Brookes back on top at Brands Hatch after opening day in Kent 1Josh 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.

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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:

  1. Josh Brookes (Be Wiser Ducati) 1m:26.439s
  2. Peter Hickman (Smiths Racing BMW) +0.020s
  3. Scott Redding (Be Wiser Ducati) +0.050s
  4. Dan Linfoot (Santander Salt TAG Yamaha) +0.192s
  5. Tarran Mackenzie (McAMS Yamaha) +0.383s
  6. Luke Stapleford (Buildbase Suzuki) +0.878s
  7. Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Racing Ducati) +0.988s
  8. Danny Buchan (FS3-Racing Kawasaki) +1.046s
  9. Jason O’Halloran (McAMS Yamaha) +1.110s
  10. Andrew Irwin (Honda Racing) +1.204s

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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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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King of the Mountain: A monster weekend at Cadwell Park for Brookes 1Brookes off to a flying start in Bennetts BSB Free Practice at Cadwell Park 1Battle for the Showdown Six continues for Bennetts BSB stars at Cadwell Park 1Quattro Plant Kawasaki Signs Ex-MotoGP Star Héctor Barberá 1Andrew Irwin becomes sixth different race winner before Brookes hits top spot 1Redding claims Thruxton pole position by 0.059s 1Hickman holds the edge from Buchan and Brookes at Thruxton 1Irwin Joins Iddon at Tyco BMW For The Remainder of The 2019 BSB Season 1Glenn Irwin Parts Ways with Kawasaki 1Redding deals a double to win Monster Energy Race of Aces title 1Redding "over the moon" to land Snetterton pole position 2Redding lands top spot ahead of Mackenzie in Snetterton free practice 1Race of Aces: The battle to become the leader of the pack continues at Snetterton 1FORMER Snetterton WINNER Laverty STANDS in For Farmer at Norfolk Venue 1Yamaha unveils the new 2020 YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M 3Buchan claims first Bennetts BSB win as Scott lands race two victory 1Saturday Fife Fever for Fores with first Bennetts BSB pole position 1Redding leads the way in free practice at Knockhill 1Ben Currie to Join Glenn Irwin at Knockhill 1Bridewell leads the pack with Brookes set to fight for Integro Triple Crown prize 2Brookes reigns supreme to be crowned King of Brands after winning double 1Redding snatches it at Brands by 0.007s to claim first Bennetts BSB pole position 1Brookes back on top at Brands Hatch after opening day in Kent 1Bennetts BSB contenders set for King of Brands battle 1LAW RETURNS WITH QUATTRO TEAM ABM GP2 BIKE AT BRANDS HATCH 1

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