Reigning British Superbike Champion and current championship leader, Gregorio Lavilla on his Airwaves Ducati topped the times sheets during free practice one ahead of round two of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Donington Park.

He edged out young Ulster rider Johnny "Stormy" Rea by just 0.157secs to take the leading spot. Rea lead the bulk of the session but was briefly pushed down to third place when HM Plant Honda's Karl Harris started to lower the lap times. The Red Bull Honda rider was blisteringly fast last year and has matured a lot through the off season, at only nineteen years of age he is already challenging the front runners, hopefully a podium finish will be on the cards soon.

Talented Sheffield rider, Harris was the final rider to lap in the 1min 32s, and he is planning on continuing his form from round one at Brands Hatch. Donington is a good circuit for him and he has good memories of finishing sixth in the World Supersport race here back in 2000.

Splitting the two HM Plant Hondas, ironically was Michael Rutter on the Stobart Honda. Rutter was dispensed with by Honda at the end of last season and took up residence at Stobart, after a DNF in race two at Brands Hatch he will need to maximise his points score this weekend.

Ryuichi Kiyonari had an eventful first free practice when his usually reliable Honda had a technical concern. The fast Japanese rider had to park his bike up on the run down to the Esses and get back to the pits to pick up his number two machine. Despite the drama he came home in fifth place on a track that he has admitted he really enjoys.

The boys in Rizla blue took up sixth and seventh, with Shane Byrne just ahead of team-mate James Haydon. The hard working Rizla squad have just returned from a test at Guadix in Spain, where they lapped on a par with the unofficial Superbike lap record there.

Glen Richards on board the Hydrex Honda was in eighth place just ahead of Leon Haslam. Although he crashed heavily last time out at Brands injuring his ankle and irritating an old wrist injury, Haslam is positive he can do well this weekend at his home circuit. Rounding out the top ten was Hawk Kawasaki's Dean Thomas who will be working hard on the development of his new ZX 10.

BSB free practice one - Donington Park:

1.Gregorio Lavilla
2.Johnny Rea
3.Karl Harris
4.Michael Rutter
5.Ryuichi Kiyonari
6.Shane Byrne
7.James Haydon
8.Glen Richards
9.Leon Haslam
10.Dean Thomas