BSB Snetterton, FP3: Danny Buchan tops pre-Qualifying Free Practice

Temperatures lowered and drops of rain fell during the final BSB Free Practice session at Snetterton 300. Who topped the standings just before the Qualifying Practice is youngster (fresh from marriage) Danny Buchan. Back to BSB after triumphing in National Superstock 1000 last year, the FS-3 Racing Kawasaki rider performed one lap in 1’47″575 and this allowed him to rank first in front of two other Ninja ZX-10RR: the JG Speedfit Bournemouth ones, ridden by Leon Haslam (93 milliseconds behind Buchan, after being first in yesterday’s FP2) and Luke Mossey, third with just 110 milliseconds of gap.

The first eleven riders in the classification are all within one second and among them there are also young warriors such as Tarran Mackenzie, who ranked fourth on his McAMS Yamaha, and former championship leader Bradley Ray, fifth after sporadically leading the session on his Buildbase Suzuki. The two were followed by Jake Dixon, returning Dan Linfoot, Glenn Irwin (who ranked first in FP1 yesterday) and Jason O’Halloran, finishing 9th as he comes back from the ankle injury suffered at WorldSBK Imola Round. 12th place for World Supersport regular Andrew Irwin, replacing “irreplaceable”  Shane Byrne, while Mountain Course record holder Peter Hickman finished 13th, followed also by Josh Brookes (15th) and James Ellison (18th).

2018 Bennetts British Superbike Championship 2018
Snetterton 300
Free Practice 3 Results

01- Danny Buchan – FS-3 Racing Kawasaki – Kawasaki ZX-10RR – 1’47.575
02- Leon Haslam – JG Speedfit Kawasaki – Kawasaki ZX-10RR – + 0.093
03- Luke Mossey – JG Speedfit Kawasaki – Kawasaki ZX-10RR – + 0.110
04- Tarran Mackenzie – McAMS Yamaha – Yamaha YZF R1 – + 0.446
05- Bradley Ray – Buildbase Suzuki – Suzuki GSX-R 1000 – + 0.469
06- Jake Dixon – RAF Regular & Reserve – Kawasaki ZX-10RR – + 0.517
07- Dan Linfoot – Honda Racing – Honda CBR 1000RR – + 0.653
08- Glenn Irwin – Be Wiser Ducati – Ducati Panigale R – + 0.710
09- Jason O’Halloran – Honda Racing – Honda CBR 1000RR – + 0.752
10- Christian Iddon – Tyco BMW Motorrad – BMW S1000RR – + 0.833
11- Richard Cooper – Buildbase Suzuki – Suzuki GSX-R 1000 – + 0.849
12- Andrew Irwin – Be Wiser Ducati – Ducati Panigale R – + 1.041
13- Peter Hickman – Smiths Racing – BMW S1000RR – + 1.105
14- Michael Laverty – Tyco BMW Motorrad – BMW S1000RR – + 1.205
15- Josh Brookes – McAMS Yamaha – Yamaha YZF R1 – + 1.319
16- Taylor Mackenzie – Moto Rapido Ducati – Ducati Panigale R – + 1.626
17- Mason Law – Team WD-40 – Kawasaki ZX-10RR – + 1.641
18- James Ellison – Anvil Hire TAG Yamaha – Yamaha YZF R1 – + 1.679
19- Gino Rea – OMG Racing UK Ltd – Suzuki GSX-R 1000 – + 2.224
20- Kyle Ryde – CF Motorsport Yamaha – Yamaha YZF R1 – + 2.330
21- Sylvain Barrier – Smiths Racing – BMW S1000RR – + 2.474
22- Shaun Winfield – Anvil Hire TAG Yamaha – Yamaha YZF R1 – + 4.085
23- Aaron Zanotti – Team 64 – Kawasaki ZX-10RR – + 5.352
24- Carl Phillips – Gearlink Kawasaki – Kawasaki ZX-10RR – + 6.152

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