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BSB Silverstone Qualifying Results | Bridewell pole as Ryde falls

Tommy Bridewell claimed the first pole position of the 2023 Bennetts British Superbike Championship [BSB] season at Silverstone on Saturday afternoon, the BeerMonster Ducati rider coming out on top by just 0.028s.

The 2021 BSB runner-up heads up a front-row alongside Kyle Ryde (LAMI OMG Racing Yamaha) in second, with two-time BSB champion Josh Brookes took third on the FHO Racing BMW.

The first 12 minutes for Q1 saw Ryan Vickers, Josh Owens, Dean Harrison, Lee Jackson, Storm Stacey and Charlie Nesbitt all progress, the last-named after Hector Barbera had his time deleted for exceeding track limits, but then it was down to Q2 to determine the gird for the opening race.


Again held over 12 minutes it was Leon Haslam (ROKiT BMW) who made the initial running with a time of 53.624s on his first flying lap but that was quickly upstaged by the BeerMonster Ducati duo of Bridewell and Glenn Irwin who both posted a 53.4s lap.

However, they had to give best to a flying Ryde who, as expected given his practice form, went to the top of the timesheets with a lap of 53.069s which gave him an advantage of almost four tenths of a second.

Soon after, Jason O’ Halloran (McAMS Yamaha) moved up to second with Danny Buchan (Synetiq BMW) slotting into fourth, sandwiching himself between the two Ducatis, but Irwin soon responded and a lap of 53.340s enabled him to go back into second, closing the gap to Ryde to 0.271s in the process.

However, the red flag came out just before the halfway point after Storm Stacey’s Starline Racing Kawasaki expired coming through Woodcote.

When the session resumed, the running order was Ryde, Glenn Irwin, O’Halloran, Brookes, Bridewell and Buchan, but with just under seven minutes remaining, there was still plenty of time for that to change.

Haslam was the first mover as he went from 12th to eighth, but he was upstaged by Peter Hickman who jumped up to sixth but at the top of the leaderboard, Bridewell demoted Ryde to second with a lap of 52.931s almost two tenths inside the lap record. Meanwhile, Danny Kent was going great guns in sixth.

Next time around and Brookes pushed Ryde down another spot to third with Kennedy taking over sixth, but Ryde was the next rider into the 52’s and he reclaimed second, just 0.028s adrift of Bridewell.

However, the Yamaha rider’s session ended as he went down at Brooklands, but he was still able to hold onto second behind Bridewell and ahead of Brookes. O’Halloran held onto fourth ahead of Glenn Irwin and Buchan with the impressive Kennedy and Kent in seventh and eighth as Christian Iddon (Oxford Products Racing Ducati) and Haslam completed the top ten.

2023 BSB Silverstone | Round 1 | Qualifying Results

2023 British Superbike Championship [BSB] | Silverstone | Qualifying Results | Round 1 / 11
1Tommy BridewellGBRBeerMonster PBMDucati Panigale V452.931
2Kyle RydeGBRLAMI OMG RacingYamaha R152.959
3Josh BrookesAUSFHO RacingBMW M 1000 RR53.040
4Jason O'HalloranAUSMcAMSYamaha R153.085
5Glenn IrwinGBRBeerMonster PBMDucati Panigale V453.104
6Danny BuchanGBRSynetiq TAS RacingBMW M 1000 RR53.241
7Jack KennedyIRLMar-Train RacingYamaha R153.261
8Danny KentGBRLovell Kent RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R53.286
9Christian IddonGBROxford RacingDucati Panigale V453.288
10Leon HaslamGBRROKiT BMW MotorradBMW M 1000 RR53.295
11Peter HickmanGBRFHO RacingBMW M 1000 RR53.299
12Ryan VickersGBRLAMI OMG RacingYamaha R153.353
13Lee JacksonGBRCheshire Mouldings FS-3Kawasaki ZX-10RR53.440
14Andrew IrwinGBRHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R53.512
15Charlie NesbittGBRMasterMac by HawkHonda CBR1000RR-R53.544
16Josh OwensGBRCrendon by HawkHonda CBR1000RR-R53.654
17Dean HarrisonGBRDAO RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR53.738
18Storm StaceyGBRStarline RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR54.209
19Davey ToddGBRMilenco by PadgettsHonda CBR1000RR-R53.867
20Hector BarberaESPTAG RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R53.900
21Luke MosseyGBRTactix L1 RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR53.913
22Tom NeaveGBRHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R53.942
23Max CookGBRCheshire Mouldings FS-3Kawasaki ZX-10RR53.998
24Tim NeaveGBRMcAMSYamaha R154.009
25Bradley PerieGBRVisionTrack RacngKawasaki ZX-10RR54.037
26Liam DelvesGBRRapid CDH RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR54.084
27Jack ScottGBRRapid CDH RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR54.218
28Luke HopkinsGBRNP MotorcyclesKawasaki ZX-10RRNo Time

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