Race 2 at Snetterton sees Josh Brookes claim his first win of the season, Tommy Bridewell scores a consecutive podium finish

As Race 2 at Snetterton kicked off this afternoon it was VisionTrack Ducati's Josh Brookes who momentarily led from Honda Racing's Glenn Irwin. Brookes' teammate and Race 1 winner Christian Iddon gained three places at the start to climb to 5th, before passing Ray to take 4th to complete a trio of Ducati riders in the leading group as the VisionTrack Ducati riders sandwiched Oxford Racing Ducati's Tommy Bridewell. 

Lap 3 saw Brookes pass Irwin for the lead and as the race progressed the leading pack consisted of Brookes, Irwin, Bridewell and Massingberd-Mundy Kawasaki's Lee Jackson.

The lead was one Brookes did not relinquish, despite mounting pressure from Irwin, and he went on to take his first British Superbike win of the year. Irwin finished 2nd with Bridewell once again on the podium. Iddon crossed the finish line in 5th with his quick times seeing him line up on pole for the final race of the day.

Josh Brookes (VisionTrack Ducati #25) - 1st
"It doesn't matter how many wins you've had they're always as hard as each other and I had to fight hard for that one. We've been making progress although if you've been studying the sessions it didn't look like we were making much room at the front lap times. Yesterday's race I felt good in the middle but then suffered at the end whereas that race I felt the same all the way through. I could see on my board it was Glenn and Tommy right behind me. I was confident Glenn cold run the pace I was running but I was hoping that maybe Tommy would sort of start to make a little drift back and then it would be just a two-person fight. But Tommy stayed there right till the end as well. I Couldn't really predict what they were going to do so I didn't bother to do that. Just focused on riding the best race I could and not make any mistakes and come away with the win. Really pleased for VisionTrack Ducati, they've obviously put a lot of work in and I'd like to say thank you to them." 

Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Racing Ducati #46) - 3rd
"When we get the bike right, I can ride like I did at Donington, I can ride just the way I want to ride. The team are genuinely working faultlessly and endlessly to try and get it better, but we just didn't have any answer then. I got away in 3rd and just sat in 3rd. There were a few areas today I felt weaker today than yesterday, potentially hampered me from making a pass. Ultimately it is points, but we want to be getting 25 points not 16 points every race. We'll make another bold change for the next one and see if we can try and find an answer."