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Peter Hickman benefits from Josh Brookes mistake to win Race 2

Hickman benefits from Brookes mistake to win Race 2

06/08/2017 at 17:27Updated 06/08/2017 at 18:41

Peter Hickman rode to victory in the second race at Thruxton as Race 1 winner Josh Brookes' mistake right at the end put him out of the race.

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Brookes, the winner of Race 1, had overtaken Hickman to lead going into the final couple of laps but he ended up on the grass as Hickman powered home for victory.

Video - Hickman reigns in Race 2


Championship leader Shane 'Shakey' Byrne was leading the race but he ended up dropping down as his bike evidently slowed due to an issue with his tyre.

That left Hickman and Brookes battling for top spot towards the end of the race.

Video - Josh Brookes takes race one in Thruxton


Byrne led for the first-half of the race but around the half-way stage Hickman moved up into first with Brookes bumping the championship leader into third.

Although Byrne clocked the quickest lap of the race with a 1:14.845 he started to slow around lap 12 and eventually dropped right down.

Jake Dixon took second with Leon Haslam in third.

Bradley Ray was the first to crash out of the race but was fortunate not to sustain any injury.

Earlier Brooks secured his first victory of the season in Race 1 leading off Hickman again and Jake Dixon.