BSB THRUXTON - ROUND 2 08-10/04/05
The weather was cold and windy at Thruxton, but fortunately it remained dry all weekend, with quite a few sunny spells. Michael Rutter (HM Plant Honda) was the man on form during qulifying, taking pole position. Leon Haslam (Airwaves Ducati), Sean Emmett (Virgin Mobile Yamaha) and Karl Harris (www.honda-racing.co.uk) joined him on the front row of the grid. Ryuichi Kiyonari (HM Plant Honda) had an 'off' during qualifying, damaging his ankle, putting him back to 5th on the second row of the grid. James Buckingham (Suzuki) was the quickest of the privateers.
Kiyonari soon bounced back from his injury and led Race 1 from lap 4, winning it by 9.6 seconds from Rutter. Lavilla was another manon form again. He came through from a second row start to take another podium finish in 3rd place. Haslam and Emmett had a good dice , with Haslam having the advantage at the flag to finish 4th. Results: 1. Kiyonari, 2. Rutter, 3. Lavilla, 4. Haslam, 5. Emmett, 6. Harris.
Once again Kiyonari was out front leading from lap 1. But this time Lavilla Worked his way through to 2nd place, catching Kiyonari and hounding him to the end of the race, to be beaten by just 0.44 seconds. Rutter was on the podium again in 3rd place, with Emmett finishing 4th, and the two Hawk Kawasakis of Glen Richards and Dean Thomas in 5th and 6th places. Results: 1.Kiyonari, 2. Lavilla, 3. Rutter, 4. Emmett, 5. Richards, 6. Thomas.
Stuart Easton (Ducati) qualified on pole with Leon Camier (Honda), Jay Vincent (Honda) and Craig Jones (Honda) also on the front row. These four disputed the lead at the start of the race, until first Jones dropped back and then Vincent, leaving Camier and Easton to fight it out at the front, with verdict going to Cmier by 0.47 seconds. Results: 1. Camier, 2. Easton, 3. Vincent, 4. Jones, 5. Kieran Murphy (Honda), 6. Jamie Robinson (Honda).
(Suzuki) made good use of his pole position to lead the race from lap 1 to
the flag. Another front row starter, Paul Young (Yamaha), threw it
away in the race, leaving Lee Jackson (Yamaha) to put pressure on Coates,
and take a good 2nd place. Meanwhile, Andy Tinsley (Suzuki) and
Howie Mainwaring (Suzuki) were having their own race for 3rd and 4th
places, constantly swapping places, with Tinsley finally taking 3rd.