ROUND 7

THRUXTON

04.08.2019

ROUND 5

Knockhill – 30.06.2019

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JASON O’HALLORAN

– PTS / – PTS

– / –

TARRAN MACKENZIE

– PTS / – PTS

– / –

MATT TRUELOVE

– PTS / – PTS

POSRIDERTEAMFP1FP2FP3GAPDIFF
1Scott REDDINGBe Wiser Ducati1:16.9481:15.7241:14.916--
2Danny BUCHANFS-3 Kawasaki1:17.1881:15.4131:15.1050.1890.189
3Peter HICKMANSmiths BMW1:15.2341:15.1401:15.1400.2240.035
4Christian IDDONTyco BMW1:16.1001:16.1151:15.1940.2780.054
5Luke MOSSEYOMG Suzuki1:16.4201:15.9211:15.2410.3250.047
6Jason O'HALLORANMcAMS Yamaha1:15.9991:15.6071:15.3380.4220.097
7Josh BROOKESBe Wiser Ducati1:16.2981:15.5791:15.3400.4240.002
8Dan LINFOOTTAG Yamaha1:16.2581:15.9321:15.3940.4780.054
9Andrew IRWINHonda Racing1:16.6871:15.7821:15.4710.5550.077
10Glenn IRWINTyco BMW1:16.9871:15.7631:15.4800.5640.009
11Luke STAPLEFORDBuildbase Suzuki1:16.5691:16.0991:15.5430.6270.063
12Tarran MACKENZIEMcAMS Yamaha1:16.6611:15.9351:15.6590.7430.116
13Tommy BRIDEWELLOxford Ducati1:16.5461:15.8561:15.6600.7440.001
14James ELLISONSmiths BMW1:16.4951:16.0711:15.6620.7460.002
15Xavi FORÉSHonda Racing1:17.6211:16.4091:15.7010.7850.039
16Ben CURRIEJG Speedfit Kawasaki1:17.2341:15.8421:15.7920.8760.091
17Ryan VICKERSRAF Kawasaki1:16.7271:15.7951:16.1270.8790.335
18Claudio CORTITeam WD-401:18.8861:16.9721:15.9241.0080.129
19Bradley RAYBuildbase Suzuki1:16.8831:16.7901:15.9601.0440.036
20David ALLIGHAMEHA Yamaha1:18.4411:16.5291:16.1011.1850.141
21Joe FRANCISLloyd & Jones BMW1:17.0421:16.1581:16.6181.2420.057
22Matt TRUELOVERaceways Yamaha1:17.8791:16.3381:15.5891.4220.180
23Fraser ROGERSGearlink Kawasaki1:17.7831:16.8931:16.3841.4680.046
24Josh ELLIOTTOMG Suzuki1:17.3651:16.4071:16.7931.4910.023
25Danny KENTBike Devil MV Agusta1:19.1641:16.6271:16.5521.6360.145
26Shaun WINFIELDTAG Yamaha1:17.9971:16.9091:16.9001.9840.348
27Héctor BARBERÁJG Speedfit Kawasaki1:24.1911:18.1131:16.9732.0570.073
28Dean HIPWELLCDH Racing Kawasaki1:18.4221:17.4491:17.3112.5330.338
29Sam COVENTRYTeam 64 Kawasaki1:19.1821:18.6541:17.5144.2660.203
POSRIDERTEAMQ1Q2Q3GAP
1Scott REDDINGBe Wiser Ducati1:15.4891:14.6091:14.803-
2Tommy BRIDEWELLOxford Ducati1:15.0831:14.8341:14.8620.059
3Peter HICKMANSmiths BMW1:15.8781:14.6111:15.3050.502
4Josh BROOKESBe Wiser Ducati1:15.3121:14.5641:15.4710.668
5Andrew IRWINHonda Racing1:15.9281:14.2741:15.5360.733
6Glenn IRWINTyco BMW1:15.2391:14.7011:15.5770.774
7Ryan VICKERSRAF Kawasaki1:15.2301:14.8681:15.7430.940
8Jason O'HALLORANMcAMS Yamaha1:15.0641:14.9621:15.9041.101
9Christian IDDONTyco BMW1:15.0321:14.8481:15.9420.045
10Luke MOSSEYOMG Suzuki1:15.3501:15.0380.235
11Dan LINFOOTTAG Yamaha1:14.9191:15.1440.341
12Danny BUCHANFS-3 Kawasaki1:15.2041:15.1440.341
13Xavi FORÉSHonda Racing1:15.6041:15.1560.353
14Bradley RAYBuildbase Suzuki1:15.4931:15.2770.474
15James ELLISONSmiths BMW1:15.4951:15.3330.530
16Luke STAPLEFORDBuildbase Suzuki1:15.4771:15.5320.729
17Danny KENTBike Devil MV Agusta1:15.4941:15.7000.897
18Claudio CORTITeam WD-401:15.2931:15.9101.107
19Tarran MACKENZIEMcAMS Yamaha1:15.6700.867
20Matt TRUELOVERaceways Yamaha1:15.8191.016
21David ALLIGHAMEHA Yamaha1:15.8261.023
22Josh ELLIOTTOMG Suzuki1:15.9481.145
23Ben CURRIEJG Speedfit Kawasaki1:16.0041.201
24Shaun WINFIELDTAG Yamaha1:16.0791.276
25Héctor BARBERÁJG Speedfit Kawasaki1:16.1841.381
26Fraser ROGERSGearlink Kawasaki1:16.3251.522
27Sam COVENTRYTeam 64 Kawasaki1:16.4961.693
28Dean HIPWELLCDH Racing Kawasaki1:16.5641.761
29Joe FRANCISLloyd & Jones BMW

Awaiting full results

Awaiting full results

QUALIFYING REPORT

Jason O’Halloran will start tomorrow’s opening Bennetts British Superbike race from eighth on the grid after a rain-interrupted qualifying session at Thruxton, while team-mate Tarran Mackenzie will be out of action after sustaining a fracture to his left wrist.

The team were quietly confident ahead of qualifying with O’Halloran having been in the mix throughout the weekend. The Aussie finished the third and final free practice session sixth quickest ahead of the afternoon’s three-stage knock-out qualifying.

Having only used one tyre in each of the three practice sessions, Mackenzie hadn’t shown his card so despite rounding out practice 12th on the timesheets, the young gun was hopeful of securing a strong position on the grid for Sunday’s opening race. However, qualifying would be short-lived for the #95, who high-sided out in the early stages of Q1.

Things got off to a strong start for O’Halloran, who set his quickest lap of the weekend so far to sit comfortable in sixth position.  He’d then improve this lap in Q2, but dropping down the order slightly he opted to head back out with a fresh tyre just to be sure.

Making it through to Q3 in ninth place, things would become a little more complicated as the rain started coming down. Despite a delayed start, brief rain showers made the 12-minute session a little chaotic. Without fresh rubber to challenge the front runners, the Aussie set the eighth fastest time in Q3 and will start tomorrow’s first race from the third row of the grid.

Rookie Matt Truelove qualified 20th with an impressive time of 1’15.819. He will start the race 19th given team-mate Mackenzie’s absence.

Taken to the medical centre after his off, Mackenzie was diagnosed with a fracture to his left radius and ruled unfit for Sunday’s races. He will attend the fracture clinic on Monday morning for further assessment and hopes to be back on his YZF-R1 as soon as possible.

Jason O’Halloran
Pos: 8th Time: 1’15.904
“It’s always hard around here as you only have a lap or two to get your lap time in and if you miss it a bit or get held up and you don’t get that ideal lap you’re further down the grid. It was tight in Q2, I was in sixth so I had to go back out and use the second tyre as I’d have been mad at myself if I didn’t and we missed out. We didn’t have to use it in the end but better to be safe than sorry. That left us with a used tyre for Q3 and there was a bit of rain. The lap times were quite fast for the conditions, it was a bit daunting but I felt good on the bike. I’ve made good progress over the weekend, so I’m looking forward to tomorrow. Two 20 lappers around here make for long races, so you have to be patient and see where we are at the end.”

Tarran Mackenzie
“I had a good feeling this morning in FP3. I didn’t put any new tyres in during any of the sessions, so qualifying was the first time I’ve really lit it up for a lap. The first lap was OK but I didn’t have the best feeling from the rear, the bike came right round on me at the Complex as I went back to the throttle. It was a weird crash; I haven’t had a moment there all weekend and it just spat me over the handlebars. I held on to it, which probably broke the wrist, but other than that I am OK. We’ll see the fracture clinic on Monday and see what they think and go from there.”

Matt Truelove
Pos: 20th  Time: 1’15’819
“I’m happy with that, it’s great to have got in the 1’15s as that was our aim when we started the day. The bike is feeling good and I’m looking forward to the races tomorrow. As we said before the weekend, the aim is to score our first points of the year as we’ve been close at the last couple of rounds. The races are long here and you have to be patient to ensure you don’t use too much tyre, so we’ll see how it goes.”

Steve Rodgers
Team Owner
“Motorbike racing is a difficult game. It’s a huge shame to see Taz out this weekend as his pace on used tyres was really impressive and we were confident of two strong rides tomorrow, but that’s how it goes. We’ll see what the fracture clinic says on Monday and see when we can get him back on the bike. It was a good day for Jason, that qualifying session was really tough with the rain so things were a bit chaotic, a third row start isn’t too bad so we’ll see what he can do tomorrow. After the bad luck he’s had recently two solid top five finishes would be great.”

Details

CIRCUITThruxton Circuit
ADDRESSThruxton Motorsport Centre, Andover, Hampshire SP11 8PW
WEBSITEwww.thruxtonracing.co.uk

Circuit

LENGTH (KM)3.791
WIDTH-
POLE POSITIONRight

Corners

No. of Turns11
TURNS LEFT4
TURNS RIGHT7

CIRCUIT MAP

Lap Record

TIME1:14.884
RIDERJosh BROOKES
BIKEMilwaukee Yamaha
YEAR2015

Best Lap

TIME1:14.052
RIDERJake DIXON
BIKERAF Kawasaki
YEAR2017

2017 Result

1.Peter HICKMAN (Smiths BMW)22:46.021
2.Jake Dixon (RAF KAWASAKI)+6.044
3.Leon HASLAM (JG Speedkit Kawasaki)+11.227