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Brands Hatch BSB FP3 | Kyle Ryde maintains standard ahead of qualifying

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Kyle Ryde, LAMI OMG Yamaha, Yamaha R1, 2023 BSB, BSB

LAMI OMG Racing Yamaha’s Kyle Ryde topped the leaderboard in the final British Superbike Championship free practice session at a dry but cool Brands Hatch on Saturday morning.

Blue skies and sunny weather greeted the riders albeit with a track temperature of just 7.6 degrees no rider would better their Friday afternoon efforts from FP2 to leave the order static on the combined timesheets after third practice

Even so, Ryde made it three-out-of-three on the OMG Yamaha R1, setting the pace in FP3, ahead of Leon Haslam (ROKiT BMW Motorrad Team) and Josh Brookes (FHO Racing BMW).


Ryde moved back into first mid-way through the twenty-minute session, dropping into the 1’29’s with a time of 1’29.254, with Canepa taking over third from Brookes although Ryde and Haslam continued to be considerably quicker than everyone else.

Yamaha’s Ryde continued to up the pace, moving on to a 1’28.291, which put him some 2.2s quicker than second-placed Haslam, with Brookes re-claiming third from Canepa, the duo both now lapping in the 1’31 bracket. The Italian soon jumped back ahead of Brookes though with a lap of 1’31.003.

With five minutes to go, Ryde increased his pace to a 1’27.530 which extended his advantage over Haslam to 2.504s but the BMW rider responded with a 1’28.761 and there was change further behind as Franco Bourne (Marvel HCL Motorsport Honda) moved up to third on the BSB Pathway-spec machine.

That didn’t last long though as Brookes and Nesbitt quickly overhauled him with Jack Kennedy (Mar-Train Racing Yamaha) doing likewise with a minute to go. Haslam also cut the gap to Ryde to less than half a second in the final seconds only for Ryde to post a 1’27’301 on his final lap and extend his advantage to 0.693s.

The top three remained Ryde, Haslam and Brookes with Nesbitt, Canepa, Storm Stacey (Starline Racing Kawasaki) and Kennedy following, the leading seven riders the only ones to lap below 1’30 as Bourne, Jason O’Halloran (McAMS Yamaha) and Fraser Rogers (IN Competition Aprilia) rounded out the top ten.

Tommy Bridewell only went out late on in the session with BeerMonster Ducati team-mate Glenn Irwin one of five riders who didn’t post a time in the tricky conditions.

Brands Hatch BSB | Combined Free Practice Results [After FP3]

2023 British Superbike Championship [BSB] | Brands Hatch | Combined Practice Results [After FP3] | Round 11 of 11
PosRiderNat.TeamMotorcycleLap Time
1Kyle Ryde🇬🇧LAMI OMG RacingYamaha R11m 25.797
2Peter Hickman🇬🇧FHO RacingBMW M 1000 RR1m 26.128
3Glenn Irwin🇬🇧BeerMonster PBMDucati Panigale V41m 26.263
4Christian Iddon🇬🇧Oxford RacingDucati Panigale V41m 26.475
5Tommy Bridewell🇬🇧BeerMonster PBMDucati Panigale V41m 26.489
6Jason O'Halloran🇦🇺McAMSYamaha R11m 26.511
7Lee Jackson🇬🇧Cheshire Mouldings FS-3Kawasaki ZX-10RR1m 26.521
8Josh Brookes🇦🇺FHO RacingBMW M 1000 RR1m 26.777
9Max Cook🇬🇧Cheshire Mouldings FS-3Kawasaki ZX-10RR1m 26.785
10Jack Kennedy🇮🇪Mar-Train RacingYamaha R11m 26.849
11Ryan Vickers🇬🇧LAMI OMG RacingYamaha R11m 27.087
12Luke Mossey🇬🇧Tactix L1 RacingBMW M 1000 RR1m 27.119
13Tom Neave🇬🇧Honda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R1m 27.218
14Alex Olsen🇬🇧Cumins by Team IWRHonda CBR1000RR-R (P)1m 27.286
15Jack Scott🇬🇧Rapid CDH RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR1m 27.451
16Davey Todd🇬🇧SYNETIQ BMW MotorradBMW M 1000 RR1m 27.485
17Charlie Nesbitt🇬🇧MasterMac by HawkHonda CBR1000RR-R1m 27.505
18Fraser Rogers🇬🇧IN CompetitionAprilia RSV4 (P)1m 27.588
19Niccolo Canepa🇮🇹McAMSYamaha R11m 27.659
20Storm Stacey🇬🇧Starline RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR1m 27.659
21Andrew Irwin🇬🇧Honda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R1m 27.665
22Leon Haslam🇬🇧ROKiT BMW MotorradBMW M 1000 RR1m 27.837
23Franco Bourne🇬🇧Marvel HCL RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R (P)1m 28.202
24Louis Valleley🇬🇧Rapid CDH RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR1m 28.352
25Bradley Perie🇬🇧VisionTrack RacngKawasaki ZX-10RR1m 28.425
26Tom Booth-Amos🇬🇧TAG RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R1m 29.028
27Shaun Winfield🇬🇧TAG RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R (P)1m 29.097
28Brayden Elliott🇦🇺DAO RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR1m 29.544

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