Cal Crutchlow left his mark on the World Supersport free practice by leading the times sheets with a time of 1min 29.020secs, 0.129secs under the existing lap record, ahead of the eighth round of the World Supersport championship.
The Northpoint Ekerold Honda rider had a high speed off during the session, when he parted company with his machine at Surtees. Crutchlow was lucky to walk away unhurt and with the fastest time of the session.
Broc Parkes on the Yamaha Germany bike was running in second place with Yoann Tiberio on the Megabike Honda in third. Reigning champion, Sebastien Charpentier on the Winston Ten Kate Honda was in fourth while his team-mate Kenan Sofuoglu crashed out ending his session in eighth place.
Leon Camier, Crutchlow's team-mate and the second wild card rider in the supersport class, finished in eleventh place.
WSS free practice results (2) – Brands Hatch:
1. Cal Crutchlow
2. Broc Parkes
3. Yoann Tiberio
4. Sebastien Charpentier
5. Kevin Curtain
6. Massimo Roccoli
7. Fabien Fores
8. Kenan Sofuoglu
9. Robbin Harms
10. Gianluca Vizziello