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Bennetts BSB Free Practice 2: Buchan tops the times

Friday, July 23 2021

Danny Buchan fired the SYNETIQ BMW to the top of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship SUPERPICKS Free Practice times at Brands Hatch this afternoon, in a top 12 covered by just 0.969s as he moved to the top in the final minutes of the day.

The top 12 riders progress directly into tomorrow's Q2 session and Buchan continued to build momentum throughout the day at his local circuit as he snatched the leading position from championship leader Christian Iddon in the closing moments.

The VisionTrack Ducati rider had moved ahead in the final ten minutes when he upped the pace to nudge Jason O'Halloran down the order; the McAMS Yamaha rider had been leading the way for a chunk of the session.

His teammate Tarran Mackenzie was fourth despite his small crash earlier this morning, but a resurgent Glenn Irwin stormed into fifth for Honda Racing in the closing stages to push Lee Jackson back into sixth.

Gino Rea had held a position inside the top ten for the majority of the session and he was seventh, narrowly ahead of the second SYNETIQ BMW of Andrew Irwin.

Peter Hickman and Bradley Ray completed the top ten with Tommy Bridewell and Kyle Ryde the final riders to make the cut for the SUPERPICKS 12.

For defending champion Josh Brookes, his woes continues as he just missed out in 13th on the second of the VisionTrack Ducatis.

Bennetts British Superbike Championship, Brands Hatch, BSB SUPERPICKS 12 Free Practice 2, Result
1, Danny Buchan, SYNETIQ BMW Motorrad, 1m25.382s
2, Christian Iddon, VisionTrack Ducati, +0.076s
3, Jason O'Halloran, McAMS Yamaha, +0.288s
4, Tarran Mackenzie, McAMS Yamaha, +0.294s
5, Glenn Irwin, Honda Racing, +0.476s
6, Lee Jackson, FS-3 Racing Kawasaki, +0.558s
7, Gino Rea, Buildbase Suzuki, +0.563s
8, Andrew Irwin, SYNETIQ BMW Motorrad, +0.630s
9, Peter Hickman, FHO Racing BMW, +0.645s
10, Bradley Ray, Rich Energy OMG Racing, +0.739s
11, Tommy Bridewell, Oxford Racing Ducati, +0.804s
12, Kyle Ryde, Rich Energy OMG Racing, +0.969s
13, Josh Brookes, VisionTrack Ducati, +1.052s
14, Danny Kent, Buildbase Suzuki, +1.056s
15, Dan Linfoot, TAG Honda, +1.081s
16, Rory Skinner, FS-3 Racing Kawasaki, +1.221s
17, Ryan Vickers, RAF Regular & Reserve Kawasaki, +1.289s
18, Xavi Fores, FHO Racing BMW, +1.343s
19, Storm Stacey, Team LKQ Euro Car Parts Kawasaki, +1.655s
20, Joe Francis, iForce Lloyd and Jones, +2.020s
21, Dean Harrison, Silicone Engineering Racing, +2.355s
22, Luke Hopkins, Black Onyx Security Honda, +3.145s
23, Takumi Takahashi, Honda Racing, +3.246s
24, Bjorn Estement, Powerslide/Catfoss Racing Suzuki, +3.356s
25, Brad Jones, iForce Lloyd and Jones, +3.531s
26, Brian McCormack, Roadhouse Macau by FHO Racing, +5.665s
27, Joey Thompson, NP Motorcycles, +5.878s
28, Ryo Mizuno, Honda Racing, +9.017s

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