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Harris tops BSB times

Published: 15 April 2006

HM Plant Honda rider Karl Harris has gone fastest in the second free practice session for the Thruxton round of the British Superbike Championship on Monday, April 17, 2006.

Harris lapped the circuit in 1:15.636 as he rcked up a total of 28 laps in the session. Second quickest was reigning champion and current title leader Gregorio Lavilla on the Airwaves Ducati with 1:16.000, and team-mate Leon Haslam was third quickest with 1:16.324. Ruichi Kiyonari was fifth with 1:16.508, and young Jonathan Rea continues to impress with 1:16.606.

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The times improved significantly since the first morning practice session, which saw the fastest time of 1:21.801 by Tommy Hill on the Virgin Yamaha. Harris managed a 1:22.970, Haslam a 1:23.220, and Rea a 1:24.549. Sean Emmett was struggling in the first session, completing just two laps, and last placed with 1:38.809. The second session was better for the Ipone Racing team, with Emmett jumping 14 places to 17th.

In Superport, Eugene Laverty has gone fastest on the Red Bull Honda with 1:18.637, from Stuart Easton on the Lloys British Ducati with 1:18.771. Northpoint Ekerold Honda team-mates Cal Crutchlow and Leon Camier are third and fourth, and the team also has a new sponsor from this round with construction firm Jewsons. Fifth fastest was Dennis Hobbs on the Padgetts Honda. The first session was led by Camier with 1:23.415, which would have put him third quickest in the equivalent BSB session. Eugene Laverty was second, with Tom Sykes third.

British Superbikes: Free practice two:

1. Karl Harris 1:15.636.

2. Gregorio Lavilla 1:16.000.

3. Leon Haslam 1:16.324.

4. Ryuichi Kiyonari 1:16.508.

5. Jonathan Rea 1:16.606.

6. Shane Byrne 1:16.865.

7. Dean Thomas 1:16.891.

8. Michael Rutter 1:17.051.

9. James Haydon 1:17.085.

10. Michael Laverty 1:17.709.

11. Scott Smart 1:17.835.

12. Tommy Hill 1:17.921.

13. Jon Kirkham 1:18.017.

14. Gary Mason 1:18.332.

15. Ollie Bridewell 1:18.634.

16. James Buckingham 1:18.716.

17. Sean Emmett 1:18.912.

18. Billy McConnell 1:19.049.

19. Chris Martin 1:19.061.

20. Glen Richards 1:19.281.

21. Danny Beaumont 1:19.324.

22. Steve Plater 1:19.370.

23. Ben Wilson 1:19.585.

24. Craig Coxhell 1:19.714.

25. Howie Mainwaring 1:19.725.

26. Peter Hickman 1:19.770.

27. Kieran Clarke 1:19.861.

28. Malcolm Ashley 1:19.892.

29. Marty Nutt 1:20.196.

30. Craig Sproston 1:21.420.

31. Dean Ellison 1:23.699.

32. Damien Haywood 1:26.624.

33. Gareth Glynn 1:28.202.

British Superbikes: Free practice one:

1. Tommy Hill 1:21.802.

2. Karl Harris 1:22.970.

3. Leon Haslam 1:23.220.

4. Jonathan Rea 1:23.549.

5. Jon Kirkham 1:23.641.

6. Michael Rutter 1:23.730.

7. Gary Mason 1:23.805.

8. Gregorio Lavilla 1:23.861.

9. Shane Byrne 1:23.911.

10. James Haydon 1:24.001.

11. Dean Thomas 1:24.466.

12. Ollie Bridewell 124.625.

13. Glen Richards 1:24.981.

14. Ryuichi Kiyonari 1:25.127.

15. Peter Hickman 1:25.699.

16. Craig Coxhell 1:27.478.

17. James Buckingham 1:27.658.

18. Billy McConnell 1:28.063.

19. Steve Plater 1:28.133.

20. Dean Ellison 1:28.213.

21. Kieran Clarke 1:28.264.

22. Ben Wilson 1:28.553.

23. Howie Mainwaring 1:28.710.

24. Michael Laverty 1:28.714.

25. Chris Martin 1:32.675.

26. Danny Beaumont 1:34.493.

27. Malcolm Ashley 1:35.606.

28. Craig Sproston 1:38.165.

29. Marty Nutt 1:38.511.

30. Damien Haywood 1:38.773.

31. Sean Emmett 1:38.809.

British Supersport: Free practice one:

1. Leon Camier 1:23.415.

2. Eugene Laverty 1:25.139.

3. Tom Sykes 1:25.180.

4. Stuart Easton 1:25.601.

5. Richard WRen 1:26.187.

6. Ian Lowry 1:26.278/

7. Dennis Hobbs 1:26.362.

8. Steven Neate 1:26.488.

9. Simon Andrews 1:26.534.

10. James Hillier 1:26.550.

11. Rob Frost 1:26.981.

12. Jamie Robinson 1:26.998.

13. Jay Vincent 1:27.098.

14. Joe Dickinson 1:27.190.

15. Christian Elkin 1:27.308.

16. Aaron Walker 1:27.320.

17. Sam Owens 1:27.591.

18. Steve Plater 1:27.695.

19. Kieran Murphy 1:27.828.

20. Martin Jessopp 1:28.479.

21. Pete Spalding 1:28.964.

22. James Westmoreland 1:29.371.

23. Matt Layt 1:29.920.

24. Rob Sketchley 1:30.029.

25. Ashley Martin 1:30.435.

26. Paul Young 1:30.722.

27. Tommy Bridewell 1:30.969.

28. Drew Dorling 1:31.986.

29. Denver Robb 1:32.101.

30. Leon Morris 1:32.565.

31. John Robb 1:32.781.

32. John Crockford 1:32.884.

33. Ben Wylie 1:34.035.

34. Paul Caldicott 1:34.082.

25. Mike Goodfellow 1:34.273.

British Supersport: Free rpactice two:

1. Eugene Laverty 1:18.637.

2. Stuart Easton 1:18.771.

3. Cal Crutchlow 1:18.848.

4. Leon Camier 1:19.208.

5. Dennis Hobbs 1:19.379.

6. Tom Sykes 1:19.713.

7. Jay Vincent 1:19.955.

8. Steven Neate 1:20.322.

9. Martin Jessopp 1:20.372.

10. Jamie Robinson 1:20.468.

11. Simon Andrews 1:20.479.

12. Joe Dickinson 1:20.665.

13. Pere Riba 1:20.691.

14. Tommy Bridewell 1:21.002.

15. Steve Plater 1:21.066.

16. Rob Frost 1:21.395.

17. Richard Wren 1:21.458.

18. Sam Owens 1:21.564.

19. Kieran Murphy 1:21.645.

20. Aaron Walker 1:21.751.

21. Ian Lowry 1:21.843.

22. Paul Young 1:21.848.

23. James Westmoreland 1:21.849.

24. James Hillier 1:22.031.

25. Pete Spalding 1:22.213.

26. Chistian Elkin 1:22.438.

27. John Crockford 1:23.243.

28. Matt Layt 1:23.270.

29. Ashley Martin 1:23.655.

30. Denver Robb 1:23.848.

31. Leon Morris 1:24.208.

32. Ben Castleton 1:24.233.

33. Rob Skethcley 1:25.379.

34. Drew Dorling 1:25.519.

35. Mike Goodfellow 1:25.537.

36. John Robb 1:25.998.

37. Paul Caldicott 1:26.645.

38. Ben Wylie 1:28.169.

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