BSB: Lee Jackson ends Donington Park test quickest overall

Lee Jackson ended the BSB Donington test fastest overall
Lee Jackson ended the BSB Donington test fastest overall

Lee Jackson leaped to the top of the timesheets in the closing stages at Donington Park to finish the official British Superbike test fastest overall.

The Massingberd-Mundy Kawasaki rider posted a 1:06.583 in the dying seconds to take top spot away from Jason O’Halloran on the McAMS Yamaha. O’Halloran was only +0.014 behind Jackson. 

Hector Barbera picked up where he left off at the Spanish tests to complete the top three for Rich Energy OMG Racing. 

Glenn Irwin was fourth overall after being inside the top three in each of the previous three sessions. Andrew Irwin made it two 2020 Honda Fireblades inside the top five after topping two of the four sessions overall. 

Danny Buchan was sixth and was also inside the top three for the first three sessions of the day. The top six were separated by only 0.081. 

Last year’s runner-up, and early 2020 title favourite, Josh Brookes ended the day seventh overall. Ryan Vickers, Joe Francis and Bradley Ray complete the top 10. 

The opening round of the 2020 BSB season takes place at Donington Park (National) on August 7-9. It’s the first of six rounds, each consisting of three races. There will be no ‘Showdown’ due to the shortened season.

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BSB: Andrew Irwin tops both morning sessions of the Donington Park test

First published: 28 July 2020 by Josh Close

Andrew Irwin at BSB Donington Park Test

It’s been a positive start to the official British Superbike test at Donington Park for Honda Racing UK, with Andrew Irwin topping both sessions on the brand-new Fireblade

It’s the team’s first official outing with their new bike having missed both Spanish tests earlier in the year. Irwin’s fastest time so far is a 1:06.663, +0.150 quicker than Danny Buchan in second spot. The Massingberd-Mundy Kawasaki rider has been second in both sessions so far. 

Glenn Irwin completed the top three in both morning sessions, again showing the potential of the new Honda Fireblade. 

Peter Hickman leads the BMW charge in fourth spot as it stands for the Global Robots BMW squad. Last season’s runner-up Josh Brookes is currently fifth, with Joe Francis having a fantastic morning for PR Racing Lloyd & Jones Bowker Motorrad BMW in sixth. Francis was fourth in the opening session of the day. 

Hector Barbera is seventh on the Rich Energy OMG Racing BMW, ahead of Lee Jackson and Christian Iddon on the VisionTrack Ducati. Luke Mossey completes the top 10 on the second OMG Racing machine.

There have been a couple of fallers so far, with Ryan Vickers crashing in the morning session and Jason O’Halloran falling at the Roberts chicane. Both riders are okay after their respective incidents. 

The next session is scheduled to begin at 13:50, with the final session of the day expected to start at 15:45.