Standings after Brands Hatch

  • 1 Shane Byrne Rapid Solicitors Kawasak... 221
  • 2 Josh Brookes Milwaukee Yamaha 129
  • 3 James Ellison Lloyds British GBmoto Ka... 124
  • 4 Ryuichi Kiyonari Buildbase BMW 107
  • 5 Tommy Bridewell Milwaukee Yamaha 101
  • 6 Chris Walker Lloyds British GBmoto Ka... 96
  • 7 Dan Linfoot Quattro Plant Kawasaki 90
  • 8 Stuart Easton Rapid Solicitors Kawasak... 82
  • 9 Richard Cooper Anvil Hire TAG Racing Ka... 69
  • 10 John Hopkins Tyco Suzuki 64

Waters takes debut superbike victory

Credit: britishsuperbike.com

Tyco Suzuki's Josh Waters scored a debut victory at Brands Hatch in a dramatic second MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship race on the Grand Prix circuit.

As the race initially got underway James Ellison held off Shane 'Shakey' Byrne but on the second lap the Lloyds British GBmoto Racing Kawasaki rider touched the grass at Dingle Dell and crashed out. Ellison's stricken bike cart-wheeled across the track, clipping the front of Byrne as both the championship leader and the pack took evasive action. The race was stopped and restarted, but just two laps in, the conditions changed and the race was stopped for rainfall.

Kiyonari takes Brands victory

Ryuichi Kiyonari emphasised his title credentials with victory in the first of today's races on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit.

Byrne fired off the pole position to hit the front of the pack as they streamed into Paddock Hill Bend on the opening lap ahead of the Lloyds British GBmoto Racing Kawasakis of James Ellison and Chris Walker.

Brands Hatch qualifying: Byrne takes pole

Shane Byrne has taken pole position for tomorrow's races at Brands Hatch, after title rival Josh Brookes crashed in the qualifying session this afternoon.

  • Shane Byrne (Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki) 1m:26.131s
  • Chris Walker (Lloyds British GBmoto Racing Kawasaki) +0.058s
  • James Ellison (Lloyds British GBmoto Racing Kawasaki) +0.254s
  • Jakub Smrz (Millsport Ducati) +0.373s
  • Tommy Bridewell (Milwaukee Yamaha) +0.550s
  • Ryuichi Kiyonari (Buildbase BMW) +0.597s
  • John Hopkins (Tyco Suzuki) +0.644s
  • Josh Brookes (Milwaukee Yamaha) +0.734s
  • Richard Cooper (Anvil Hire TAG Kawasaki) +0.750s
  • Dan Linfoot (Quattro Plant Kawasaki) +0.768s