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Silverstone pole for Lowes

Source: Insidebikes | Carole Nash » BSB - Thursday, 14th March 2013, 11:19 GMT

A flying lap from Alex Lowes was enough to score the WFR Honda rider pole position at Silverstone this afternoon, ahead of tomorrow’s two races. It was Josh Brookes who featured highly earlier in the qualifying session, however as the final push for pole came, Lowes put in an unbeatable lap off 2m05.662s. With his nearest rivals unable to steal the top spot away from him, Tommy Hill fought through to score a second place start for tomorrow’s first race, whilst Michael Laverty battled earlier problems to set the third fastest time. Brookes will join the trio on the front row of the grid in fourth place. Just mere inches away from a front row start, Shane Byrne will line up in fifth place for race one, as he heads the second row of the grid from Chris Walker and James Westmoreland. Barry Burrell, who also featured well in the first qualifying session, will start from eighth, whilst the third row of the grid will see Peter Hickman and Danny Buchan complete the top ten. Buchan had suffered a technical problem during the second session; despite being unable to take to the track in the third session he will start tenth. Qualifying Positions, BSB, Silverstone: Alex Lowes (WFR Honda) 2m:05.662s Tommy Hill (Swan Yamaha) +0.825s Michael Laverty (Samsung Honda) +0.891s Josh Brookes (Tyco Suzuki) +1.040s Shane Byrne (Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki) +1.113s Chris Walker (Pr1mo Bournemouth Kawasaki) +1.492s James Westmoreland (WFR Honda) +1.767s Barry Burrell (Buildbase BMW) +1.782s Peter Hickman (Buildbase BMW) +1.878s Danny Buchan (MSS Bathams Kawasaki) Read article

Silverstone pole for Lowes

Source: Insidebikes | Carole Nash » BSB - Tuesday, 12th February 2013, 9:45 GMT

A flying lap from Alex Lowes was enough to score the WFR Honda rider pole position at Silverstone this afternoon, ahead of tomorrow’s two races. It was Josh Brookes who featured highly earlier in the qualifying session, however as the final push for pole came, Lowes put in an unbeatable lap off 2m05.662s. With his nearest rivals unable to steal the top spot away from him, Tommy Hill fought through to score a second place start for tomorrow’s first race, whilst Michael Laverty battled earlier problems to set the third fastest time. Brookes will join the trio on the front row of the grid in fourth place. Just mere inches away from a front row start, Shane Byrne will line up in fifth place for race one, as he heads the second row of the grid from Chris Walker and James Westmoreland. Barry Burrell, who also featured well in the first qualifying session, will start from eighth, whilst the third row of the grid will see Peter Hickman and Danny Buchan complete the top ten. Buchan had suffered a technical problem during the second session; despite being unable to take to the track in the third session he will start tenth. Qualifying Positions, BSB, Silverstone: Alex Lowes (WFR Honda) 2m:05.662s Tommy Hill (Swan Yamaha) +0.825s Michael Laverty (Samsung Honda) +0.891s Josh Brookes (Tyco Suzuki) +1.040s Shane Byrne (Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki) +1.113s Chris Walker (Pr1mo Bournemouth Kawasaki) +1.492s James Westmoreland (WFR Honda) +1.767s Barry Burrell (Buildbase BMW) +1.782s Peter Hickman (Buildbase BMW) +1.878s Danny Buchan (MSS Bathams Kawasaki) Read article

Silverstone pole for Lowes

Source: Insidebikes | Carole Nash » BSB - Saturday, 29th September 2012, 18:50 GMT

A flying lap from Alex Lowes was enough to score the WFR Honda rider pole position at Silverstone this afternoon, ahead of tomorrow’s two races. It was Josh Brookes who featured highly earlier in the qualifying session, however as the final push for pole came, Lowes put in an unbeatable lap off 2m05.662s. With his nearest rivals unable to steal the top spot away from him, Tommy Hill fought through to score a second place start for tomorrow’s first race, whilst Michael Laverty battled earlier problems to set the third fastest time. Brookes will join the trio on the front row of the grid in fourth place. Just mere inches away from a front row start, Shane Byrne will line up in fifth place for race one, as he heads the second row of the grid from Chris Walker and James Westmoreland. Barry Burrell, who also featured well in the first qualifying session, will start from eighth, whilst the third row of the grid will see Peter Hickman and Danny Buchan complete the top ten. Buchan had suffered a technical problem during the second session; despite being unable to take to the track in the third session he will start tenth. Qualifying Positions, BSB, Silverstone: Alex Lowes (WFR Honda) 2m:05.662s Tommy Hill (Swan Yamaha) +0.825s Michael Laverty (Samsung Honda) +0.891s Josh Brookes (Tyco Suzuki) +1.040s Shane Byrne (Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki) +1.113s Chris Walker (Pr1mo Bournemouth Kawasaki) +1.492s James Westmoreland (WFR Honda) +1.767s Barry Burrell (Buildbase BMW) +1.782s Peter Hickman (Buildbase BMW) +1.878s Danny Buchan (MSS Bathams Kawasaki) Read article

Brookes scores Donington pole

Source: Insidebikes | Carole Nash » BSB - Saturday, 8th September 2012, 18:21 GMT

Josh Brookes scored his third pole position start of the 2012 season at Donington Park this afternoon, in a bid to enhance his status as a Title Fighter. The opening qualifying session saw Brookes head the field, as he showed his strength around the Leicestershire-based circuit. Alex Lowes launched a challenge against Brookes throughout the session, as the pair traded fastest times throughout. A red flag period tried to thwart their performance, when Barry Burrell and James Westmoreland each suffered separate incidents at Goddards. Both riders were unhurt, as their repsective teams worked hard to prepare their machines for the second session. As the final session came to a close, it was Brookes who brushed off Lowes’ advances for pole position, with third placed Tommy Hill following them onto the front row of the grid. Jon Kirkham managed to battle to the fourth fastest time, ahead of Westmoreland in fifth on his repaired WFR Honda machine. Tommy Bridewell worked his way to sixth place, ahead of Michael Rutter, and Luca Scassa who featured in the top five after the first session. Patric Muff and Michael Laverty will round out the top ten. An incident at Redgate on his first flying lap meant Laverty was unable to take part in the remainder of session three, leaving him to start at the back of the top ten. Qualifying Positions, BSB, Donington Park: Josh Brookes (Tyco Suzuki) 1m:30.085s Alex Lowes (WFR Honda) +0.116s Tommy Hill (Swan Yamaha) +0.274s Jon Kirkham (Samsung Honda) +0.472s James Westmoreland (WFR Honda) +0.503s Tommy Bridewell (Supersonic BMW) +0.705s Michael Rutter (MSS Bathams Kawasaki) +0.812s Luca Scassa (Padgetts Honda) +1.066s Patric Muff (Supersonic BMW) +1.956s Michael Laverty (Samsung Honda) Read article

Lowes tops times at Cadwell

Source: Insidebikes | Carole Nash » BSB - Sunday, 26th August 2012, 16:22 GMT

Alex Lowes scored his second British Superbike Championship pole position at Cadwell Park this afternoon, to enjoy the support at his home circuit. As the qualifying session got underway, the first of three outings was declared a wet session, giving the riders an extra challenge to contend with around the narrow Cadwell Park circuit. Despite immense pressure from the chasing Tommy Hill, Lowes was able to fend off the opposition to score a strong pole position, also the first for his WFR Honda team. With a fastest time of 1m27.505 seconds, Lowes took the top spot ahead of tomorrow’s trio of Bank Holiday races. Hill managed to hang onto second place on the grid for race one, just 0.029 seconds adrift, with Jon Kirkham third after a strong showing. Michael Laverty will slot into fourth place for tomorrow’s opening adventure around the challenging Cadwell circuit, ahead of Karl Harris, who featured well during each session. BSB rookie Danny Buchan managed to place his MSS Bathams Kawasaki in sixth place, narrowly ahead of Peter Hickman in seventh and James Westmoreland on the second WFR Honda in eighth place. Mark Aitchison also featured during the three qualifying sessions to finish in ninth place, with Michael Rutter tenth. Alastair Seeley and Josh Brookes were both unable to progress to the final session, meaning they will start from eleventh and twelfth places, respectively. Qualifying Positions, BSB, Cadwell Park: Alex Lowes (WFR Honda) 1m:27.505s Tommy Hill (Swan Yamaha) +0.029s Jon Kirkham (Samsung Honda) +0.179s Michael Laverty (Samsung Honda) +0.481s Karl Harris (Quattro Plant Kawasaki) +0.496s Danny Buchan (MSS Bathams Kawasaki) +0.651s Peter Hickman (Buildbase BMW) +0.747s James Westmoreland (WFR Honda) +0.829s Mark Aitchison (Splitlath Redmond Racing) +1.027s Michael Rutter (MSS Bathams Kawasaki) +8.391s Read article

Byrne scores Brands Hatch pole

Source: Insidebikes | Carole Nash » BSB - Saturday, 21st July 2012, 16:44 GMT

Shane Byrne scored his first pole position of the 2012 season at Brands Hatch this afternoon, after a fiercely competitive session that went down to the wire. Battling around the Grand Prix loop, the British Superbike Championship regulars fought their way through qualifying this afternoon, with Byrne stealing the top spot in the final few minutes. A red flag towards the start of the first session brought drama to the field, when David Anthony crashed heavily, although was luckily unhurt. As the wreckage was cleared the session restarted. Although reigning BSB Champion Tommy Hill slipped into top spot early on, as the session ended it was Graeme Gowland who topped the times. Gowland’s feat was repeated after the second session, before all attentions turned to the final battle for pole. At the start of the final session, Hill again set the time to beat, as Michael Laverty settled in behind. As the session came to a close, once last push from Byrne and his Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki gave him the pole position he had been chasing, with Hill second and Laverty third. Josh Brookes will start race one from fourth place, with Noriyuki Haga fifth and Chris Walker sixth. James Westmoreland secured the seventh fastest time, with early pace setter Gowland eighth, Alex Lowes ninth and Michael Rutter tenth, with the top ten separated by less than one second. Qualifying Positions, BSB, Brands Hatch GP: Shane Byrne (Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki) 1m:25.908s Tommy Hill (Swan Yamaha) +0.062s Michael Laverty (Samsung Honda) +0.297s Josh Brookes (Tyco Suzuki) +0.431s Noriyuki Haga (Swan Yamaha) +0.444s Chris Walker (Pr1mo Bournemouth Kawasaki) +0.448s James Westmoreland (WFR Honda) +0.505s Graeme Gowland (WFR Honda) +0.518s Alex Lowes (WFR Honda) +0.907s Michael Rutter (MSS Bathams Kawasaki) +0.916s Read article

Durham Bikewise 2012

Source: Insidebikes | Carole Nash » Bike News - Wednesday, 27th June 2012, 17:21 GMT

Durham Bikewise takes place this weekend, with Police HQ, Aykley Heads, Durham hosting the 2012 event on Sunday 1 July. Despite some complications due to the London Olympics, the event is now confirmed for the annual ‘pilgrimage’ to Police HQ for BikeWise, with an action-packed line-up providing entertainment for all the family. BSB fans will be pleased to hear that HM Plant will be bringing all of their sponsored riders to the event, including TT Legend John McGuinness, Metzeler National 1000 Superstock riders Steve Brogan, (Buildbase BMW) and Leon Hunt (MSS Bathams Kawasaki), as well as Metzeler  600 Superstock rider Wesley Pearce (Swan Yamaha). The 18th Durham Bikewise will also feature Darlington based world record stunt rider Dave Coates, who will be performing stunts and tricks throughout the day. A crowd of up to 12,000 visitors from 10am to mid-afternoon and entry is just £2 for adults (free under 16s), with all profits going to local good causes. Read article

MSS Kawasaki sign Buchan for BSB

Source: | Motorcycle Sport | British Superbikes - Wednesday, 20th June 2012, 10:41 GMT

MSS Bathams Kawasaki have promoted their Team Green Superstock rider Danny Buchan to the blue riband MCE British Superbike Championship ranks. But he’ll have to wait until a bit later in the season before he can make his BSB debut.... Read article

MSS Kawasaki sign Buchan for BSB

Source: | Motorcycle Sport | British Superbikes - Wednesday, 20th June 2012, 10:41 GMT

MSS Bathams Kawasaki have promoted their Team Green Superstock rider Danny Buchan to the blue riband MCE British Superbike Championship ranks. But he’ll have to wait until a bit later in the season before he can make his BSB debut.... Read article

Hickman dropped by MSS Kawasaki

Source: | Motorcycle Sport | British Superbikes - Monday, 14th May 2012, 17:12 GMT

Peter Hickman has lost his full-time ride with the MSS Bathams Kawasaki team in BSB. Following his decision to ride a rival manufacturer’s machine at the weekend’s Donington Park WSB round, Hickman has – according to an official press release... Read article

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