American Brandon Paasch (FPW Racing) won the second British Motostar race of the weekend by 2.035 seconds from Jack Nixon (Santander Salt) and Victor Rodriguez (GA Competition).
The riders and teams seem to have learned overnight what they needed to do to try and stay with Dan Jones (City Lifting). Yesterday the Welshman rode off into the distance to take his first win of the season. However, he was much more closely monitored in the second race.
When the lights went out it was Scott Swann who made a blistering start from the second row. He was followed by the distinctive red machine of Dan Jones and then the number 14 of Jack Nixon. The green and yellow machine of Paasch was running fourth.
Jones then moved into the lead followed by Paasch. This time the City Lifting rider was unable to make clear air between him and the chasing riders. Victor Rodriguez was working his way past Joshua Whatley (KRP) and up into fifth as he joined the riders at the front of the race. By the end of the fourth lap, Rodriguez had overtaken Swann and was running in third position.
On the sixth lap, both Paasch and Victor Rodriguez overtook Dan Jones to move into first and second. By the end of the lap, Rodriguez had slipped back again and Swann was running second. Then we lost two of the front runners in quick succession. Scott Swann high-sided round Westfield Bend and Dan Jones also came off at the same place. It appeared to be a separate incident.
This left us with Paasch, Rodriguez, Asher Durham (Microlise Cresswell Racing), Nixon and Whatley grouped together as they came across some backmarkers. While most managed to weave their way through losing minimal time, Whatley seemed to drop off the back of the leading group.
Paasch then decided to push on at the front. By the end of lap 11 he was almost a second ahead of Asher Durham in second. He stretched his lead whilst Durham came under increasing pressure from Rodriguez in third. Nixon was in close proximity biding his time.
On the final lap, Paasch was 1.6 seconds ahead and went on to increase the gap. He took his third win of the season with a margin of two seconds. Nixon cleverly overtook Asher Durham for third and then a couple of corners later made a move on Rodriguez to sweep into second place. He had the momentum to hold the position until the finish line. Victor Rodriguez took the final podium place ahead of Asher Durham. The Microlise Cresswell racing man had to settle for fourth place for the fourth consecutive race.
Joshua Whatley finished fifth whilst Jerry van de Bunt collected another 10 points for finishing in sixth this time. Raul Rodriguez, younger brother of Victor collected four points in race two to add to the 2 points he took in race one.
Brandon Paasch now has 95 points. He leads Scott Swann in second by 43 points. Asher Durham is third, also on 52 points but Swann has better placed finishes. Jack Nixon is only 6 further back now on 46 points with Dan Jones fifth on 45 points. Victor Rodriguez is ninth claiming all his 27 points in this round after two DNFs in round one.
British Motostar brands hatch June 2019 Race 2
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