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Brands Hatch BSB Friday Practice | Kyle Ryde sets lofty benchmark come rain or shine

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Kyle Ryde set out his stall for a run at the 2023 British Superbike Championship title at the Brands Hatch finale as he set a fierce pace on a weather-disrupted opening day of free practice.

The LAMI OMG Yamaha rider comes into the showdown as one of eight riders with a mathematical chance of securing this year’s title, though he has a 35 point margin to bridge to current leader Tommy Bridewell with three races remaining.

Nevertheless, he sent out an early warning sign by topping a damp opening free practice session before putting almost half-a-second between himself and the opposition in the dry FP2 encounter.


Peter Hickman chased him in second place, the FHO BMW rider looking to put a disappointing season behind him with a return to form this weekend.

Glenn Irwin - who comes into the weekend as BeerMonster Ducati team-mate Bridewell’s closest rival at 7.5 points adrift - proved quicker than his PBM counterpart in third, with Bridewell making do with fifth.

Splitting the pair was Christian Iddon in fourth, while three other title contenders Jason O’Halloran - kicking off McAMS Yamaha’s final weekend in BSB before withdrawal - Lee Jackson and Josh Brookes featured up the order in sixth, seventh and eighth respectively. 

The only rider with a shot at the title outside the top eight was Leon Haslam, down in 22nd.

Elsewhere, Max Cook and Jack Kennedy completed the top ten on their respective FS-3 Kawasaki and Mar-Train Yamaha entries, while Alex Olsen was the best of four Pathway-adapted entries this weekend in 14th. 

He placed ahead of Fraser Rogers, who gave Aprilia its first BSB appearance in more than a decade in 18th, Franco Bourne in 23rd and Shaun Winfield in 27th.

Brands Hatch BSB | Combined Free Practice Results [FP1 + FP2]

2023 British Superbike Championship [BSB] | Brands Hatch | Combined Practice Results [FP1+FP2] | 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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