This year’s opening British Superbike race at Oulton Park provided on the whole more positives than negatives for the International road racers competing.
Fifth on the grid, FHO Racing’s Peter Hickman would go onto bank a more than creditable fourth place finish, finishing just under six seconds behind race victor Jason O’Halloran.
Joining Hickman in acquiring a top six finish was Honda Racing’s no.1 challenger Glenn Irwin, who battled his way through to sixth.
Eight places further back behind Irwin, 2019 Senior TT winner Dean Harrison produced a solid all round performance to place 14th.
The reasonably high attrition rate during the 14 lap race also allowed Brian McCormack, NP Motorcycles BMW’s Joe Thompson to take respectable 20th, 21st place finishes.
Photo credit: Tommy Vennard
Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou