British SuperbikeMotorcycles

Buildbase BMW Pleased Despite Q1 Disappointment

1 Mins read

Buildbase BMW Motorrad were satisfied with their day's work despite narrowly missing out on Qualifying Two at Croft.

Ian Lowry looked set to get the S1000 RR into the second session but was knocked out by reigning British Superbike champion Ryuichi Kiyonari who was on the verge of a shock exit.

Kiyonari's late improvement means Lowry will start race one in 21st with the returning John Laverty in 27th place. Barry Burrell is representing the team in the BSB-EVO Championship, and qualified a creditable 24th, fifth in class.

Team Principal Stuart Hicken wasn't too concerned with the modest grid positions as he believes the team is moving in the right direction.

“John and Ian want to be much higher up the rankings, of course, but I’m happy with the progress we’re making. Ian Lowry went a full second quicker today than he did yesterday thanks to some changes we made overnight and we’ve got more to come. We’ve got two new race gearboxes inbound ahead of Thruxton and I’ve had new cams machined that’ll give us an extra 19bhp. We’ve had very little time to develop the bikes, but I’m pleased with our progress and I know we’re going to be a force to be reckoned with. Barry has done very well too, qualifying fifth in the BSB-EVO class. “

In the National Superstock 1000 championship, Buildbase BMW's Richard Cooper will start on the front row of the grid for tomorrow's race, and Hicken feels his rider can battle with the leaders tomorrow.

“I’m very pleased to see Richard on the front row. He’s been putting in very impressive lap times and, in the wet earlier, he was nearly two seconds ahead of anyone else. We’re hoping for a podium finish from him tomorrow.”

Cooper will go in search of the podium at 15:05 BST tomorrow afternoon while the first British Superbike race of the day gets underway at 13:25.

Related posts
MotorcyclesNASCAR Cup Series

NASCAR, American Flat Track join forces for Charlotte Roval weekend

1 Mins read
For the first time ever, the NASCAR Cup Series and American Flat Track will share a race weekend together, doing so at Charlotte Motor Speedway in October.
Formula 1MotorcyclesOff RoadOpen WheelSportscarsTouring Cars

Motorsport in the UK set to hit tracks from 4 July

2 Mins read
Motorsport UK reveals latest plans to get racing back on track in the UK.
British Superbike

Exclusive interview with Ben Luxton

3 Mins read
Getting to know one of the UK’s rising talents. Here’s an exclusive interview with British Superstock 600 rider Ben Luxton

Leave a Reply