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.

Pos Name Entry Time
1 Jack Kennedy Yamaha – Integro Yamaha 49.024
2 Kyle Ryde Kalex – Kovara projects by RS Racing 49.145
3 Brad Jones Yamaha – Integro Yamaha 49.267
4 Jamie Perrin Chassis Factory – Nova Racing Transmissions/Go Racing 49.413
5 Rory Skinner Kawasaki – Watermans Team MSR 49.566
6 Alastair Seeley Yamaha – EHA Yamaha 49.779
7 Lee Johnston Yamaha – Ashcourt Racing 49.799
8 Richard Kerr Triumph – Campbell Motorsport 50.011
9 Sam Wilford Honda – IDWe Racing 50.073
10 Mason Law ABM Triumph – ABM Quattro Racing 50.093
11 Ben Wilson Kawasaki – Gearlink Kawasaki 50.147
12 Sam Munro Kawasaki – Munro Racing 50.163
13 Kurt Wigley Yamaha – Sorrymate.com Racing 50.184
14 Bradley Perie Yamaha – Diamond H Racing 50.199
15 Jake Archer Kalex – Kovara projects by RS Racing 50.206
16 Harry Truelove Yamaha – Truelove Property & Construction 50.252
17 Charlie Nesbitt Yamaha – Hisc/Rapid Fulfillment Racing 50.333
18 Ross Twyman Kawasaki – Gearlink Kawasaki 50.409
19 Ross Patterson Yamaha – RPMMoto.com / Mayfair Homes Ltd 50.633
20 Phil Wakefield Yamaha – PWR 50.809
21 Thomas Strudwick FTR Moto – Case FTR Moto / Spirit Motorcycles 50.819
22 James Mclaren Suzuki – Fog Racing 50.829
23 Jorel Boerboom Honda – JB50 Racing 50.870
24 Alan Naylor Yamaha – Donkey Box Racing 53.610

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
Pos Name Entry Time
1 Richard COOPER Suzuki – Buildbase Suzuki 16:19.465
2 Taylor MACKENZIE BMW – Bathams Racing 16:20.061
3 Chrissy ROUSE Kawasaki – Morello Racing Kawasaki 16:29.091
4 Luke HEDGER Kawasaki – CPD Kawasaki 16:33.506
5 Lewis ROLLO Aprilia – IN Competition 16:34.096
6 Andrew REID BMW – Tyco BMW 16:34.332
7 Eemeli LAHTI Kawasaki – STAUFF Quick Connect  16:35.691
8 Alex OLSEN BMW – Team IMR 16:35.891
9 Tom NEAVE Honda – Honda Racing 16:39.781
10 Tom WARD Suzuki – Bradbury Racing powered by Robinsons S 16:44.118
11 Tim NEAVE Kawasaki – Morello Racing Kawasaki 16:45.792
12 Benjamin GODFREY Suzuki – Jones Dorling Racing 16:48.881
13 Brayden ELLIOTT Suzuki – No Bull Racing CPE Motosport 16:49.131
14 George STANLEY Suzuki – BWSR/Hawk Racing 16:54.585
15 Joe COLLIER Kawasaki – CPD Kawasaki 16:54.973
16 Leon JEACOCK Suzuki – Geo E Davies Racing 16:55.105
17 Barry TEASDALE BMW – TwoTwoFour Motorsport 16:55.338
18 Daniel COOPER BMW – Impcross Engineering Racing 16:56.753
19 Bjorn ESTMENT Suzuki – Everquip Racing/Catfoss 16:57.172
20 Joe SHELDON-SHAW Kawasaki – Via Moto Racing 16:58.128
21 Milo WARD Kawasaki – G&S Racing 17:05.579
22 Kevin SILVAIN Yamaha – Croucher Needham 16:44.681
23 Paul WESTERDALE Suzuki – Westerdale Racing 16:45.630
NOT CLASSIFIED
DNF Levi DAY Aprilia – IN Competition 14:25.026
DNF Luke JONES Ducati – Highsparks Motorsport 14:00.700
DNF Jordan WEAVING Suzuki – Jones Dorling Racing 13:16.902
DNF Graeme IRWIN Kawasaki – Team #109 Kawasaki 7:37.643
DNF Carl PHILLIPS Kawasaki – JMcC Roofing 6:15.125
DNF Lee JACKSON Kawasaki – FS-3 Racing Ltd /
DNF Jamie TIBBLE Kawasaki – Team Tibble /
Pos Rider Team Time
1 Richard COOPER Suzuki – Buildbase Suzuki 48.365
2 Taylor MACKENZIE BMW – Bathams Racing 48.574
3 Lee JACKSON Kawasaki – FS-3 Racing Ltd 48.626
4 Chrissy ROUSE Kawasaki – Morello Racing Kawasaki 48.910
5 Alex OLSEN BMW – Team IMR 48.935
6 Andrew REID BMW – Tyco BMW 48.992
7 Lewis ROLLO Aprilia – IN Competition 49.004
8 Levi DAY Aprilia – IN Competition 49.018
9 Graeme IRWIN Kawasaki – Team #109 Kawasaki 49.103
10 Benjamin GODFREY Suzuki – Jones Dorling Racing 49.123
11 Luke HEDGER Kawasaki – CPD Kawasaki 49.128
12 Eemeli LAHTI Kawasaki – STAUFF Quick Connect  49.144
13 Luke JONES Ducati – Highsparks Motorsport 49.150
14 Tom NEAVE Honda – Honda Racing 49.169
15 Paul McCLUNG BMW – Paul McClung Racing (PMR) 49.227
16 Tom WARD Bradbury Racing powered by Robinsons Suzuki 49.232
17 Leon JEACOCK Suzuki – Geo E Davies Racing 49.324
18 Tim NEAVE Kawasaki – Morello Racing Kawasaki 49.398
19 Brayden ELLIOTT Suzuki – No Bull Racing CPE Motosport 49.506
20 Joe COLLIER Kawasaki – CPD Kawasaki 49.572
21 Barry TEASDALE BMW – TwoTwoFour Motorsport 49.639
22 George STANLEY Suzuki – BWSR/Hawk Racing 49.680
23 Bjorn ESTMENT Suzuki – Everquip Racing/Catfoss 49.737
24 Jordan WEAVING Suzuki – Jones Dorling Racing 49.855
25 Carl PHILLIPS Kawasaki – JMcC Roofing 49.946
26 Joe SHELDON-SHAW Kawasaki – Via Moto Racing 49.984
27 Daniel COOPER BMW – Impcross Engineering Racing 50.049
28 Milo WARD Kawasaki – G&S Racing 50.122
29 Rob McNEALY BMW – McNealy Brown 50.215
30 Jamie TIBBLE Kawasaki – Team Tibble 50.715
31 Paul WESTERDALE Suzuki – Westerdale Racing 51.627
32 Kevin SILVAIN Yamaha – Croucher Needham 51.819
Pos Rider Points
1 Richard COOPER 191.5
2 Taylor MACKENZIE 148
3 Alex OLSEN 107.5
4 Lee JACKSON 99
5 Lewis ROLLO 77.5
6 Eemeli LAHTI 59.5
7 Tom NEAVE 58.5
8 Luke HEDGER 51.5
9 Levi DAY 42
10 Chrissy ROUSE 41.5
11 Tom WARD 32
12 Andrew REID 27.5
13 Benjamin GODFREY 24.5
14 Luke JONES 24
15 Billy McCONNELL 21.5
16 Tim NEAVE 21.5
17 Joe COLLIER 20
18 Leon JEACOCK 18
19 Rob McNEALY 12
20 Bjorn ESTMENT 11
21 Michael RUTTER 8
22 Milo WARD 6
23 Barry TEASDALE 6
24 Jordan WEAVING 5.5
25 Brayden ELLIOTT 5
26 Paul McLUNG 4.5
27 Dan COOPER 4
28 George STANLEY 4
29 Tom TUNSTALL 3.5
30 Dan STAMPER 3.5
31 Lee WILLIAMS 2
32 James WHITE 2
33 Davey TODD 1
34 Graeme IRWIN 1
35 James HENRY 1
36 Aaron CLARKE 0.5
37 Craig NEVE 0.5
38 Joe SHELDON-SHAW 0.5
Race 1
Pos Name Entry Time
1 Richard COOPER Suzuki – Buildbase Suzuki 16:19.465
2 Taylor MACKENZIE BMW – Bathams Racing 16:20.061
3 Chrissy ROUSE Kawasaki – Morello Racing Kawasaki 16:29.091
4 Luke HEDGER Kawasaki – CPD Kawasaki 16:33.506
5 Lewis ROLLO Aprilia – IN Competition 16:34.096
6 Andrew REID BMW – Tyco BMW 16:34.332
7 Eemeli LAHTI Kawasaki – STAUFF Quick Connect  16:35.691
8 Alex OLSEN BMW – Team IMR 16:35.891
9 Tom NEAVE Honda – Honda Racing 16:39.781
10 Tom WARD Suzuki – Bradbury Racing powered by Robinsons S 16:44.118
11 Tim NEAVE Kawasaki – Morello Racing Kawasaki 16:45.792
12 Benjamin GODFREY Suzuki – Jones Dorling Racing 16:48.881
13 Brayden ELLIOTT Suzuki – No Bull Racing CPE Motosport 16:49.131
14 George STANLEY Suzuki – BWSR/Hawk Racing 16:54.585
15 Joe COLLIER Kawasaki – CPD Kawasaki 16:54.973
16 Leon JEACOCK Suzuki – Geo E Davies Racing 16:55.105
17 Barry TEASDALE BMW – TwoTwoFour Motorsport 16:55.338
18 Daniel COOPER BMW – Impcross Engineering Racing 16:56.753
19 Bjorn ESTMENT Suzuki – Everquip Racing/Catfoss 16:57.172
20 Joe SHELDON-SHAW Kawasaki – Via Moto Racing 16:58.128
21 Milo WARD Kawasaki – G&S Racing 17:05.579
22 Kevin SILVAIN Yamaha – Croucher Needham 16:44.681
23 Paul WESTERDALE Suzuki – Westerdale Racing 16:45.630
NOT CLASSIFIED
DNF Levi DAY Aprilia – IN Competition 14:25.026
DNF Luke JONES Ducati – Highsparks Motorsport 14:00.700
DNF Jordan WEAVING Suzuki – Jones Dorling Racing 13:16.902
DNF Graeme IRWIN Kawasaki – Team #109 Kawasaki 7:37.643
DNF Carl PHILLIPS Kawasaki – JMcC Roofing 6:15.125
DNF Lee JACKSON Kawasaki – FS-3 Racing Ltd /
DNF Jamie TIBBLE Kawasaki – Team Tibble /
Qualifying
Pos Rider Team Time
1 Richard COOPER Suzuki – Buildbase Suzuki 48.365
2 Taylor MACKENZIE BMW – Bathams Racing 48.574
3 Lee JACKSON Kawasaki – FS-3 Racing Ltd 48.626
4 Chrissy ROUSE Kawasaki – Morello Racing Kawasaki 48.910
5 Alex OLSEN BMW – Team IMR 48.935
6 Andrew REID BMW – Tyco BMW 48.992
7 Lewis ROLLO Aprilia – IN Competition 49.004
8 Levi DAY Aprilia – IN Competition 49.018
9 Graeme IRWIN Kawasaki – Team #109 Kawasaki 49.103
10 Benjamin GODFREY Suzuki – Jones Dorling Racing 49.123
11 Luke HEDGER Kawasaki – CPD Kawasaki 49.128
12 Eemeli LAHTI Kawasaki – STAUFF Quick Connect  49.144
13 Luke JONES Ducati – Highsparks Motorsport 49.150
14 Tom NEAVE Honda – Honda Racing 49.169
15 Paul McCLUNG BMW – Paul McClung Racing (PMR) 49.227
16 Tom WARD Bradbury Racing powered by Robinsons Suzuki 49.232
17 Leon JEACOCK Suzuki – Geo E Davies Racing 49.324
18 Tim NEAVE Kawasaki – Morello Racing Kawasaki 49.398
19 Brayden ELLIOTT Suzuki – No Bull Racing CPE Motosport 49.506
20 Joe COLLIER Kawasaki – CPD Kawasaki 49.572
21 Barry TEASDALE BMW – TwoTwoFour Motorsport 49.639
22 George STANLEY Suzuki – BWSR/Hawk Racing 49.680
23 Bjorn ESTMENT Suzuki – Everquip Racing/Catfoss 49.737
24 Jordan WEAVING Suzuki – Jones Dorling Racing 49.855
25 Carl PHILLIPS Kawasaki – JMcC Roofing 49.946
26 Joe SHELDON-SHAW Kawasaki – Via Moto Racing 49.984
27 Daniel COOPER BMW – Impcross Engineering Racing 50.049
28 Milo WARD Kawasaki – G&S Racing 50.122
29 Rob McNEALY BMW – McNealy Brown 50.215
30 Jamie TIBBLE Kawasaki – Team Tibble 50.715
31 Paul WESTERDALE Suzuki – Westerdale Racing 51.627
32 Kevin SILVAIN Yamaha – Croucher Needham 51.819
Standings
Pos Rider Points
1 Richard COOPER 191.5
2 Taylor MACKENZIE 148
3 Alex OLSEN 107.5
4 Lee JACKSON 99
5 Lewis ROLLO 77.5
6 Eemeli LAHTI 59.5
7 Tom NEAVE 58.5
8 Luke HEDGER 51.5
9 Levi DAY 42
10 Chrissy ROUSE 41.5
11 Tom WARD 32
12 Andrew REID 27.5
13 Benjamin GODFREY 24.5
14 Luke JONES 24
15 Billy McCONNELL 21.5
16 Tim NEAVE 21.5
17 Joe COLLIER 20
18 Leon JEACOCK 18
19 Rob McNEALY 12
20 Bjorn ESTMENT 11
21 Michael RUTTER 8
22 Milo WARD 6
23 Barry TEASDALE 6
24 Jordan WEAVING 5.5
25 Brayden ELLIOTT 5
26 Paul McLUNG 4.5
27 Dan COOPER 4
28 George STANLEY 4
29 Tom TUNSTALL 3.5
30 Dan STAMPER 3.5
31 Lee WILLIAMS 2
32 James WHITE 2
33 Davey TODD 1
34 Graeme IRWIN 1
35 James HENRY 1
36 Aaron CLARKE 0.5
37 Craig NEVE 0.5
38 Joe SHELDON-SHAW 0.5

British Superstock 600 Qualifying

Pos Name Entry Time
1 Shane RICHARDSON Kawasaki – Astro-JJR Racing 50.387
2 Korie McGREEVY Triumph – Century Racing 50.636
3 Aaron CLIFFORD Yamaha – Clifford Racing 50.652
4 Caolan IRWIN Kawasaki – Ready 4 Racing 50.742
5 Storm STACEY Kawasaki – STAUFF Quick Connect  50.775
6 Ben LUXTON Kawasaki – JR Performance Racing 50.816
7 Lewis PATERSON Yamaha – Team Paterson Racing 50.960
8 Liam DELVES Kawasaki – Via Moto Racing 51.031
9 Eunan McGLINCHEY Kawasaki – Team #109 Kawasaki 51.056
10 Kevin KEYES Kawasaki – G&S Racing 51.291
11 Cameron FRASER Yamaha – Jones Dorling Racing 51.368
12 TJ TOMS Kawasaki – G&S Racing 51.422
13 Sam LAFFINS Kawasaki – Sam Laffins Racing 51.456
14 Adam HARTGROVE Yamaha – Adam Hartgrove Racing 51.487
15 Taylor MORETON Yamaha – Lloyd & Jones Parweld 51.572
16 Simon REID Yamaha – Simon Reid Racing 51.599
17 James ALDERSON Triumph – R Alderson and Sons Racing 51.874
18 Louis VALLELEY Yamaha – R&R Racing 51.914
19 Brent HARRAN Yamaha – Everquip Racing 52.009
20 Rhys IRWIN Yamaha – Team R4R Racing 52.255
21 Sam HOLME Yamaha – HIA/Optimum Bikes Racing 52.485
22 Ewan POTTER Yamaha – Jones Dorling Racing 52.741
23 Mark PIPER Yamaha – Pied Piper Racing 52.797
24 Jordan McCORD Yamaha – AJM Sales Ltd/Reid Engineering 52.816
25 Aaron SILVESTER Yamaha – A & J Racing 52.888
26 Conor WHEELER Yamaha – www.connorwheeler.co.uk 54.048