2019 British Superbikes

Round 11 Donington Park Day One

Showdown Spoiler Irwin heads off Hickman at Donington Park
Andrew Irwin snatched the top spot in the second Bennetts British Superbike Championship free practice at Donington Park for Honda Racing, setting his fastest time on the final lap of the afternoon session to steal the advantage from Peter Hickman at the chequered flag.


Andrew Irwin – Honda Racing

“Today’s been much better, to be honest. I’ve had a tough three rounds really, the past three haven’t been fantastic. It’s only Friday, don’t get me wrong, I’m not going to get carried away, but it gives you that little bit of confidence going into Saturday and Sunday so I’ll take that as a positive. The bike feels good in these conditions, the wet, dry, kind of mixed conditions. To be honest, it is always something that I’ve been horrendous in before, so it’s good we’ve taken a step forwards in that, and P1 is always a good day. I look forward to tomorrow and hopefully we can do a good job come Sunday.”

BSB Rnd Donington Fri Andrew Irwin
Andrew Irwin

The morning session had also taken place in mixed conditions, with Showdown contender Danny Buchan and FS3-Racing Kawasaki edging out Joe Francis by 0.159s.

Conditions looked set to be dry for the second 45-minute session. Just as it got underway, there was a brief shower but the conditions continued to improve and the times began to tumble. At the beginning, title contender Josh Brookes had set the initial pace from Christian Iddon before another of the Showdown protagonists, Tommy Bridewell, edged ahead.

Iddon though was on a run of laps and he went to the top for Tyco BMW, before Showdown contender Tarran Mackenzie fired the McAMS Yamaha ahead. The places again kept changing at the top with Iddon then Brookes trading blows.

As the Showdown contenders mixed it up, Taylor Mackenzie became the second Tyco BMW rider to have a spell at the top, before Brookes then pushed him back down the order. A flurry of activity in the closing minutes again saw a change, with Hickman hitting the top of the times as the chequered flag was shown, but Irwin was still on a flying lap and he had the edge by 0.203s.

BSB Rnd Donington Fri Brookes
Josh Brookes

Taylor Mackenzie held third place on his debut with the Tyco BMW team in the afternoon, holding off championship leader Scott Redding who had been running second earlier in the session, and Iddon who completed the top five.

Honda Racing’s Xavi Forés managed to move ahead of Brookes in the final moments of free practice two with Joe Francis again having an impressive session in eighth place for the Lloyd & Jones Bowker BMW team.

Ben Currie and Luke Mossey completed the top 10 with Showdown Title Fighters Tarran Mackenzie in 13th place and Bridewell ending the session 26th.


Bennetts British Superbikes Practice Times

PosRiderTime/Gap
1Danny BUCHAN1m40.017
2Joe FRANCIS+0.159
3Andrew IRWIN+0.448
4Taylor MACKENZIE+0.970
5Ben CURRIE+1.012
6Scott REDDING+1.101
7Josh BROOKES+1.205
8Dan LINFOOT+1.255
9Ryan VICKERS+1.264
10Christian IDDON+1.409
11Xavi FORÉS+1.928
12Jason O’HALLORAN+1.982
13Peter HICKMAN+2.185
14Tarran MACKENZIE+2.226
15James ELLISON+2.628
16Claudio CORTI+2.654
17Luke MOSSEY+2.734
18Alex OLSEN+3.487
19Tommy BRIDEWELL+3.881
20Héctor BARBERÁ+4.123
21Dean HARRISON+4.223
22Josh OWENS+4.293
23David ALLINGHAM+4.811
24Matt TRUELOVE+4.846
25Billy McCONNELL+6.322
26Ashley BEECH+6.539
27Sam COVENTRY+6.605
28Shaun WINFIELD+7.362
PosRiderTime/Gap
1Andrew IRWIN1m39.210
2Peter HICKMAN+0.203
3Taylor MACKENZIE+1.016
4Scott REDDING+1.065
5Christian IDDON+1.293
6+Xavi FORÉS+1.398
7Josh BROOKES+1.551
8Joe FRANCIS+1.587
9Ben CURRIE+1.641
10Luke MOSSEY+2.121
11Ryan VICKERS+2.840
12Jason O’HALLORAN+2.958
13Tarran MACKENZIE+3.385
14Alex OLSEN+3.413
15Matt TRUELOVE+3.443
16Bradley RAY+3.466
17Héctor BARBERÁ+3.537
18Gino REA+3.551
19Dan LINFOOT+3.600
20James ELLISON+3.740
21Josh OWENS+4.107
22Sam COVENTRY+4.217
23Claudio CORTI+4.543
24Luke STAPLEFORD+4.555
25David ALLINGHAM+4.719
26Tommy BRIDEWELL+4.792
27Dean HARRISON+4.976
28Shaun WINFIELD+7.562
29Ashley BEECH+7.986
30Billy McCONNELL+12.756

 

Friday Practice Times Dickies British Supersport/GP2

PosClassRiderTime/Gap
1SSP600Jack KENNEDY1:44.871
2SSP600James WESTMORELAND+1.378
3SSP600Brad JONES+1.537
4SSP600Bradley PERIE+1.800
5SSP600Tom OLIVER+1.862
6GP2Kyle RYDE+2.218
7SSP600Ben WILSON+2.366
8GP2Mason LAW+2.486
9SSP600Rory SKINNER+2.512
10SSP600Richard KERR+3.707
11SSP600Ross PATTERSON+3.926
12GP2Ross TWYMAN+5.136
13SSP600Charlie NESBITT+6.182
14SSP600Max WADSWORTH+6.468
15SSP600Harry TRUELOVE+6.867
16SSP600Kurt WIGLEY+7.924
17SSP600Aaron RIDEWOOD+8.557
18GP2Jake ARCHER+8.744
19GP2Jorel BOERBOOM+10.043
20GP2Jack SCOTT+10.047
21SSP600Phil WAKEFIELD+10.105
22GP2Thomas STRUDWICK+10.574
23GP2Tomás DE VRIES+11.524
24SSP600Ben TOLLIDAY+13.400
25SSP600Grant McINTOSH+13.564
PosClassRiderTime/Gap
1SSP600Jack KENNEDY1m32.113
2SSP600Brad JONES0.476
3GP2Mason LAW0.785
4GP2Kyle RYDE0.952
5SSP600Rory SKINNER1.166
6SSP600Tom OLIVER1.223
7SSP600Harry TRUELOVE1.283
8SSP600James WESTMORELAND1.487
9SSP600Kurt WIGLEY1.602
10SSP600Bradley PERIE1.935
11GP2Ross TWYMAN2.115
12GP2Thomas STRUDWICK2.214
13SSP600Ben WILSON2.280
14SSP600Charlie NESBITT2.312
15SSP600Richard KERR2.501
16SSP600Phil WAKEFIELD4.170
17GP2Jack SCOTT4.171
18SSP600Ross PATTERSON4.460
19SSP600Max WADSWORTH4.516
20GP2Jake ARCHER4.563
21GP2Tomás DE VRIES4.879
22GP2Jorel BOERBOOM5.072
23SSP600Aaron RIDEWOOD5.676
24SSP600Ben TOLLIDAY9.539
25SSP600Grant McINTOSH9.822

Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Practice Times

 

PosRiderTime/Gap
1Richard COOPER1m33.288
2Chrissy ROUSE+0.732
3Kyle RYDE+0.742
4Taylor MACKENZIE+1.111
5Lee JACKSON+1.615
6Michael RUTTER+1.618
7Luke HEDGER+1.723
8Leon JEACOCK+1.854
9Luke JONES+2.045
10Fraser ROGERS+2.123
11Levi DAY+2.461
12Tom NEAVE+2.648
13Joe COLLIER+2.996
14George STANLEY+3.192
15Lewis ROLLO+3.320
16Eemeli LAHTI+3.770
17Barry TEASDALE+4.504
18Milo WARD+4.752
19Tom TUNSTALL+5.269
20Joe SHELDON-SHAW+5.442
21Jamie TIBBLE+5.462
22Daniel COOPER+5.656
23Josh DALEY+5.690
24Aaron CLARKE+6.065
25Josh WOOD+6.234
26Tom WARD+6.307
27Tim NEAVE+6.342
28Graeme IRWIN+6.358
29Bjorn ESTMENT+7.103
30Richard WHITE+8.107
31Jordan WEAVING+8.522
32Paul WESTERDALE+8.919
33Benjamin GODFREY+9.266
34Sam COX+9.581
35Rob McNEALY+9.724
36Brayden ELLIOTT+10.941
37Nico CIPRIANO+11.761
38Michael AUSTIN+11.793
39James HENRY13.365
40Jim WALKER13.991
41Mike SMITH14.394
42Will HARPER16.550
43Paul McCLUNG17.456
PosRiderTime/Gap
1Richard COOPER1m32.345
2Kyle RYDE+0.493
3Lee JACKSON+0.681
4Leon JEACOCK+0.959
5Chrissy ROUSE+0.972
6Jordan WEAVING+1.151
7George STANLEY+1.198
8Eemeli LAHTI+1.234
9Michael RUTTER+1.325
10Tom WARD+1.331
11Levi DAY+1.367
12Luke HEDGER+1.588
13Fraser ROGERS+1.629
14Tim NEAVE+1.737
15Tom NEAVE+1.777
16Joe COLLIER+1.899
17Lewis ROLLO+1.981
18Benjamin GODFREY+2.187
19Luke JONES+2.210
20Milo WARD+2.211
21Joe SHELDON-SHAW+2.814
22Barry TEASDALE+3.203
23Tom TUNSTALL+3.305
24Rob McNEALY+3.565
25Aaron CLARKE+3.734
26James HENRY+4.370
27Bjorn ESTMENT+4.374
28Jamie TIBBLE+4.483
29Graeme IRWIN+4.611
30Josh WOOD+5.007
31Daniel COOPER+5.051
32Brayden ELLIOTT+5.301
33Josh DALEY+5.489
34Paul WESTERDALE+6.136
35Paul McCLUNG+6.193
36Nico CIPRIANO+7.085
37Will HARPER+7.323
38Richard WHITE+7.361
39Sam COX+9.301
40Jim WALKER+9.674
41Michael AUSTIN+12.242
42Mike SMITH/

Pirelli Superstock 600 Practice Times

 

PosRiderTime/Gap
1Brent HARRAN1:49.135
2Kevin KEYES+0.463
3TJ TOMS+0.603
4Ben LUXTON+0.746
5Storm STACEY+0.867
6James ALDERSON+1.470
7Eunan McGLINCHEY+1.548
8Cameron FRASER+1.693
9Connor THOMSON+1.790
10Caolan IRWIN+1.964
11Aaron SILVESTER+2.685
12Sam HOLME+3.328
13Liam DELVES+3.594
14Adam HARTGROVE+3.814
15Mark CLAYTON+4.308
16Louis VALLELEY+4.330
17Daniel BROOKS+4.467
18Simon REID+4.941
19Korie McGREEVY+5.059
20Conor WHEELER+5.794
21Ewan POTTER+7.848
22Jordan McCORD+9.360
23Taylor MORETON+13.758
24Nathan DRURY+17.299
25Rhys IRWIN/
PosRiderTime/Gap
1Brent HARRAN1:49.135
2Kevin KEYES+0.463
3TJ TOMS+0.603
4Ben LUXTON+0.746
5Storm STACEY+0.867
6James ALDERSON+1.470
7Eunan McGLINCHEY+1.548
8Cameron FRASER+1.693
9Connor THOMSON+1.790
10Caolan IRWIN+1.964
11Aaron SILVESTER+2.685
12Sam HOLME+3.328
13Liam DELVES+3.594
14Adam HARTGROVE+3.814
15Mark CLAYTON+4.308
16Louis VALLELEY+4.330
17Daniel BROOKS+4.467
18Simon REID+4.941
19Korie McGREEVY+5.059
20Conor WHEELER+5.794
21Ewan POTTER+7.848
22Jordan McCORD+9.360
23Taylor MORETON+13.758
24Nathan DRURY+17.299
25Rhys IRWIN/