Peter Hickman kept FHO Racing's name at the head of the order as the British Superbike Championship (BSB) resumed for round two of the season at Oulton Park.
With inclement weather conditions in the afternoon limiting track time, nearly all of the best laps of the day were set in the earlier FP1 session, with Hickman powering to the top of the timesheets in the closing stages.
While it was a difficult start to the season for Hickman after a troubling weekend at Silverstone, it was otherwise a fantastic start to the year for newly BMW factory-backed FHO Racing following a trio of podiums - including a win - for its new signing, Josh Brookes.
At Oulton Park, however, it was Hickman looking to get in on the act with a best time of 1m 35.088, which was just under a tenth quicker than his closest rival, Danny Kent on his eponymous Honda CBR1000RR-R.
A strong day for the BMW contingent generally, Leon Haslam was third best on the ROKiT M 1000 RR, while early championship leader Brookes was fifth, the pair sandwiching Tommy Bridewell on the best of the BeerMonster Ducati bikes.
The pace setter in testing last week, Kyle Ryde completed the top six on the OMG Yamaha, with Dean Harrison a surprise seventh fastest and best Kawasaki rider on the DAO bike.
BSB Oulton Park - Free Practice 1 Results
|2023 British Superbike Championship [BSB] | Oulton Park | FP1 + FP2 Results | Round 2 / 11|
|1||Peter Hickman||GBR||FHO Racing||BMW M 1000 RR||1m 35.088|
|2||Danny Kent||GBR||Lovell Kent Racing||Honda CBR1000RR-R||1m 35.179|
|3||Leon Haslam||GBR||ROKiT BMW Motorrad||BMW M 1000 RR||1m 35.227|
|4||Tommy Bridewell||GBR||BeerMonster PBM||Ducati Panigale V4||1m 35.351|
|5||Josh Brookes||AUS||FHO Racing||BMW M 1000 RR||1m 35.442|
|6||Kyle Ryde||GBR||LAMI OMG Racing||Yamaha R1||1m 35.562|
|7||Dean Harrison||GBR||DAO Racing||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||1m 35.626|
|8||Glenn Irwin||GBR||BeerMonster PBM||Ducati Panigale V4||1m 35.630|
|9||Jason O'Halloran||AUS||McAMS||Yamaha R1||1m 35.653|
|10||Lee Jackson||GBR||Cheshire Mouldings FS-3||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||1m 35.718|
|11||Jack Kennedy||IRL||Mar-Train Racing||Yamaha R1||1m 35.787|
|12||Christian Iddon||GBR||Oxford Racing||Ducati Panigale V4||1m 35.819|
|13||Andrew Irwin||GBR||Honda Racing||Honda CBR1000RR-R||1m 36.006|
|14||Charlie Nesbitt||GBR||MasterMac by Hawk||Honda CBR1000RR-R||1m 36.124|
|15||Luke Mossey||GBR||Tactix L1 Racing||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||1m 36.244|
|16||Davey Todd||GBR||Milenco by Padgetts||Honda CBR1000RR-R||1m 36.465|
|17||Storm Stacey||GBR||Starline Racing||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||1m 36.528|
|18||Josh Owens||GBR||Crendon by Hawk||Honda CBR1000RR-R||1m 36.832|
|19||Luke Stapleford||GBR||LAMI OMG Racing||Yamaha R1||1m 37.218|
|20||Max Cook||GBR||Cheshire Mouldings FS-3||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||1m 37.251|
|21||Tom Neave||GBR||Honda Racing||Honda CBR1000RR-R||1m 37.306|
|22||Jack Scott||GBR||Rapid CDH Racing||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||1m 38.027|
|23||Tim Neave||GBR||McAMS||Yamaha R1||1m 38.260|
|24||Michael Dunlop||GBR||Hawk Racing||Honda CBR1000RR-R||1m 38.509|
|25||Hector Barbera||ESP||TAG Racing||Honda CBR1000RR-R||1m 38.913|
|27||Liam Delves||GBR||Rapid CDH Racing||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||1m 40.978|
|28||Bradley Perie||GBR||VisionTrack Racng||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||1m 41.072|