Hill fastest in FP3 at Oulton Park

Tommy Hill moves to the top of the timesheets at Oulton Park ahead of qualifying, the Swan Yamaha man in front of Shane Byrne and Noriyuki Haga.
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Tommy Hill has resumed his place at the top of the MCE British Superbike Championship timesheets at Oulton Park as he topped final practice ahead of qualifying.

The Swan Yamaha rider ended the first day of practice in third place behind pace setter Josh Brookes and Shane Byrne, but his time of 1min 36.332secs was comfortably fast enough to assume the advantage in FP3.

Byrne and Brookes could only manage second and fourth on this occasion, the pair split by Noriyuki Haga, who was an impressive third fastest for arguably his most convincing showing of the season thus far.

Michael Laverty was another to progress in fifth place on the Samsung Honda, ahead of Alastair Seeley on the second of the Tyco Suzukis, Chris Walker on the Pr1mo Bournemouth Kawasaki and WFR Honda's Alex Lowes, while Tommy Bridewell maintained BMW's top ten presence with ninth best.

Qualifying takes place later this afternoon, as does the reschedule race from Brands Hatch, where Seeley will start from pole position, ahead of Jon Kirkham, Brookes and Gary Mason. Hill and Haga will start down the order in 19th and 17th as a consequence of their struggles during the first Brands Hatch race last month.

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Tommy Hill Swan Yamaha - [picture credit: Ian Hopgood]
Tommy Hill Swan Yamaha - [picture credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki - [picture credit: Ian Hopgood]
Tommy Hill Swan Yamaha - [piicture credit: Ian Hopgood]
Tommy Hill    [Credit David Salisbury]
Tommy Hill Swan Yamaha - [picture credit: Ian Hopgood]
Tommy Hill Swan Yamaha - [picture credit: Ian Hopgood]
Jake Dixon, RAF Reserves Kawasaki [Credit: MSV BSB Media]
Jason O`Halloran, Honda Racing [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Brookes, Anvil Hire Yamaha, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Luke Mossey, JG Speedfit Kawasaki, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Peter Hickman, Smiths BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Tommy Bridewell, Team WD-40 Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Bradley Ray, Buildbase Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Sylvain Guintoli, Bennetts Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
James Ellison, McAMS Yamaha [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Dan Linfoot, Honda Racing [Credit: Ian Hopgood]

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