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Champion Hill topples Laverty in Oulton Park warm up

Monday, May 07 2012

Reigning MCE British Superbike champion Tommy Hill continued to assert his authority in this morning's warm up session ahead of today's two races at Oulton Park after the Swan Yamaha rider edged out Michael Laverty and Noriyuki Haga.

Hill and Laverty swapped positions at the top of the times throughout the 15 minute session whilst his team-mate Noriyuki Haga pushed on to third in the closing stages after his podium finish yesterday. Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki's Shane 'Shakey' Byrne was fourth with Josh Brookes dropping to fifth in the final minutes.

Ian Lowry moved up the order in sixth ahead of Alex Lowes who is aiming to make amends following his crash in the opening race yesterday with Tommy Bridewell, Stuart Easton and Luca Scassa completing the top ten.

MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship, Oulton Park, warm up result:

  1. Tommy Hill (Swan Yamaha)
  2. Michael Laverty (Samsung Honda) +0.429s
  3. Noriyuki Haga (Swan Yamaha) +0.791s
  4. Shane Byrne (Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki) +0.839s
  5. Josh Brookes (Tyco Suzuki) +0.967s
  6. Ian Lowry (Padgetts Honda) +1.175s
  7. Alex Lowes (WFR Honda) +1.337s
  8. Tommy Bridewell (Supersonic BMW) +1.395s
  9. Stuart Easton (Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki) +1.535s
  10. Luca Scassa (Padgetts Honda) +1.635s

Click here for full session result

The MCE British Superbike Championship race gets underway at 13:00