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Kiyonari Tops Free Practice at Silverstone

 3rd Oct 2014

The penultimate round of the 2014 British Super Bike season takes place this weekend at probably the most famous of motor sports arenas Silverstone.

The track is looking very quick after this morning’s free practice session with Ryuichi Kiyonari gaining the initial advantage posting a blistering lap time of 2:06.628.  

Tyco Suzuki's John Hopkins spit the 'War for Four' title contenders with Shane 'Shakey' Byrne in third.

The session started with the pair instantly battling for the top and in the early stages Byrne and Kiyonari were split by just 0.001s. Kiyonari held the advantage for a brief spell before his Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki rival claimed it back and the pair continued to switch positions before the final ten minutes.

Hopkins' final lap of the session saw him jump from fourth to second to split the Title Fighters with Dan Linfoot holding fourth for the Quattro Plant Kawasaki team. Josh Brookes continued to move up the order to hold fifth position to be the fastest of the Milwaukee Yamahas as he pushed ahead of Peter Hickman on the RAF Reserves Honda in the final stages.

Josh Waters was seventh on the second of the Tyco Suzukis as Tommy Bridewell dropped to eighth. James Westmoreland and Stuart Easton completed the top ten with Chris Walker the final six of the Title Fighters in 16th.

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