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Aug 23, 2014

Byrne On Top During British Superbike Practice At Cadwell Park

The MCE British Superbike Championship is racing at Cadwell Park this weekend.

MCE British Superbike Championship

Cadwell Park, England

August 23, 2014

Free Practice One Results (all on Pirelli tires):

1. Shane Byrne, UK (Kaw ZX-10R), 1:26.990

2. Ryuichi Kiyonari, Japan (BMW S1000RR), 1:27.318

3. Dan Linfoot, UK (Kaw ZX-10R), 1:28.103

4. Chris Walker, UK (Kaw ZX-10R), 1:28.185

5. Josh Brookes, Australia (Yam YZF-R1), 1:28.198

6. Peter Hickman, UK (Hon CBR1000RR), 1:28.394

7. Stuart Easton, UK (Kaw ZX-10R), 1:28.753

8. Barry Burrell, UK (Kaw ZX-10R), 1:28.794

9. Jon Kirkham, UK (Kaw ZX-10R), 1:28.943

10. Howie Mainwaring, UK (Kaw ZX-10R), 1:28.968

11. James Westmoreland, UK (BMW S1000R), 1:29.081

12. Josh Waters, Australia (Suz GSX-R1000), 1:29.137

13. Tommy Bridewell, UK (Yam YZF-R1), 1:29.180

14. Martin Jessopp, UK (BMW S1000RR), 1:29.196

15. John Hopkins, USA (Suz GSX-R1000), 1:29.232

16. James Ellison, UK (Kaw ZX-10R), 1:29.237

17. Glen Richards, Australia (Kaw ZX-10R), 1:29.381

18. Scott Smart, UK (Kaw ZX-10R), 1:29.657

19. Ben Wilson, UK (Kaw ZX-10R), 1:29.809

20. John Ingram, UK (Kaw ZX-10R), 1:29.892

21. Jakub Smrz, Czech Republic (Duc 1199 Panigale R), 1:30.119

22. Keith Farmer, UK (Kaw ZX-10R), 1:30.262

23. Patric Muff, Switzerland (BMW S1000RR), 1:30.292

24. Gary Mason, UK (Kaw ZX-10R), 1:30.547

25. Aaron Zanotti, UK (Suz GSX-R1000), 1:31.769

26. Rhalf Lo Turco, Brazil (Kaw ZX-10R), 1:33.216

27. Christophe Ponsson, France (Bim BB3), 1:33.392

Other Americans competing at Cadwell Park:

James Rispoli was 14th-fastest in British Supersport Free Practice Two with a time of 1:32.855 on his Team Traction Control Yamaha YZF-R6.

Jayson Uribe, riding his FPW Racing/R5R Honda, was sixth overall and third-quickest in British Motostar Free Practice Two with a time of 1:36.995.

Former AMA Pro regular Ben Young, a resident of Canada, was 24th in British 1000cc Superstock Qualifying Session One with a time of 1:32.385 on his Team WD-40 Kawasaki ZX-10R.

More, from a press release issued by MotorSport Vision:



Free practice one:1: Ryuichi Kiyonari (Buildbase BMW) 1m:28.098s
2: Shane Byrne (Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki) +0.219s
3: Josh Brookes (Milwaukee Yamaha) +0.731s
4: Dan Linfoot (Quattro Plant Kawasaki) +0.832s
5: Jon Kirkham (Halsall Biker Gear Kawasaki) +0.853s
6: Chris Walker (Lloyds British GBmoto Racing Kawasaki) +1.092s

Free practice two:1: Shane Byrne (Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki) 1m:26.990s
2: Ryuichi Kiyonari (Buildbase BMW) +0.328s
3: Dan Linfoot (Quattro Plant Kawasaki) +1.113s
4: Chris Walker (Lloyds British GBmoto Racing Kawasaki) +1.195s
5: Josh Brookes (Milwaukee Yamaha) +1.208s
6: Peter Hickman (RAF Reserves Honda) +1.404s


Shane Byrne edged out his MCE Insurance British Superbike title rival Ryuichi Kiyonari in a high-speed duel for the top spot in free practice ahead of Bank Holiday Monday’s eighth round at Cadwell Park as the pair bid for a record-breaking fourth crown.

Japanese rider Kiyonari, who lives nearby to the Lincolnshire circuit had set the pace in the morning session, and despite putting in a sequence of fast laps in the afternoon session he was narrowly edged out by fierce rival Byrne.

Byrne hit back strongly, putting in a scorching lap of 1m 26.990s aboard his Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki late in the second session to signal his intention to end a run of seven races without a win.

Byrne said: “We have been chipping away in the first session this morning and found more pace this afternoon but we still need to work hard. The team have some good ideas and fingers crossed we can have an even better day tomorrow.”

Milwaukee Yamaha’s Brookes was pushed back into fifth place by the late charges from both Dan Linfoot, continuing his recent run of form on the Quattro Plant Kawasaki, and Chris Walker on the Lloyds British GBmoto Kawasaki.

Stuart Easton on the second Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki, Tommy Bridewell on the Milwaukee Yamaha and James Ellison, who is bravely making a racing return following an injury, are all pushing to secure the final places in the Showdown.

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More, from a press release issued by Milwaukee Yamaha:


The Milwaukee Yamaha team got the eighth round of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship at Cadwell Park underway with Josh Brookes and Tommy Bridewell working hard ahead of Bank Holiday’s Monday races.

Brookes already has his position in the Showdown confirmed but Bridewell will be fighting hard this weekend to score a haul of points in his quest to consolidate a position inside the top six. The opening free practice sessions produced a challenge for both riders with Brookes in fifth and Bridewell in thirteenth, but both fired up to make further progress tomorrow.

Brookes said: “Today there has been something a bit different with the character of the bike and we don’t want to start making a load of changes as it might just need a few things checking over. We don’t want to do anything radical because we usually have a general setting and then just make some tweaks. We believe that we can look at it again in the morning as it is just out of character. In that respect we felt a bit far away today but hopefully tomorrow we can fix the problem.”

Bridewell said: “It has been a challenging opening day really. We were quite far away this morning with the chassis and then instantly when we made some changes for this afternoon we went a lot faster straight away. We had a problem in the second part of the session which meant we didn’t do as many laps but the team will have it fixed for the morning and we will be alright.”

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