Dan Jones (City Lifting) took victory in the first British Motostar race of the weekend. He was relatively untroubled as he crossed the line 9.636 seconds ahead of Brandon Paasch (FPW Racing). Scott Swann (IFS Swann Racing) took his third podium in as many races completing the race 11.241 seconds behind Dan Jones.
Jones missed out on pole position after a last corner crash in qualifying. Pole went the way of the American rider Brandon Paasch with a 1:33.746. Joining them on the front row was Asher Durham (Microlise Cresswell Racing) 0.993 seconds behind Paasch.
The young Welshman won’t have been too disappointed to have missed pole position because he knew what time he was capable of. The rest of the field learned quickly when the lights went out. Paasch made a bad start dropping back to ninth or tenth place but Jones started quickly and never looked back. He reeled off a series of 1:32 lap times which was over a second faster than his rivals. He quickly opened a gap at the front of the race. His only problem was caused when he almost lost the front end at Clearways whilst leading by six seconds in the middle of the race.
Behind Jones there was a battle for second place. Paasch was trying to recover from his bad start and on the third lap moved into second place, overtaking both Swann and Durham on route. Victor Rodriguez (GA Competition) also got the better of Swann in the early laps. Joining Paasch, Durham, Rodriquez and Swann were Joshua Whatley (KRP) and Jack Nixon (Santander Salt) as the race reached the halfway stage. Later on the chasing group began to stretch out as Paasch went on to secure second place. Scott Swann made it to the podium places in the final half of the race whilst Asher Durham had to settle for his third consecutive fourth place finish as he led a group of riders over the line. Victor Rodriguez took his first points of the season for fifth. Jack Nixon got the better of Joshua Whatley as they finished sixth and seventh.
The Dutch rider Jerry Van de Bunt (Raha51) came home in ninth between Ed Best and Jamie Davis.
Paasch leads the British Motostar Championship on 70 points. Scott Swann is second with 52 and Dan Jones moves up to third with 45 points.
British Motostar Brands Hatch June 2019 Race 1
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