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Brookes bangs in top time in warm up at Brands Hatch

Sunday, July 21 2013

Josh Brookes got his day off to a flying start at Brands Hatch this morning as the Tyco Suzuki rider topped the warm up session with an improvement in the final minutes to push pole sitter Shane 'Shakey' Byrne to second ahead of race one.

Milwaukee Yamaha's James Ellison had led the early stages of the hectic warm up session but was pushed to third in the final stages ahead of Alex Lowes who set the fourth fastest time before he crashed out unhurt at Surtees in the final minute.

Buildbase BMW's Jon Kirkham bounced back from his technical issues yesterday to set the fifth fastest time as he moved ahead of Ryuichi Kiyonari on the second of the Samsung Hondas and Jakub Smrz who climbed the order to seventh for Padgetts Honda.

PJ Jacobsen again fired the second of the Tyco Suzukis into the top ten in eighth as he pushed ahead of James Westmoreland and Chris Walker who completed the top ten ahead of race one which kicks off at 13:30.

MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship, Brands Hatch GP, warm up result:

  1. Josh Brookes (Tyco Suzuki) 1m:26.413s
  2. Shane Byrne (Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki) +0.100s
  3. James Ellison (Milwaukee Yamaha) +0.230s
  4. Alex Lowes (Samsung Honda) +0.410s
  5. Jon Kirkham (Buildbase BMW) +0.596s
  6. Ryuichi Kiyonari (Samsung Honda) +0.603s
  7. Jakub Smrz (Padgetts Honda) +0.858s
  8. PJ Jacobsen (Tyco Suzuki) +0.890s
  9. James Westmoreland (Buildbase BMW) +1.010s
  10. Chris Walker (Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki) +1.090s

Adult tickets are available to purchase on the gate for £31, whilst children 12 and under are admitted free. Brands Hatch offers sensational views around the circuit with giant TV screens to ensure you won't miss any of the action, and with excellent weather predicted it's set to be the biggest event of the season at Brands Hatch. For full event details   click here.