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Byrne on top in final MCE BSB warm up at Cadwell Park

Sunday, August 20 2017

Shane 'Shakey' Byrne left it until the closing moments of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship warm up session at Cadwell Park this morning to claim the top spot and push RAF Reserves Kawasaki's Jake Dixon back into second place by just 0.247s.

Earlier in the session it has been Smiths Racing BMW's Peter Hickman who had been the early pace setter, but the times were soon tumbling and it was the defending champion who emerged ahead at the end of the 15 minutes.

Leon Haslam on the lone JG Speedfit Kawasaki was third fastest, equal to where he lines up on the grid for today's opening race, pushing Smiths Racing BMW's Lee Jackson and Hickman into fourth and fifth places.

Tommy Bridewell had a strong session onboard the WD-40 Kawasaki to finish sixth fastest ahead of Josh Brookes and James Ellison. Dan Linfoot and Jason O'Halloran completed the top ten with the top eleven riders separated by less than a second.

MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship, Cadwell Park, Warm up result:

  1. Shane Byrne (Be Wiser Ducati) 1m:26.631s
  2. Jake Dixon (RAF Reserves Kawasaki) +0.247s
  3. Leon Haslam (JG Speedfit Kawasaki) +0.249s
  4. Lee Jackson (Smiths Racing BMW) +0.419s
  5. Peter Hickman (Smiths Racing BMW) +0.651s
  6. Tommy Bridewell (Team WWD-40 Kawasaki) +0.729s
  7. Josh Brookes (Anvil Hire TAG Yamaha) +0.745s
  8. James Ellison (McAMS Yamaha) +0.825s
  9. Dan Linfoot (Honda Racing) +0.885s
  10. Jason O'Halloran (Honda Racing) +0.904s

The eighth round of the 2017 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship takes place at Cadwell Park on August 18/19/20.  For more information click  HERE