2021 British Superbike, Knockhill - Qualifying Results

Results from qualifying, round two of the 2021 Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Knockhill.
2021 British Superbike, Knockhill - Qualifying Results

BSB championship leader Jason O’Halloran has claimed his first pole position of the season at Knockhill. 

2021 British Superbike, Knockhill - Qualifying Results
1Jason O'HalloranAUSMcAMS Ymaha47.255s
2Christian IddonGBRVisiontrack Ducati+0.055s
3Danny BuchanGBRSYNETIQ BMW Motorrad+0.178s
4Peter HickmanGBRFHO Racing BMW+0.229s
5Bradley RayGBRRICH Energy OMG Racing BMW+0.267s
6Lee JacksonGBRFS-3 Racing Kawasaki+0.270s
7Ryan VickersGBRRAF Kawasaki+0.280s
8Rory SkinnerGBRFS-3 Racing Kawasaki+0.296s
9Kyle RydeGBRRICH Energy OMG Racing BMW+0.333s
10Gine ReaGBRBuildbase Suzuki+0.361s
11Glenn IrwinGBRHonda Racing UK+0.367s
12Danny KentGBRBuildbase Suzuki+0.382s
13Josh BrookesAUSVisiontrack Ducati+0.421s
14Tommy BridewellGBRMoto Rapido Ducati+0.430s
15Tarran MackenzieGBRMcAMS Ymaha+0.506s
16Dan LinfootGBRTAG Racing Honda+0.624s
17Andrew IrwinGBRSYNETIQ BMW Motorrad+0.659s
18Joe FrancisGBRIforce BMW+0.779s
19Takumi TakahashiJAPHonda Racing UK48.048s
20Storm StaceyGBRTeam LKQ Kawasaki48.526s
21Ryo MizunoJAPHonda Racing UK48.748s
22Brad JonesGBRIforce BMW48.795s
23Luke HopkinsGBRHopkins Honda Racing48.959s
24Bjorn EstmentSACatfoss Racing Suzuki48.969s
25Brian McCormackIRLFHO Racing BMW49.936s

The man O’Halloran beat to all three victories at Oulton Park, Christian Iddon, was once again second to the Australian, while fastest in both practice sessions Danny Buchan was third.

It was another poor qualifying for defending champion Josh Brookes who could only manage 13th after going through Q1. 

Tarran Mackenzie suffered a crash at turn seven late on - will start P15 for today’s opening race.

Free Practice Two

Danny Buchan kept up his impressive form by topping the second consecutive British Superbike practice session at Knockhill.

Buchan’s marginal improvement of half a tenth from FP1 was good enough to claim top spot ahead of championship leader O’Halloran and local favorite Rory Skinner. 

Along with Skinner, Danny Kent was another big mover from this morning as he claimed fourth for Buildbase Suzuki. Skinner finished FP1 eighth, while Kent was tenth quickest. 

Free Practice One

SYNETIQ BMW rider Buchan topped the opening Bennetts British Superbike free practice at Knockhill ahead of championship favorites Iddon and O’Halloran. 

Buchan, the only current rider on the grid to win at the Scottish venue led most of the session, before O’Halloran and Iddon both set times fast enough for top spot late on. 

However, Buchan was undeterred by that as he regained first place with a 47.432s - +0.199s quicker than the Visiontrack Ducati. 

The short and undulating Knockhill circuit - always one for close racing, demonstrated this with how close lap times were. The top 14 were covered by one second as defending champion Josh Brookes brought up the rear of that group. 

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