Hill heads Harris in FP3 as Haga crashes out

Tommy Hill heads up third free practice at Cadwell Park, ahead of Karl Harris and Alex Lowes, while Noriyuki Haga is out of the event after injuring his shoulder in a crash.
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Tommy Hill is continuing to hold firm at the top of the Cadwell Park timesheets after going quickest in third free practice, though it was Karl Harris that captured the headlines with an excellent run to second.

A weekend that is already proving to be eventful after showers curtailed FP2 on Saturday, a dry Cadwell Park circuit greeted the riders for FP3, with Hill once again proving the man to beat as he lapped in a 1min 27.653secs.

However, things remain less predictable behind him as Harris, competing in only his second BSB event for the privateer Quattro Plant Kawasaki team, was an excellent second fastest, just three tenths adrift of championship leader Hill.

It was enough to put him just ahead of Honda duo Alex Lowes and Michael Laverty on their respective WFR and Samsung machines, while Josh Brookes completed the top five on his Tyco Suzuki.

Joining Harris is continuing the strong form shown in yesterday's dry FP1 session, Peter Hickman shrugged off a crash to be sixth fastest on the Buildbase BMW, ahead of Alastair Seeley, BSB rookie Danny Buchan, Jon Kirkham and Michael Rutter.

Meanwhile, Noriyuki Haga's hopes of reaching the top six title showdown have taken a potentially critical blow after he crashed heavily at Mansfield. Taken to the medical centre, Haga is reported to have suffered ligament damage in his shoulder and will now miss this weekend's event.

Similarly, Shane Byrne – who has already qualified for the Showdown - is also expected to skip the event after injuring his shoulder in a fall during FP2.

Related Pictures

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Tommy Hill - Swan Yamaha [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Andy Reid, Tyco BMW, [Credit: TAS Racing]
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]
Alastair Seeley, Tyco BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Lee Jackson, Smiths Racing BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Haslam, Byrne, Mossey, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Leon Haslam, JG Speedfit Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]

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Pizdoff - Unregistered

August 26, 2012 11:58 AM

Meanwhile most (maybe everyone) paying to watch the BSB Supersport on EroprtPlayer was disappointed because the race coverage video streaming was disrupted at least twice by their technical incompetence. Shame Haga didn't run into them instead :rolleyes: (Hope Haga's OK - awful year for a good bloke)

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