BSB RD7 Preview

Round 7 of the Championship takes us back to Brands Hatch but it will be the GP layout instead of the Indy one that was used at round 3 of this years championship. With only three rounds left before the Shootout begins things are starting to heat up in the battle for the top 6 positions behind there are a potential 10 riders fighting it out for those positions there will be plenty of chopping and changing to come in the coming weeks.

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LENGTH: 2.4333M

CORNERS: 9

LEFTHAND: 3

RIGHTHAND: 6

POLE POSITION: LEFT

MCE BSB LAP RECORD:

JOSH BROOKES – SUZUKI 1:25.426 (2011)

A lap of Brands Hatch with Gary Mason :

At round 3 it was Shane Byrne and Leon Haslam that spilt the wins since that round Byrne has gone from strength to strength while his championship rivals have stumbled slightly. Byrne will as always be hard to beat here at Brands as it is his home circuit add in the fact he seems to have found real form on the Ducati it is hard to look past him this weekend. Haslam returns from a successful 2nd place at the Suzuka 8 hour and will no doubt be high on confidence from being the fastest rider in his team, Michael Laverty will be hoping to carry on the form he looked to regain at Thruxton hoping to secure his position in the top 6 and eat into the lead Byrne has built up. Laverty’s team mate Christian Iddon will be looking tore-find the form he showed earlier in the season he has dropped out of the top 6 recently and hasnt shown the pace so far that his team mate has.

After strong showings so far this season Dan Linfoot will be looking to finally secure his first win of the season he has come close on a couple occasions this season. While his season hasnt started the way he hoped James Ellison is still inside the top 6 and will be hoping he can start to claim some podiums points and start a charge just in time for the shootout. Peter Hickman also finished well at Thruxton after suffering the same issues as his team mates and has done his showdown chances the world of good he will also be looking to build momentum towards the UGP next weekend. Another rider who will be looking to build of last weekend is the impressive Rookie Glenn Irwin the young Northern Irish rider scored his first BSB podium and showed great form in both races.

Race Schedule:

LIVE QUALIFYING AND SUPERSPORT SPRINT RACE
SAT 6 AUG 14:00
EUROSPORT 2
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 QUALIFYING & SUPERSPORT SPRINT RACE HIGHLIGHTS
SAT 6 AUG 20:30
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Latest News:

Former Milwaukee Yamaha rider and current World Endurance rider Broc Parkes will be taking over the ride of Stuart Easton who parted ways with Tommy Hill’s team just after Thruxton stating that he just never gelled with the bike. Parkes joins the team after securing a 4th place finish at Suzuka witht he YART Yamaha team.

http://www.tommyhillmotorsport.com/parkes-to-complete-2016-mce-bsb-season-with-epayme-yamaha/

John Hopkins the other rider in the Yamaha team makes his return after missing the last 2 rounds through injury he is hoping to get back to the form he was showing before he crashed at Knockhill.

http://www.britishsuperbike.com/news/hopkins-returns-for-brands-hatch-and-vows-to-come-out-fighting/

Leon Haslam returns to British Superbike action after impressing at the Suzuka 8 hour he is looking to regain lost ground on Shane Byrne this weekend.

http://www.britishsuperbike.com/news/haslam-chasing-winning-return-to-brands-hatch-after-suzuka-success/

The JG Speedfit team have signed Terry Rymer to be their team manager, Tymer brings with him a wealth of experience both on and off the track something which team boss Mark Smith-Halvorsen will be hoping turns rounds the teams fortunes.

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/sport/british-superbikes/2016/july/bsb-terry-rymer-brought-in-as-jg-speedfit-kawasaki-boss-/

The Bennetts Suzuki team will be using a special livery this weekend to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Barry Sheene’s first world title.

http://www.britishsuperbike.com/news/bennetts-suzuki-reveals-special-sheene-livery-for-brands-hatch/

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