BSB Donington Park test results: Lee Jackson tops timesheets

Lee Jackson heads up the timesheets in pre-season testing as the condensed 2020 British Superbike Championship prepares for its opener at Donington Park

Lee Jackson [credit: Ian Hopgood]

Lee Jackson emerged top of the timesheets as the British Superbike Championship made its belated return to the track at Donington Park ahead off the much delayed 2020 BSB season.

The first group test to take place this year four months after the opening round was originally scheduled, the outing precedes the Donington Park curtain raiser on August 9.

Leading the way after two days was Superbike returnee Jackson, the Massingberd-Mundy Kawasaki rider coming out top in the final minutes to edge out Jason O’Halloran on the McAMS Yamaha by 0.014s.

Rich Energy OMG Racing continued its seamless transition to BMW machinery with ex-MotoGP rider Hector Barbera turning in the third quickest time, ahead of brothers Glenn and Andrew Irwin, who gave the new Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade a strong showing in fourth and fifth respectively.

Jackson’s team-mate Danny Buchan was sixth quickest, with 2019 runner-up and title favourite Josh Brookes posting the seventh fastest time on the VisionTrack Ducati Panigale V4 R.

Ryan Vickers made it three Kawasakis in the top ten in eighth, with Joe Francis proving his form during the pre-season tests in Spain was no fluke with a ninth on the PR Racing BMW. Bradley Ray rounded out the top ten on the Synetiq BMW.

In all, 27 riders were on track for the test, with just 0.787s covering first down to Christian Iddon in 18th around the shorter National configuration of Donington Park.

BSB Testing Results - Donington Park

BSB Pre-Season Testing - Donington Park
1Lee JacksonGBRMassingberd-Mundy KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR1m 06.583
2Jason O'HalloranAUSMcAMS YamahaYamaha YZF-R11m 06.597
3Hector BarberaESPRich Energy OMG RacingBMW S1000RR1m 06.600
4Glenn IrwinGBRHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R1m 06.637
5Dean HarrisonGBRHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R1m 06.663
6Danny BuchanGBRMassingberd-Mundy KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR1m 06.664
7Josh BrookesAUSVisionTrack DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R1m 06.719
8Ryan VickersGBRRAF Regular & ReservesKawasaki ZX-10RR1m 06.836
9Joe FrancisGBRLloyds & Jones PR RacingBMW S1000RR1m 06.849
10Bradley RayGBRSynetiq BMWBMW S1000RR1m 06.871
11Peter HickmanGBRSmiths RacingBMW S1000RR1m 06.961
12Luke MosseyGBRRich Energy OMG RacingBMW S1000RR1m 06.993
13Tarran MackenzieGBRMcAMS YamahaYamaha YZF-R11m 07.004
14Tommy BridewellGBROxford Racing ProductsDucati Panigale V4 R1m 07.060
15Kyle RydeGBRBuildbase SuzukiSuzuki GSXR-1000R1m 07.139
16Alex OlsenGBRSmiths RacingBMW S1000RR1m 07.198
17Jack KennedyIRLSantander Salt TAG RacingYamaha YZF-R11m 07.369
18Christian IddonGBRVisionTrack DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R1m 07.378
19Keith FarmerGBRBuildbase SuzukiSuzuki GSXR-1000R1m 07.662
20Dan LinfootGBRSantander Salt TAG RacingYamaha YZF-R11m 08.156
21Storm StaceyGBRGR MotorsportKawasaki ZX-10RR1m 08.178
22Gino ReaGBRBike Devil KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR1m 08.288
23Josh OwensGBRCDH RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR1m 08.403
24Graeme IrwinGBRTeam 64 MototsportKawasaki ZX-10RR1m 09.016
25Taylor MackenzieGBRSynetiq BMWBMW S1000RR1m 09.466
26Bjorn EstmentSWENP MotorcyclesBMW S1000RR1m 09.497
27Brian McCormackIRLRoadhouse Macau by ON1BMW S1000RR1m 09.497