2019 British Superbike Championship
Round Seven – Thruxton – Friday

Peter Hickman topped the times after the opening Bennetts British Superbike Championship free practice sessions at Thruxton today, launching the Smiths Racing BMW to the fastest time in the Hampshire heat as he bids for a place in the Showdown.

Hickman had topped the opening session and with the times improving in the afternoon, the Smiths Racing BMW rider stayed at the top with an edge of just 0.273s from FS-3 Racing Kawasaki’s Danny Buchan who surged up the order in the closing stages.

Peter Hickman – P1

“We have had our usual day one really but it has been a good one! I felt really strong and happy with how it has gone today. We took an educated guess with the setup and we went straight out and did a 20-lap race run and the lap times were pretty good even at the end. The first session here is usually harder on tyres here as the track starts the weekend a bit green, but it didn’t seem to be like that today. We are in a good position at the moment but we have some tweaks we know we now need to make for tomorrow because qualifying is crucial and we really paid for that when I crashed at Snetterton at the last round. We have learnt a lot today and we finish the day happy and ready to try and make some more improvements tomorrow.”

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Peter Hickman – Image by Dave Yeomans

Multiple Thruxton race winner Josh Brookes moved up into third to lead the Be Wiser Ducati charge, narrowly ahead of Jason O’Halloran on the McAMS Yamaha as four different manufacturers featured in the leading positions.

Championship leader Scott Redding was fifth fastest on his first visit to Thruxton with Glenn Irwin clocking a time to end the opening day in sixth place on his debut with Tyco BMW, and narrowly ahead of his brother Andrew.

Rookie Ryan Vickers climbed inside the top ten in the afternoon session; the RAF Regular & Reserve Kawasaki rider edged out Ben Currie on the leading Quattro Plant JG Speedfit Kawasaki. His team-mate Hector Barbera had a crash in the second session; the Spanish rider sustained a fracture to his right fibula and is having physio. He will be reviewed for fitness tomorrow before free practice three.

BSB Practice Times


1Peter HICKMAN1m15.234
2Jason O’HALLORAN1m15.999
3Christian IDDON1m16.100
4Dan LINFOOT1m16.258
5Josh BROOKES1m16.298
6Luke MOSSEY1m16.420
7James ELLISON1m16.495
8Tommy BRIDEWELL1m16.546
9Luke STAPLEFORD1m16.569
10Tarran MACKENZIE1m16.661
11Andrew IRWIN1m16.687
12Ryan VICKERS1m16.727
13Bradley RAY1m16.883
14Scott REDDING1m16.948
15Glenn IRWIN1m16.987
16Joe FRANCIS1m17.042
17Danny BUCHAN1m17.188
18Ben CURRIE1m17.234
19Josh ELLIOTT1m17.365
20Xavi FORÉS1m17.621
21Fraser ROGERS1m17.783
22Matt TRUELOVE1m17.879
23Shaun WINFIELD1m17.997
24Dean HIPWELL1m18.422
25David ALLINGHAM1m18.441
26Claudio CORTI1m18.886
27Danny KENT1m19.164
28Sam COVENTRY1m19.182
1Peter Hickman1m15.140
2Danny Buchan1m15.413
3Josh Brookes1m15.579
4Jason O’halloran1m15.607
5Scott Redding1m15.724
6Glenn Irwin1m15.763
7Andrew Irwin1m15.782
8Ryan Vickers1m15.795
9Ben Currie1m15.842
10Tommy Bridewell1m15.856
11Luke Mossey1m15.921
12Dan Linfoot1m15.932
13Tarran Mackenzie1m15.935
14James Ellison1m16.071
15Luke Stapleford1m16.099
16Christian Iddon1m16.115
17Joe Francis1m16.158
18Matt Truelove1m16.338
19Josh Elliott1m16.407
20Xavi Forés1m16.409
21David Allingham1m16.529
22Danny Kent1m16.627
23Bradley Ray1m16.790
24Fraser Rogers1m16.893
25Shaun Winfield1m16.909
26Claudio Corti1m16.972
27Dean Hipwell1m17.449
28Héctor Barberá1m18.113
29Sam Coventry1m18.654


British Supersport

Jack Kennedy heads the Dickies British Supersport Championship standings into Thruxton this weekend with the defending champion holding a 22-point lead ahead of the two races this weekend in Hampshire.

Kennedy completed the double win at Snetterton last time out and the Colin Appleyard Macadam Yamaha rider is looking ahead to trying to extend his advantage this weekend and started strongly by topping Friday practice. 

Alastair Seeley was back on the podium at Snetterton, but he needs to be back on the top step of the podium this weekend in a bid to close the deficit with the second Colin Appleyard Macadam Yamaha of Brad Jones also gaining ground on the EHA Racing Yamaha rider.

Harry Truelove had another fourth place at Snetterton as he bids for his first podium finish of the season as he bids to extend the advantage over Ben Wilson and Gearlink Kawasaki.

British Supersport Times


1Jack Kennedy1m17.632
2Kyle Ryde1m18.030
3Alastair Seeley1m18.045
4Brad Jones1m18.374
5Tom Oliver1m18.434
6Mason Law1m18.558
7Lee Johnston1m18.619
8Richard Kerr1m18.770
9Jamie Perrin1m18.970
10Harry Truelove1m18.975
11Charlie Nesbitt1m19.061
12Bradley Perie1m19.212
13Josh Owens1m19.623
14Sam Wilford1m19.661
15Ben Wilson1m19.735
16Thomas Strudwick1m19.790
17Phil Wakefield1m19.812
18Rory Skinner1m19.835
19Kurt Wigley1m19.976
20Jake Archer1m20.295
21Jack Scott1m20.332
22Ross Twyman1m20.436
23Jorel Boerboom1m20.653
24Aaron Ridewood1m21.799
25Ross Patterson1m21.947
26Tomás De Vries1m22.192
27Sam Munro1m22.341
1Jack Kennedy1m16.615
2Kyle Ryde1m17.020
3Alastair Seeley1m17.227
4Brad Jones1m17.574
5Harry Truelove1m17.751
6Richard Kerr1m17.951
7Tom Oliver1m17.975
8Lee Johnston1m18.159
9Bradley Perie1m18.250
10Charlie Nesbitt1m18.296
11Mason Law1m18.370
12Sam Wilford1m18.746
13Josh Owens1m18.791
14Rory Skinner1m18.932
15Jamie Perrin1m19.005
16Jack Scott1m19.152
17Kurt Wigley1m19.155
18Ben Wilson1m19.433
19Phil Wakefield1m19.444
20Ross Twyman1m19.530
21Thomas Strudwick1m19.564
22Jake Archer1m19.580
23Jorel Boerboom1m19.930
24Ross Patterson1m19.992
25Tomás De Vries1m20.637
26Aaron Ridewood1m20.971
27Sam Munro1m21.980


British Superstock 1000 Times


1Richard Cooper1m16.472
2Lee Jackson1m16.881
3Alex Olsen1m17.308
4Andrew Reid1m17.397
5Chrissy Rouse1m17.464
6Billy Mcconnell1m17.579
7Taylor Mackenzie1m17.584
8Levi Day1m17.596
9Luke Jones1m18.021
10Tom Neave1m18.031
11Benjamin Godfrey1m18.073
12Leon Jeacock1m18.082
13Michael Rutter1m18.139
14Barry Teasdale1m18.248
15Lewis Rollo1m18.249
16Luke Hedger1m18.427
17Ashley Beech1m18.687
18Eemeli Lahti1m18.771
19Tim Neave1m18.778
20Rob Mcnealy1m18.797
21Joe Collier1m18.870
22Graeme Irwin1m18.945
23Tom Ward1m18.982
24Paul Mcclung1m19.115
25George Stanley1m19.214
26Brayden Elliott1m19.271
27Milo Ward1m19.604
28Jordan Weaving1m19.662
29Bjorn Estment1m19.834
30Daniel Cooper1m20.185
31James White1m20.487
32Jamie Tibble1m20.602
33Max Alexander1m21.146
34Joe Sheldon-Shaw1m21.608
35Sam Cox1m21.692
36Jim Walker1m22.043
37Paul Westerdale1m22.822
38Allister Haynes1m23.500
39Michael Austin1m23.762
1Richard Cooper1m16.331
2Lee Jackson1m16.364
3Andrew Reid1m16.642
4Taylor Mackenzie1m16.663
5Levi Day1m17.157
6Luke Jones1m17.296
7Benjamin Godfrey1m17.324
8Alex Olsen1m17.355
9Lewis Rollo1m17.379
10Billy Mcconnell1m17.427
11Michael Rutter1m17.534
12Chrissy Rouse1m17.559
13Milo Ward1m17.568
14Leon Jeacock1m17.662
15Rob Mcnealy1m17.662
16Barry Teasdale1m17.724
17Tom Neave1m17.773
18Eemeli Lahti1m17.823
19Luke Hedger1m17.976
20Bjorn Estment1m18.020
21Ashley Beech1m18.139
22Paul Mcclung1m18.243
23Graeme Irwin1m18.285
24Tim Neave1m18.290
25Tom Ward1m18.301
26Joe Collier1m18.432
27George Stanley1m18.448
28Daniel Cooper1m18.826
29Brayden Elliott1m18.907
30Jordan Weaving1m18.917
31Max Alexander1m19.430
32James White1m19.927
33Jamie Tibble1m20.056
34Sam Cox1m20.380
35Joe Sheldon-Shaw1m20.388
36Allister Haynes1m21.370
37Jim Walker1m21.470
38Michael Austin1m22.661
39Paul Westerdale1m22.735


British Superstock 600 Times


1Shane Richardson1m19.840
2Ben Luxton1m20.346
3Liam Delves1m20.391
4Cameron Fraser1m0.578
5Tj Toms1m0.845
6Caolan Irwin1m20.983
7Taylor Moreton1m21.080
8Korie Mcgreevy1m21.133
9Adam Hartgrove1m21.271
10Storm Stacey1m21.370
11James Alderson1m21.502
12Ewan Potter1m21.527
13Kevin Keyes1m21.615
14Aaron Silvester1m21.753
15Louis Valleley1m21.916
16Eunan Mcglinchey1m22.065
17Sam Holme1m22.153
18Connor Thomson1m22.281
19Simon Reid1m22.684
20Conor Wheeler1m22.799
21Max Symonds1m22.812
22Mark Piper1m22.983
23Daniel Brooks1m23.103
24Sam Laffins1m23.119
25Brent Harran1m23.222
26Harry Rowlings1m23.382
27Jordan Mccord1m23.559
28Josh Coward1m23.838
29Nathan Drury1m27.088
1Korie Mcgreevy1m19.294
2Cameron Fraser1m19.738
3Shane Richardson1m19.850
4Tj Toms1m20.024
5Ben Luxton1m20.038
6Caolan Irwin1m20.269
7Liam Delves1m20.472
8Storm Stacey1m20.500
9Adam Hartgrove1m20.660
10Louis Valleley1m20.662
11Taylor Moreton1m20.755
12James Alderson1m20.793
13Brent Harran1m20.827
14Kevin Keyes1m20.880
15Mark Piper1m20.924
16Connor Thomson1m21.094
17Simon Reid1m21.159
18Sam Holme1m21.199
19Aaron Silvester1m21.237
20Eunan Mcglinchey1m21.293
21Sam Laffins1m21.579
22Harry Rowlings1m21.745
23Max Symonds1m22.171
24Daniel Brooks1m22.256
25Conor Wheeler1m22.307
26Ewan Potter1m22.846
27Josh Coward1m23.002
28Jordan Mccord1m23.092
29Nathan Drury1m24.567
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