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Cooper takes Pirelli Superstock Championship lead with Brands win!

Richard Cooper has taken his second win on the Bennetts Suzuki GSX-R1000, claiming victory in the opening KGN Pillinger 50 race. It was the Morello Racing Kawasaki machine of Danny Buchan who grabbed the holeshot in the 38 lap race, with Cooper following in close contention and the Quattro Plant FS-3 Racing Kawasaki of James Rispoli in third.

 

Cooper made his move into the lead on the fourth lap and together with Buchan the duo were able to pull away from the rest of the field, continuing to circulate separated by just 0.1s throughout the race. Behind them, it was a titanic battle for the third podium place, with Rispoli, rookie Luke Hedger, Chrissy Rouse and Ian Hutchinson all taking their turn to hold third place.

 

With rain beginning to fall on lap 27 the red flag was deployed and with over two thirds race distance being completed, the result was declared meaning Cooper took the victory, with Buchan second and Hutchinson claiming the final rostrum position. Rookie Hedger claimed fourth with Rogers in fifth. Donington podium man Michael Rutter retired on lap 14.

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