Editorial Be aware: American Julian Correa, using his Microlise Cresswell Racing Honda, was eleventh in British Expertise Cup FP1 at Donington Park.
Extra, from a press launch issued by MotorSport Imaginative and prescient Racing:
Irwin in management after opening Bennetts British Superbike motion at Donington Park
Glenn Irwin kicked off the penultimate spherical of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Donington Park by setting the tempo within the opening SUPERPICKS Free Apply session, topping the instances for Honda Racing UK to push Bradley Ray again into second by 0.160s on the chequered flag.
The afternoon session was hampered by moist situations, that means that the highest twelve riders from this morning’s free observe progress into tomorrow afternoon’s Q2 stage of SUPERPICKS Qualifying.
Peter Hickman had surged into third place on his ultimate lap for the FHO Racing BMW staff this morning, easing Kyle Ryde again into fourth. The Wealthy Vitality OMG Racing Yamaha rider had a spell on the high earlier within the session, however led the cost of the house contenders as Leon Haslam accomplished the highest 5.
Danny Buchan had been one other rider to function on the high of the instances earlier within the session and he completed in sixth place for SYNETIQ BMW forward of tomorrow’s Qualifying and eBay Dash Race.
The Honda Racing UK teammates Takumi Takahashi and Ryo Mizuno had a robust session with the pair break up for seventh and ninth locations by Andrew Irwin on the second SYNETIQ BMW.
Josh Brookes was subsequent for the MCE Ducati staff, pushing Title Fighter Tommy Bridewell outdoors of the highest ten by 0.124s, while Storm Stacey accomplished the 12 riders by way of to Q2 tomorrow for Crew LKQ Euro Automobile Elements Kawasaki.
Lee Jackson was fifteenth quickest on the lone Cheshire Mouldings FS-3 Kawasaki with Jason O’Halloran returning to motion in 18th place for McAMS Yamaha.
Bennetts British Superbike Championship, Donington Park GP, SUPERPICKS mixed Free Apply consequence:
- Glenn Irwin (Honda Racing UK) 1m30.611s
- Bradley Ray (Wealthy Vitality OMG Racing Yamaha) +0.160s
- Peter Hickman (FHO Racing BMW) +0.557s
- Kyle Ryde (Wealthy Vitality OMG Racing Yamaha) +0.774s
- Leon Haslam (VisionTrack Kawasaki) +1.076s
- Danny Buchan (SYNETIQ BMW) +1.116s
- Takumi Takahashi (Honda Racing UK) +1.276s
- Andrew Irwin (SYNETIQ BMW) +1.405s
- Ryo Mizuno (Honda Racing UK) +1.531s
- Josh Brookes (MCE Ducati) +1.765s
- Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Merchandise Racing Ducati) +1.889s
- Storm Stacey (Crew LKQ Euro Automobile Elements Kawasaki) +2.205s
For extra data on the Bennetts British Superbike Championship go to www.britishsuperbike.com
Honda Racing UK
Quickest in SUPERPICKS Free Apply
“Clearly the situations at this time have been a bit humorous; I sat within the field for a lot of the session this morning and went out with about 17 minutes to go.
“I felt good and the momentum that now we have had is constant and that momentum of late has constructed much more. I really feel that now we have been getting stronger during the last couple of rounds and at this time it has continued.
“The bike felt good although the situations haven’t been nice, even the lap time regardless of the situations had been cheap. It is very important high Bradley and that’s my aim for this weekend, to maintain the Yamaha behind me.
“That’s the first blow as such so now we have to stick with it for tomorrow.”