Silverstone WSB: Rea leads Brit charge in practice

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Jonathan Rea led an all British charge at the end of the opening Free Practice session at Silverstone today.

The Hannspree Ten Kate Honda rider was the only man to set a sub 2.07s lap time to finish ahead of equally fast starter James Toseland.

Rea said: It’s a good layout and it’s nice to ride. At the moment my bike isn’t working that well, but I don’t think anyone’s is. There are a few areas where I’ve got chatter but it’s nothing to serious and I can ride around it.”

Alstare Suzuki rider Leon Haslam bounced back to the front of the grid after a tough previous round in Brno. The 27 year old set the third fastest time to finish ahead of fellow Brit Cal Crutchlow.

First qualifying gets underway at 15.45 local time.

1 65 J. REA GBR HANNspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR1000RR 2'06.927
2 52 J. TOSELAND GBR Yamaha Sterilgarda Team Yamaha YZF R1 2'07.104
3 91 L. HASLAM GBR Team Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 2'07.542
4 35 C. CRUTCHLOW GBR Yamaha Sterilgarda Team Yamaha YZF R1 2'07.645
5 11 T. CORSER AUS BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR 2'07.689
6 67 S. BYRNE GBR Althea Racing Ducati 1098R 2'07.928 1.001
7 7 C. CHECA ESP Althea Racing Ducati 1098R 2'08.018
8 2 L. CAMIER GBR Aprilia Alitalia Racing Aprilia RSV4 Factory 2'08.119
9 66 T. SYKES GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX 10R 2'08.259
10 41 N. HAGA JPN Ducati Xerox Team Ducati 1098R 2'08.314
11 99 L. SCASSA ITA Supersonic Racing Team Ducati 1098R 2'08.327
12 96 J. SMRZ CZE Team PATA B&G Racing Aprilia RSV4 Factory 2'08.379
13 84 M. FABRIZIO ITA Ducati Xerox Team Ducati 1098R 2'08.587
14 76 M. NEUKIRCHNER GER HANNspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR1000RR 2'08.606
15 25 J. BROOKES AUS HM Plant Honda Honda CBR1000RR 2'09.060
16 57 L. LANZI ITA DFX Corse Ducati 1098R 2'09.250 2.323
17 50 S. GUINTOLI FRA Team Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 2'09.279
18 3 M. BIAGGI ITA Aprilia Alitalia Racing Aprilia RSV4 Factory 2'09.287
19 23 B. PARKES AUS ECHO CRS Honda Honda CBR1000RR 2'09.585
20 111 R. XAUS ESP BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR 2'09.649
21 8 R. KIYONARI JPN HM Plant Honda Honda CBR1000RR 2'10.069
22 95 R. HAYDEN USA Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX 10R 2'10.755
23 46 T. BRIDEWELL GBR TYCO Racing Honda CBR1000RR 2'11.232
24 15 M. BAIOCCO ITA Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX 10R 2'12.725
25 87 A. YANAGAWA JPN Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX 10R 2'13.765

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Michael Guy

By Michael Guy

Sports Editor, former 250-racer and adventure rider