Scott Redding leads the field after after FP1 and FP2 at the British Superbike Championship Showdown at Assen. He lapped the circuit 0.270s under the existing lap record to top the times ahead of title rival Tommy Bridewell.

Redding set the benchmark early in the session – but with ten minutes to go, he set the fastest lap of the day to hold off an improving Bridewell.

The McAMS Yamaha charge was led by Jason O’Halloran in third place, with teammate Tarran Mackenzie holding 18th position after a challenging opening day on track.

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Luke Stapleford was fourth fastest on the Buildbase Suzuki ahead of Hector Barbera who completed the top five for the Quattro Plant – JG Speedfit Kawasaki team, taking advantage of his track knowledge to be the fastest of the Team Green contenders.

Dan Linfoot was sixth fastest for the Santander Salt TAG Yamaha team with Peter Hickman posting the seventh fastest time in the final stages of the session to be the third fastest of the Showdown contenders after the opening day on track.

Xavi Forés returned to familiar territory at Assen, posting the eighth fastest time ahead of Christian Iddon with championship leader Josh Brookes completing the top ten for Be Wiser Ducati and 0.038s ahead of Showdown rival Danny Buchan.

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Bennetts British Superbike Championship, Assen, Free Practice 2 standings:

Scott Redding (Be Wiser Ducati)

Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Racing Ducati) 0.474s

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Jason O’Halloran (McAMS Yamaha) +0.770s

Luke Stapleford (Buildbase Suzuki) +0.937s

Hector Barbera (Quattro Plant – JG Speedfit Kawasaki) +0.974s

Dan Linfoot (Santander Salt TAG Yamaha) +1.029s

Peter Hickman (Smiths Racing BMW) +1.060s

Xavi Forés (Honda Racing) +1.148s

Christian Iddon (Tyco BMW) +1.186s

Josh Brookes (Be Wiser Ducati) +1.224s

For more information on the weekend’s action, click HERE.

Tony Carter

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