2010 Silverstone WSBK FP1 Result - British Riders Sweep First Practice At Home

British riders dominated the first session of free practice for the World Superbike class at the revised Silverstone circuit, taking the first four spots at the top of the timesheets. Ten Kate Honda's Johnny Rea was the fastest of the Brit Pack, leading for most of the session and the only rider to get under 2'07. Sterilgarda Yamaha's James Toseland proved his determination to score a good result in front of his home crowd, under two tenths behind Rea, while Alstare Suzuki's Leon Haslam and Toseland's teammate Cal Crutchlow round out the top four, half a second behind Toseland.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff
1 65 J. Rea Honda CBR1000RR 2'06.927  
2 52 J. Toseland Yamaha YZF R1 2'07.104 0.177
3 91 L. Haslam Suzuki GSX-R1000 2'07.542 0.615
4 35 C. Crutchlow Yamaha YZF R1 2'07.645 0.718
5 11 T. Corser BMW S1000 RR 2'07.689 0.762
6 67 S. Byrne Ducati 1098R 2'07.928 1.001
7 7 C. Checa Ducati 1098R 2'08.018 1.091
8 2 L. Camier Aprilia RSV4 Factory 2'08.119 1.192
9 66 T. Sykes Kawasaki ZX 10R 2'08.259 1.332
10 41 N. Haga Ducati 1098R 2'08.314 1.387
11 99 L. Scassa Ducati 1098R 2'08.327 1.400
12 96 J. Smrz Aprilia RSV4 Factory 2'08.379 1.452
13 84 M. Fabrizio Ducati 1098R 2'08.587 1.660
14 76 M. Neukirchner Honda CBR1000RR 2'08.606 1.679
15 25 J. Brookes Honda CBR1000RR 2'09.060 2.133
16 57 L. Lanzi Ducati 1098R 2'09.250 2.323
17 50 S. Guintoli Suzuki GSX-R1000 2'09.279 2.352
18 3 M. Biaggi Aprilia RSV4 Factory 2'09.287 2.360
19 23 B. Parkes Honda CBR1000RR 2'09.585 2.658
20 111 R. Xaus BMW S1000 RR 2'09.649 2.722
21 8 R. Kiyonari Honda CBR1000RR 2'10.069 3.142
22 95 R. Hayden Kawasaki ZX 10R 2'10.755 3.828
23 46 T. Bridewell Honda CBR1000RR 2'11.232 4.305
24 15 M. Baiocco Kawasaki ZX 10R 2'12.725 5.798
25 87 A. Yanagawa Kawasaki ZX 10R 2'13.765 6.838
Round Number: 
10
2010
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Comments

Great start to the weekend for the Brits. Not just the top 4 but Shakey, Leon Camier and Tom Sykes too. Sykes is consistently the best kawasaki rider every weekend by far, and actually had a good rookie season last year if you discount his team mate. It would be an absolute travesty if he doesn't get the Kawasaki ride next year and they end up with Haga and Vermeulen (two riders who have failed to perform anywhere near their best this year).

it's hard to say that sykes is a better overall choice rather than haga. if you are judging by this year, perhaps, but haga is haga, and that means a legend. has the sultan of slide begun his downward slide? perhaps, but are you certain?