Leon Haslam has topped the Sunday morning warm-up at Silverstone in dry conditions but it was a painful session for Luke Stapleford who suffered a heavy high-side crash.

The JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider bounced back from his race one crash in the wet yesterday to top the 15-minute session and pulled out almost three-tenths on nearest rival James Ellison on the McAMS Yamaha with a late flyer of 2m 06.169s.

In a relatively uneventful session Stapleford was taken to the medical centre as a precaution after high-siding off at the exit of Aintree after his Quattro Plant FS-3 Kawasaki spat him off under acceleration on to the Wellington straight. Stapleford is standing in for the injured Billy McConnell.

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At the top of the times MCE British Superbike Showdown challenger Jake Dixon went third fastest on the RAF Reserves Kawasaki ahead of race one pole-sitter Jason O’Halloran on the Honda as Josh Brookes rounded out the top five on the Anvil Hire Yamaha.

Bennetts Suzuki’s Sylvain Guintoli continued to show promise at Silverstone with sixth place in warm-up, and starts from the front row in race two, with Tyco BMW’s Christian Iddon in seventh place.

Shane Byrne will be keen to bounce back from his last-lap off in race one for Be Wiser Ducati and finished warm-up eighth as Peter Hickman (Smiths Racing BMW) and Michael Laverty (McAMS Yamaha) rounded out the top ten.