Croft British Superbikes: HM Plant Honda's Jonathan Rea quickest in free practice one

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HM Plant Honda’s Jonathan Rea was the fastest man on track this morning in the first British Superbike free practice at Croft.

The Northern Irishman was on the pace for the majority of the session, setting his fast lap on his final outing of the session around the North Yorkshire track at 1:19.839.

The Airwaves Ducati pairing of Gregorio Lavilla and Leon Haslam were second and third respectively, split by just two hundredths of a second at 1:20.620 and 1:20.640.

Rizla Suzuki’s Cal Crutchlow put in a n impressive session to finish fifth with a best time of 1:20.769.

Stobart Vent Axia Honda’s Tom Sykes, fastest at the recent test at Croft, only managed a 1:20.825 in sixth place. It is reported the team have been trying out some new elements on the Honda and will revert back to their regular set up for the second session this afternoon.

It was not a good session for the Camier family as Alex, who is ridign for Hawk Kawasaki this weekend, crashed on the complex section with eight minutes to go, while Leon’s Honda suffered a technical problem with three minutes to go.

Cup rider Paul Barron also crashed out of the session, only managing 13 laps.

Croft British Superbikes free practice one results:

1 Jonathan Rea GBR Honda 1:19.839
2 Gregorio Lavilla ESP Ducati 1:20.620
3 Leon Haslam GBR Ducati 1:20.640
4 Shane Byrne GBR Honda 1:20.667
5 Cal Crutchlow GBR Suzuki 1:20.769
6 Tom Sykes GBR Honda 1:20.825
7 Ryuichi Kiyonari JPN Honda 1:20.848
8 Tommy Hill GBR Yamaha 1:21.009
9 Michael Rutter GBR Kawasaki 1:21.426
10 Chris Walker GBR Suzuki 1:21.529
11 Leon Camier GBR Honda 1:21.571
12 Karl Harris GBR Honda 1:21.990
13 Scott Smart GBR Kawasaki 1:22.664
14 Chris Martin GBR Honda 1:22.887
15 Dean Thomas AUS Suzuki 1:22.996
16 Simon Andrews GBR Yamaha 1:23.121
17 Tristan Palmer GBR Honda 1:23.962
18 James Buckingham GBR Honda 1:24.506
19 Tom Tunstall GBR Honda 1:24.529
20 Marty Nutt GBR Yamaha 1:24.562
21 Aaron Zanotti GBR Yamaha 1:24.750
22 Malcolm Ashley GBR Kawasaki 1:25.952
23 Paul Barron IRL Yamaha 1:25.952
24 Keith Amor GBR Yamaha 1:26.002
25 Alex Camier GBR Kawasaki 1:26.448
26 Neil Faulkner GBR Yamaha 1:26.657
27 Ryan Rainey  GBR Honda 1:28.595


Sarah Carnell

By Sarah Carnell