10 - 12 APR |

Brookes back on top in free practice two at Brands Hatch

Josh Brookes maintained his position at the top of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship free practice times at Brands Hatch this afternoon, moving 0.481s ahead of his Be Wiser Ducati teammate Scott Redding to remain fastest ahead of tomorrow’s Datatag Qualifying session.

The 2015 champion had set the benchmark this morning and after the second 45 minute session the Australian again emerged on top, with his best lap on his final run putting him firmly at the top at the circuit he did the double last year.

Redding had been exactly equal on lap time with Brookes when the session had just ten minutes to go with the pair tied at the top, but the former MotoGP contender held second position after his first day on the Grand Prix circuit in Kent.

Christian Iddon and Tyco BMW bounced back spectacularly after some technical issues this morning which saw them complete just a single lap to edge into the third fastest time and just 0.001s adrift of Redding ahead of him on the timesheets.

Iddon’s improvement pushed Tarran Mackenzie back into fourth place; the McAMS Yamaha rider holding a top five position for the majority of the session to be ahead of Tommy Bridewell who completed the leading five riders for Oxford Racing Ducati.

Peter Hickman was sixth fastest for Smiths Racing BMW with Dan Linfoot having another strong session to hold seventh place ahead of Jason O'Halloran, Luke Mossey and Danny Buchan who completed the top ten.

Bennetts British Superbike Championship, Brands Hatch, Free Practice 2 result:

  1. Josh Brookes (Be Wiser Ducati) 1m:25.615s
  2. Scott Redding (Be Wiser Ducati) +0.481s
  3. Christian Iddon (Tyco BMW) +0.482s
  4. Tarran Mackenzie (McAMS Yamaha) +0.730s
  5. Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Racing Ducati) +0.774s
  6. Peter Hickman (Smiths Racing BMW) +0.797s
  7. Dan Linfoot (Santander Salt TAG Yamaha) +0.957s
  8. Jason O'Halloran (McAMS Yamaha) +1.022s
  9. Luke Mossey (OMG Racing Suzuki) +1.121s
  10. Danny Buchan (FS3-Racing Kawasaki) +1.191s




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