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Bridewell claims top spot in opening Snetterton session

Wednesday, June 15 2016

Tommy Bridewell and Bennetts Suzuki claimed the top spot in the opening MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship test session at Snetterton this morning, waiting until the final minutes to snatch the position from John Hopkins on the ePayMe Yamaha.

The positions at the top changed frequently throughout the 50 minute session with Tyco BMW's Michael Laverty setting the initial pace before Alastair Seeley took his turn at the top at the RAF Reserves BMW team's home circuit.

As the clock ticked down though it was Bridewell and Hopkins who were upping the pace and the pair then swapped positions at the top throughout the final ten minutes of the session with the Bennetts Suzuki coming out on top at the chequered flag.

Seeley held on to third position ahead of Luke Mossey who moved up the order at his home circuit to push Richard Cooper back to fifth after the Buildbase BMW rider had hit the top of the times at the midway point of the session.

Laverty ended the session sixth fastest from Danny Buchan on the Lloyds British Moto Rapido Ducati and Jason O'Halloran who led the charge for Honda Racing. James Ellison was the fastest of the JG Speedfit Kawasakis and Billy McConnell completed the top ten for FS-3 Racing Kawasaki.

MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship, Snetterton, official test, session one:

  1. Tommy Bridewell (Bennetts Suzuki) 1m:49.438s
  2. John Hopkins (ePayMe Yamaha) +0.340s
  3. Alastair Seeley (RAF Reserves BMW) +0.540s
  4. Luke Mossey (Quattro Plant Teccare Kawasaki) +0.553s
  5. Richard Cooper (Buildbase BMW) +0.585s
  6. Michael Laverty (Tyco BMW) +0.627s
  7. Danny Buchan (Lloyds British Moto Rapido Ducati) +0.849s
  8. Jason O'Halloran (Honda Racing) +0.895s
  9. James Ellison (JG Speedfit Kawasaki) +1.239s
  10. Billy McConnell (FS-3 Racing Kawasaki) +1.486s

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