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Mackenzie holds off title rivals to prime SUPERPICKS Free Practice at Donington Park

Tarran Mackenzie set the benchmark for his Bennetts British Superbike Championship title rivals after the opening SUPERPICKS Free Practice classes at Donington Park, as the highest three riders dipped beneath the prevailing lap document.

McAMS Yamaha’s Mackenzie secured the highest place as the ultimate ten minutes of the session counted down, surging forward of Bradley Ray, who was setting the tempo earlier than the ultimate flurry of quick laps on the finish of the session.

Mackenzie heads into tomorrow’s motion bidding to increase his two-point benefit on the prime of the standings within the opening BikeSocial Race at his residence spherical.

Christian Iddon held on to second place after the opening day on monitor; the VisionTrack Ducati rider shifting simply 0.121s adrift of Mackenzie on his penultimate lap of the day, after the session was briefly pink flagged after separate crashes from Andrew Irwin and Gino Rea at Craner Curves.

Danny Buchan was third quickest after topping the sooner session for the SYNETIQ BMW workforce, simply forward of Jason O’Halloran, who is able to battle again to overtake his McAMS Yamaha teammate on the prime of the standings.

Ray dropped to fifth place on the chequered flag, with the Rich Energy OMG Racing BMW rider and Lee Jackson splitting the Title Fighters on the instances.

Peter Hickman overcame his small crash this morning to complete in seventh place for the FHO Racing BMW workforce, simply forward of reigning champion Josh Brookes on the second of the VisionTrack Ducatis.

Rory Skinner and Title Fighter Glenn Irwin accomplished the highest ten, marginally forward of Andrew Irwin and Tommy Bridewell, who full the riders who will progress immediately into tomorrow’s Q2 grid decider.

Bennetts British Superbike Championship, Donington Park, SUPERPICKS 12 Free Practice outcome:

  1. Tarran Mackenzie (McAMS Yamaha) 1m:28.708s
  2. Christian Iddon (VisionTrack Ducati) +0.121s
  3. Danny Buchan (SYNETIQ BMW) +0.180s
  4. Jason O’Halloran (McAMS Yamaha) +0.299s
  5. Bradley Ray (Rich Energy OMG Racing BMW) +0.304s
  6. Lee Jackson (FS-3 Racing Kawasaki) +0.380s
  7. Peter Hickman (FHO Racing BMW) +0.403s
  8. Josh Brookes (VisionTrack Ducati) +0.461s
  9. Rory Skinner (FS-3 Racing Kawasaki) +0.475s
  10. Glenn Irwin (Honda Racing) +0.596s
  11. Andrew Irwin (SYNETIQ BMW) +0.770s
  12. Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Products Racing Ducati) +0.967s

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