British Superbike

The Datatag BSB Superbike Qualifying was initially delayed due to heavy rain, which resulted in one 40-minute session at the Scottish circuit, and after a huge duel at the top of the times it was Forés who held the advantage by 0.135s at the chequered flag to become the first Spanish rider to claim pole position since 2007 in Bennetts BSB, and Honda Racing’s first pole position since 2017.


Xavi Fores – Pole

“I’m so, so happy with my first pole position in BSB and especially in those conditions, I honestly didn’t expect to do it in wet conditions on a track I have not rode in the wet before. After the first two laps I had a good feeling with the Fireblade and this was the key to be consistent with the laps and to improve lap-by-lap. I was pushing in order to find the limit with the bike and it’s just working so well in these conditions. We made some big improvements from Brands when we raced in the wet and it paid off today! Hopefully tomorrow we will enjoy our racing, even if it is dry, but we have a good set-up with the machine and starting from the front row it will be interesting! But we will defend our position in order to get good points for the championship!”

BSB Rnd Knockhill QP Xavi Fores
Xavi Fores – Honda Racing

Forés had been dicing with Farmer at the top of the times and he was second fastest on the times, but the Tyco BMW rider crashed exiting turn three in the closing ten minutes of the session, he became tangled with his machine. Following transfer to the medical centre Farmer was diagnosed with and treated for bilateral fractures of both lower legs and was transferred to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for further assessment and treatment.

Danny Buchan made it three different manufacturers in the top three as the FS3-Racing Kawasaki rider completed the front row; maintaining a position inside the top five for the majority of the session as he bids to repeat his double podium finish from 2018 at Knockhill.

BSB Rnd Knockhill QP Xavi Fores
Xavi Fores – Honda Racing

Tarran Mackenzie narrowly missed out on the front row in Datatag Qualifying, but climbed the order to head row two for McAMS Yamaha ahead of Andrew Irwin, who had hit the top of the times on multiple occasions during the extended session.

Christian Iddon completed row two for Tyco BMW ahead of Luke Stapleford on the leading Suzuki and Jason O’Halloran with Ben Currie having a strong performance on his return in ninth for Quattro Plant – JG Speedfit Kawasaki.

BSB Rnd Knockhill QP Ben Currie
Ben Currie – Image Dave Yeomans

Championship leader Tommy Bridewell was tenth fastest and the leading Ducati as the Be Wiser Ducati pairing Josh Brookes and Scott Redding ended the wet session in 15th and 16th respectively.

Bennetts British Superbike Championship
Knockhill, Datatag Qualifying result
  1. Xavi Forés (Honda Racing) 51.557s
  2. Keith Farmer (Tyco BMW) +0.135s
  3. Danny Buchan (FS3-Racing Kawasaki) +0.135s
  4. Tarran Mackenzie (McAMS Yamaha) +0.166s
  5. Andrew Irwin (Honda Racing) +0.210s
  6. Christian Iddon (Tyco BMW) +0.489s
  7. Luke Stapleford (Buildbase Suzuki) +0.737s
  8. Jason O’Halloran (McAMS Yamaha) +0.799s
  9. Ben Currie (Quattro Plant – JG Speedfit Kawasaki) +0.801s

British Supersport Qualifying

Integro Yamaha’s Jack Kennedy has collected his fifth pole position on the bounce in the 2019 Dickies British Supersport Championship at Knockhill, with Kyle Ryde and Brad Jones joining him on the front row.

It was Kennedy who started the session the strongest, leading the way at the top of the time sheets after posting a strong time early on.

The defending Champion continued to improve on his time, pulling a heathy gap over second place, making sure he secured his fifth pole position of the year.

Kyle Ryde will start from second on the grid after nicking it from Brad Jones in the dying moments of the session.

Row two will see Jamie Perrin start from fourth with local lad Rory Skinner fifth and Championship leader Seeley rounding out the second line in sixth.

PosNameEntryTime
1Jack KennedyYamaha – Integro Yamaha49.024
2Kyle RydeKalex – Kovara projects by RS Racing49.145
3Brad JonesYamaha – Integro Yamaha49.267
4Jamie PerrinChassis Factory – Nova Racing Transmissions/Go Racing49.413
5Rory SkinnerKawasaki – Watermans Team MSR49.566
6Alastair SeeleyYamaha – EHA Yamaha49.779
7Lee JohnstonYamaha – Ashcourt Racing49.799
8Richard KerrTriumph – Campbell Motorsport50.011
9Sam WilfordHonda – IDWe Racing50.073
10Mason LawABM Triumph – ABM Quattro Racing50.093
11Ben WilsonKawasaki – Gearlink Kawasaki50.147
12Sam MunroKawasaki – Munro Racing50.163
13Kurt WigleyYamaha – Sorrymate.com Racing50.184
14Bradley PerieYamaha – Diamond H Racing50.199
15Jake ArcherKalex – Kovara projects by RS Racing50.206
16Harry TrueloveYamaha – Truelove Property & Construction50.252
17Charlie NesbittYamaha – Hisc/Rapid Fulfillment Racing50.333
18Ross TwymanKawasaki – Gearlink Kawasaki50.409
19Ross PattersonYamaha – RPMMoto.com / Mayfair Homes Ltd50.633
20Phil WakefieldYamaha – PWR50.809
21Thomas StrudwickFTR Moto – Case FTR Moto / Spirit Motorcycles50.819
22James MclarenSuzuki – Fog Racing50.829
23Jorel BoerboomHonda – JB50 Racing50.870
24Alan NaylorYamaha – Donkey Box Racing53.610

British Superstock 1000

Buildbase Suzuki’s Richard Cooper notched up his eighth victory of the season, coming back from third, to extend his Championship lead over Taylor Mackenzie at Knockhill.

Just minutes before the start of the race drops of rain began to fall, but not enough for the riders to change tyres and set-ups on the grid.

BSB Rnd Knockhill QP Taylor Mackenzie Richard Cooper
Taylor Mackenzie leads Richard Cooper – Image Dave Yeomans

From the lights it was Cooper who grabbed the holeshot, but the end of the opening lap Mackenzie led from Rouse with the Championship leader Cooper in third.

By half-race distance Cooper had caught Mackenzie, who had cleared off at the front, in the process setting a new lap record. It only took ‘Coopes’ a lap to pass the Bathams Racing BMW man and he quickly cleared off.

The Nottinghamshire man controlled the lead until the flag, taking his eighth victory of the season, with Mackenzie and Rouse rounding out the podium.

BSB Rnd Knockhill QP STK Podium R Cooper Mackenzie Rouse
British Superstock 1000 Podium – Knockhill 2019 – 1. Dan Cooper – 2. Taylor Mackenzie – 3. Chrissy Rouse – Image Dave Yeomans
PosNameEntryTime
1Richard COOPERSuzuki – Buildbase Suzuki16:19.465
2Taylor MACKENZIEBMW – Bathams Racing16:20.061
3Chrissy ROUSEKawasaki – Morello Racing Kawasaki16:29.091
4Luke HEDGERKawasaki – CPD Kawasaki16:33.506
5Lewis ROLLOAprilia – IN Competition16:34.096
6Andrew REIDBMW – Tyco BMW16:34.332
7Eemeli LAHTIKawasaki – STAUFF Quick Connect 16:35.691
8Alex OLSENBMW – Team IMR16:35.891
9Tom NEAVEHonda – Honda Racing16:39.781
10Tom WARDSuzuki – Bradbury Racing powered by Robinsons S16:44.118
11Tim NEAVEKawasaki – Morello Racing Kawasaki16:45.792
12Benjamin GODFREYSuzuki – Jones Dorling Racing16:48.881
13Brayden ELLIOTTSuzuki – No Bull Racing CPE Motosport16:49.131
14George STANLEYSuzuki – BWSR/Hawk Racing16:54.585
15Joe COLLIERKawasaki – CPD Kawasaki16:54.973
16Leon JEACOCKSuzuki – Geo E Davies Racing16:55.105
17Barry TEASDALEBMW – TwoTwoFour Motorsport16:55.338
18Daniel COOPERBMW – Impcross Engineering Racing16:56.753
19Bjorn ESTMENTSuzuki – Everquip Racing/Catfoss16:57.172
20Joe SHELDON-SHAWKawasaki – Via Moto Racing16:58.128
21Milo WARDKawasaki – G&S Racing17:05.579
22Kevin SILVAINYamaha – Croucher Needham16:44.681
23Paul WESTERDALESuzuki – Westerdale Racing16:45.630
NOT CLASSIFIED
DNFLevi DAYAprilia – IN Competition14:25.026
DNFLuke JONESDucati – Highsparks Motorsport14:00.700
DNFJordan WEAVINGSuzuki – Jones Dorling Racing13:16.902
DNFGraeme IRWINKawasaki – Team #109 Kawasaki7:37.643
DNFCarl PHILLIPSKawasaki – JMcC Roofing6:15.125
DNFLee JACKSONKawasaki – FS-3 Racing Ltd/
DNFJamie TIBBLEKawasaki – Team Tibble/
PosRiderTeamTime
1Richard COOPERSuzuki – Buildbase Suzuki48.365
2Taylor MACKENZIEBMW – Bathams Racing48.574
3Lee JACKSONKawasaki – FS-3 Racing Ltd48.626
4Chrissy ROUSEKawasaki – Morello Racing Kawasaki48.910
5Alex OLSENBMW – Team IMR48.935
6Andrew REIDBMW – Tyco BMW48.992
7Lewis ROLLOAprilia – IN Competition49.004
8Levi DAYAprilia – IN Competition49.018
9Graeme IRWINKawasaki – Team #109 Kawasaki49.103
10Benjamin GODFREYSuzuki – Jones Dorling Racing49.123
11Luke HEDGERKawasaki – CPD Kawasaki49.128
12Eemeli LAHTIKawasaki – STAUFF Quick Connect 49.144
13Luke JONESDucati – Highsparks Motorsport49.150
14Tom NEAVEHonda – Honda Racing49.169
15Paul McCLUNGBMW – Paul McClung Racing (PMR)49.227
16Tom WARDBradbury Racing powered by Robinsons Suzuki49.232
17Leon JEACOCKSuzuki – Geo E Davies Racing49.324
18Tim NEAVEKawasaki – Morello Racing Kawasaki49.398
19Brayden ELLIOTTSuzuki – No Bull Racing CPE Motosport49.506
20Joe COLLIERKawasaki – CPD Kawasaki49.572
21Barry TEASDALEBMW – TwoTwoFour Motorsport49.639
22George STANLEYSuzuki – BWSR/Hawk Racing49.680
23Bjorn ESTMENTSuzuki – Everquip Racing/Catfoss49.737
24Jordan WEAVINGSuzuki – Jones Dorling Racing49.855
25Carl PHILLIPSKawasaki – JMcC Roofing49.946
26Joe SHELDON-SHAWKawasaki – Via Moto Racing49.984
27Daniel COOPERBMW – Impcross Engineering Racing50.049
28Milo WARDKawasaki – G&S Racing50.122
29Rob McNEALYBMW – McNealy Brown50.215
30Jamie TIBBLEKawasaki – Team Tibble50.715
31Paul WESTERDALESuzuki – Westerdale Racing51.627
32Kevin SILVAINYamaha – Croucher Needham51.819
PosRiderPoints
1Richard COOPER191.5
2Taylor MACKENZIE148
3Alex OLSEN107.5
4Lee JACKSON99
5Lewis ROLLO77.5
6Eemeli LAHTI59.5
7Tom NEAVE58.5
8Luke HEDGER51.5
9Levi DAY42
10Chrissy ROUSE41.5
11Tom WARD32
12Andrew REID27.5
13Benjamin GODFREY24.5
14Luke JONES24
15Billy McCONNELL21.5
16Tim NEAVE21.5
17Joe COLLIER20
18Leon JEACOCK18
19Rob McNEALY12
20Bjorn ESTMENT11
21Michael RUTTER8
22Milo WARD6
23Barry TEASDALE6
24Jordan WEAVING5.5
25Brayden ELLIOTT5
26Paul McLUNG4.5
27Dan COOPER4
28George STANLEY4
29Tom TUNSTALL3.5
30Dan STAMPER3.5
31Lee WILLIAMS2
32James WHITE2
33Davey TODD1
34Graeme IRWIN1
35James HENRY1
36Aaron CLARKE0.5
37Craig NEVE0.5
38Joe SHELDON-SHAW0.5
Race 1
PosNameEntryTime
1Richard COOPERSuzuki – Buildbase Suzuki16:19.465
2Taylor MACKENZIEBMW – Bathams Racing16:20.061
3Chrissy ROUSEKawasaki – Morello Racing Kawasaki16:29.091
4Luke HEDGERKawasaki – CPD Kawasaki16:33.506
5Lewis ROLLOAprilia – IN Competition16:34.096
6Andrew REIDBMW – Tyco BMW16:34.332
7Eemeli LAHTIKawasaki – STAUFF Quick Connect 16:35.691
8Alex OLSENBMW – Team IMR16:35.891
9Tom NEAVEHonda – Honda Racing16:39.781
10Tom WARDSuzuki – Bradbury Racing powered by Robinsons S16:44.118
11Tim NEAVEKawasaki – Morello Racing Kawasaki16:45.792
12Benjamin GODFREYSuzuki – Jones Dorling Racing16:48.881
13Brayden ELLIOTTSuzuki – No Bull Racing CPE Motosport16:49.131
14George STANLEYSuzuki – BWSR/Hawk Racing16:54.585
15Joe COLLIERKawasaki – CPD Kawasaki16:54.973
16Leon JEACOCKSuzuki – Geo E Davies Racing16:55.105
17Barry TEASDALEBMW – TwoTwoFour Motorsport16:55.338
18Daniel COOPERBMW – Impcross Engineering Racing16:56.753
19Bjorn ESTMENTSuzuki – Everquip Racing/Catfoss16:57.172
20Joe SHELDON-SHAWKawasaki – Via Moto Racing16:58.128
21Milo WARDKawasaki – G&S Racing17:05.579
22Kevin SILVAINYamaha – Croucher Needham16:44.681
23Paul WESTERDALESuzuki – Westerdale Racing16:45.630
NOT CLASSIFIED
DNFLevi DAYAprilia – IN Competition14:25.026
DNFLuke JONESDucati – Highsparks Motorsport14:00.700
DNFJordan WEAVINGSuzuki – Jones Dorling Racing13:16.902
DNFGraeme IRWINKawasaki – Team #109 Kawasaki7:37.643
DNFCarl PHILLIPSKawasaki – JMcC Roofing6:15.125
DNFLee JACKSONKawasaki – FS-3 Racing Ltd/
DNFJamie TIBBLEKawasaki – Team Tibble/
Qualifying
PosRiderTeamTime
1Richard COOPERSuzuki – Buildbase Suzuki48.365
2Taylor MACKENZIEBMW – Bathams Racing48.574
3Lee JACKSONKawasaki – FS-3 Racing Ltd48.626
4Chrissy ROUSEKawasaki – Morello Racing Kawasaki48.910
5Alex OLSENBMW – Team IMR48.935
6Andrew REIDBMW – Tyco BMW48.992
7Lewis ROLLOAprilia – IN Competition49.004
8Levi DAYAprilia – IN Competition49.018
9Graeme IRWINKawasaki – Team #109 Kawasaki49.103
10Benjamin GODFREYSuzuki – Jones Dorling Racing49.123
11Luke HEDGERKawasaki – CPD Kawasaki49.128
12Eemeli LAHTIKawasaki – STAUFF Quick Connect 49.144
13Luke JONESDucati – Highsparks Motorsport49.150
14Tom NEAVEHonda – Honda Racing49.169
15Paul McCLUNGBMW – Paul McClung Racing (PMR)49.227
16Tom WARDBradbury Racing powered by Robinsons Suzuki49.232
17Leon JEACOCKSuzuki – Geo E Davies Racing49.324
18Tim NEAVEKawasaki – Morello Racing Kawasaki49.398
19Brayden ELLIOTTSuzuki – No Bull Racing CPE Motosport49.506
20Joe COLLIERKawasaki – CPD Kawasaki49.572
21Barry TEASDALEBMW – TwoTwoFour Motorsport49.639
22George STANLEYSuzuki – BWSR/Hawk Racing49.680
23Bjorn ESTMENTSuzuki – Everquip Racing/Catfoss49.737
24Jordan WEAVINGSuzuki – Jones Dorling Racing49.855
25Carl PHILLIPSKawasaki – JMcC Roofing49.946
26Joe SHELDON-SHAWKawasaki – Via Moto Racing49.984
27Daniel COOPERBMW – Impcross Engineering Racing50.049
28Milo WARDKawasaki – G&S Racing50.122
29Rob McNEALYBMW – McNealy Brown50.215
30Jamie TIBBLEKawasaki – Team Tibble50.715
31Paul WESTERDALESuzuki – Westerdale Racing51.627
32Kevin SILVAINYamaha – Croucher Needham51.819
Standings
PosRiderPoints
1Richard COOPER191.5
2Taylor MACKENZIE148
3Alex OLSEN107.5
4Lee JACKSON99
5Lewis ROLLO77.5
6Eemeli LAHTI59.5
7Tom NEAVE58.5
8Luke HEDGER51.5
9Levi DAY42
10Chrissy ROUSE41.5
11Tom WARD32
12Andrew REID27.5
13Benjamin GODFREY24.5
14Luke JONES24
15Billy McCONNELL21.5
16Tim NEAVE21.5
17Joe COLLIER20
18Leon JEACOCK18
19Rob McNEALY12
20Bjorn ESTMENT11
21Michael RUTTER8
22Milo WARD6
23Barry TEASDALE6
24Jordan WEAVING5.5
25Brayden ELLIOTT5
26Paul McLUNG4.5
27Dan COOPER4
28George STANLEY4
29Tom TUNSTALL3.5
30Dan STAMPER3.5
31Lee WILLIAMS2
32James WHITE2
33Davey TODD1
34Graeme IRWIN1
35James HENRY1
36Aaron CLARKE0.5
37Craig NEVE0.5
38Joe SHELDON-SHAW0.5

British Superstock 600 Qualifying

PosNameEntryTime
1Shane RICHARDSONKawasaki – Astro-JJR Racing50.387
2Korie McGREEVYTriumph – Century Racing50.636
3Aaron CLIFFORDYamaha – Clifford Racing50.652
4Caolan IRWINKawasaki – Ready 4 Racing50.742
5Storm STACEYKawasaki – STAUFF Quick Connect 50.775
6Ben LUXTONKawasaki – JR Performance Racing50.816
7Lewis PATERSONYamaha – Team Paterson Racing50.960
8Liam DELVESKawasaki – Via Moto Racing51.031
9Eunan McGLINCHEYKawasaki – Team #109 Kawasaki51.056
10Kevin KEYESKawasaki – G&S Racing51.291
11Cameron FRASERYamaha – Jones Dorling Racing51.368
12TJ TOMSKawasaki – G&S Racing51.422
13Sam LAFFINSKawasaki – Sam Laffins Racing51.456
14Adam HARTGROVEYamaha – Adam Hartgrove Racing51.487
15Taylor MORETONYamaha – Lloyd & Jones Parweld51.572
16Simon REIDYamaha – Simon Reid Racing51.599
17James ALDERSONTriumph – R Alderson and Sons Racing51.874
18Louis VALLELEYYamaha – R&R Racing51.914
19Brent HARRANYamaha – Everquip Racing52.009
20Rhys IRWINYamaha – Team R4R Racing52.255
21Sam HOLMEYamaha – HIA/Optimum Bikes Racing52.485
22Ewan POTTERYamaha – Jones Dorling Racing52.741
23Mark PIPERYamaha – Pied Piper Racing52.797
24Jordan McCORDYamaha – AJM Sales Ltd/Reid Engineering52.816
25Aaron SILVESTERYamaha – A & J Racing52.888
26Conor WHEELERYamaha – www.connorwheeler.co.uk54.048