BSB: Lowes on top again as rain interrupts FP3

Alex Lowes has made it three out of three sessions he’s been on top of the time sheets as Thruxton after he

Lowes was on top again, in a 3 lap dash before rain.

set the fastest time of FP3 after just 3 laps. After this, it started to rain at the Hampshire circuit meaning most riders got very few if any fast laps in during the session.

Reigning champion Shane Byrne was second, 0.405 from the Lincolnshireman, with Josh Brookes in third, a second back. Peter Hickman put his Lloyds British GBmoto Honda in fourth, 1.3 seconds back. Danny Buchan in fifth was over three seconds off the pace with Keith Farmer, Howie Mainwaring, Chris Walker, Martin Jessopp and Jakub Smrz rounding out the top ten.

Riders 13th and below failed to set a lap time that would qualify due to the weather, including big names such as Ellison, Kiyonari and Rutter. Josh Waters and Karl Harris didn’t set a single lap. The only crash in the session was Quattro Kawasaki’s Chris Walker, who fell at Club within the first ten minutes of the session.

Times below

1 22 Alex LOWES GBR Honda – Samsung Honda 1:17.329
2 67 Shane BYRNE GBR Kawasaki – Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki 1:17.734
3 2 Josh BROOKES AUS Suzuki – Tyco Suzuki 1:18.369
4 60 Peter HICKMAN GBR Honda – Lloyds British GBmoto Racing Honda 1:18.645
5 83 Danny BUCHAN GBR Kawasaki – Quattro Plant Kawasaki 1:20.488
6 303 Keith FARMER GBR Kawasaki – Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki 1:21.063
7 43 Howie MAINWARING GBR Kawasaki – MH Kawasaki 1:21.314
8 9 Chris WALKER GBR Kawasaki – Quattro Plant Kawasaki 1:21.519
9 40 Martin JESSOPP GBR BMW – Riders Motorcycles 1:21.758
10 96 Jakub SMRZ CZE Honda – Padgetts Honda 1:22.276
11 27 James WESTMORELAND GBR BMW – Buildbase BMW Motorrad 1:22.390
12 46 Tommy BRIDEWELL GBR Honda – Bathams Honda 1:22.922

 RIDERS OUTSIDE QUALIFYING LAPTIME (107.5% of 1:17.329) = 1:23.128
13 10 Jon KIRKHAM GBR BMW – Buildbase BMW Motorrad 1:23.385
14 11 Michael RUTTER GBR Honda – Bathams Honda 1:23.849
15 77 James ELLISON GBR Yamaha – Milwaukee Yamaha 1:24.507
16 23 Ryuichi KIYONARI JPN Honda – Samsung Honda 1:25.438
17 39 Lee COSTELLO GBR Kawasaki – Halsall Racing Kawasaki 1:26.013
18 15 Matteo BAIOCCO ITA Ducati – Rapido Sport Racing 1:27.261
19 20 Jenny TINMOUTH GBR Honda – Two Wheel Racing 1:28.313
20 127 Robbin HARMS DEN Honda – Doodson Motorsport Honda 1:28.426
21 64 Aaron ZANOTTI GBR Suzuki – Aaron Zanotti Racing 1:30.376
22 51 Luke QUIGLEY GBR Kawasaki – MH Kawasaki 1:31.306
23 21 Josh WATERS AUS Yamaha – Milwaukee Yamaha
24 68 Karl HARRIS GBR Kawasaki – PR Racing Kawasaki

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