Kyle Ryde managed the drying conditions best to take pole ahead of the first race of the day at Oulton Park.

Less than ideal conditions greeted the BSB riders, as rain arrived just before Q1 began.

2022 British Superbike Oulton Park - Qualifying
1Kyle RydeGBRRICH Energy OMG Racing Yamaha1:43.086
2Josh BrookesAUSMCE Ducati+0.707s
3Luke MosseyGBRTAG Racing Honda+1.016s
4Rory SkinnerGBRFS-3 Racing Kawasaki+1.471s
5Peter HickmanGBRFHO Racing BMW+1.581s
6Ryan VickersGBRFHO Racing BMW+1,590s
7Bradley RayGBRRICH Energy OMG Racing Yamaha+1.666s
8Andrew IrwinGBRSYNETIQ BMW Motorrad+1.808s
9Glenn IrwinGBRHonda Racing UK+1.828s
10Danny BuchanGBRSYNETIQ BMW Motorrad+2.236s
11Tom SykesGBRMCE Ducati+2.330s
12Leon HaslamGBRVisiontrack Kawasaki+2.536s
13Danny KentGBRBuildbase Suzuki+2.651s
14Jason O'HalloranAUSMcAMS Yamaha+2.894s
15Lee JacksonGBRFS-3 Racing Kawasaki+2.975s
16Tommy BridewellGBROxford Products Racing Ducati+3.035s
17Christian IddonGBRBuildbase Suzuki+3.699s
18Storm StaceyGBRTeam LKQ Euro Parts Kawasaki+3.967s
19Chrissy RouseGBRCrowe Performance BMW1:52.854s
20Dan LinfootGBRIForce BMW1:52.868s
21Josh OwensGBRCDH Racing Kawasaki1:53.957s
22Bjorn EstmentSAPowerslide Catfoss Suzuki1:54.612s
23Takumi TakahashiJAPHonda Racing UK1:55.015s
24Dean HarrisonGBRDAO Racing Kawasaki1:55.070s
25Luke HopkinsGBRBlack Onyx Security Honda1:55.159s
26Dan JonesGBRIforce BMW1:55.420s
27Liam DelvesGBRCDH Racing Kawasaki1:55.528s
28David JohnsonAUSRICH Energy OMG Racing Yamaha1:55.697s
29Ryo MizunoJAPHonda Racing UK2:02.697s
30Leon JeacockGBRSpecsavers Suzuki1:56.907s
31Tom NeaveGBRHonda Racing UKNTS

Rich Energy OMG Yamaha rider Ryde, claimed his first pole froma qualifying sesson pole after a brave ride on a slippery track to post a best of 1m 43.086s.

Using Lee Jackson as a marker, he followed his lines around the track and then improved upon them to claim the top spot, where he will look to build upon his second place in the chammpionship.

MCE Ducati’s Josh Brookes, arguably one of the most successful riders on the grid, finished outside the top twelve in practice, in a lowly 17th.

He then only just made it through Q1 with the sixth best time before his racing experience shone through. His late lap blitzed those that had come before and looked strong for pole before being deposed by the charging Ryde. The #25 was 0.707s slower after that lap registered.

Luke Mossey (TAG Racing Honda) was the first to get a lap on the board in Q1 and was competitive in Q2, with the best lap dropping on repeat as the track dried out.

His second run in qualifying left him third to complete the front row of the grid.



Rory Skinner showed strong pace in the damp but just missed out on a front row start in fourth for FS-3 Racing Kawasaki.

The top five features five different manufacturers with Peter Hickman calling on his experience to help him to line up nesxt on the grid for FHO Racing BMw, just haead of team-mate Ryan Vicekers who regularly lead proceedings on his way to sixth.

Bradley Ray came into Q2 top after setting a new all time lap record in FP1. Building on his Silverstone performance where he scored two podium finishes he wobbled and twitched in the wet and could not quite manage the wet weather prowess of Ryde, finishing the session seventh.

Andrew Irwin (BMW - SYNETIQ BMW Motorrad) and Brookes’ team-mate  Tom Sykes, back at Oulton Park for the first time in over a decade, also missed out, in 14th and 15th respectively on Saturday’s combined times.
Irwin was one of the six to move into Q2 and built into the session, improving to eighth fior BMW SYNETIQ BMW Motorrad, just ahead of his brother.

Silverstone triple winner Glenn Irwin ninth.

Glenn Irwin leads the standings after his stellar showing at Silverstone where he won all three races.
Coming into qualifying with the seventh best time the Honda Racing rider struggled to make an impact.

Never really bothering the frontrunners and almost two seconds off the pace, Irwin will be looking to make headway in the race, which is predicted to be dry after the deluge which delayed the start of qualifying.

SYNETIQ BMW’s Danny Buchan did enough to slip inside the top ten.

Tom Sykes moved up from Q1 with the second best time but could not keep his form as the track dried, posting the eleventh best run for MCE Ducati after regularly being near the top of the timeheets at the start of the second session, the drying track doing very few any favours with grip.

It was a similar story for Danny Kent (Buildbase Suzuki)who came into Q2 with the top time, but the former Moto3 champion too found the going tough despite valuable track time in the changeable conditions. Kent will be the top Suzuki on the grid.

The pair were split by Leon Haslam, who claimed twelfth for VisionTrack Kawasaki.

Jason O’Halloran dominated the first round at the track last season picking up all three wins and one more when the paddock returned for the showdown. Today was a completely different story - off the pace by almost three seconds and only 14th.

The sixthof the riders who moved into Q2, Storm Stacey finished the session 18th for Team LKQ Euro Car Parts Kawasaki.

Official British Superbike Oulton Park records

BSB lap record: Tommy Bridewell - Ducati 1m 33.941s (2019)

2021 race winners:

Round One:

Race One: Jason O’Halloran (McAMS Yamaha)
Race Two: Jason O’Halloran (McAMS Yamaha)
Race Three: Jason O’Halloran (McAMS Yamaha)

Round nine (The Showdown):
Race One: Jason O’Halloran (McAMS) Yamaha
Race Two: Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Products Racing Ducati)
Race Three: Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Products Racing Ducati

Tarran Mackenzie remains absent

Looking to race this weekend and hoping to be back in action as soon as possible Tarran Mackenzie was not passed fit after a late fitness test but is present at the track with the McAMS team. Feeling good with his cast off but still on crutches the defending champion was advised not to race so is now hopeful of a Donington return. Mackenzie already has a lot to make up after Glenn Irwin won all three races at Silverstone in round one, but with seveal DNFs in his title winning season the gap should still not be impossible to make up, with it less likely further crashes would aggravate his injury further.