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Assen BSB: Lowes dominates opening day at Assen

Alex Lowes dominates the first day of MCE British Superbike action at Assen, ahead of PJ Jacobsen, James Ellison and Ryuichi Kiyonari.
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Alex Lowes has laid down the gauntlet to his Title Showdown rivals by dominating the opening day of British Superbike free practice at Assen.

Unfazed by the crash that ended his FP1 session early, Lowes was straight back to the top of the timesheets as FP2 got underway, the Samsung Honda rider eventually lowering his best to 1min 38.049secs.

Nearing lap record pace, Lowes was just under three tenths faster than PJ Jacobsen, the young American impressing again on the Tyco Suzuki to get himself ahead of the remaining Title Showdown contenders.

James Ellison was third fastest for Milwaukee Yamaha, ahead of Ryuichi Kiyonari, the Japanese rider making the biggest improvement between the sessions as he bounced from outside the top ten to fourth position.

Series leader Shane Byrne rounded out the top five, ahead of new Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki team-mate Noriyuki Haga, Chris Walker and Jakub Smrz, while title contender Josh Brookes was ninth and Tommy Bridewell was tenth best.

Just outside the top ten, the sixth and final Title Showdown rider James Westmoreland was 11th best, the Buildbase BMW rider suffering a slip at turn 15.



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Alex Lowes
Alex Lowes and Shane Byrne - picture credit IHPhotography.net
Alex Lowes Samsung Honda - picture credit IHPhotography.net
Alex Lowes
Shane Byrne - Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki
Josh Hopkins - Tyco Suzuki
James Westmoreland
James Ellison on the Lloyds British GBmoto Kawasaki
Lloyds British GBmoto Kawasaki rider Chris Walker
Ian Hutchinson on the FFX Yamaha
Ian Hutchinson on the FFX Yamaha
Milwaukee Yamaha`s Tommy Bridewell
Milwaukee Yamaha rider Josh Brookes
Ryuichi Kiyonari - Buildbase BMW
James Ellison - Lloyds British GBmoto Kawasaki
Chris Walker - Lloyds British GBmoto Kawasaki
Chris Walker - Lloyds British GBmoto Kawasaki
Shane Byrne-Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki[pic credit: Freeze-Frame Photography]

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