BSB: Irwin Leads The Way In FP1

Be Wiser Ducati’s Glenn Irwin leads the way at Brands Hatch ahead of Mcams Yamaha’s Josh Brookes and Tarran Mackenzie after the first practice.

Glenn Irwin leads the way after the opening practice at Brands Hatch 0.1s and 0.3s ahead of the two Mcams Yamaha’s of Josh Brookes and Tarran Mackenzie.

Glenn Irwin is still looking for his first win of the season and his first win at Brands Hatch and has started his weekend in the right way.

Mcams Yamaha’s Josh Brookes and Tarran Mackenzie had a strong opening session securing the 2nd and 3rd spots on the timing sheet, Tarran’s highest so far all season.

Another Yamaha inside the top 5 with James Ellison as the Anvil Tag Hire Yamaha secured 4th position ahead of the double winner at Brands Hatch last year Luke Mossey, the top Kawasaki.

Tyco BMW’s Christian Iddon got the better of race 1 winner Jake Dixon as the pair ended FP1 in 6th and 7th position ahead of  Smiths BMW Peter Hickman, the Championship leader Leon Haslam and other Tyco BMW of Michael Laverty who rounded out the top 10.

Another promising session on the Superbike saw Andrew Irwin end his opening session in 11th ahead of double podium finisher Danny Buchan.

The two Honda’s of Jason O’Halloran and Dan Linfoot joined Bradley Ray as the underperformers, with the Honda duo in 13th and 16th, with Ray in 14th.

Tommy Bridewell makes his return to BSB this weekend and he put his Moto Rapido Ducati in 17th place ahead of his replacement on the Suzuki, Chrissy Rouse.

Aaron Zanotti rounded out the field 5.9s off Glenn’s top time but did suffer a mechanical issue at the end of FP2.

once again the Bennets British Superbike class looks strong with the top 17 riders covered by just under one second.

Keep up to date with all the session news and results here at nowmoto.

For Full FP1 Results, Click here

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