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Linfoot leads tricky final free practice ahead of Datatag Qualifying

Saturday, September 05 2015

Dan Linfoot topped a difficult final free practice session for the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship at Oulton Park this morning, the Honda Racing rider setting the fastest time in the changing conditions as the track continued to dry ahead of Datatag Qualifying.

Linfoot had sat out most of the session but in the final 15 minutes he ventured out on track as the conditions improved and he put the Honda Racing Fireblade top of the pile as he bids to move into the top six this afternoon from his current seventh place position.

Josh Brookes was second fastest as he also bided his time before heading out on circuit on the Milwaukee Yamaha, he moved ahead of Howie Mainwaring and the improving Richard Cooper on the leading Buildbase BMW.

Ryuichi Kiyonari had been one of the riders to spend most of the session on and off the track as he bids to improve his pace, holding fifth place just ahead of Aaron Zanotti and James Westmoreland.

Jed Metcher was eighth fastest for the Gearlink Kawasaki team with Michael Laverty and Rhalf Lo Turco completing the ten riders who set a time during the session.

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

  1. Dan Linfoot (Honda Racing) 1m:42.132s
  2. Josh Brookes (Milwaukee Yamaha) +0.097s
  3. Howie Mainwaring (Quattro Plant Kawasaki) +1.347s
  4. Richard Cooper (Buildbase BMW) +5.815s
  5. Ryuichi Kiyonari (Buildbase BMW) +7.466s
  6. Aaron Zanotti (A Plant Yamaha) +11.488s
  7. James Westmoreland (JG Speedfit Kawasaki) +11.724s
  8. Jed Metcher (Gearlink Kawasaki) +12.239s
  9. Michael Laverty (Tyco BMW) +14.460s
  10. Rhalf Lo Turco (SBK City Kawasaki) +24.369s