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Redding lands top spot after Friday free practice

Friday, July 19 2019

Scott Redding set the benchmark on the opening day of free practice at Snetterton; firing the Be Wiser Ducati to the top of the times as the Bennetts British Superbike Championship returned to Norfolk.

Championship leader Redding had edged ahead in the opening session of the weekend and then followed it up by posting the fastest lap of the weekend in free practice two, narrowly holding the edge over Tarran Mackenzie by 0.250s at the chequered flag when light rain fell in the final minutes.

Peter Hickman surged up the times in the final minutes to move third for the Smiths Racing BMW team as Tommy Bridewell also made improvements in the closing stages of the session to leap into fourth for Oxford Racing Ducati.

Andrew Irwin had a strong start to his weekend, making Honda the fourth different manufacturer in the top five as he nudged out Jason O'Halloran, who again missed part of the session with a technical problem.

Local contender Luke Mossey was seventh and the leading Suzuki for the OMG Racing team after his final stint left him ahead of FS3-Racing Kawasaki's Danny Buchan and Dan Linfoot, who had been in the top three for this morning's opening session.

Hector Barbera had an impressive debut at Snetterton; ending the opening day in the top ten for the Quattro Plant - JG Speedfit Kawasaki team, narrowly ahead of Josh Brookes and Michael Laverty.

Bennetts British Superbike Championship, Snetterton, Free Practice 1:

  1. Scott Redding (Be Wiser Ducati) 1m:48.817s
  2. Peter Hickman (Smiths Racing BMW) +0.216s
  3. Dan Linfoot (Santander Salt TAG Yamaha) +0.830s
  4. Tarran Mackenzie (McAMS Yamaha) +0.839s
  5. Jason O'Halloran (McAMS Yamaha) +1.012s
  6. Danny Buchan (FS3-Racing Kawasaki) +1.120s
  7. Luke Mossey (OMG Racing Suzuki) +1.168s
  8. Luke Stapleford (Buildbase Suzuki) +1.439s
  9. Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Racing Ducati) +1.549s
  10. Josh Brookes (Be Wiser Ducati) +1.954s

Bennetts British Superbike Championship, Snetterton, Free Practice 2:

  1. Scott Redding (Be Wiser Ducati) 1m:48.256s
  2. Tarran Mackenzie (McAMS Yamaha) +0.250s
  3. Peter Hickman (Smiths Racing BMW) +0.972s
  4. Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Racing Ducati) +1.126s
  5. Andrew Irwin (Honda Racing) +1.140s
  6. Jason O'Halloran (McAMS Yamaha) +1.345s
  7. Luke Mossey (OMG Racing Suzuki) +1.388s
  8. Danny Buchan (FS3-Racing Kawasaki) +1.446s
  9. Dan Linfoot (Santander Salt TAG Yamaha) +1.567s
  10. Hector Barbera (Quattro Plant - JG Speedfit Kawasaki) +1.586s