Jason O’Halloran sets Friday pace at Silverstone

2019 BSB
Round One – Silverstone
Friday Free Practice

The McAMS Yamaha begins BSB 2019 strongly with young Tarran Mackenzie setting the initial benchmark ahead of Team WD-40 Kawasaki’s Claudio Corti and Scott Redding, but Josh Brookes was gaining momentum after setting the pace in FP1.

BSB Silverstone Friday Jason Ohalloran
Jason O’Halloran

Jason O’Halloran went to the top of the times ahead of Mackenzie and Corti with 20-minutes remaining but it was Dan Linfoot who climbed the order into second in the final five minutes for the Santander Salt TAG Yamaha team to split the McAMS Yamaha team-mates with Luke Mossey inching into the top five.

Mossey was then on the move and he moved into second, just adrift of O’Halloran who continued to improve his pace with Christian Iddon again showing the pace of the new Tyco BMW to edge into the top five.

In the final three minutes Mackenzie improved again; moving into second where he would stay until the end of the session as his team-mate had the edge with Mossey completing the top three for OMG Racing Suzuki.

BSB Silverstone Friday Tarran Mackenzie
Tarran Mackenzie

Josh Brookes held fourth place to lead the Be Wiser Ducati charge while Scott Redding finished day one in eighth place on combined times.

In Superstock 1000 a huge field of 52 riders took part in two practice sessions with Buildbase Suzuki’s Richard Cooper topping proceedings ahead of Alex Olsen and Billy McConnell. Levi Day was 15th while Brayden Elliott was 28th.

In the Supersport ranks it was Jack Kennedy on top ahead of Integro Yamaha team-mate Brad Jones and EHA Yamaha’s Alastair Seeley.

2019 BSB
Round One – Silverstone

Superbike Friday Free Practice Times
  1. Jason O’Halloran – Yamaha 53.775
  2. Tarran Mackenzie – Yamaha 54.074
  3. Luke Mossey – Suzuki 54.077
  4. Josh Brookes – Ducati 54.164
  5. Josh Elliott – Suzuki 54.209
  6. Christian Iddon – BMW 54.210
  7. Dan Linfoot – Yamaha 54.214
  8. Scott Redding – Ducati 54.270
  9. Claudio Corti – Kawasaki 54.308
  10. Keith Farmer – BMW 54.397
  11. Andrew Irwin – Honda 54.397
  12. Luke Stapleford – Suzuki 54.398
  13. Danny Buchan – Kawasaki 54.428
  14. Glenn Irwin – Kawasaki 54.692
  15. Ryan Vickers – Kawasaki 54.784
  16. Xavi Fores – Honda 54.800
  17. Tommy Bridewell – Ducati 54.832
  18. Ben Currie – Kawasaki 54.832
  19. Peter Hickman – BMW 54.848
  20. Sylvain Barrier – Ducati 54.978
  21. Bradley Ray – Suzuki 55.173
  22. Shaun Winfield – Yamaha 55.212
  23. Matt Truelove – Yamaha 55.232
  24. Dean Harrison – Kawasaki 55.351
  25. David Allingham – Yamaha 55.370
  26. Joe Francis – BMW 55.436
  27. Fraser Rogers – Kawasaki 55.443
  28. James Hillier – Kawasaki 55.721
  29. James Ellison – BMW 55.860
  30. Sam Coventry – Kawasaki 55.912
  31. Dean Hipwell – Kawasaki 56.238
  32. Conor Cummins – Honda 56.325
Superstock 1000 Friday Free Practice
  1. Richard Cooper – Suzuki 54.805
  2. Alex Olsen – BMW 55.132
  3. Billy McConnell – Suzuki 55.234
  4. Taylor Mackenzie – BMW 55.266
  5. Leon Jeacock – Suzuki 55.469
  6. Lewis Rollo – Aprilia 55.625
  7. Ashley Beech – BMW 55.633
  8. Lee Jackson – Kawasaki 55.676
  9. Benjamn Godfrey – Suzuki 55.683
  10. Chrissy Rouse – Kawasaki 55.688
  11. Tom Neave – Honda 55.724
  12. Tom Ward – Suzuki 55.724
  13. Luke Jones – Ducati 55.785
  14. Joe Collier – Kawasaki 55.788
  15. Levi Day – Aprilia 55.881
  16. Eemeli Lahti – Kawasaki 55.915
  17. Luke Hedger – Kawasaki 55.944
  18. George Stanley – Suzuki 55.995
  19. Tim Neave – Kawasaki 56.001
  20. Michael Rutter – BMW 56.128
    28. Brayden Elliott – Suzuki 56.388

Source: MCNews.com.au

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