Brookes heads opening day at Oulton

Josh Brookes leads the way after second free practice at Oulton Park, ahead of Shane Byrne and Tommy Hill.
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Josh Brookes has completed the opening day of MCE British Superbike Championship action at Oulton Park with a spot at the top of the timesheets after a late charge in FP2.

Honours appeared to be going the way of Tommy Hill after he lowered the benchmark to 1min 36.548s in the closing minutes, but Brookes would sweep in with a 1min 36.325secs shortly afterwards to put himself and the Tyco Suzuki at the head of the table.

A similarly good lap from Shane Byrne was also enough to squeeze ahead of Hill, the trio nonetheless comfortably ahead of fourth and fifth place riders Alastair Seeley and Ian Lowry.

Showing strongly once again aboard the Pr1mo Bournemouth Kawasaki, BSB veteran Chris Walker was a fine sixth fastest, ahead of a trio of BMWs, with Supersonic riders Patric Muff and Tommy Bridewell sandwiching the Buildbase entry of Dan Linfoot in sixth, seventh and eighth.

Completing the top ten was Michael Laverty aboard the Samsung Honda, who in turn edged out Noriyuki Haga, Jon Kirkham and Stuart Easton.

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Josh Brookes Tyco Suzuki - [picture credit: Ian Hopgood]
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Josh Brookes - Tyco Suzuki                      [Credit David Salisbury]
Josh Brookes    [Credit David Salisbury]
Josh Brookes Tyco Suzuki - [picture credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Brookes Tyco Suzuki - [picture credit: Ian Hopgood]
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]
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David Giugliano, Tyco BMW [Credit: MSV]
JG Speedfit Bournemouth Kawasaki livery, 2017, BSB
Hawk Racing Suzuki, BSB [Credit: BSB media]
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