2019 BSB

Round Five – Knockhill

Friday Practice Report / Results

Scott Redding fired the Be Wiser Ducati to the top of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship free practice times at Knockhill this afternoon, setting the fastest lap of the session in the closing minutes to edge 0.081s ahead of Danny Buchan.

Scott Redding – Be Wiser Ducati

“Today went really well, ending up fastest in FP2 and circuit-wise I am quite happy. It is quite quirky and quite technical with a lot of up and down, which is nice for me to have something different to ride and I am feeling good. I got quite a lot of laps in today and the weather has been phenomenal so I am looking forward to tomorrow to get some more laps under my belt to build on a race set-up so that is the focus for the morning. I want to get some more markers to be more consistent with braking and apart from that I am happy and can’t wait for raceday!”

BSB Rnd Knockhill FriDYeomans Redding
Scott Redding

Buchan had been at the top of the times for the majority of the final half of the session for the FS3-Racing Kawasaki team, but a rapid final run from Redding was enough to put him at the top, with the top 18 riders covered by just 0.936s.

BSB Rnd Knockhill FriDYeomans Danny Buchan
Danny Buchan

In perfect conditions at the Scottish circuit the session got underway, but it wasn’t the best start to the for McAMS Yamaha’s Tarran Mackenzie who had a small tip off at the Hairpin, but was able to return to the pitlane and head back out onto circuit after some minor repairs by the team.

Mackenzie was soon back on track and lapping in the top five, but as the times tumbled he later dropped to tenth, but just 0.454s off the pacesetting time of Redding.

With 20 minutes on the clock Josh Brookes, the fastest rider in the opening session, moved ahead by just 0.005s, but a crash for the Be Wiser Ducati rider ended his second practice prematurely and he watched the closing stages from the sidelines, although he was unhurt.

BSB Rnd Knockhill FriDYeomans Josh Brookes
Josh Brookes

At the top of the times Buchan then had the advantage ahead of Brookes and Luke Mossey had moved up into third ahead of Dan Linfoot and Redding with just under ten minutes to go, but the final minutes saw a shake-up as Redding went fastest.

The shuffle in the times included a fast lap from Keith Farmer who moved into fourth for Tyco BMW in the final minutes, pushing Mossey and Linfoot into fifth and sixth with Bradley Ray having another strong session in seventh for Buildbase Suzuki.

BSB Rnd Knockhill FriDYeomans Andrew Irwin Jason Ohalloran
Andrew Irwin and Jason O’Halloran

Jason O’Halloran was improving his pace to hold eighth position after his crash this morning, moving ahead of Christian Iddon and Mackenzie. Championship leader Tommy Bridewell was 14th fastest with a time just 0.697s adrift of Redding.

BSB Rnd Knockhill FriDYeomans Ben Currie
Ben Currie

In his return from injury, a far from fit Ben Currie was 21st quickest in what is a 28-rider British Superbike field at Knockhill this weekend.

Bennetts British Superbike Championship
Knockhill, Free Practice 1 and 2 results

Images by Dave Yeomans

1Josh BrookesDucati – Be Wiser Ducati48.001
2Danny BuchanKawasaki – FS-3 Racing Kawasaki48.015
3Tarran MackenzieYamaha – McAMS Yamaha48.074
4Dan LinfootYamaha – Santander Salt TAG Yamaha48.111
5Scott ReddingDucati – Be Wiser Ducati48.163
6Christian IddonBMW – Tyco BMW Motorrad48.243
7Luke MosseySuzuki – OMG Racing Suzuki48.255
8Bradley RaySuzuki – Buildbase Suzuki48.259
9Peter HickmanBMW – Smiths Racing48.269
10Glenn IrwinKawasaki – Quattro Plant JG Speedfit Kawasaki48.286
11Andrew IrwinHonda – Honda Racing48.336
12Keith FarmerBMW – Tyco BMW Motorrad48.369
13Jason O’halloranYamaha – McAMS Yamaha48.445
14Tommy BridewellDucati – Oxford Racing48.536
15Luke StaplefordSuzuki – Buildbase Suzuki48.697
16Xavi ForésHonda – Honda Racing48.758
17James EllisonBMW – Smiths Racing48.927
18Josh ElliottSuzuki – OMG Racing Suzuki48.985
19David AllinghamYamaha – EHA Yamaha49.068
20Joe FrancisBMW – Lloyd & Jones Bowker Motorrad49.191
21Claudio CortiKawasaki – Team WD-4049.208
22Matt TrueloveYamaha – Raceways Yamaha49.576
23Ben CurrieKawasaki – Quattro Plant JG Speedfit Kawasaki49.705
24Shaun WinfieldYamaha – Santander Salt TAG Yamaha49.764
25Dean HarrisonKawasaki – Silicone Engineering Racing49.907
26Sam CoventryKawasaki – Team 64 Motorsports50.280
27Fraser RogersKawasaki – Gearlink Kawasaki51.500
1Scott ReddingDucati – Be Wiser Ducati47.667
2Danny BuchanKawasaki – FS-3 Racing Kawasaki47.748
3Josh BrookesDucati – Be Wiser Ducati47.827
4Keith FarmerBMW – Tyco BMW Motorrad47.943
5Luke MosseySuzuki – OMG Racing Suzuki47.953
6Dan LinfootYamaha – Santander Salt TAG Yamaha47.976
7Bradley RaySuzuki – Buildbase Suzuki47.980
8Jason O’halloranYamaha – McAMS Yamaha47.998
9Christian IddonBMW – Tyco BMW Motorrad48.056
10Tarran MackenzieYamaha – McAMS Yamaha48.121
11Andrew IrwinHonda – Honda Racing48.168
12Luke StaplefordSuzuki – Buildbase Suzuki48.330
13Xavi ForésHonda – Honda Racing48.347
14Tommy BridewellDucati – Oxford Racing48.364
15Glenn IrwinKawasaki – Quattro Plant JG Speedfit Kawasaki48.404
16Peter HickmanBMW – Smiths Racing48.440
17James EllisonBMW – Smiths Racing48.518
18Josh ElliottSuzuki – OMG Racing Suzuki48.603
19Claudio CortiKawasaki – Team WD-4048.685
20Joe FrancisBMW – Lloyd & Jones Bowker Motorrad48.947
21Ben CurrieKawasaki – Quattro Plant JG Speedfit Kawasaki49.085
22David AllinghamYamaha – EHA Yamaha49.126
23Dean HarrisonKawasaki – Silicone Engineering Racing49.418
24Shaun WinfieldYamaha – Santander Salt TAG Yamaha49.627
25Sam CoventryKawasaki – Team 64 Motorsports49.727
26Matt TrueloveYamaha – Raceways Yamaha50.009
27Dean HipwellKawasaki – CDH Racing50.147
28Fraser RogersKawasaki – Gearlink Kawasaki50.802