard move on Christian but I knew I could make it stick, fair and square without hitting anyone off. Credit to Glenn. Thanks to the Oxford Racing Ducati team, to all my sponsors. Like always, I hope the fans enjoyed it."
Christian Iddon (VisionTrack Ducati #21) - 3rd
"The boys had to swap the engine after we had a problem with the bike in the 2nd race. But that wasn't the problem that was slowing me up in the 2nd race. I think myself like a lot of other people have been struggling with the same issue, we need to get our heads round it. Not tyre degradation but tyres causing an issue with the chassis. The 2nd race was a real disappointment for me because I knew I had pace but I couldn't make it count. I knew how strong the pace would be here. The Top 8 pretty much can do the same lap times so starting from pole for Race 3 I had to make it count. I wanted to stay near the from but didn't have an answer for Glenn, congratulations to him. I felt good on the bike. I was really poor in the last sector which is a really bad sector to be poor in because if anything you want to be quick at the end of the lap and I just got mugged by Tommy at the end. I was kind of expecting it and it happened but a big thank you to VisionTrack Ducati and Paul Bird Motorsport. Two trophies, my first win and a watch for pole position is a pretty good weekend."
Current British Superbike Championship standings
1. Glenn Irwin (Honda Racing #2) 118
2. Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Racing Ducati #46) 95
3. Christian Iddon (VisionTrack Ducati #21) 86
4. Josh Brookes (VisionTrack Ducati #25) 82