Tommy Bridewell topped the third and final British Superbike Championship free practice session at a damp Oulton Park on Sunday.
The BeerMonster Ducati rider lapped 0.277s quicker than Christian Iddon (Oxford Products Racing Ducati) with championship leader Josh Brookes (FHO Racing BMW) placing third.
Danny Kent (Lovell Kent Racing Honda) topped the early timesheets with a 1’52.754, more than 17s slower than Peter Hickman’s quickest time on Saturday, from Bridewell and Charlie Nesbitt (MasterMac Honda by Hawk Racing) but it was Iddon who dipped below 1’50s for the first time, the Ducati man posting a 1’49.970.
That was immediately bettered by Kent who lapped at 1’49.641 around the 2.692-mile venue only for Iddon to respond with a 1’48.059 and half way through the short 15-minute session the running order was Iddon, Glenn Irwin on the second BeerMonster Ducati, Kent, Brookes, Nesbitt and Bridewell.
Leon Haslam (ROKiT BMW Motorrad) and Tim Neave (McAMS Yamaha) were the next riders to get into the 1’49 bracket and with conditions improving slightly, so too were the lap times, Bridewell the next rider to top the leaderboard with a 1’47.782.
That gave him a quarter second advantage over Iddon but with the light drizzle continuing to fall, that was as good as it got with a Ducati 1-2 followed by Brookes, Kent, Haslam and Lee Jackson (Cheshire Mouldings Kawasaki).
Neave held on for seventh with team-mate Jason O’Halloran in eighth as Irwin and Jack Kennedy (Mar-Train Racing Yamaha) completed the top ten. Nesbitt was a late faller, uninjured, at Brittens.
BSB Oulton Park - Free Practice 3 Results
|2023 British Superbike Championship [BSB] | Oulton Park | FP3 Results | Round 2 / 11|
|1||Tommy Bridewell||GBR||BeerMonster PBM||Ducati Panigale V4||1m 47.782|
|2||Christian Iddon||GBR||Oxford Racing||Ducati Panigale V4||1m 48.059|
|3||Josh Brookes||AUS||FHO Racing||BMW M 1000 RR||1m 48.261|
|4||Danny Kent||GBR||Lovell Kent Racing||Honda CBR1000RR-R||1m 48.303|
|5||Leon Haslam||GBR||ROKiT BMW Motorrad||BMW M 1000 RR||1m 48.396|
|6||Lee Jackson||GBR||Cheshire Mouldings FS-3||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||1m 48.490|
|7||Tim Neave||GBR||McAMS||Yamaha R1||1m 48.914|
|8||Jason O'Halloran||AUS||McAMS||Yamaha R1||1m 48.970|
|9||Glenn Irwin||GBR||BeerMonster PBM||Ducati Panigale V4||1m 49.160|
|10||Jack Kennedy||IRL||Mar-Train Racing||Yamaha R1||1m 49.892|
|11||Storm Stacey||GBR||Starline Racing||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||1m 50.092|
|12||Charlie Nesbitt||GBR||MasterMac by Hawk||Honda CBR1000RR-R||1m 50.105|
|13||Peter Hickman||GBR||FHO Racing||BMW M 1000 RR||1m 50.266|
|14||Luke Mossey||GBR||Tactix L1 Racing||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||1m 50.648|
|15||Josh Owens||GBR||Crendon by Hawk||Honda CBR1000RR-R||1m 50.965|
|16||Andrew Irwin||GBR||Honda Racing||Honda CBR1000RR-R||1m 51.111|
|17||Max Cook||GBR||Cheshire Mouldings FS-3||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||1m 51.353|
|18||Michael Dunlop||GBR||Hawk Racing||Honda CBR1000RR-R||1m 51.641|
|19||Dean Harrison||GBR||DAO Racing||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||1m 51.806|
|20||Bradley Perie||GBR||VisionTrack Racng||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||1m 51.849|
|21||Tom Neave||GBR||Honda Racing||Honda CBR1000RR-R||1m 52.035|
|22||Luke Stapleford||GBR||LAMI OMG Racing||Yamaha R1||1m 52.353|
|23||Davey Todd||GBR||Milenco by Padgetts||Honda CBR1000RR-R||1m 52.410|
|24||Jack Scott||GBR||Rapid CDH Racing||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||1m 55.022|
|25||Liam Delves||GBR||Rapid CDH Racing||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||1m 55.126|
|26||Hector Barbera||ESP||TAG Racing||Honda CBR1000RR-R||2m 05.612|
|27||Kyle Ryde||GBR||LAMI OMG Racing||Yamaha R1||No Time|