Hopes were high in the Tyco BMW camp despite only running a single rider - Andrew Reid out with a broken femur - as Christian Iddon’s wet weather prowess had not disappointed during practice.

As at Silverstone a week before, Oulton Park was hit by rain throughout the weekend and Race One on Sunday was declared wet. Unlike Silverstone, there was no doubt about tyre choice as the entire field opted for full wets.

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There was drama from the start as Jake Dixon, the pole setter, was unable to make the grid after a Warm Up crash. This paved the way for Iddon, who jumped into a six-way battle for victory with the likes of Byrne, Haslam, Peter Hickman (Smiths Racing BMW) and Hopkins.

Their fighting had allowed Dan Linfoot to slip away on the Honda, but Iddon was able to move into second and began his pursuit. Unfortunately it was not meant to be, the Tyco BMW rider coming off at Hizzys with only eight laps remaining and ending his charge to an almost certain podium finish prematurely.

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Hickman remained just outside of the podium, looking to gain important championship points with Byrne seeming to struggle. His efforts would be cut short as Linfoot’s Honda screamed no more and brought out the red flag. This saw Hickman take eighth place, ahead of fellow title rivals Byrne and O’Halloran in an ever-tightening championship.

Fellow Smiths Racing BMW rider Lee Jackson also found himself in the points with 12th place, some ten seconds ahead of Jakub Smrz (Lloyd & Jones PR Racing BMW) who continues a strong run of point scoring finishes on the BMW S 1000 RR.

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Race Two was a much dryer affair at Oulton Park and thanks to his efforts in Race One, Iddon was in prime position to make up for the earlier disappointment. A solid launch saw the Tyco BMW man right with the leading group once again at the start of the race.

Meanwhile, Hickman resumed his battle with Byrne from the previous race. Despite the fighting, they soon found themselves just on the edge of the podium. A hard charging Josh Brookes emerged as a late challenger to Hickman, the two road racing aces duking it out right until the line.

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Race Two was a much dryer affair at Oulton Park and thanks to his efforts in Race One, Iddon was in prime position to make up for the earlier disappointment. A solid launch saw the Tyco BMW man right with the leading group once again at the start of the race.

Meanwhile, Hickman resumed his battle with Byrne from the previous race. Despite the fighting, they soon found themselves just on the edge of the podium. A hard charging Josh Brookes emerged as a late challenger to Hickman, the two road racing aces duking it out right until the line.

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Oulton Park saw two Pirelli National Superstock 1000 races held over the course of the weekend. The BMW S 1000 RR filled four of the top six positions in Race One with Chrissy Rouse on the podium in third place.

Race Two was equally as rewarding for the BMW riders with Josh Elliott returning to the podium in third place. Compared to Silverstone’s explosive race, Race Two was a quieter affair with significant gaps forming throughout the field.

After back-to-back rounds, teams and riders now have a brief break before heading across the ocean to Assen for the penultimate round of the championship on the 29th of September to the first of October.

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