Kiyonari tops final free practice

The World Superbike race winner goes comfortably fastest ahead of James Ellison and Dan Linfoot.
A familiar name returned to the top of the MCE British Superbike Championship timesheets during the fourth and final free practice session of the Brands Hatch weekend, with former champion Ryuichi Kiyonari going quickest ahead of qualifying.

In a session that started out wet but began to dry as the clock wound down, although Kiyonari remained comfortably adrift of Tommy Hill's best lap from Saturday, the HM Plant rider was still some three tenths faster than nearest rival, Honda counterpart James Ellison.

Ellison's best time came in the final minute as he displaced Motorpoint Yamaha's Dan Linfoot from second place, the youngster once again getting the better of experienced team-mate Neil Hodgson, the former champion down in 19th.

Alastair Seeley maintained his presence towards the front of the field in fourth, ahead of Josh Brookes on the second HM Plant machine, while Adam Jenkinson led the way for Kawasaki on his Buildbase entry in sixth.

Michael Laverty was seventh fastest, ahead of the PR Racing Yamaha of Luke Jones and the Aprilia of Chris Burns, the Splitlath man proving the quickest of the Evo runners.

Qualifying for the 37-strong field will take place later today.

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Ryuichi Kiyonari - HM Plant Honda [pic credit: Ian Hopgpood]
Rob Winfield, Anvil Hire Yamaha, BSB [Credit: Bonnie Lane]
Josh Brookes, Anvil Hire Yamaha, BSB [Credit: Anvil Hire Yamaha]
Tommy Bridwell, Team WD-40 Kawasaki, [Credit: BSB media]
Tommy Bridwell, Team WD-40 Kawasaki, [Credit: BSB]
Tommy Bridwell, Team WD-40 Kawasaki, [Credit: BSB]
Tommy Bridwell, Team WD-40 Kawasaki, [Credit: BSB]
James Ellison, McAMS Yamaha [Credit: MSV Media]
JG Speedfit Bournemouth Kawasaki livery, 2017, BSB
Howie Mainwaring Smart, Anvil Hire Yamaha []
Broc Parkes, ePayMe Yamaha, [Credit:]
Luke Mossey, Quattro Plant Kawasaki [Credit:]
Leon Haslam, JG Speedfit Kawasaki, BSB [Credit:]
Dan Linfoot, Honda Racing [Credit:]
Leon Haslam, JG Speedfit Kawasaki, BSB [Credit:]
Broc Parkes, ePayMe Yamaha, [Credit:]
Luke Mossey, Quattro Plant Kawasaki [Credit:]
Ryuichi Kiyonari, Smiths BMW [Credit:]

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Noobs - Unregistered

April 04, 2010 1:26 PM

You are all donkeys on this site. any rider coming in in any place are 1000000 times more of a man than u on here. always putting riders down from behind your keyboards. you are all a joke. go get a job at dfs you bunch of armchair no nothing, cluless tw@ts

Where now? - Unregistered

April 04, 2010 6:49 PM

mcracing is spot on, Hodgson is having a nightmare, why defend his position especially by abusing those that post! Stupid, of course he is better than most of 'us' what has that got to do with it. Apart from the fact that most of us have not been lucky/privileged enough to even try any serious bike racing!

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