Josh Brookes dominates damp two-day Silverstone BSB Take a look at

2023 British Superbike Championship

Double Bennetts British Superbike Champion Josh Brookes ended the ultimate pre-season R&G Official Take a look at at Silverstone by setting the tempo for the FHO Racing BMW Motorrad crew within the damp situations, as the main target now turns to the opening spherical on the circuit on Easter weekend (April 7/8/9).

Brookes’ benchmark time was set on the opening day of the take a look at, however the Australian nonetheless topped the instances on day two within the damper situations.

Josh Brookes

It’s fairly apparent to say that ending Silverstone on high of the instances is enjoyable for me, the crew and everybody concerned. We’ve been focusing primarily on the brand new engine because it reacts otherwise to the outdated one. Not that I’ve a lot understanding of the outdated one, however for the mechanics the BMW reacts in another way with the brand new spec engine, so that they should undergo a wide range of modifications to know higher set the engine breaking, in addition to the throttle with the best way it feels as I speed up out of a flip.

Josh Brookes – Picture Dave Yeomans

“There are some ranges we have now labored by to mainly make the bike run effectively and that’s kind of the place we’ve spent most time and effort, and it’s these fundamentals of what we have now to have the ability to progress later. So as soon as we get this work performed, and to a degree the place I’m joyful we will then deal with suspension, chassis positions and advantageous tune the opposite bits.

Josh Brookes – Picture Dave Yeomans

“I suppose fortunately for us and the work we’ve needed to do, you are able to do whatever the climate and luckily we’ve been in a position to make progress on this. We’ve improved the engine braking and the sensation of the throttle in my hand, which should be good, as we’ve gone quickest in what’s been very difficult situations. As quickly as we get some dry monitor, we will deal with extra widespread modifications resembling suspension, however through the take a look at we couldn’t actually deal with anything as a result of situations.

Josh Brookes – Picture Dave Yeomans

Kyle Ryde was 0.816s adrift of his championship rival onboard the main LAMI OMG Racing Yamaha after topping the earlier two exams forward of subsequent week’s opening spherical.

Kyle Ryde – Picture Dave Yeomans

Danny Buchan was third quickest on the timesheets regardless of crashing out unharmed within the last session of the take a look at, however the SYNETIQ BMW rider’s time from yesterday put him narrowly forward of McAMS Yamaha’s Jason O’Halloran on mixed instances.

Jason O’Halloran – Picture Dave Yeomans

Peter Hickman accomplished the highest 5 on the second FHO Racing BMW Motorrad M 1000 RR with Christian Iddon holding sixth on the Oxford Merchandise Racing Ducati.

Peter Hickman and new team-mate Josh Brookes – Photographs Dave Yeomans

Danny Kent’s time from the penultimate session moved him into seventh general because the Lovell Kent Racing Honda crew put together for his or her debut races subsequent weekend, simply forward of Ryan Vickers on the second LAMI OMG Racing Yamaha.

Honda Racing UK’s Andrew Irwin and Bennetts BSB rookie Tim Neave accomplished the highest ten for McAMS Yamaha.

Tom Toparis on the Macadam Yamaha British Supersport machine – Picture Dave Yeomans

In different classes with reference to Aussies current on the take a look at, Billy McConnell and Brayden Elliott have been on monitor with the Superstock 1000 class, whereas Tom Toparis and Ben Currie have been attending to know their Supersport machines.

Ben Currie attending to know his Oxford Ducati Panigale V2 he’ll race in British Supersport this season – Picture Dave Yeomans

British Superbike Silverstone Take a look at Mixed Instances

  1. Josh Brookes (FHO Racing BMW Motorrad) 56.155s
  2. Kyle Ryde (LAMI OMG Racing Yamaha) +0.816s
  3. Danny Buchan (SYNETIQ BMW) +2.123s
  4. Jason O’Halloran (McAMS Yamaha) +2.249s
  5. Peter Hickman (FHO Racing BMW Motorrad) +2.829s
  6. Christian Iddon (Oxford Merchandise Racing Ducati) +2.875s
  7. Danny Kent (Lovell Kent Racing Honda) +3.420s
  8. Ryan Vickers (LAMI OMG Racing Yamaha) +3.716s
  9. Andrew Irwin (Honda Racing UK) +3.741s
  10. Tim Neave (McAMS Yamaha) +3.898s

2023 British Superbike Championship Calendar

Spherical Date Location
Spherical 1 7 – 9 April Silverstone (Nationwide)
Spherical 2 29 April – 1 Might Oulton Park*
Spherical 3 19 – 21 Might Donington Park (Nationwide)
Spherical 4 16 – 18 June Knockhill
Spherical 5 7 – 9 July Snetterton
Spherical 6 21 – 23 July Manufacturers Hatch (GP)
Spherical 7 11 – 13 August Thruxton
Spherical 8 26 – 28 August Cadwell Park*
Spherical 9 15 – 17 September Oulton Park
Spherical 10 29 Sept – 1 Oct Donington Park (GP)
Spherical 11 13 – 15 October Manufacturers Hatch (GP)