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Brookes and Bridewell share free practice honours at Cadwell BSB

Friday, August 16 2019

Josh Brookes and Tommy Bridewell shared the honours in today's Bennetts British Superbike Championship free practice sessions at a rainy Cadwell Park ahead of this weekend's annual 'Party in the Park'.

Be Wiser Ducati's Brookes, known for his high-flying antics on Cadwell's Mountain complex, was 0.096s faster than the FS-3 Racing Kawasaki of Danny Buchan to take free practice one. The session started in light rain but Brookes handled the conditions well and held his lead.

Free practice two was cut short by rain, with some riders opting not to see out the session as the weather worsened.  Bridewell set the benchmark time before the conditions began to deteriorate, with this morning's pace-setter Brookes sitting 2.207s behind him in second.

The forecast for the rest of the weekend promises to be significantly drier and brighter, with Bennetts BSB qualifying tomorrow and two headline races on Sunday as the fight to qualify for the 2019 Showdown continues.

Bennetts British Superbike Championship, Cadwell Park, free practice one

  1. Josh Brookes (Be Wiser Ducati) 1m:27.221s
  2. Danny Buchan (FS-3 Racing Kawasaki) +0.096s
  3. Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Racing Ducati) +0.544s
  4. Scott Redding (Be Wiser Ducati) +0.564s
  5. Andrew Irwin (Honda Racing) +0.654s
  6. Peter Hickman (Smiths Racing BMW) 0.664s
  7. Ryan Vickers (RAF Regular & Reserve Kawasaki) +0.795s
  8. Jason O'Halloran (McAMS Yamaha) +1.026s
  9. Glenn Irwin (Tyco BMW) +1.220s
  10. Christian Iddon (Tyco BMW) +1.220s

Bennetts British Superbike Championship, Cadwell Park, free practice two

  1. Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Racing Ducati) 1m:40.223s
  2. Josh Brookes (Be Wiser Ducati) +2.207s
  3. Ryan Vickers (RAF Regular & Reserve Kawasaki) +3.508s
  4. Claudio Corti (Team WD-40 Kawasaki) +5.410s
  5. David Allingham (EHA Racing Yamaha) +5.866s
  6. Bradley Ray (Buildbase Suzuki) +5.965s
  7. Dean Harrison (Silicone Engineering Kawasaki) +6.345s
  8. Peter Hickman (Smiths Racing BMW) +6.502s
  9. Joe Francis (Lloyd and Jones Bowker BMW) +6.881s
  10. Fraser Rogers (Gearlink Kawasaki) +8.011s

Tickets for this weekend's Bennetts British Superbike Championship are available on the gate as follows:

Saturday: Adults £16, Teens (13-15) £10, Senior Citizens £13
Sunday: Adults £35, Teens (13-15) £21, Senior Citizens £27
Children under 13 are free

For full details of all the weekend's on and off-track action, click here.