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Brookes bangs in top time in final minute

Saturday, May 05 2012

Josh Brookes fired the Tyco Suzuki to the top of the times in the final minute of second free practice at Oulton Park this afternoon as he set the fastest lap of the weekend so far to put him ahead of Shane 'Shakey' Byrne and Tommy Hill in Cheshire.

As the countdown continues to tomorrow's qualifying session and opening race the Australian stole the advantage, after leading the early stages of the second free practice. Byrne then moved second in the final minute, pushing Hill from first to third in the space of one lap.

Alastair Seeley had been running fastest when the session was halted briefly for track contamination, he dropped to fourth in the closing stages to remain ahead of championship leader Ian Lowry. Chris Walker was sixth ahead of a BMW charge led by Patric Muff on the Supersonic machine from Dan Linfoot and Tommy Bridewell.  Samsung Honda's Michael Laverty rounded out the top ten on the leading Samsung Honda.

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

  1. Josh Brookes (Tyco Suzuki) 1m36:325s
  2. Shane Byrne (Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki) +0.103s
  3. Tommy Hill (Swan Yamaha) +0.223s
  4. Alastair Seeley (Tyco Suzuki) +0.414s
  5. Ian Lowry (Padgetts Honda) +0.552s
  6. Chris Walker (Pr1mo Bournemouth Kawasaki) +0.557s
  7. Patric Muff (Supersonic BMW) +0.939s
  8. Dan Linfoot (Buildbase BMW) +1.032s
  9. Tommy Bridewell (Supersonic BMW) +1.044s
  10. Michael Laverty (Samsung Honda) +1.169s

Click here for full session results

The 2012 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship returns to Oulton Park this May Bank Holiday weekend (5/6/7 May). Tickets are available on the gate for £13 on Sunday and £30 on Monday with free admission for children aged 12 and under. For more information or to book visit www.oultonpark.co.uk or call 0843 453 4000.