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Aug 17, 2019

British Superbike: Josh Brookes Captures Pole Position At Cadwell Park (Updated)

Josh Brookes. Photo courtesy of MotorSport Vision Racing.

Editorial Note: American Brandon Paasch, riding his FPW Racing KTM, qualified third in British Motostar (Moto3) but crashed and DNF in Race One Saturday at Cadwell Park. Paasch reported on Facebook that he is essentially uninjured and has been medically cleared to ride in Race Two on Sunday.

Bennetts British Superbike Championship

Cadwell Park, England

August 17, 2019

Qualifying Results (all on Pirelli tires):

From Qualifying Knockout Session Three:

1. Josh Brookes, Australia (Duc Panigale V4 R), 1:26.219

2. Bradley Ray, UK (Suz GSX-R1000), 1:26.443

3. Tommy Bridewell, UK (Duc Panigale V4 R), 1:26.495

4. Scott Redding, UK (Duc Panigale V4 R), 1:26.513

5. Danny Buchan, UK (Kaw ZX-10RR), 1:26.564

6. Jason O'Halloran, Australia (Yam YZF-R1), 1:26.998

7. Dan Linfoot, UK (Yam YZF-R1), 1:27.103

8. Christian Iddon, UK (BMW S1000RR), 1:27.243

9. Glenn Irwin, UK (BMW S1000RR), 1:27.289

From Qualifying Knockout Session Two:

10. Andrew Irwin, UK (Hon CBR1000RR SP2), 1:27.212

11. Peter Hickman, UK (BMW S1000RR), 1:27.253

12. Luke Stapleford, UK (Suz GSX-R1000), 1:27.420

13. Xavi Fores, Spain (Hon CBR1000RR), 1:27.818

14. Matt Truelove, UK (Yam YZF-R1), 1:27.958

15. Gino Rea, UK (MV Agusta F4 1000), 1:28.055

16. Josh Elliott, UK (Suz GSX-R1000), 1:28.116

17. Tarran Mackenzie, UK (Yam YZF-R1), 1:28.123

18. Ryan Vickers, UK (Kaw ZX-10RR), no time recorded in Q2

From Qualifying Knockout Session One:

19. Ben Currie, Australia (Kaw ZX-10RR), 1:28.544

20. Billy McConnell, Australia (Suz GSX-R1000), 1:28.547

21. Hector Barbera, Spain (Kaw ZX-10RR), 1:28.557

22. Dean Harrison, UK (Kaw ZX-10RR), 1:28.639

23. Joe Francis, UK (BMW S1000RR), 1:28.872

24. Claudio Corti, Italy (Kaw ZX-10RR), 1:29.059

25. David Allingham, UK (Yam YZF-R1), 1:29.177

26. Sam Coventry, UK (Kaw ZX-10RR), 1:29.182

27. Shaun Winfield, UK (Yam YZF-R1), 1:29.474

28. Dean Hipwell, UK (Kaw ZX-10RR), 1:29.854

29. Fraser Rogers, UK (Kaw ZX-10RR), 1:30.440



More, from a press release issued by MotorSport Vision Racing:

Brookes back on pole position by 0.224s from a resurgent Ray

Josh Brookes claimed his third pole position of the 2019 Bennetts British Superbike Championship season at Cadwell Park, setting a time under the existing lap record to put the Be Wiser Ducati at the top of the times by 0.224s.

Brookes set the pace in the final Q3 stage after topping the free practice times yesterday as the 2015 champion bids to close down the Podium Points deficit to championship leader Scott Redding in tomorrow’s two races in Lincolnshire.

However, the biggest celebration came from the Buildbase Suzuki team as Bradley Ray returned to the front row for the first time this season in Datatag Qualifying, nudging ahead of Tommy Bridewell on the Oxford Racing Ducati to complete the front row.

Redding heads the second row on the second of the Be Wiser Ducatis ahead of Danny Buchan, who had topped the final free practice session this morning for FS-3 Racing Kawasaki. Jason O'Halloran was sixth fastest on the leading McAMS Yamaha, holding off Dan Linfoot who overcame a crash in Q1 to return to the top nine for Santander Salt TAG Yamaha.

Tyco BMW completed the top ten with Christian Iddon narrowly ahead of Glenn Irwin as Honda Racing’s Andrew Irwin just got pushed outside of the top nine after Q2.

Bennetts British Superbike Championship, Cadwell Park, Datatag Qualifying result:

Josh Brookes (Be Wiser Ducati)

Bradley Ray (Buildbase Suzuki) +0.224s

Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Racing Ducati) +0.276s

Scott Redding (Be Wiser Ducati) +0.294s

Danny Buchan (FS-3 Racing Kawasaki) +0.345s

Jason O'Halloran (McAMS Yamaha) +0.779s

Dan Linfoot (Santander Salt TAG Yamaha) +0.884s

Christian Iddon (Tyco BMW) +1.024s

Glenn Irwin (Tyco BMW) +1.070s

For more information on the Bennetts British Superbike Championship visit www.britishsuperbike.com


Josh Brookes - Be Wiser Ducati

Pole position

“I’m really pleased. We’ve had a couple of poor years here recently and I haven’t really been able to do anything that satisfying, so to have the bike that feels the way it does underneath me is is great, I don’t need to follow anybody to do the lap, I can do it on my own.

“The bike feels like it’s doing what I want it to do and we’re doing the lap times that prove it. I can’t be more pleased for myself but obviously I’ve got to thank everybody involved in the team, all the sponsors and my mechanics that do the work, and in front of a fantastic crowd here on a Saturday afternoon.”

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