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Jun 14, 2019

British Superbike: Josh Brookes Sets The Pace During Practice Friday At Brands Hatch

Josh Brookes (25). Photo courtesy of MSVR.

Bennetts British Superbike Championship

Brands Hatch GP Circuit, England

June 14, 2019

Free Practice Two Results (all on Pirelli tires):

1. Josh Brookes, Australia (Duc Panigale V4 R), 1:25.615

2. Scott Redding, UK (Duc Panigale V4 R), 1:26.096

3. Christian Iddon, UK (BMW S1000RR), 1:26.097

4. Tarran Mackenzie, UK (Yam YZF-R1), 1:26.345

5. Tommy Bridewell, UK (Duc Panigale V4 R), 1:26.389

6. Peter Hickman, UK (BMW S1000RR), 1:26.412

7. Dan Linfoot, UK (Yam YZF-R1), 1:26.572

8. Jason O'Halloran, Australia (Yam YZF-R1), 1:26.637

9. Luke Mossey, UK (Suz GSX-R1000), 1:26.736

10. Danny Buchan, UK (Kaw ZX-10RR), 1:26.806

11. Glenn Irwin, UK (Kaw ZX-10RR), 1:26.841

12. Luke Stapleford, UK (Suz GSX-R1000), 1:26.923

13. Andrew Irwin, UK (Hon CBR1000RR SP2), 1:27.015

14. Keith Farmer, UK (BMW S1000RR), 1:27.057

15. Bradley Ray, UK (Suz GSX-R1000), 1:27.189

16. Claudio Corti, Italy (Kaw ZX-10RR), 1:27.489

17. David Allingham, UK (Yam YZF-R1), 1:27.664

18. Hector Barbera, Spain (Kaw ZX-10RR), 1:27.687

19. Xavi Fores, Spain (Hon CBR1000RR), 1:27.689

20. Josh Elliott, UK (Suz GSX-R1000), 1:27.728

21. Joe Francis, UK (BMW S1000RR), 1:27.929

22. Matt Truelove, UK (Yam YZF-R1), 1:28.003

23. Ryan Vickers, UK (Kaw ZX-10RR), 1:28.041

24. James Ellison, UK (BMW S1000RR), 1:28.051

25. Sylvain Barrier, France (Duc Panigale V4 R), 1:28.155

26. Dean Hipwell, UK (Kaw ZX-10RR), 1:28.692

27. Shaun Winfield, UK (Yam YZF-R1), 1:28.950

28. Sam Coventry, UK (Kaw ZX-10RR), 1:28.983

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

Brookes back on top at Brands Hatch after opening day in Kent

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 in the opening session in the 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 on top at the circuit where he did the double last year.

Redding had equaled Brookes’ lap time with just 10 minutes of the session remaining, with the pair tied at the top, but the former MotoGP contender finished in 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 saw them complete just a single lap. Iddon edged into the third fastest time and just 0.001s adrift of Redding 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 1 result:

Josh Brookes (Be Wiser Ducati) 1m:26.439s

Peter Hickman (Smiths Racing BMW) +0.020s

Scott Redding (Be Wiser Ducati) +0.050s

Dan Linfoot (Santander Salt TAG Yamaha) +0.192s

Tarran Mackenzie (McAMS Yamaha) +0.383s

Luke Stapleford (Buildbase Suzuki) +0.878s

Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Racing Ducati) +0.988s

Danny Buchan (FS3-Racing Kawasaki) +1.046s

Jason O'Halloran (McAMS Yamaha) +1.110s

Andrew Irwin (Honda Racing) +1.204s

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

Josh Brookes (Be Wiser Ducati) 1m:25.615s

Scott Redding (Be Wiser Ducati) +0.481s

Christian Iddon (Tyco BMW) +0.482s

Tarran Mackenzie (McAMS Yamaha) +0.730s

Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Racing Ducati) +0.774s

Peter Hickman (Smiths Racing BMW) +0.797s

Dan Linfoot (Santander Salt TAG Yamaha) +0.957s

Jason O'Halloran (McAMS Yamaha) +1.022s

Luke Mossey (OMG Racing Suzuki) +1.121s

Danny Buchan (FS3-Racing Kawasaki) +1.191s

For more information on the Bennetts British Superbike Championship visit

Josh Brookes - Be Wiser Ducati

Fastest in Free Practice 1 and 2

“To summarise today, it has been a good start to the weekend. I topped both sessions, so I can’t complain! The bike’s good enough to be in P1, high fives, everyone’s happy.

"But my job is to find the little negative niggling points and keep working at them until the bike gets better, so actually today there’s a few little things that we need to improve, just with the way the bike’s turning and handling the bumps and things like that but nothing major.

“The positive is that it’s evident where we need to work, and we’re trying to narrow it down the areas to work in but to finish today fastest is good for me and the team.”

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