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Richards tops final free practice

HM Plant Honda enjoyed their first stint at the top of the 2009 British Superbike timesheets ahead of this afternoon's 'Roll for Pole', after Glen Richards topped the sixth and final free practice session.

With foggy conditions delaying proceedings in the morning, a 'green' circuit greeted the riders initially, but the track would end up dry enough for reigning Supersport champion Richards to get within two tenths of Karl Harris' pace setting lap yesterday.

The first dry session not to be topped by Harris, Sylvain Guintoli and Leon Camier in second and third made it three different manufacturers inside the top three.

'Super-sub' Steve Plater continued to impress on the second HM Plant Honda, although he will also have to contend with Supersport qualification just an hour before BSB qualifying gets underway.

With Harris in ninth, Stuart Easton was Hydrex Honda's leading representative in fifth, while Michael Rutter and James Ellison enjoyed their most convincing showings yet on their respective North West 200 and Airwaves Yamahas in sixth and seventh.

Gary Mason maintained his top ten pace in eighth, 14 positions and over a second up on second place Peter Hickman, while Jon Kirkham was a strong tenth on the Jentin Yamaha.

Qualifying gets underway at 15.30.


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