Brands Hatch World Supersport: Jonathan Rea tops first qualifying

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Jonathan Rea has taken the top spot in the first qualifying session for the Brands Hatch roundĀ of the World Superbike championship.

Rea set a best lap of 1:28.117 around the Kent circuit, 0.223 seconds ahead of second placed man Craig Jones leaving two Brits at the top of the table.

Aussie Broc Parkes set the third fastest lap just seven hundreths of a second down on Jones.

Stand-in British rider Karl Harris took 7th on his Yamaha R6, while British championship regular Hudson Kennaugh sits in ninth, Chris Martin takes 16th, Steve Plater is in 17th, Graham Gowland 19th and Billy McConnel 20th.

Top ten:
Johnathan Rea
Craig Jones
Brock Parkes
Matthew Lagrive
Massimo Roccoli
Barry Veneman
Karl Harris
Robin Harms
Hudson Kennaugh
Andrew Pitt
Full results

Angus Farquhar

By Angus Farquhar