Editorial Note: The previous All-Time Supersport Lap Record was 1:37.274, which was set by Dominique Aegerter during FP2.SS Superpole Qual Results
Editorial Note: American Brandon Paasch, riding his Dynavolt Triumph Daytona 765, was eighth-quickest in combined British Supersport practice times Friday at Brands Hatch.
SBK FP1 + FP2 combined
More, from a press release issued by MotorSport Vision Racing:
Boom! It’s Buchan fastest from Iddon at Brands Hatch
Danny Buchan fired the SYNETIQ BMW to the top of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship SUPERPICKS Free Practice times at Brands Hatch this afternoon, in a top 12 covered by just 0.969s as he moved fastest in the final minutes of the day.
The top 12 riders progress directly into tomorrow’s Q2 session and Buchan continued to build momentum throughout the day at his local circuit, snatching the leading position from championship leader Christian Iddon in the closing moments.
The VisionTrack Ducati rider had moved ahead in the final ten minutes when he upped the pace to nudge Jason O’Halloran down the order; the McAMS Yamaha rider had been leading the way with 20 minutes remaining of the second session.
His teammate Tarran Mackenzie was fourth despite his small crash earlier this morning, but a resurgent Glenn Irwin stormed into fifth for Honda Racing in the closing stages, pushing Lee Jackson back into sixth.
Gino Rea had held a position inside the top ten for the majority of the session for Buildbase Suzuki and he was seventh, narrowly ahead of the second SYNETIQ BMW of Andrew Irwin.
Peter Hickman and Bradley Ray completed the top ten with Tommy Bridewell and Kyle Ryde the final riders to make the cut for the SUPERPICKS 12, who will be guaranteed their place in tomorrow’s Q2 session.
For defending champion Josh Brookes, his woes continued as he just missed out in 13th position on the second of the VisionTrack Ducatis.
Bennetts British Superbike Championship, Brands Hatch, SUPERPICKS Free Practice 2 result:
- Danny Buchan (SYNETIQ BMW) 1m:25.382s
- Christian Iddon (VisionTrack Ducati) +0.076s
- Jason O’Halloran (McAMS Yamaha) +0.288s
- Tarran Mackenzie (McAMS Yamaha) +0.294s
- Glenn Irwin (Honda Racing) +0.476s
- Lee Jackson (FS-3 Kawasaki) +0.558s
- Gino Rea (Buildbase Suzuki) +0.563s
- Andrew Irwin (SYNETIQ BMW) +0.630s
- Peter Hickman (FHO Racing BMW) +0.645s
- Bradley Ray (Rich Energy OMG Racing BMW) +0.739s
- Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Products Racing Ducati) +0.804s
- Kyle Ryde (Rich Energy OMG Racing BMW) +0.969s
For more information on the Bennetts British Superbike Championship visit www.britishsuperbike.com
Danny Buchan – SYNETIQ BMW
Fastest at Brands Hatch after SUPERPICKS Free Practice 1&2
“I am feeling good and to top a session is a good way to start the weekend. To come to Brands Hatch and show that we can be fast here as well as on the tight and twisty tracks is a big thing for me.
“There’s been a lot of critics; obviously it’s not done yet, but people have been saying I can only win at Knockhill, but I know I can win at other tracks!
“It’s a credit to my SYNETIQ BMW team. We made some changes there at the start of the session it didn’t feel 100 percent good, so we made another change and it felt amazing, even on the used tyres it felt really strong, so I’m confident wet or dry we can do a good job.”
TRIUMPH ANNOUNCE THEIR INTENT TO ENTER THE MOTOCROSS AND ENDURO WORLDS
Triumph Motorcycles is excited to announce that development is well underway on a comprehensive range of all-new competition Motocross and Enduro motorcycles. Joining our class-leading and globally renowned motorcycle range, this all-new competition MX and Enduro (Dual Sport) family will bring all of Triumph’s engineering expertise to riders and racers worldwide.
This will be accompanied by a landmark moment for Triumph and the MX and Enduro racing world with an all-new Triumph factory race program and a commitment to top-tier championship racing in both Motocross and Enduro series.
Coming hand-in-hand with this commitment to race and win at the highest level in the sport, Triumph is proud to announce that global Motocross legend Ricky Carmichael and five-times Enduro World Champion Iván Cervantes have joined the Triumph family as active partners in both bike testing and preparation for racing.
An announcement of the timetable for the launch and reveal of the motorcycles, as well as the racing program and the full story on the product advantages the new Triumph MX and Enduro offer, will follow in the coming months.
Nick Bloor: CEO Triumph Motorcycles Ltd:
“Today’s announcement marks the beginning of a new chapter for the Triumph brand,
which everyone at Triumph is incredibly excited to be part of. We are 100% committed
to making a long-lasting impact in this highly competitive and demanding world, with a single-minded ambition to deliver a winning motorcycle line-up for a whole new
generation of Triumph riders”
“I am thrilled to announce that I am joining the Triumph family and even more excited to be a part of their new endeavor into the off-road product category.
This is an incredible opportunity for me to join this historic brand, and I am honored and humbled to be a part of the development and release of their off-road motorcycles. Building something from the ground up is something that really is intriguing to me at this stage of my career. What is impressive to me is Triumph’s dedication, and passion to develop a top of the class product. Everyone that I have been involved with this project, from the engineers, design groups, R&D dept., etc., have shown extreme passion for what they are doing and that is a recipe for success and something that I love being a part of.
We all share that same passion, and that’s to be the best.
If you are familiar with the Triumph brand, you already know the quality of craftsmanship is top shelf, and the off-road models will follow suit to their past!
Not only are these exciting times for me, but it’s an exciting time for the off-road industry to be adding another brand to the mix and the opportunities that lie ahead for all off-road consumers. I can’t wait to see the reactions when these models hit the dealer’s showroom floors.”
Five-time Enduro World Champion Ivan Cervantes. Photo courtesy Triumph.
“I have loved Triumph motorcycles right from being a small kid, seeing them in films and on television. So, to be working with Triumph from the beginning of this project is an amazing opportunity for me, not just because it is working with one of the world’s greatest motorcycle brands but also for being part of building something from zero. It is a dream come true for any racer!
Like me, everyone I am working with at Triumph is focused to make the bikes the best they can be. I cannot wait to see the bikes competing at a world level, but I also look forward to when I can stand in a Triumph dealer and know I was part of this very special project.”
Ricky Carmichael – The G.O.A.T.
To many, this motorcycle hall of fame inductee will need no introduction. Ricky Carmichael is the greatest motocross racer of all time, aka “The G.O.A.T”. As an amateur RC won 67 National Championships, before turning pro at age 17. In his pro career, he won a record 15 motocross championships, with two perfect seasons, and a further five supercross championships. Over both motocross and supercross RC won an unsurpassed 150 races. Ever popular in the paddock and with fans, RC was voted AMA Rider of the year five times during his career.
Since retirement from professional level motocross racing as an athlete, RC has still stayed heavily involved in the sport he loves, from owning a championship winning team, designing tracks for the Daytona Supercross, running Ricky Carmichael University, commentating on the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, and working with Triumph as part of the most exciting development in his sport in decades.
Iván Cervantes – El Torito
Five time World Champion Iván Cervantes’ racing career began in motocross, where the Spaniard won five national titles, before moving to enduro in 2002. At 23 years old, Iván made history by becoming the first Spanish champion in the EnduroGP E1 category. He followed this with a further three world championship titles in EnduroGP and an FIM Indoor Enduro World Cup championship title. In 2008, Iván became Spain’s first and only overall winner, in the 83rd edition of the International Six Day Enduro. Following his Enduro career Iván turned to the Dakar for his next challenge, where he competed three times and finished what is arguably the toughest motorcycle race in the world, twice.
After his retirement from professional level racing, Iván began his work with the Real Federación Motociclista Española, as the Sport Manager of Enduro in Spain. In this role Iván is the Manager of the Spanish Junior Enduro Team, and the track inspector for the Spanish National Enduro Championship. Iván’s focus on giving back to the sport that gave him so much, sees Iván joining Triumph for the once in a lifetime opportunity on working on a ground up new off-road project.
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Honda Offers Robust Lineup of Green Sticker-Compliant Dirt Bikes
CRF450X, CRF-F trail family are off-road legal in California for 2022
TORRANCE, Calif. – Honda continues to offer a number of dirt bike models that meet the California Air Resources Board’s new emissions standards for 2022 model-year and later off-highway vehicles. CARB’s updated rules eliminate new Red Sticker vehicle sales for model year 2022 and onward. Model-year 2022 and later off-highway vehicles that are not Green Sticker compliant will not be allowed to operate in California SVRAs.
Announced last March, the 2022 CRF450X continues to be eligible for a Green Sticker and may be legally ridden year-round at SVRAs. Suitable for trail riding, this popular model performs at such a high level that it is also capable in competition, having amassed 14 victories in the Baja 1000, including the last six editions.
In addition, the entire CRF Trail family—the CRF50F, CRF110F, CRF125F and CRF250F—remains Green Sticker compliant. The road-legal CRF450RL may also be legally used in California SVRAs.
“With CARB’s changing regulations, we’ve heard from a number of customers who are concerned about being able to ride their dirt bikes in California public riding areas, but many Honda models are already Green Sticker compliant,” said Brandon Wilson, Manager of Sports & Experiential at American Honda. “We’ve moved our off-road line in this direction over the past several years, enabling us to offer one of the powersports industry’s more substantial lineups of Green Sticker-compliant models. Equipping off-highway vehicles with the necessary clean-running technology isn’t always easy, but doing so is an important way of protecting the environment and keeping public riding areas beautiful.”
Honda’s lineup of Green Sticker-compliant powersports products isn’t limited to two-wheel models, as many Honda ATVs and side-by-sides can also be used year-round in California’s public off-road areas.
Join Team Obsolete owner Rob Iannucci, racer Dave Roper, journalist Aaron Frank, and six vintage racebikes for “A Day At The Track.”
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COVID-19 Forces Cancellation Of ASBK Round 5 – Morgan Park
ASBK Management Team is disappointed to announce today that Round 5 of the mi-bike Motorcycle Insurance Australian Superbike Championship, presented by Motul, to be held at Morgan Park Raceway on 20-22 August has been cancelled due to the ongoing state border restrictions and COVID-19 affecting many parts of Australia.
Whilst hopes were held that any improvements in the coming weeks may mean that the event would be possible, yesterday’s decision by Queensland Government to close their border and continued lockdowns in many parts of Australia, now cements this decision.
The primary concern for ASBK Management is the health and safety of all in the ASBK Paddock and ensuring that the ASBK Championship can be conduct in a safe & fair manner.
ASBK Management recognize this is a difficult time for many in the ASBK Paddock who are effected by lockdowns and growing restrictions to business and everyday life. As a result, we believe it is best to announce this decision today to allow the ASBK Paddock the maximum time to adjust plans and to minimize inconvenience.
ASBK Management confirm that the ASBK Championship will not attend Morgan Park Raceway in 2021, as the circuit have been unable to offer ASBK any alternative dates suitable to either organization due to the circuits currently full calendar.
ASBK is disappointed for our host club, – Motorcycle Sportsmen of Qld and for Queensland fans of ASBK who will now need to wait until next year to see ASBK return to Queensland. We thank Southern Downs Regional Council for their planned support of ASBK in 2021.
The focus of ASBK will now turns towards Round 6 of the mi-bike Motorcycle Insurance Australian Superbike Championship, presented by Motul to be held at The Bend Motorsport Park in September. Further announcements on this next ASBK round at The Bend will be provided next week.
It is very frustrating to again be faced with these tough decision and changes to the ASBK calendar for another year, but ASBK Management remains focused on making the best decisions available and are committed to creating the very best 2021 ASBK Championship possible.
ASBK Management thanks its riders, teams, partners, officials and fans for their support and understanding at this very complicated and difficult time.
ASBK Management Team wishes all effected by the current COVID-19 outbreaks continued safety and we look forward to seeing you trackside at The Bend.
ASBK Management Team