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BSB: Rae on pole

Published: 15 July 2006

Updated: 24 November 2014

Jonathan Rea has put the Red Bull Honda on pole for the Knckihill round of the British Superbike championship, just ahead of Shane Byrne on the Rizla Suzuki.

Byrne is the lone Rizla Suzuki rider following injuries to James Haydon, and the theft of two of the team's bikes at the last test at Croft. Luckily the bikes were recovered, but the team decided to conecntrate on one rider for this round.

Third fastest was Leon Haslam, just quicker than Airwaves Ducati team-mate Gregorio Lavilla, with Ryuichi Kiyonari in fifth.

British Superbike qualifying times:

1 Jonathan REA 48.317

2 Shane BYRNE 48.355

3 Leon HASLAM 48.410

4 Gregorio LAVILLA 48.564

5 Ryuichi KIYONARI 48.724

6 Michael LAVERTY 48.755

7 Michael RUTTER 48.785

8 Karl HARRIS 48.888

9 Tommy HILL 48.984

10 Glen RICHARDS 49.045

11 Craig COXHELL 49.068

12 Scott SMART 49.099

13 James BUCKINGHAM 49.284

14 Kieran CLARKE 49.339

15 Gary MASON 49.379

16 Ben WILSON 49.524

17 Billy McCONNELL 49.536

18 Chris MARTIN 49.550

19 Peter HICKMAN 49.570

20 Ollie BRIDEWELL 49.729

21 Dean ELLISON 49.737

22 Jon KIRKHAM 49.818

23 Danny BEAUMONT 49.882

24 Howie MAINWARING 50.611

25 Michael HOWARTH 50.921

26 Nick MEDD 51.556 DNQ: Craig SPROSTON

British Supersport combined qualifying:

1 Eugene LAVERTY Honda - Red Bull Honda 49.405 49.740

2 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda -Northpoint Ekerold Honda 50.186 50.009

3 Tom SYKES Suzuki - TAS Suzuki 50.123 50.421

4 Leon CAMIER Honda -Northpoint Ekerold Honda 50.677 50.302

5 Dennis HOBBS Honda - Padgetts Batley Ltd 50.322 50.558

6 Joe DICKINSON Honda - GMP Racing Ltd 50.424 50.724

7 Jamie ROBINSON Honda - Bykerbabe.com 50.432 50.579

8 Sean EMMETT Ducati - Lloyds British Ducati 50.450 50.588

9 Jay VINCENT Honda - Padgetts Batley Ltd 50.462 50.576

10 Kieran MURPHY Kawasaki-MSS Discovery Racing 50.673 50.853

11 Ian LOWRY Suzuki - TAS Suzuki 50.979 50.736

12 Paul YOUNG Triumph - Paul Young Racing 51.376 50.879

13 Rob FROST Kawasaki - Team Buff Kawasaki 50.885 50.912

14 Sam OWENS Honda - Premier Motorsport 50.946 50.936

15 Martin JESSOPP Ducati - Lloyds British Ducati 50.970 51.166

16 Pete SPALDING Honda - Centurion Racing 51.184 51.564

17 Ian HUTCHINSON Kawasaki-MSS Discovery Racing 51.496 51.194

18 Steven NEATE Honda - Trucklinks Racing 51.548 51.429

19 Tommy BRIDEWELL Suzuki - Vivaldi Racing 51.784 51.591

20 Bob GRANT Honda - Grant Racing 51.764 52.045

21 Rob SKETCHLEY Honda - IFP Team Honda 52.821 52.003

22 James HILLIER Kawasaki - Gearlink Racing 52.129 52.439

23 Aaron WALKER Honda - TJW Racing 52.360 52.224

24 Ashley MARTIN Honda - Tool Shop Direct R'g 53.205 52.625

25 Denver ROBB Honda - Team BBR/MAR-Train 52.971 52.749

26 Mike GOODFELLOW Yamaha - MG Racing 53.548 52.814

27 Alan O'CONNOR Yamaha - M Flynn Construction 52.958 52.829

28 Davy HAIRE Ducati - DHR Racing 53.090 52.890

29 Jack KENNEDY Honda - TAG Racing 52.937

30 David CLELLAND Yamaha - Riskend Racing 53.452 53.220

31 Jack GROVES Yamaha - Team Raceways/KMS 54.341 53.698

32 Martin SUTHERLAND Honda - Grant Racing 3:51.724 53.866

33 John ROBB Honda - N.E.A.T. Ltd / B3A 55.278 55.838

British Supersport second qualifying:

1 Eugene LAVERTY 49.740

2 Cal CRUTCHLOW 50.009

3 Leon CAMIER 50.302

4 Tom SYKES 50.421

5 Dennis HOBBS 50.558

6 Jay VINCENT 50.576

7 Jamie ROBINSON 50.579

8 Sean EMMETT 50.588

9 Joe DICKINSON 50.724

10 Ian LOWRY 50.736

11 Kieran MURPHY 50.853

12 Paul YOUNG 50.879

13 Rob FROST 50.912

14 Sam OWENS 50.936

15 Martin JESSOPP 51.166

16 Ian HUTCHINSON 51.194

17 Steven NEATE 51.429

18 Pete SPALDING 51.564

19 Tommy BRIDEWELL 51.591

20 Rob SKETCHLEY 52.003

21 Bob GRANT 52.045

22 Aaron WALKER 52.224

23 James HILLIER 52.439

24 Ashley MARTIN 52.625

25 Denver ROBB 52.749

26 Mike GOODFELLOW 52.814

27 Alan O'CONNOR 52.829

28 Davy HAIRE 52.890

29 Jack KENNEDY 52.937

30 David CLELLAND 53.220

31 Jack GROVES 53.698

32 Martin SUTHERLAND 53.866

33 John ROBB 55.838

British Superbike free practice 3:

Leon Haslam has remained quickest at Knockhill in the thrid practice session. The Airwaves Ducati rider lapped in 48.494, topping Red Bull Honda's Jonathan Rea, and reigning champion Gregorio Lavilla. Shane Byrne improved from yesterday to go fourth quickest as the lone Rizla Suzuki, while team-mate James Haydon skips the round to recover from injury.

1 Leon HASLAM 48.494

2 Jonathan REA 48.597

3 Gregorio LAVILLA 48.755

4 Shane BYRNE 48.777

5 Ryuichi KIYONARI 48.865

6 Karl HARRIS 48.888

7 Tommy HILL 48.950

8 Michael LAVERTY 49.101

9 Scott SMART 49.163

10 Michael RUTTER 49.219

11 Gary MASON 49.363

12 Glen RICHARDS 49.475

13 Kieran CLARKE 49.594

14 James BUCKINGHAM 49.616

15 Billy McCONNELL 49.637

16 Ben WILSON 49.695

17 Craig COXHELL 49.706

18 Chris MARTIN 49.812

19 Ollie BRIDEWELL 49.834

20 Peter HICKMAN 49.989

21 Jon KIRKHAM 49.994

22 Dean ELLISON 50.060

23 Danny BEAUMONT 50.235

24 Howie MAINWARING 50.805

25 Marty NUTT 50.814

26 Nick MEDD 51.329

27 Michael HOWARTH 51.348

28 Craig SPROSTON 52.070

British Supersport first qualifying:

Eugene Laverty has topped first qualifying on the Red Bull Honda CBR, from Tom Sykes and Cal Crutchlow. Sean Emmett was seventh quickest on his debut for the Lloyds British Ducati team.

1 Eugene LAVERTY 49.405

2 Tom SYKES 50.123

3 Cal CRUTCHLOW 50.186

4 Dennis HOBBS 50.322

5 Joe DICKINSON 50.424

6 Jamie ROBINSON 50.432

7 Sean EMMETT 50.450

8 Jay VINCENT 50.462

9 Kieran MURPHY 50.673

10 Leon CAMIER 50.677

11 Rob FROST 50.885

12 Sam OWENS 50.946

13 Martin JESSOPP 50.970

14 Ian LOWRY 50.979

15 Pete SPALDING 51.184

16 Paul YOUNG 51.376

17 Ian HUTCHINSON 51.496

18 Steven NEATE 51.548

19 Bob GRANT 51.764

20 Tommy BRIDEWELL 51.784

21 James HILLIER 52.129

22 Aaron WALKER 52.360

23 Rob SKETCHLEY 52.821

24 Alan O'CONNOR 52.958

25 Denver ROBB 52.971

26 Davy HAIRE 53.090

27 Ashley MARTIN 53.205

28 David CLELLAND 53.452

29 Mike GOODFELLOW 53.548

30 Jack GROVES 54.341

31 John ROBB 55.278

32 Martin SUTHERLAND 3:51.724

33 Jack KENNEDY

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