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Smrz leads the way in final MCE BSB Free Practice at Brands Hatch

Saturday, July 19 2014

Millsport Ducati head the MCE British Superbike Championship field into this afternoon's Datatag Extreme Qualifying at Brands Hatch with Jakub Smrz pushing to the top of the times in the final seconds of the final free practice session.

A drying track created a hectic final five minutes of action on the Grand Prix circuit with the position at the top changing several times in the closing stages. First it was Howie Mainwaring on the Quattro Plant Kawasaki but then it was the turn of Richard Cooper as he pushed to the top.

The Lloyds British GBmoto Racing Kawasakis then had their spell at the top with James Ellison and Chris Walker but in the final moments Smrz put in a sequence of faster laps to go fastest. The Czech rider's lap put him ahead of Ryuichi Kiyonari who did his best lap of the session in the final minute to push Walker to third and Ellison to fourth.

PR Racing Kawasaki's Farmer held fifth despite the efforts from Cooper and then the first of the Milwaukee Yamahas in seventh. The Australian headed off Halsall Biker Gear Kawasaki's Jon Kirkham, Tyco Suzuki's John Hopkins and Tommy Bridewell.

MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship, Brands Hatch, free practice three:

  1. Jakub Smrz (Millsport Ducati) 1m:29.247s
  2. Ryuichi Kiyonari (Buildbase BMW) +1.734s
  3. Chris Walker (Lloyds British GBmoto Racing Kawasaki) +1.829s
  4. James Ellison (Lloyds British GBmoto Racing Kawasaki) +1.862s
  5. Keith Farmer (PR Racing Kawasaki) +2.260s
  6. Richard Cooper (Anvil Hire TAG Kawasaki) +2.297s
  7. Josh Brookes (Milwaukee Yamaha) +3.051s
  8. Jon Kirkham (Halsall Biker Gear Kawasaki) +3.347s
  9. John Hopkins (Tyco Suzuki) +4.516s
  10. Tommy Bridewell (Milwaukee Yamaha) +4.550s

Tickets for the MCE British Superbike round at Brands Hatch on 18/19/20 July are available to purchase on the gate. Kids under 13 go free. All three days take place on the famed Grand Prix circuit with a bustling programme of support races and two MCE BSB races on the Sunday. For more information   click here or call 0843 453 9000.