BSB Brands Hatch Qualifying Results: Brookes pole, Redding 9th

BSB Brands Hatch Qualfying Results & Grid: Josh Brookes starts race one from pole as issues consign Scott Redding to ninth

Josh Brookes - Be Wiser Ducati Panigale V4 R

Josh Brookes’ title aspirations were given a timely boost ahead of the final round for the 2019 British Superbike Championship after claiming pole position at Brands Hatch, while title rival Scott Redding suffered technical issues.

Redding, who comes into the weekend with a 28-point lead over Brookes with 75-points available from the remaining three races, failed to get a time in during the final Q3 session after his Be Wiser Ducati ground to a halt.

As such, he starts in a vulnerable mid-pack position in ninth place as the Paul Bird Motorsport team faces a race against time to get his bike fixed for race one this afternoon.

His team-mate Brookes, meanwhile, snatched pole position with his final effort from Danny Buchan, who tactically followed the Australian on his first lap to lead the way after the opening round of laps. However, Brookes responded to take the top spot, giving him the best possible chance to mount his attack on Redding.

Christian Iddon continued his solid end to the 2019 BSB season as he looks to seal the BSB Riders’ Cup as the highest-placed non-Showdown rider, in third place, while Tommy Bridewell ensured his flagging title hopes remain in range with a solid fourth.

Peter Hickman, who is battling for a top five finish overall, was fifth quickest from the impressive Luke Mossey on the OMG Suzuki in sixth, Jason O’Halloran, Bradley Ray and the unfortunate Redding.

Elsewhere, Alex Olsen was an impressive 10th on the Smiths BMW, ahead of fellow Superstock-turned-Superbike substitute Taylor Mackenzie.

However, there was more frustration for his brother Tarran, who suffered another big off, one which sent his McAMS Yamaha vaulting over the barrier and into the trees. He starts 23rd.

BSB Brands Hatch Qualifying Results

Brands Hatch GP BSB - Qualifgying Results
1Josh Brookes (S)AUSBe Wiser Ducati PBMDucati Panigale V4 R1m 25.860
2Danny Buchan (S)GBRFS-3 Racing KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR1m 25.972
3Christian IddonGBRTyco BMWBMW S1000RR1m 26.201
4Tommy Bridewell (S)GBROxford Racing DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R1m 26.332
5Peter Hickman (S)GBRSmiths Racing BMWBMW S1000RR1m 26.471
6Luke MosseyGBROMG Racing SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R100R1m 26.509
7Jason O'HalloranAUSMcAMS YamahaYamaha R11m 26.669
8Bradley RayGBRBuildbase SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R100R1m 27.000
9Scott Redding (S)GBRBe Wiser Ducati PBMDucati Panigale V4 RNo Time
10Alex OlsenGBRSmiths Racing BMWBMW S1000RR1m 27.167
11Taylor MackenzieGBRTyco BMWBMW S1000RR1m 27.182
12James EllisonGBROMG Racing SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R100R1m 27.269
13Luke StaplefordGBRBuildbase SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R100R1m 27.362
14Ben CurrieAUSQuattro Plant JG SpeedfitKawasaki ZX-10RR1m 27.402
15Dan LinfootGBRSantander Salt TAG YamahaYamaha R11m 27.447
16Xavi ForesESPHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR1m 27.669
17Gino ReaGBRBike Devil SwedaMV Agusta F41m 28.149
18Dean HarrisonGBRSilicone Engineering RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR1m 28.802
19Andrew IrwinGBRHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR1m 28.890
20Joe FrancisGBRPR Racing Lloyds & JonesBMW S1000RR1m 38.947
21Ryan VickersGBRRAF Regular & ReservesKawasaki ZX-10RR1m 29.014
22Matt TrueloveGBRRacedays YamahaYamaha R11m 29.130
23Tarran Mackenzie (S)GBRMcAMS YamahaYamaha R11m 29.348
24Josh OwensGBRCDH RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR1m 29.468
25Billy McConnellAUSOMG Racing SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R100R1m 29.650
26Claudio CortiITAWD-40 Racing KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR1m 29.737
27Hector BarberaESPQuattro Plant JG SpeedfitKawasaki ZX-10RR1m 30.319
28Sam CoventryGBRTeam 64 KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR1m 30.636
29Shaun WinfieldGBRSantander Salt TAG YamahaYamaha R11m 31.381