Be Wiser Ducati’s Josh Brookes set the pace in the Bennetts British Superbike Championship official test ahead of tomorrow’s opening free practice session at Cadwell Park, firing his Panigale V4 under the lap record to top the times ahead of Danny Buchan by 0.716s.
Buchan had been running inside the top five for the majority of the test, holding off the improving Scott Redding, who moved up the order as the test progressed on the second of the Be Wiser Ducatis.
Christian Iddon was the leading Tyco BMW in fourth place, ahead of local hero Peter Hickman who completed the top five ahead of Tommy Bridewell and Andrew Irwin on the Honda Fireblade.
Glenn Irwin was back inside the top ten on his second appearance on the Tyco BMW, holding off Xavi Forés and Luke Mossey who completed the top ten, but the OMG Racing Suzuki rider crashed in the final ten minutes sustaining an ankle injury. Josh Elliot also crashed at the end of the session at Park uninjured.
Times from today:
Josh Brookes (Be Wiser Ducati) 1m:26.448s
Danny Buchan (FS-3 Racing Kawasaki) +0.716s
Scott Redding (Be Wiser Ducati) +1.054s
Christian Iddon (Tyco BMW) +1.090s
Peter Hickman (Smiths Racing BMW) +1.107s
Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Racing Ducati) +1.160s
Andrew Irwin (Honda Racing) +1.202s
Glenn Irwin (Tyco BMW) +1.237s
Xavi Forés (Honda Racing) +1.484s
Luke Mossey (OMG Racing Suzuki) +1.525s