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Brands Hatch BSB Qualifying | O'Halloran on pole, wildly differing fortunes for title contenders

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Jason O’Halloran (McAMS Yamaha) claimed pole position for this afternoon’s British Superbike Championship race at Brands Hatch, the Australian coming out on top in challenging conditions.

But their were mixed fortunes for some of the other title contenders with championship leader Tommy Bridewell (BeerMonster Ducati) in seventh, one place behind Kyle Ryde (LAMI OMG Racing Yamaha) whilst Bridewell’s team-mate Glenn Irwin could only manage 17th.

The sunny morning skies gave way to heavy rain prior to qualifying but, after a short delay, the rain stopped and the session got underway albeit on an extremely wet track, lap times in Q1 some 13s off a good, dry lap time where title contender Leon Haslam (ROKiT BMW Motorrad Team) led the way with a 1’38.197.


The 12-minute Q2 session saw light rain fall once more with Josh Brookes (FHO Racing BMW) stopping early at Westfield and Irwin back into the pits after just a sighting lap and Ryde set the initial pace with a 1’41.880 although he was soon overhauled by both Charlie Nesbitt (MasterMac Honda by Hawk Racing) and Storm Stacey (Starline Racing Kawasaki).

Nesbitt posted a 1’39.570 and Bridewell soon went into second only to be bumped down a spot shortly afterwards by O’Halloran with Fraser Rogers (IN Competition Aprilia), Bradley Perie (Lee Hardy Racing Kawasaki) and Stacey now running in fourth to sixth.

Next time around and Ryde and Tom Booth-Amos (TAG Honda) moved up to second and third, but Stacey upstaged them both with a 1’38.962. However, Nesbitt was continuing to go quicker and went back to the top of the leaderboard with a 1’38.108. Times were changing rapidly though, and Bridewell had already dropped to 11th.

However, with five minutes to go he jumped back up to sixth as Nesbitt continued to lead from O’Halloran, Ryan Vickers on the second OMG machine, Jack Kennedy (Mar-Train Racing Yamaha), Ryde and Stacey. Irwin, meanwhile, was back out on track.

Stacey then took over the top spot with a 1’37.497 only for Nesbitt to respond with a 1’36.640 and Stacey was soon down to fifth as O’Halloran, Vickers and Haslam all increased their pace. The yo-yo effect saw Bridewell down to 11th once more only to go sixth quickest with two minutes of the session remaining.

O’Halloran took over at the top with a 1’36.097 which put him 0.363s ahead of Nesbitt with third placed Vickers a further 1.1s adrift but a late flurry of activity saw the latter drop all the way down to eighth as Haslam went second with Kennedy, Peter Hickman (FHO Racing BMW), Ryde and Bridewell taking fourth to seventh.

Behind Vickers, Christian Iddon (Oxford Products Racing Ducati) and one-time pole man Stacey completed the top ten but Irwin was unable to make an impression and ended the session in 17th which will mean a sixth-row start for this afternoon’s race.

Brands Hatch BSB | Qualifying Results

2023 British Superbike Championship [BSB] | Brands Hatch | Qualifying Results | Round 11 of 11
PosRiderNat.TeamMotorcycleLap Time
1Jason O'Halloran🇦🇺McAMSYamaha R11m 36.097
2Leon Haslam🇬🇧ROKiT BMW MotorradBMW M 1000 RR1m 36.143
3Charlie Nesbitt🇬🇧MasterMac by HawkHonda CBR1000RR-R1m 36.460
4Jack Kennedy🇮🇪Mar-Train RacingYamaha R11m 36.952
5Peter Hickman🇬🇧FHO RacingBMW M 1000 RR1m 37.174
6Kyle Ryde🇬🇧LAMI OMG RacingYamaha R11m 37.416
7Tommy Bridewell🇬🇧BeerMonster PBMDucati Panigale V41m 37.492
8Ryan Vickers🇬🇧LAMI OMG RacingYamaha R11m 37.614
9Christian Iddon🇬🇧Oxford RacingDucati Panigale V41m 37.729
10Storm Stacey🇬🇧Starline RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR1m 37.947
11Luke Mossey🇬🇧Tactix L1 RacingBMW M 1000 RR1m 38.027
12Tom Booth-Amos🇬🇧TAG RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R1m 38.033
13Bradley Perie🇬🇧VisionTrack RacngKawasaki ZX-10RR1m 38.041
14Max Cook🇬🇧Cheshire Mouldings FS-3Kawasaki ZX-10RR1m 38.367
15Fraser Rogers🇬🇧IN CompetitionAprilia RSV4 (P)1m 38.530
16Lee Jackson🇬🇧Cheshire Mouldings FS-3Kawasaki ZX-10RR1m 38.568
17Glenn Irwin🇬🇧BeerMonster PBMDucati Panigale V41m 39.705
18Josh Brookes🇦🇺FHO RacingBMW M 1000 RRNo Time
19Alex Olsen🇬🇧Cumins by Team IWRHonda CBR1000RR-R (P)1m 39.833
20Jack Scott🇬🇧Rapid CDH RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR1m 39.924
21Niccolo Canepa🇮🇹McAMSYamaha R11m 40.214
22Franco Bourne🇬🇧Marvel HCL RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R (P)1m 40.401
23Tom Neave🇬🇧Honda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R1m 40.531
24Davey Todd🇬🇧SYNETIQ BMW MotorradBMW M 1000 RR1m 40.639
25Brayden Elliott🇦🇺DAO RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR1m 41.728
26Andrew Irwin🇬🇧Honda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R1m 42.940
27Louis Valleley🇬🇧Rapid CDH RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR1m 44.123
28Shaun Winfield🇬🇧TAG RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R (P)1m 44.925

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