Lowes tops rain-hindered Silverstone FP1

Alex Lowes was fastest in the first free practice session in light rain at Silverstone.

Superbikes - BSB: Lowes fastest in second free practice

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BSB rider Alex Lowes

Five minutes into the session, the weather interrupted proceedings and the riders used the remaining time for wet practice ahead of Sunday’s two races.

WFR Honda man Lowes’ two flying laps put him top ahead of championship leader Josh Brookes of Suzuki with a time of two minutes and 11.902 seconds.

Buildbase BMW pair Barry Burrell and Peter Hickman were third and fifth respectively while Chris Walker (Pr1mo Bournemouth Kawasaki) rounded out the top five in fourth.

Shane Byrne (Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki) completed one single lap and Tommy Hill (Swan Yamaha) had to settle for 11th-fastest thanks to the change of conditions.

Free practice one times:

Alex Lowes (WFR Honda) 2m:11.902s

Josh Brookes (Tyco Suzuki) +0.017s

Barry Burrell (Buildbase BMW) +0.157s

Chris Walker (Pr1mo Bournemouth Kawasaki) +1.915s

Peter Hickman (Buildbase BMW) +2.729s

Jakub Smrz (Splitlath Redmond Aprilia) +2.768s

Luke Quigley (GBmoto Honda) +2.781s

Michael Laverty (Samsung Honda) +2.995s

Karl Harris (Quattro Plant Kawasaki) +3.566s

Alastair Seeley (Tyco Suzuki) +3.839s

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