BSB » Assen - Free practice times (2)

Full free practice times (2) for the tenth round of the 2012 MCE British Superbike Championship and the first round of the Title Showdown at Assen, Netherlands

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September 21, 2012 5:43 PM

Just been offered VIP tickets including pillion ride and grid walk for Silverstone from MCE! I cannot believe my luck people :)
If you are there i'll have one of my Nori lids on so will be easily spotted....question is Monza special or Fire and Ice? YOU DECIDE :)

As for with the time between Tommy and the front runners? Finger's x'd it sorts itself out

The Burton Bullet - Unregistered

September 21, 2012 9:11 PM

Before we go praising Splitlath the P5 achieved by Smrz was 99% Smrz and 1% Splitlath.Smrz could achieve the same result on any of the bikes on track today with the exception of the Ducati.
A world class rider who qualifies on the front row regular in WSBK.
He posted a 1.36.5 and stood on the rostrum here in april so i hope the Aprilia holds together and he could spring a suprise.

jimmy - Unregistered

September 21, 2012 9:15 PM

Well, the fact is that many BSB guys probably race at Assen for the first time in their career, whereas Smrz has been here countless times and it's probably his the most favourit track.

Stargater - Unregistered

September 21, 2012 9:38 PM

Not true jimmy. Just from top of my head

Tommy Hill 2009 WSBK
Josh Brookes 2007 a 2008 WSBK + lot WSS
Shane Byrne 2004 a 2005 Moto GP a 2009 a 2010 WSBK
Alex Lowes 2008 Superstock 600
Michael Laverty 2002 winner Superstock 1000
Chris Walker 2006 winner WSBK race1

Stuart Easton, Scassa and so on..

plus lot of teams tested there..

The Burton Bullet - Unregistered

September 21, 2012 9:58 PM

Earlier in the year Samsung Honda along with Scassa and Lowry from Padgetts racing team had a private test at Assen and posted somewhere on the net something along the lines'we had a good test and were not that far away from WSBK times'
2 seconds plus away today to match WSBK times and that is a lot to find tommorrow.
May be they were fibbing as they had to baffle their bikes for noise regulations which would lose them power.
As Stargater says most of the riders in BSB have raced at Assen in the past.
Karl Harris and Burrell in SSTK 1000 and i think Luke Quigley raced in European Stock 1000 at Assen once.

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