Brands Hatch BSB: Josh Brookes takes pole

By MCN -

British Superbikes

 08 April 2012 16:40

Tyco Suzuki rider Josh Brookes will start the first race of the 2012 BSB championship from pole position after setting a fastest time of 52.877secs, ahead of Samsung Honda rider John Kirkham.

Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki ride Shane Byrne will start tomorrow's race from third on the grid.

Current BSB champion Tommy Hill crashed during the first qualifying session and was unable to fix his bike before the end of the session. Hill will start from 29th on the grid. Michael Laverty also struggled, failing to get out on to track with enough time remaining as the rain began to fall at the end of the first session. Laverty will sart from 21st.

BSB newcomers Freddy Foray and Noriyuki Haga qualified well at the short Indy circuit, setting the fifth and sixth fastest times respectively.

1. Josh Brookes AUS Tyco Suzuki GSX-R1000 52.877s
2. Jon Kirkham GBR Samsung Honda CBR1000RR 53.155s
3. Shane Byrne GBR Rapid PBM Kawasaki ZX-10R 53.361s
4. Tristan Palmer GBR GBmoto Honda CBR1000RR 53.585s
5. Freddy Foray FRA Quattro Plant Kawasaki ZX-10R 53.767s
6. Noriyuki Haga JPN Swan Yamaha YZF-R1 53.811s
7. Tommy Bridewell GBR Supersonic BMW S1000RR 53.847s
8. Michael Rutter GBR MSS Bathams Kawasaki ZX-10R 53.883s
9. Luca Scassa ITA Padgetts Honda CBR1000RR 54.496s
10. Stuart Easton GBR Rapid PBM Kawasaki ZX-10R 54.526s
11. Ian Lowry GBR Padgetts Honda CBR1000RR 54.082s
12. Gary Mason GBR Quattro Plant Kawasaki ZX-10R 54.133s
13. Alastair Seeley GBR Tyco Suzuki GSX-R1000 54.324s
14. Graeme Gowland GBR WFR Honda CBR1000RR 54.384s
15. Peter Hickman GBR MSS Bathams Kawasaki ZX-10R 54.385s
16. Chris Walker GBR Pr1mo BKR Kawasaki ZX-10R 54.427s
17. Patric Muff SUI Supersonic BMW S1000RR 54.541s
18. Luke Quigley GBR GBmoto Honda CBR1000RR 55.063s
19. Barry Burrell GBR Buildbase BMW S1000RR 56.062s
20. Florian Marino FRA Splitlath Redmond Aprilia RSV4 56.299s
21. Michael Laverty GBR Samsung Honda CBR1000RR 50.606s
22. James Westmoreland GBR WFR Honda CBR1000RR 50.662s
23. Scott Smart GBR Moto Rapido Ducati 1199 50.724s
24. Dan Linfoot GBR Buildbase BMW S1000RR 50.849s
25. James Hillier GBR Pr1mo BKR Kawasaki ZX-10R 50.881s
26. Alex Lowes GBR WFR Honda CBR1000RR 51.173s
27. Aaron Zanotti GBR A Plant Suzuki GSX-R1000 51.241s
28. Alex Polita ITA Jentin Doodson Ducati 1199 51.485s
29. Tommy Hill GBR Swan Yamaha YZF-R1 51.931s
30. John Laverty GBR Splitlath Redmond Aprilia RSV4 51.999s
31. Jenny Tinmouth GBR Hardinge Honda CBR1000RR 51.968s
32. Tom Tunstall GBR Jentin Doodson Ducati 1199 53.772s
33. Abdulaziz Binladin KSA Moto Rapido Ducati 1199 56.275s