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Brookes tops timings as BSB ‘Big Brands Bash’ gets underway

Friday, June 14 2019

2015 champion Josh Brookes topped the timings in today's two free practice sessions ahead of this weekend's Bennetts British Superbike Championship 'Big Brands Bash', which promises a packed weekend of action on and off the track.

Adult gate admission is £16 tomorrow (Saturday) for practice and qualifying, and £35 for Sunday's race day, with two headline Bennetts BSB clashes and a full support programme featuring Dickies British Supersport and more.

Scott Redding, who scored a triple win last time out at Donington Park, finished in the top three in both sessions, with Peter Hickman, Dan Linfoot and Tarran Mackenzie also in the mix at the top of the table.

The weekend is a favourite with riders and fans, who can enjoy a free live music concert tomorrow night on the Heineken stage headlined by top UK tribute act Guns or Roses, with support from Hot Red Chilli Peppers and Kent acts The Kix and The Miles Cookman Band.

Bars and food outlets will be open until late into the evening all weekend and a busy trade village will offer clothing, official merchandise and bike gear. Fans can also meet their favourite BSB riders during several rider signing sessions at the Bennetts hub throughout the weekend and a free pit walk and autograph session on Sunday.

This year's 'Big Brands Bash' has added impetus from the 'King of Brands' contest for the rider who scores the best results across the weekend's two races plus the opening round of the new £75,000 Integro Summer Triple Crown - a cash prize on offer to any rider who can take six wins across three consecutive rounds.

The competition gets underway at Brands Hatch and moves to Knockhill before concluding at Snetterton in mid-July.

Adult gate admission is £16 tomorrow (Saturday) and £35 on Sunday with reductions for teens and seniors. Kids under 13 are free - click here for full details.

The Bennetts BSB championship returns to Brands Hatch on 18-20 October for the season finale on the Grand Prix circuit. Advance discounted tickets are available online now here.