British Superbike Showdown: Friday Free Practice Results

Written by Dan Evon, Courtesy of

bsb_ellisonThis weekend at Oulton Park, the British Superbike series will come to a close. There are six riders in the fight for the title, and after three races this weekend, one will be crowned the BSB champion.

Title fighter Josh Brookes got his weeend off to a good start by claiming the top spot during the first free practice session. Brookes led for most of the session, and finished more than .3 seconds ahead of the rest of the pack.

Ryuichi Kiyonari and Michael Rutter, who are also in contention for the title, finished in second and third. Tommy Hill, who currently leads the series, finished more than .9 seconds behind Brookes’ time in 7th place.

In the second free practice session, James Ellison beat out all of the title fighters for the first place spot. Ellison may not be in contention for the Championship, but he is still looking to finish his season strong.

Behind Elison, came FP1 winner Brookes. Brookes missed out on the top spot by .08 seconds, but still holds a better pace than the rest of the title fighters. Rutter and Hill were next across the line, followed by Kiyonari and Michael Laverty.

Alastair Seeley, the final title contender, was able to crack the top ten during the second free practice session.

British Superbike Overall Standings

Tommy Hill – 589
Josh Brookes – 578
Ryuichi Kiyonari – 574
Michael Laverty – 570
Michael Rutter – 546
Alasair Seeley – 529

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