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Byrne sets pace in Snetterton test

25 June 2013

Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki rider Shane 'Shakey' Byrne surged to the top of the times following the first two sessions of the official British Superbike test at Snetterton.

Samsung Honda's Alex Lowes had led the way in the first session this morning, but Byrne's time of 1m 48.488s in session two gave the defending champion the advantage by 0.232s.

Buildbase BMW's James Westmoreland impressed on the S1000RR as he posted the third top time in 1m 50.424s ahead of Jakub Smrz on the Padgett's Honda.

Milwaukee Yamaha's James Ellison and Keith Farmer on the second Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki were the top six.

Dan Linfoot was the fastest of the Lloyds British GBmoto Hondas in seventh, with Chris Walker, Peter Hickman and Jon Kirkham completing the top ten.

Official BSB Snetterton test, session one:
1. Alex Lowes (Samsung Honda) 1m:50.210s
2. Shane Byrne (Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki) +0.155s
3. Jakub Smrz (Padgetts Honda) +1.659s
4. James Ellison (Milwaukee Yamaha) +1.818s
5. Ryuichi Kiyonari (Samsung Honda) +1.828s
6. Chris Walker (Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki) +1.857s
7. James Westmoreland (Buildbase BMW) +2.221s
8. Dan Linfoot (Lloyds British GBmoto Honda) +2.656s
9. Keith Farmer (Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki) +2.906s
10. Peter Hickman (Lloyds British GBmoto Honda) +3.223s

Official BSB Snetterton test, session two:
1. Shane Byrne (Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki) 1m:49.488s
2. Alex Lowes (Samsung Honda) +0.232s
3. James Westmoreland (Buildbase BMW) +0.936s
4. Jakub Smrz (Padgetts Honda) +1.226s
5. James Ellison (Milwaukee Yamaha) +1.226s
6. Keith Farmer (Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki) +1.411s
7. Dan Linfoot (Lloyds British GBmoto Honda) +1.963s
8. Chris Walker (Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki) +2.067s
9. Peter Hickman (Lloyds British GBmoto Honda) +2.744s
10. Jon Kirkham (Buildbase BMW) +2.760s


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