Ray shatters lap document to say prime spot on opening day at Donington Park
Bradley Ray set the quickest ever Bennetts British Superbike Championship lap on the Nationwide circuit this afternoon to prime the occasions within the mixed SUPERPICKS Free Apply classes. The championship chief held a bonus of 0.323s on the prime, because the main 4 riders lapped below the prevailing circuit document.
Ray had taken cost within the afternoon session, posting a fast lap earlier than a bathe briefly interrupted the motion. His rivals couldn’t higher the time and the Wealthy Vitality OMG Racing Yamaha rider is gunning to battle for victory within the eBay Dash Race tomorrow.
Ryde made it a Wealthy Vitality OMG Racing Yamaha lockout on the prime of the occasions; after setting the tempo within the opening session, the native contender held off Lee Jackson on the Cheshire Mouldings FS-3 Kawasaki on the finish of the opening day.
Jason O’Halloran led the McAMS Yamaha cost in fourth place as his teammate Tarran Mackenzie returned to motion from damage for the primary time since pre-season testing. The reigning champion begins his title defence this weekend, ending in the present day’s classes in seventeenth place.
Rory Skinner had one other sturdy session as he held fifth place on the second of the Cheshire Mouldings FS-3 Kawasakis, simply forward of Glenn Irwin as Honda have fun the thirtieth anniversary of Fireblade.
Peter Hickman held seventh place for FHO Racing BMW with Danny Kent holding off Tommy Bridewell and Christian Iddon accomplished the highest ten. Andrew Irwin and Leon Haslam accomplished the highest 12.
Haslam ended his session with a crash at Craner Curves, leading to a sprained proper ankle and he will likely be reviewed by the BSB Medical Staff previous to Free Apply 3.
Bennetts British Superbike Championship, Donington Park, SUPERPICKS Free Apply mixed occasions:
- Bradley Ray (Wealthy Vitality OMG Racing Yamaha) 1m:05.497s
- Kyle Ryde (Wealthy Vitality OMG Racing Yamaha) +0.323s
- Lee Jackson (Cheshire Mouldings FS-3 Kawasaki) +0.408s
- Jason O’Halloran (McAMS Yamaha) +0.455s
- Rory Skinner (Cheshire Mouldings FS-3 Kawasaki) +0.640s
- Glenn Irwin (Honda Racing UK) +0.715s
- Peter Hickman (FHO Racing BMW) +0.762s
- Danny Kent (Buildbase Suzuki) +0.781s
- Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Merchandise Racing Ducati) +0.813s
- Christian Iddon (Buildbase Suzuki) +0.865s
- Andrew Irwin (SYNETIQ BMW) +1.045s
- Leon Haslam (VisionTrack Kawasaki) +1.181s
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Wealthy Vitality OMG Racing Yamaha
Quickest in SUPERPICKS mixed follow
“We made a couple of adjustments between the classes after which within the second session, we put a brand new tyre in firstly and went out and went as quick as I may!
“It felt actually good truly, I believe there’s extra within the tank, however I believe there’s extra too for the others as effectively. We have been going to vary the setting a bit simply to try to enhance it on the finish, however total I’m very joyful.
“I take pleasure in this monitor, I’ve at all times loved it on all the things. I had my first Superbike double win right here so I at all times have fond recollections coming to this circuit. It’s not going to be as simple as that this weekend, however we’re trying ahead to it.
“It’s good having Kyle right here retaining me trustworthy; it’s good for each of us as we’ve had a tricky couple of years, however is sweet to be on a aggressive bike combating for wins and podiums.”