• Oulton Park Stage Rally and Fireworks
  • YoungDrive at Oulton Park
  • MSV Trackdays
Easton fastest as Hill crashes

Saturday, May 01 2010

Swan Honda's Stuart Easton maintained his pace-setting record in the second free practice session at Oulton Park this afternoon, to remain ahead of Michael Rutter and championship leader Tommy Hill ahead of tomorrow's qualifying shootout.

Easton was the early pace setter and held the advantage from Hill, but as the Worx Crescent Suzuki rider strived to take the advantage he crashed out at Clay Hill with just ten minutes remaining. He later dropped from second to third as a resurgent Rutter moved second in the final three minutes.

Gary Mason had a stunning session on the MSS Colchester Kawasaki running third towards the end of the session before dropping back to fourth, whilst team-mate Chris Walker was also inside the top ten in eighth.

Alastair Seeley on the Relentless Suzuki by TAS and team-mate Michael Laverty were running in the top five during the session, but with the improving pace they dropped down to ninth and tenth respectively.

HM Plant Honda's Josh Brookes left it late in the session to clock his best time, moving fifth in the final minutes, to edge out Ian Lowry on the Motorpoint Yamaha who ended sixth. The second Motorpoint Yamaha of Dan Linfoot crashed out Shell with less than ten minutes left on the clock.

Tommy Bridewell on his return on the Quay Garage Honda moved seventh in the closing stages, whilst Alex Lowes was the fastest Mirror.co.uk BSB - Evo rider in 18th with championship leader David Anthony setting the 20th fastest time.

MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship, Oulton Park, free practice two:

1. Stuart Easton (Swan Honda) 1m:36.696s
2. Michael Rutter (Ridersmotorcycles.com Ducati) +0.015s
3. Tommy Hill (Worx Crescent Suzuki) +0.210s
4. Gary Mason (MSS Colchester Kawasaki) +0.319s
5. Josh Brookes (HM Plant Honda) +0.345s
6. Ian Lowry (Motorpoint Yamaha) +0.546s
7. Tommy Bridewell (Quay Garage Honda) +0.682s
8. Chris Walker (MSS Colchester Kawasaki)+0.710s
9. Alastair Seeley (Relentless Suzuki by TAS) +0.717s
10. Michael Laverty (Relentless Suzuki by TAS) +0.752s

The next round of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship comes to Oulton Park on 1/2/3 May. For more information and to book call 0870 950 9000 or click the link below.