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Lowes launches to the top at Cadwell Park

Saturday, August 24 2013

Alex Lowes got his home round of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship off to a flying start as the Samsung Honda rider topped the second free practice session at Cadwell Park, snatching the position from Josh Brookes in the final moments.

Lowes had been fastest on track in the early stages of the second session with dry conditions this afternoon at the Lincolnshire circuit; however a high-flying Brookes and defending champion Shane 'Shakey' Byrne both had a spell at the top of the times.

Brookes looked set to hold the lead position in the closing stages however Lowes was on a charge and the Samsung Honda rider was able to have the edge at the end of the session. There were two Tyco Suzukis in the top three this afternoon as PJ Jacobsen had an impressive start to his weekend in third place as the American prepares for his first race at Cadwell Park.

Jacobsen had pushed Byrne back to fourth on the leading Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki with fellow triple champion Ryuichi Kiyonari just adrift in fifth on the second of the Samsung Hondas. Halsall Racing Kawasaki's Tommy Bridewell again had a improving session as he moved sixth ahead of James Ellison on the Milwaukee Yamaha in the final ten minutes.

Jon Kirkham was the leading Buildbase BMW rider in eighth place but he was getting closed on in the final moments by Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki's Chris Walker and Dan Linfoot who completed the top ten for Lloyds British GBmoto Honda.

MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship, Cadwell Park, free practice two:

  1. Alex Lowes (Samsung Honda) 1m:27.613s
  2. Josh Brookes (Tyco Suzuki) +0.201s
  3. PJ Jacobsen (Tyco Suzuki) +0.512s
  4. Shane Byrne (Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki) +0.605s
  5. Ryuichi Kiyonari (Samsung Honda) +0.810s
  6. Tommy Bridewell (Halsall Racing Kawasaki) +0.845s
  7. James Ellison (Milwaukee Yamaha) +1.121s
  8. Jon Kirkham (Buildbase BMW) +1.184s
  9. Chris Walker (Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki) +1.454s
  10. Dan Linfoot (Lloyds British GBmoto Honda) +1.461s

Tickets can be purchased on the gate at Cadwell Park. Adult tickets are available for £13 on Sunday and £31 for Bank Holiday Monday's main raceday. Children under 13 go free and with a new adventure playground, funfair and evening entertainment this event will keep the whole family entertained! 

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