BSB RD 5 Preview

Round 5 of the the British Superbike championship sees the paddock head to Snetterton the second longest track in the country. The circuit has 3 different layouts the one which the BSB use is called Snetterton 300 this layout of the circuit meets FIA Grade 2 status to allow international class racing to be held at the circuit. 2015 champion Josh Brookes currently holds the lap record setting it in 2014 with a time of 1:47.882,Shane Byrne had a clean sweep of this round last year coming away with two wins the fastest lap and the pole position the Ducati man has also won 5 out of the last 6 races here.

 

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LENGTH 2.99M/4.811KM
CORNERS:12
LEFTHAND:5
RIGHTHAND:7

 

Track Guide with Peter Hickman from 5 years ago still the same Layout:

 

This Weekend:

At this point in the season Byrne and Haslam look like the two main title contenders the pair spilt the wins last time out at Knockhill with the other title contenders suffering with problems and finishing down the order. Michael Laverty and Chrisitan Iddon will be hoping to regain some of the points they have lost after two unsuccessful round at Brands Hatch and Knockhill, Peter Hickman will hope to build on what was two very strong results at Knockhill and get back onto the podium and even a win as he did earlier in the season at Silverstone, His team mate James Ellison’s season hasnt started the way he or fans expected he has struggled to match Haslam and Hickman and so far has not looked comfortable on the new Kawasaki ZX-10r he did get a podium last time out and will hope to kick start his season from there and build towards the showdown. Dan Linfoot is still in search of his first win but a strong Knockhill has the Honda man right in contention for the top 6, His team mate Jason O’Halloran showed strong pace in qualifying at Knockhill but unusually for the Australian seemed to struggle in the wet conditions on race day he is still in the top 6 and will be looking for podiums this weekend. The RAF Reserves/Lee Hardy racing squad will be looking for a good result this weekend as this is their home race Alistair Seeley was fast at the official test a few weeks ago and will hope to rebound after a very disappointing Knockhill.

 

All the Qualifying and race information is found below:

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Eurosport only showing the first BSB race Quest has the whole day live.

Latest News:

 

Former Milwaukee Yamaha rider Broc Parkes will fill in for the injured John Hopkins who suffered serious injuries after in race 2 at Knockhill.

http://www.britishsuperbike.com/news/parkes-set-for-mce-bsb-return-at-snetterton-with-epayme-yamaha/

 

Reigning BSS champion Luke Stapleford makes his return to the series in a one off race to test some settings for his truimph as the WSS guys dont go with the Superbike guys to america.

http://www.britishsuperbike.com/news/reigning-champion-stapleford-returns-with-the-number-one-plate-for-snetterton/

 

Jake Dixon will continue with the RAF Lee Hardy squad for the rest of the season after impressing on his debut outing for the team.

http://www.crash.net/errors/error.aspx?aspxerrorpath=/bsb/news/231717/1/dixon-to-complete-bsb-season-with-raf-reserves-bmw.html

 

Former Moto GP star Jeremy McWilliams will compete in the Superstock class this weekend filling in for the injured Ben Wilson at the EHA Racing squad he will continue to do this till Wilson is fit enough to return.

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/sport/british-superbikes/2016/june/bsb-mcwilliams-to-race-stock-1000-series/

 

I also have a brand new twitter handle set up for this blog as I felt my post were getting lost in the middle of my everyday tweets so make sure you give it a follow https://twitter.com/TractionBlog

 

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