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

Pos Rider Team Time
1 Josh Brookes Ducati – Be Wiser Ducati 48.001
2 Danny Buchan Kawasaki – FS-3 Racing Kawasaki 48.015
3 Tarran Mackenzie Yamaha – McAMS Yamaha 48.074
4 Dan Linfoot Yamaha – Santander Salt TAG Yamaha 48.111
5 Scott Redding Ducati – Be Wiser Ducati 48.163
6 Christian Iddon BMW – Tyco BMW Motorrad 48.243
7 Luke Mossey Suzuki – OMG Racing Suzuki 48.255
8 Bradley Ray Suzuki – Buildbase Suzuki 48.259
9 Peter Hickman BMW – Smiths Racing 48.269
10 Glenn Irwin Kawasaki – Quattro Plant JG Speedfit Kawasaki 48.286
11 Andrew Irwin Honda – Honda Racing 48.336
12 Keith Farmer BMW – Tyco BMW Motorrad 48.369
13 Jason O’halloran Yamaha – McAMS Yamaha 48.445
14 Tommy Bridewell Ducati – Oxford Racing 48.536
15 Luke Stapleford Suzuki – Buildbase Suzuki 48.697
16 Xavi Forés Honda – Honda Racing 48.758
17 James Ellison BMW – Smiths Racing 48.927
18 Josh Elliott Suzuki – OMG Racing Suzuki 48.985
19 David Allingham Yamaha – EHA Yamaha 49.068
20 Joe Francis BMW – Lloyd & Jones Bowker Motorrad 49.191
21 Claudio Corti Kawasaki – Team WD-40 49.208
22 Matt Truelove Yamaha – Raceways Yamaha 49.576
23 Ben Currie Kawasaki – Quattro Plant JG Speedfit Kawasaki 49.705
24 Shaun Winfield Yamaha – Santander Salt TAG Yamaha 49.764
25 Dean Harrison Kawasaki – Silicone Engineering Racing 49.907
26 Sam Coventry Kawasaki – Team 64 Motorsports 50.280
27 Fraser Rogers Kawasaki – Gearlink Kawasaki 51.500
Pos Name Team Time
1 Scott Redding Ducati – Be Wiser Ducati 47.667
2 Danny Buchan Kawasaki – FS-3 Racing Kawasaki 47.748
3 Josh Brookes Ducati – Be Wiser Ducati 47.827
4 Keith Farmer BMW – Tyco BMW Motorrad 47.943
5 Luke Mossey Suzuki – OMG Racing Suzuki 47.953
6 Dan Linfoot Yamaha – Santander Salt TAG Yamaha 47.976
7 Bradley Ray Suzuki – Buildbase Suzuki 47.980
8 Jason O’halloran Yamaha – McAMS Yamaha 47.998
9 Christian Iddon BMW – Tyco BMW Motorrad 48.056
10 Tarran Mackenzie Yamaha – McAMS Yamaha 48.121
11 Andrew Irwin Honda – Honda Racing 48.168
12 Luke Stapleford Suzuki – Buildbase Suzuki 48.330
13 Xavi Forés Honda – Honda Racing 48.347
14 Tommy Bridewell Ducati – Oxford Racing 48.364
15 Glenn Irwin Kawasaki – Quattro Plant JG Speedfit Kawasaki 48.404
16 Peter Hickman BMW – Smiths Racing 48.440
17 James Ellison BMW – Smiths Racing 48.518
18 Josh Elliott Suzuki – OMG Racing Suzuki 48.603
19 Claudio Corti Kawasaki – Team WD-40 48.685
20 Joe Francis BMW – Lloyd & Jones Bowker Motorrad 48.947
21 Ben Currie Kawasaki – Quattro Plant JG Speedfit Kawasaki 49.085
22 David Allingham Yamaha – EHA Yamaha 49.126
23 Dean Harrison Kawasaki – Silicone Engineering Racing 49.418
24 Shaun Winfield Yamaha – Santander Salt TAG Yamaha 49.627
25 Sam Coventry Kawasaki – Team 64 Motorsports 49.727
26 Matt Truelove Yamaha – Raceways Yamaha 50.009
27 Dean Hipwell Kawasaki – CDH Racing 50.147
28 Fraser Rogers Kawasaki – Gearlink Kawasaki 50.802