Brookes tops damp FP3 at Knockhill

Brookes tops a damp FP3 session at Knockhill, ahead of Michael Laverty and Michael Rutter.
CLICK HERE to view the FP3 times

Josh Brookes ensured things remain fairly open ahead of qualifying for the fifth round of the 2012 MCE British Superbike Championship at Knockhill as he became the third different practice pace setter in three sessions.

Topping the timesheets on a damp circuit, Brookes went quickest with just over five minutes remaining, though lap times were more than three seconds down on FP2.

Friday front runner Michael Laverty was second quickest on the Samsung Honda, the Snetterton race winner, together with third place Michael Rutter on the MSS Bathams Kawasaki, making late advances to move ahead of Noriyuki Haga in the closing stages.

Tommy Hill was fifth best on the second of the Swan Yamahas, ahead of Alastair Seeley, Shane Byrne and James Westmoreland, while Jon Kirkham and Alex Lowes rounded out the top ten.

Further back, Peter Hickman put in a respectable first showing on the Buildbase BMW having been called up at the last minute to deputise for the injured Dan Linfoot. Despite his lack of track time, Hickman was 17th quickest, less than two seconds off the pace and faster than regular rider Barry Burrell.

Meanwhile, Chris Walker has been passed fit to race at Knockhill this weekend, despite sustaining injuries to his feet in an accident during practice. The Pr1mo Bournemouth Kawasaki rider was expected to skip the meeting, but will be back on track for qualifying this afternoon having sat out FP3.

Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Josh Brookes Tyco Suzuki - [picture credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Brookes Tyco Suzuki - [picture credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Brookes Tyco Suzuki - [picture credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Brookes Tyco Suzuki - [picture credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Brookes - Jamie Morris
Josh Brookes - Tyco Suzuki                      [Credit David Salisbury]
Josh Brookes    [Credit David Salisbury]
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]
James Ellison, McAMS Yamaha [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Dan Linfoot, Honda Racing [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Alastair Seeley, Tyco BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Lee Jackson, Smiths Racing BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.


June 23, 2012 10:23 PM

Who ever the person was who disagreed with the statement I made about JLav.....surely you can't be serious. Have you no idea wht he went thru after the massive incident at Oulto last July? The man is lucky to be walking, let alone racing around on a superbike.

Tas man - Unregistered

June 23, 2012 1:09 PM

Alistair Seeley will be the Man to beat at Knockhill if it's wet conditions. He is well use to riding in the iwet conditions. Good luck to him and Josh. Keeper lit boys !

© 1999 - 2017 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.