Yamaha continue their perfect record after topping the third Bennetts British Superbike practice of 2022. 

2022 British Superbike Silverstone (National) - Free Practice (3) Results
1Bradley RayGBRRICH Energy OMG Racing Yamaha53.128s
2Tommy BridewellGBROxford Products Racing Ducati+0.208s
3Christian IddonGBRBuildbase Suzuki+0.221s
4Kyle RydeGBRRICH Energy OMG Racing Yamaha+0.237s
5Glenn IrwinGBRHonda Racing UK+0.292s
6Leon HaslamGBRVisiontrack Kawasaki+0.309s
7Peter HickmanGBRFHO Racing BMW+0.383s
8Danny KentGBRBuildbase Suzuki+0.396s
9Lee JacksonGBRFS-3 Racing Kawasaki+0.425s
10Rory SkinnerGBRFS-3 Racing Kawasaki+0.462s
11Jason O'HalloranAUSMcAMS Yamaha+0.470s
12Andrew IrwinGBRSYNETIQ BMW Motorrad+0.478s
13Ryan VickersGBRFHO Racing BMW+0.516s
14Danny BuchanGBRSYNETIQ BMW Motorrad+0.521s
15Tom SykesGBRMCE Ducati+0.523s
16Josh BrookesAUSMCE Ducati+0.532s
17Takumi TakahashiJAPHonda Racing UK+0.538s
18Dan LinfootGBRIForce BMW+0.554s
19Luke MosseyGBRTAG Racing Honda+0.618s
20Tom NeaveGBRHonda Racing UK+0.667s
21Dan JonesGBRIforce BMW+0.803s
22Chrissy RouseGBRCrowe Performance BMW+0.898s
23Ryo MizunoJAPHonda Racing UK+0.953s
24Storm StaceyGBRTeam LKQ Euro Parts Kawasaki+1.032s
25Dean HarrisonGBRDAO Racing Kawasaki+1.046s
26Josh OwensGBRCDH Racing Kawasaki+1.088s
27Bjorn EstmentSAPowerslide Catfoss Suzuki+1.300s
28James HillierGBRRICH Energy OMG Racing Yamaha+1.491s
29Leon JeacockGBRSpecsavers Suzuki+1.510s
30David JohnsonAUSRICH Energy OMG Racing Yamaha+1.744s
31Luke HopkinsGBRBlack Onyx Security Honda+1.776s
32Liam DelvesGBRCDH Racing Kawasaki+2.136s

An in-form Bradley Ray wasted no time in setting the pace as he went within three tenths of the all-time lap record, set by Jason O’Halloran during FP2. 

After finishing down the order during Friday practice, Glenn Irwin and Honda also made a solid start by going second quickest, just ahead of Rory Skinner. 

With BSB shaping up for its most competitive season ever, lap times once again demonstrated that as the top 23 were separated by less than a second with ten minutes to go.

Lee Jackson, who is yet to win a British Superbike race despite having a career-year in 2021, made it two FS-3 Kawasaki's inside the top five by going second quickest - +0.138s down on Ray. 

That margin was then extended to +0.170s as Ray went even quicker with less than a quarter of FP3 remaining. 

The Rich Energy OMG Racing Yamaha rider then challenged O’Halloran’s day-one effort by setting a 53.128s - +0.021s away from his fellow Yamaha rider’s lap record. 

In a bid to reduce Ray’s lead, Tommy Bridewell put his Ducati Panigale V4 R second, however, the experienced BSB rider remained over two tenths down. 

After topping both Friday sessions, it was a relatively slow start for O’Halloran who could only manage P11.

Day-one recap

Jason O’Halloran made it a clean sweep for McAMS Yamaha after topping the second Bennetts British Superbike practice at Silverstone. 

Following a rapid start to FP1, the second practice session of the day continued in that vein as Bradley Ray went underneath O’Halloran’s Silverstone lap record. 

A time of 53.215s was set by the Yamaha rider, while FS-3 Kawasaki rider Rory Skinner also jumped into the top five. 

Ray’s team-mate Kyle Ryde then joined him in going faster than O’Halloran’s FP1 time, making it a Rich Energy OMG Racing Yamaha 1-2 for the second time today. 

With limited movement inside the top ten heading into the final quarter of action, Ryde and Lee Jackson changed that by going quicker than Ray. 

But as was the case in FP1, O’Halloran left it late to spoil Ryde’s day. A time of 53.107s was set by the Australian. 

Free Practice 1

After an electric start for both Ryde and Ray aboard their 2022 Yamaha R1’s, new Buildbase Suzuki rider Christian Iddon took over at the top of the leaderboard. 

Ryde, who set an impressive early time of 53.641s - three tenths off the lap record, was beaten by close to a tenth by Iddon. 

Ray slid down to fifth as Lee Jackson and Danny Buchan made it three riders within +0.005s of one-another. 

The first official practice of 2022 got off to a slow start for Honda Racing UK’s Takumi Takahashi, as the Japanese rider had to wait more than half the session before completing a timed lap.

While Iddon looked set to take FP1 honours, SYNEITQ BMW rider Buchan then went even faster with a time of 53.472s.

However, Buchan’s stint at the top was brief as O’Halloran, who is on solo duty for McAMS Yamaha this weekend, went quickest with a time of 53.358s.   

O’Halloran’s team-mate Tarran Mackenzie has been ruled out of action after suffering a left ankle fracture during the recent two-day test, which has since been operated on successfully. 

Official British Superbike Silverstone (National) Records

Fastest lap - Jason O’Halloran AUS McAMS Yamaha 53:342s (2020) 

2021 Race winners 

Race One - Glenn Irwin Honda Racing UK

Race Two - Tarran Mackenzie McAMS Yamaha

Race Three - Jason O’Halloran McAMS Yamaha

Big names return to British Superbike in 2022! 

While series champion Mackenzie returns to defend his crown with McAMS Yamaha, as does two-time champion Josh Brookes with MCE Ducati, plenty of new faces have arrived to the championship, including two very high-profile names…

2013 WorldSBK champion Tom Sykes has returned to the championship alongside Brookes at Ducati, while 2018 BSB champion Leon Haslam is back with Lee Hardy’s Visiontrack Kawasaki team as he bids to win title #2.  

Weekend Schedule - 2022 British Superbike Silverstone (National)


13:10-13:22 - British Superbike Q1

13:29-13:41 - British Superbike Q2

16:15 - British Superbike Race One


9:30-9:40 - British Superbike Warm-up 

13:30 - British Superbike Race Two 

16:30 - British Superbike Race Three