2019 British Superbike Championship
Round 9 – Oulton Park

Josh Brookes held the advantage after the opening day of Bennetts British Superbike Championship action at Oulton Park today (Friday), launching the Be Wiser Ducati to the top of the times by 0.508s to hold off a determined Danny Buchan for FS3-Racing Kawasaki.

Brookes set the pace in both sessions, maintaining his momentum from earlier in the season when he claimed a double race win at the Cheshire circuit, to have the edge over his rivals as Buchan chases a place in the top six this weekend ahead of the Showdown.

Josh Brookes

“I think that having good speed here at the start of the year has made a big difference to the start of today. However we did start out with the settings from Cadwell Park, but to be fair they are not really a lot different to what we ran at this circuit at the previous round. The bike is in a nice place I think in general from Cadwell Park to now and previous rounds. Things have been refined and good and I already had a good mental space because of winning here earlier in the year. I got on the track, the bike felt like it should, the track felt familiar from earlier in the year and a familiar feeling with the setting. It all came really natural today; I didn’t have to think too much, or try too hard or do anything to do the laps.”

Friday Practice Onboard Video Highlights

Tommy Bridewell was third fastest on the Oxford Racing Ducati as he bids to close down the Podium Points deficit this weekend to Brookes and the second Be Wiser Ducati of Scott Redding, who held fourth place at the chequered flag.

Christian Iddon led the Tyco BMW charge in fifth place ahead of his teammate Glenn Irwin and Bradley Ray on the Buildbase Suzuki who completed the top six. Dan Linfoot was also in close contention on the Santander Salt TAG Yamaha.

Peter Hickman was ninth fastest as he fights to edge into the top six, the Smiths Racing BMW rider trailing Andrew Irwin by a single point. In free practice today, he was a single place ahead of Irwin on the timesheets with the Honda Racing rider completing the top 10.

Other Showdown hopefuls Tarran Mackenzie and Xavi Forés were 15th and 18th respectively.

Billy McConnell had been called up to replaced Josh Elliott this weekend on the OMG Suzuki Superbike but unfortunately the South Australian crashed in FP2 and broke his collarbone. 

Superbike Day One Times

1Josh BROOKESDucati – Be Wiser Ducati1:34.690
2Danny BUCHANKawasaki – FS-3 Racing Kawasaki1:35.218
3Peter HICKMANBMW – Smiths Racing1:35.352
4Christian IDDONBMW – Tyco BMW Motorrad1:35.566
5Tommy BRIDEWELLDucati – Oxford Racing1:35.828
6Scott REDDINGDucati – Be Wiser Ducati1:35.971
7Bradley RAYSuzuki – Buildbase Suzuki1:36.041
8Glenn IRWINBMW – Tyco BMW Motorrad1:36.398
9Andrew IRWINHonda – Honda Racing1:36.762
10Dan LINFOOTYamaha – Santander Salt TAG Yamaha1:36.879
11Luke MOSSEYSuzuki – OMG Racing Suzuki1:37.061
12Jason O’HALLORANYamaha – McAMS Yamaha1:37.077
13Luke STAPLEFORDSuzuki – Buildbase Suzuki1:37.161
14James ELLISONMV Agusta – Bike Devil Sweda MV Agusta1:37.342
15Xavi FORÉSHonda – Honda Racing1:37.555
16Tarran MACKENZIEYamaha – McAMS Yamaha1:37.676
17Alex OLSENBMW – Smiths Racing1:37.739
18David ALLINGHAMYamaha – EHA Yamaha1:37.856
19Héctor BARBERÁKawasaki – Quattro Plant JG Speedfit Kawasaki1:38.078
20Ryan VICKERSKawasaki – RAF Regular and Reserves Kawasaki1:38.268
21Joe FRANCISBMW – Lloyd & Jones Bowker Motorrad1:38.780
22Claudio CORTIKawasaki – Team WD-401:38.911
23Billy McCONNELLSuzuki – OMG Racing Suzuki1:39.103
24Ben CURRIEKawasaki – Quattro Plant JG Speedfit Kawasaki1:39.125
25Sam COVENTRYKawasaki – Team 64 Motorsports1:39.603
26Josh OWENSKawasaki – CDH Racing1:40.674
27Shaun WINFIELDYamaha – Santander Salt TAG Yamaha1:40.767
1Josh BROOKESDucati – Be Wiser Ducati1:34.075
2Danny BUCHANKawasaki – FS-3 Racing Kawasaki1:34.583
3Tommy BRIDEWELLDucati – Oxford Racing1:34.694
4Scott REDDINGDucati – Be Wiser Ducati1:35.010
5Christian IDDONBMW – Tyco BMW Motorrad1:35.020
6Glenn IRWINBMW – Tyco BMW Motorrad1:35.476
7Bradley RAYSuzuki – Buildbase Suzuki1:35.514
8Dan LINFOOTYamaha – Santander Salt TAG Yamaha1:35.533
9Peter HICKMANBMW – Smiths Racing1:35.765
10Andrew IRWINHonda – Honda Racing1:35.770
11Jason O’HALLORANYamaha – McAMS Yamaha1:35.784
12Ryan VICKERSKawasaki – RAF Regular and Reserves Kawasaki1:35.820
13Luke MOSSEYSuzuki – OMG Racing Suzuki1:36.145
14James ELLISONMV Agusta – Bike Devil Sweda MV Agusta1:36.404
15Tarran MACKENZIEYamaha – McAMS Yamaha1:36.463
16Luke STAPLEFORDSuzuki – Buildbase Suzuki1:36.650
17Alex OLSENBMW – Smiths Racing1:36.799
18Xavi FORÉSHonda – Honda Racing1:36.801
19Ben CURRIEKawasaki – Quattro Plant JG Speedfit Kawasaki1:36.821
20David ALLINGHAMYamaha – EHA Yamaha1:36.909
21Claudio CORTIKawasaki – Team WD-401:37.118
22Shaun WINFIELDYamaha – Santander Salt TAG Yamaha1:37.915
23Josh OWENSKawasaki – CDH Racing1:38.383
24Billy McCONNELLSuzuki – OMG Racing Suzuki1:38.448
25Joe FRANCISBMW – Lloyd & Jones Bowker Motorrad1:38.515
26Sam COVENTRYKawasaki – Team 64 Motorsports1:39.594
27Héctor BARBERÁKawasaki – Quattro Plant JG Speedfit Kawasaki1:40.313
28Matt TRUELOVEYamaha – Raceways Yamaha1:40.960

Supersport Report

Jack Kennedy heads into the Oulton Park round of the Dickies British Supersport Championship this weekend holding an impressive 53-point lead over his Integro teammate Brad Jones ahead of the next two races in Cheshire.

Kennedy claimed another double finish last time out at Cadwell Park, taking his consecutive winning tally to nine victories as he bids to move another step closer to retaining his crown this weekend. Jones though is still seeking his first win of the season and Alastair Seeley will be fighting for a repeat of his double podium finish earlier in the year at the Cheshire track.

Harry Truelove continues to be one of the most consistent riders on the grid, only failing to score points on one occasion to maintain a ten point advantage over Richard Kerr.

Supersport Day One Times

1Jack KENNEDYYamaha – Integro Yamaha1m38.087
2Alastair SEELEYYamaha – EHA Yamaha1m38.772
3Mason LAWABM Triumph – ABM Quattro Racing1m38.850
4Brad JONESYamaha – Integro Yamaha1m39.396
5Kyle RYDEKalex – Kovara projects by RS Racing1m40.063
6Jack SCOTTHarris – J J Racing1m40.316
7James WESTMORELANDKawasaki – Gearlink Kawasaki1m40.371
8Tom OLIVERYamaha – SGR Racing1m40.535
9Harry TRUELOVEYamaha – Truelove Property & Construction1m40.749
10Sam WILFORDHonda – IDWe Racing1m40.883
11Charlie NESBITTYamaha – Hisc/Rapid Fulfillment Racing1m41.412
12Ross TWYMANChassis Factory – Nova Racing Transmissions/Go Racing1m41.481
13Bradley PERIEYamaha – Diamond H Racing1m41.553
14Richard KERRTriumph – Campbell Motorsport1m41.586
15Bjorn ESTMENTYamaha – Everquip Racing/Catfoss1m41.778
16Rory SKINNERKawasaki – Watermans Team MSR1m41.874
17Kurt WIGLEYYamaha – Sorrymate.com Racing1m42.011
18Fraser ROGERSKawasaki – Gearlink Kawasaki1m42.218
19Jorel BOERBOOMHonda – JB50 Racing1m42.709
20Phil WAKEFIELDYamaha – PWR1m42.873
21Ross PATTERSONYamaha – RPMMoto.com / Mayfair Homes Ltd1m42.883
22Ryan DIXONYamaha – Ryan Dixon Racing1m43.596
23Max WADSWORTHYamaha – Specialised Group Racing1m44.288
24Tomás DE VRIESChassis Factory – DAT Racing –  Chassis Factory1m45.370
25Ben TOLLIDAYYamaha – Team Tolly Racing1m46.719
QUALIFYING LAPTIME (110.0% of 1:38.087) = 1:47.895
26Alan NAYLORYamaha – Donkey Box Racing1:47.900
27Grant McINTOSHYamaha – Donkey Box Racing1:51.175
1Jack KENNEDYYamaha – Integro Yamaha1m37.830
2Kyle RYDEKalex – Kovara projects by RS Racing1m38.876
3Tom OLIVERYamaha – SGR Racing1m38.975
4Alastair SEELEYYamaha – EHA Yamaha1m39.044
5Mason LAWABM Triumph – ABM Quattro Racing1m39.057
6Brad JONESYamaha – Integro Yamaha1m39.148
7James WESTMORELANDKawasaki – Gearlink Kawasaki1m39.290
8Charlie NESBITTYamaha – Hisc/Rapid Fulfillment Racing1m39.752
9Rory SKINNERKawasaki – Watermans Team MSR1m40.864
10Sam WILFORDHonda – IDWe Racing1m41.031
11Harry TRUELOVEYamaha – Truelove Property & Construction1m41.112
12Bradley PERIEYamaha – Diamond H Racing1m41.165
13Jack SCOTTHarris – J J Racing1m41.318
14Richard KERRTriumph – Campbell Motorsport1m41.368
15Bjorn ESTMENTYamaha – Everquip Racing/Catfoss1m41.486
16Ross PATTERSONYamaha – RPMMoto.com / Mayfair Homes Ltd1m41.785
17Ross TWYMANChassis Factory – Nova Racing Transmissions/Go Racing1m41.789
18Kurt WIGLEYYamaha – Sorrymate.com Racing1m41.983
19Thomas STRUDWICKFTR Moto – Case FTR Moto / Spirit Motorcycles1m42.430
20Ryan DIXONYamaha – Ryan Dixon Racing1m42.663
21Phil WAKEFIELDYamaha – PWR1m43.255
22Tomás DE VRIESChassis Factory – DAT Racing –  Chassis Factory1m44.393
23Jorel BOERBOOMHonda – JB50 Racing1m44.415
24Max WADSWORTHYamaha – Specialised Group Racing/1m44.925
25Ben TOLLIDAYYamaha – Team Tolly Racing1m46.419
QUALIFYING LAPTIME (110.0% of 1:37.830) = 1:47.613
26Alan NAYLORYamaha – Donkey Box Racing1:55.718
27Fraser ROGERSKawasaki – Gearlink Kawasaki/

Superstock 1000

Superstock 1000 Day One Times

1Lee JACKSONKawasaki – FS-3 Racing Ltd1m51.566
2Luke JONESDucati – Highsparks Motorsport1m51.947
3Levi DAYAprilia – IN Competition1m52.121
4Tom NEAVEHonda – Honda Racing1m52.501
5Barry TEASDALEBMW – TwoTwoFour Motorsport1m52.512
6Lee WILLIAMSKawasaki – Team Willo/Hi-Tech Coatings1m52.635
7Tim NEAVESuzuki – Neave/Hawk Racing1m52.657
8Lewis ROLLOAprilia – IN Competition1m52.726
9Eemeli LAHTIKawasaki – STAUFF Quick Connect Superstock 10001m52.797
10Tom WARDSuzuki – Bradbury Racing powered by Robinsons Suzuki1m52.932
11Richard COOPERSuzuki – Buildbase Suzuki1m53.438
12Joe COLLIERKawasaki – CPD Kawasaki1m53.715
13Taylor MACKENZIEBMW – Bathams Racing1m54.122
14Tom TUNSTALLBMW – Integro1m54.194
15Milo WARDKawasaki – G&S Racing1m54.409
16Ashley BEECHBMW – NP Motorcycles1m54.418
17George STANLEYSuzuki – BWSR/Hawk Racing1m54.783
18James WHITEKawasaki – Team Afterdark1m55.242
19Brayden ELLIOTTSuzuki – No Bull Racing CPE Motosport1m56.009
20Aaron CLARKEBMW – KCB Motorsport1m56.225
21Leon JEACOCKSuzuki – Geo E Davies Racing1m56.463
22Rob McNEALYBMW – McNealy Brown1m57.471
23Richard WHITEBMW – Onsite Contractors BMW1m58.098
24Josh WOODKawasaki – Wood/Belt Racing2m01.115
25Nico CIPRIANOKawasaki – Nico Cipriano Racing2m01.541
26Paul WESTERDALESuzuki – Westerdale Racing2m01.691
27Jamie TIBBLEKawasaki – Team Tibble2m01.940
QUALIFYING LAPTIME (110.0% of 1:51.566) = 2:02.722
28Luke HEDGERKawasaki – CPD Kawasaki2:03.246
29Luke HOPKINSBMW – Hopkins Racing2:04.851
1Richard COOPERSuzuki – Buildbase Suzuki1m36.968
2Taylor MACKENZIEBMW – Bathams Racing1m37.090
3Lee JACKSONKawasaki – FS-3 Racing Ltd1m37.647
4Chrissy ROUSEKawasaki – Morello Racing Kawasaki1m37.843
5Luke HEDGERKawasaki – CPD Kawasaki1m38.200
6Benjamin GODFREYSuzuki – Jones Dorling Racing1m38.287
7Levi DAYAprilia – IN Competition1m38.297
8Leon JEACOCKSuzuki – Geo E Davies Racing1m38.439
9Tom NEAVEHonda – Honda Racing1m38.721
10Tom WARDSuzuki – Bradbury Racing powered by Robinsons Suzuki1m39.175
11George STANLEYSuzuki – BWSR/Hawk Racing1m39.202
12Ashley BEECHBMW – NP Motorcycles1m39.216
13Lewis ROLLOAprilia – IN Competition1m39.258
14Rob McNEALYBMW – McNealy Brown1m39.300
15Graeme IRWINKawasaki – Team #109 Kawasaki1m39.391
16Joe COLLIERKawasaki – CPD Kawasaki1m39.428
17Barry TEASDALEBMW – TwoTwoFour Motorsport1m39.472
18Jordan WEAVINGSuzuki – Jones Dorling Racing1m39.497
19Daniel COOPERBMW – Impcross Engineering Racing1m39.730
20Paul McCLUNGBMW – Paul McClung Racing (PMR)1m39.736
21Tom TUNSTALLBMW – Integro1m39.785
22Eemeli LAHTIKawasaki – STAUFF Quick Connect Superstock 10001m39.840
23Luke JONESDucati – Highsparks Motorsport1m39.876
24Milo WARDKawasaki – G&S Racing1m40.012
25Lee WILLIAMSKawasaki – Team Willo/Hi-Tech Coatings1m40.431
26James WHITEKawasaki – Team Afterdark1m40.640
27Tim NEAVESuzuki – Neave/Hawk Racing1m40.697
28Brayden ELLIOTTSuzuki – No Bull Racing CPE Motosport1m40.852
29Josh DALEYBMW – Josh Daley Racing1m41.146
30Richard WHITEBMW – Onsite Contractors BMW1m41.253
31Aaron CLARKEBMW – KCB Motorsport1m41.258
32Joe SHELDON-SHAWKawasaki – Via Moto Racing1m41.607
33Luke HOPKINSBMW – Hopkins Racing1m41.695
34Jamie TIBBLEKawasaki – Team Tibble1m41.797
35Paul WESTERDALESuzuki – Westerdale Racing1m42.006
36James HENRYYamaha – TEL Racing1m42.240
37Josh WOODKawasaki – Wood/Belt Racing1m44.092
38Nico CIPRIANOKawasaki – Nico Cipriano Racing1m44.276