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Laverty tops opening Oulton Park MCE BSB test session despite crash

Friday, April 22 2016

Tyco BMW's Michael Laverty topped the opening MCE British Superbike Championship session of the day at Oulton Park today (Friday), despite a crash in the final few minutes at Lodge, edging out Richard Cooper by 0.181s.

Laverty had snatched the top position in the closing stages from Cooper as the Buildbase BMW rider had been battling for the leading position throughout the opening session of the day at the Cheshire circuit.

Cooper held off Luke Mossey on the Quattro Plant Teccare Kawasaki and Peter Hickman on the leading JG Speedfit Kawasaki. Ryuichi Kiyonari had also begun to move up the order in the final stages of the session to push ahead of Lee Jackson and Jason O'Halloran on the leading Honda Fireblade.

Christian Iddon held eighth place on the Tyco BMW from Tommy Bridewell and Dan Linfoot who completed the top ten.

MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship official test, session one
1.Michael Laverty (Tyco BMW) 1m:36.324s
2.Richard Cooper (Buildbase BMW) +0.181s
3.Luke Mossey (Quattro Plant Teccare Kawasaki) +0.258s
4.Peter Hickman (JG Speedfit Kawasaki) +0.474s
5.Ryuichi Kiyonari (Bennetts Suzuki) +0.528s
6.Lee Jackson (Buildbase BMW) +0.563s
7.Jason O'Halloran (Honda Racing) +0.753s
8.Christian Iddon (Tyco BMW) +0.918s
9.Tommy Bridewell (Bennetts Suzuki) +0.937s
10.Dan Linfoot (Honda Racing) +1.278s

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