2012 British Supersport Championship season

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2012 British Supersport season
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Support series:
British Superbike Championship
Superstock 1000
Superstock 600
British Motostar Championship

The 2012 Motorpoint British Supersport Championship Protected By Datatag season was the 25th running of the British Supersport Championship, the rules have stayed as they were from last year with the two race format providing some intense racing. With champion Alastair Seeley leaving for the British Superbike Championship the field should be closer than ever, Ben Wilson stays to see if he can finally capture the title. It proved to be another closely thought championship with Jack Kennedy and the returning former Supersport champion Glen Richards battling all the way to the final race of the championship, where it was down to the second and final race, in a drama packed race Richards fell at westfield on lap 2, meaning Kennedy only needed to finish to win the title, but on lap 8 Kennedy's dreams were ended with a mechanical problem for his MARtrain Yamaha forcing him to retire and hand Richards the title who was unaware of the events until arriving back in the pits.[1]

Calendar[edit]

2012 Calendar[2]
Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Rider Winning Team
1 R1 England Brands Hatch Indy 8 April Australia Billy McConnell England Sam Warren England Sam Warren Seton Tuning Yamaha
R2 9 April England Sam Warren England Ben Wilson Republic of Ireland Jack Kennedy MarTrain Yamaha Racing
2 R1 England Thruxton 14 April Australia Glen Richards England Sam Warren Australia Glen Richards Smiths (Gloucester) Racing
R2 15 April England Sam Warren Republic of Ireland Jack Kennedy Australia Billy McConnell Smiths (Gloucester) Racing
3 R1 England Oulton Park 6 May Republic of Ireland Jack Kennedy England Ben Wilson Republic of Ireland Jack Kennedy MarTrain Yamaha Racing
R2 7 May England Ben Wilson Australia Glen Richards Australia Glen Richards Smiths (Gloucester) Racing
4 R1 England Snetterton 300 26 May Australia Glen Richards Australia Glen Richards Republic of Ireland Jack Kennedy MarTrain Yamaha Racing
R2 27 May Australia Glen Richards Australia Billy McConnell Republic of Ireland Jack Kennedy MarTrain Yamaha Racing
5 R1 Scotland Knockhill 23 June Australia Glen Richards England Christian Iddon Australia Glen Richards Smiths (Gloucester) Racing
R2 24 June England Christian Iddon England Christian Iddon Australia Billy McConnell Smiths (Gloucester) Racing
6 R1 England Oulton Park 7 July Australia Glen Richards Australia Glen Richards Australia Billy McConnell Smiths (Gloucester) Racing
R2 8 July Australia Glen Richards Australia Glen Richards Australia Glen Richards Smiths (Gloucester) Racing
7 R1 England Brands Hatch GP 22 July Australia Glen Richards Republic of Ireland Jack Kennedy Australia Glen Richards Smiths (Gloucester) Racing
R2 Republic of Ireland Jack Kennedy Australia Billy McConnell Republic of Ireland Jack Kennedy MarTrain Yamaha Racing
8 R1 England Cadwell Park 26 August Australia Glen Richards Australia Glen Richards Australia Billy McConnell Smiths (Gloucester) Racing
R2 27 August Australia Glen Richards England Luke Mossey Australia Glen Richards Smiths (Gloucester) Racing
9 R1 England Donington Park 8 September Australia Glen Richards Australia Billy McConnell Republic of Ireland Jack Kennedy MarTrain Yamaha Racing
R2 9 September Australia Billy McConnell Australia Glen Richards Australia Glen Richards Smiths (Gloucester) Racing
10 R1 Netherlands TT Circuit Assen 22 September England Luke Mossey Republic of Ireland Jack Kennedy England Christian Iddon Oxford TAG Triumph
R2 23 September Republic of Ireland Jack Kennedy England Christian Iddon United States P. J. Jacobsen Tyco Suzuki
11 R1 England Silverstone Arena GP 29 September Australia Glen Richards Republic of Ireland Jack Kennedy England Christian Iddon Oxford TAG Triumph
R2 30 September Republic of Ireland Jack Kennedy England Richard Cooper England Ben Wilson Gearlink Kawasaki
12 R1 England Brands Hatch GP 13 October Australia Glen Richards England Richard Cooper Australia Billy McConnell Smiths (Gloucester) Racing
R2 14 October England Richard Cooper England Luke Jones Australia Billy McConnell Smiths (Gloucester) Racing

Championship standings[edit]

Riders' Championship[edit]

2012 Final Riders' Championship[3]
Pos Rider Bike BRH
England
THR
England
OUL
England
SNE
England
KNO
Scotland
OUL
England
BRH
England
CAD
England
DON
England
ASS
Netherlands
SIL
England
BRH
England
Pts
R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2
1 Australia Glen Richards Triumph Ret 8 1 3 4 1 2 3 1 2 Ret 1 1 2 3 1 Ret 1 6 3 2 6 3 Ret 372
2 Republic of Ireland Jack Kennedy Yamaha 6 1 4 2 1 3 1 1 2 3 Ret 3 2 1 4 7 1 2 2 Ret Ret 4 2 Ret 363.5
3 Australia Billy McConnell Triumph 9 3 Ret 1 5 7 5 2 4 1 1 2 Ret 3 1 4 2 4 12 10 4 10 1 1 340
4 England Christian Iddon Triumph 4 4 6 10 6 5 7 5 7 19 Ret Ret 3 4 2 2 3 3 1 2 1 3 4 Ret 285.5
5 England Ben Wilson Kawasaki 2 Ret 3 5 2 2 3 Ret 11 4 2 4 6 5 Ret 6 Ret Ret 7 7 5 1 7 5 259
6 England Richard Cooper Triumph 12 6 8 9 7 6 Ret Ret 5 6 Ret 6 9 6 6 3 19 6 3 5 3 2 5 2 221
7 England Luke Mossey Triumph Ret 21 5 4 8 9 4 Ret 6 5 3 5 5 8 5 5 5 Ret 4 9 172
8 Finland Pauli Pekkanen Triumph 3 22 7 8 9 8 Ret 8 8 7 4 7 7 7 8 8 7 7 11 Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret 159
9 Northern Ireland Glenn Irwin Yamaha 5 Ret 12 7 10 10 9 6 10 21 6 10 Ret 11 9 9 4 5 8 6 7 Ret 8 Ret 153
10 England Luke Jones Triumph Ret 7 10 6 11 13 8 Ret 9 8 Ret 9 4 DNS 8 8 13 8 8 7 6 3 141.5
11 England Sam Warren Yamaha 1 2 2 Ret 3 4 6 4 3 Ret Ret DNS 10 DNS 7 Ret 138
12 England Dean Hipwell Yamaha 8 12 13 12 19 15 15 Ret 16 12 11 15 13 12 Ret 11 11 11 Ret 14 12 13 12 10 69
13 Scotland Deane Brown Yamaha 19 5 17 Ret 13 Ret 13 9 8 12 8 DNS 10 Ret 6 Ret 14 Ret Ret 8 64.5
14 Scotland Taylor Mackenzie Yamaha 21 Ret 19 20 20 16 Ret Ret 19 11 12 14 14 14 13 15 9 9 10 Ret Ret 8 10 6 63
15 Northern Ireland Nikki Coates Yamaha Ret 20 14 15 15 14 12 7 14 Ret 7 13 11 10 Ret 12 Ret 12 17 14 Ret 14 Ret 56
16 England James East Kawasaki 11 10 16 17 Ret 17 16 Ret 15 13 14 16 12 9 11 Ret 10 11 11 7 55
17 Scotland Kev Coghlan Yamaha 13 10 9 11 14 11 10 Ret 12 Ret 5 8 54.5
18 England Graeme Gowland Yamaha 6 5 9 4 41
19 England Sam Hornsey Suzuki 14 14 17 16 13 Ret 21 11 18 Ret 9 17 17 DNS 10 10 17 Ret 13 12 37
20 England Jimmy Hill Triumph 7 15 11 13 12 12 11 Ret Ret 14 32.5
21 United States PJ Jacobsen Suzuki 9 1 32
22 England Daniel Cooper Suzuki 10 11 Ret Ret 28.5
Kawasaki 17 10 10 11 Ret 13 24 17
23 Australia Brodie Waters Suzuki 19 11 11 9 13 9 27
24 Netherlands Raymond Schouten Yamaha 5 4 24
25 England Luke Stapleford Kawasaki 15 13 15 19 18 DNS 17 Ret Ret 17 17 20 12 10 13 15 23 18 14 15 20.5
26 England David Paton Yamaha 17 Ret Ret 23 16 Ret 14 9 Ret DNS 15 15 DNS DNS 15 12 Ret Ret Ret 13 19
27 England Ben Field Honda Ret Ret 26 24 19 10 16 19 16 17 Ret Ret 12 13 28 20 18 17 13
28 Northern Ireland John Simpson Triumph Ret 21 21 13 15 16 16 11 8
29 England Shaun Winfield Triumph 22 23 21 Ret 22 19 20 Ret 22 18 18 22 19 Ret 14 Ret DNS 16 22 19 13 15 14 12 9
30 England Josh Caygill Triumph 16 Ret 22 22 23 21 22 12 21 16 20 23 22 19 16 16 14 Ret 6
31 England Jonathan Lodge Triumph Ret 24 23 21 25 20 Ret Ret 15 18 18 16 15 17 Ret 14 26 22 16 20 17 14 6
32 England Matt Layt Triumph 20 18 21 18 24 13 22 24 23 20 18 14 20 18 27 23 20 22 Ret Ret 5
33 England Scott Hudson Kawasaki 17 13 DNS Ret 19 15 4
34 England Philip Atkinson Triumph 13 Ret 3
35 England Craig Neve Triumph 18 19 26 Ret 29 26 Ret 14 Ret 25 Ret DNS 19 Ret 17 Ret 29 24 17 18 15 Ret 3
36 England Adam Blacklock Yamaha 20 18 18 14 Ret Ret 18 Ret 20 Ret Ret Ret 20 DNS DNS Ret Ret DNS 2
37 England Gary Winfield Triumph 25 15 24 20 23 Ret DNS DNS 20 18 18 21 31 26 Ret 24 23 20 1
38 Wales David Jones Kawasaki Ret Ret 27 25 27 22 1
Triumph 23 15 19 Ret 21 18 DNS 19
39 England Tom McHale 15 21 1
England Jody Lees Yamaha Ret 16 Ret DNS 24 23 23 Ret 21 Ret Ret DNS 0
England Anthony Rogers Triumph Ret 17 Ret 24 0
Finland Juha Kallio Triumph 21 21 Ret 18 0
Scotland Robbie Stewart Kawasaki 22 23 20 17 0
Northern Ireland David Haire Honda 21 16 0
Netherlands Martin VAN Ruttenbeek Yamaha 22 19 0
England Alex Barkshire Triumph 24 Ret 0
England Sam Coventry Suzuki 28 25 0
England Jesse Trayler Suzuki 25 Ret 0
England Daniel Bray Kawasaki 28 26 0
Australia Corey Snowsill Suzuki Ret Ret 0
Northern Ireland Mark Hanna Triumph Ret DNS 0
Pos Rider Bike BRH
England
THR
England
OUL
England
SNE
England
KNO
Scotland
OUL
England
BRH
England
CAD
England
DON
England
ASS
Netherlands
SIL
England
BRH
England
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Not classified (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate
Excluded (EX)

Privateers' Championship[edit]

Pos Rider Bike BRH
England
THR
England
OUL
England
SNE
England
KNO
Scotland
OUL
England
BRH
England
CAD
England
DON
England
ASS
Netherlands
SIL
England
BRH
England
Pts
R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2
1 Northern Ireland Glenn Irwin Yamaha 5 Ret 12 7 10 10 9 6 10 21 6 10 Ret 11 9 9 308
2 England Luke Jones Triumph Ret 7 10 6 11 13 8 Ret 9 8 Ret 9 4 DNS 227.5
3 England James East Kawasaki 11 10 16 17 Ret 17 16 Ret 15 13 14 16 12 9 11 Ret 227
4 England Matt Layt Triumph 20 18 21 18 24 13 22 24 23 20 18 14 155
5 England Jonathan Lodge Triumph Ret 24 23 21 25 20 Ret Ret 15 18 18 16 15 17 136
6 England Ben Field Honda Ret Ret 26 24 19 10 16 19 16 17 Ret Ret 103
7 England Gary Winfield Triumph 25 15 24 20 23 Ret DNS DNS 20 18 80
8 England Craig Neve Triumph 18 19 26 Ret 29 26 Ret 14 Ret 25 Ret DNS 19 Ret 77.5
9 England Jody Lees Yamaha Ret 16 Ret DNS 24 23 23 Ret 21 Ret Ret DNS 52
10 England Philip Atkinson Triumph 13 Ret 20
11 England Sam Coventry Suzuki 28 25 17
12 England Anthony Rogers Triumph Ret 17 Ret 24 16.5
13 England Daniel Bray Kawasaki 28 26 16
14 England Alex Barkshire Triumph 24 Ret 10
15 England Jesse Trayler Suzuki 25 Ret 9
Northern Ireland Mark Hanna Triumph Ret DNS 0
Pos Rider Bike BRH
England
THR
England
OUL
England
SNE
England
KNO
Scotland
OUL
England
BRH
England
CAD
England
DON
England
ASS
Netherlands
SIL
England
BRH
England
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Not classified (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate
Excluded (EX)

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