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Guintoli moves top in warm-up

Sylvain Guintoli opened up race day for the third round of the ViSK.com British Superbike Championship by topping morning warm-up at Donington Park.

The Frenchman, who will start second on the grid, edged out pole sitter Leon Camier by almost three tenths of a second after getting close to his qualifying time in cooler weather conditions.

With Guintoli and Camier on course to take their battle into the races, Stuart Easton got closest in third position, albeit four tenths further adrift on the Hydrex Honda.

Two of the stars from qualifying, James Ellison and Chris Walker, continued to show their good form by going fourth and fifth quickest, while Josh Brookes made a substantial improvement to begin the day sixth best.

Kawasaki pair Julien Da Costa and Simon Andrews sandwiched Glen Richards in seventh, eighth and ninth, while Karl Harris completed the top ten positions.

The first race of the day takes place at 13.00GMT


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Sylvain Guintoli - Worx Crescent Suzuki [pic credit: Clive Challinor]
Sylvain Guintoli - Worx Crescent Suzuki [pic credit: Clive Challinor]
Tommy Bridewell, Team WD-40 Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Sylvain Guintoli, Bennetts Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Leon Haslam, JG Speedfit Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Leon Haslam, JG Speedfit Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Brookes, Anvil Hire Yamaha, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Jason O`Halloran, Honda Racing [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
James Ellison, McAMS Yamaha [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
John Hopkins, Jason O`Halloran, BSB [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Glenn Irwin, Be Wiser Ducati [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Dan Linfoot, Honda Racing [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
British Superbikes, class of 2017 photo, riders [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Christian Iddon, Tyco BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Richard Cooper, Bennetts Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Peter Hickman, Smiths BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]

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