BSB Round 4 - Snetterton

Posted: 27 May 2012


Tommy Hill has won his second race of the 2012 British Superbike Championship at Snetterton today.

Lap one saw Michael Laverty clinch the holeshot from pole sitter Josh Brookes, Hill and Noriyuki Haga. The Samsung Honda rider managed to maintain his position at the front of the field during the opening laps despite pressure from Brookes and Hill. However, reigning British Champion Hill found himself in the position to propel himself ahead of both his nearest rivals on lap six.

At the chequered flag, Michael Laverty was in second position, with Brookes completing the rostrum in third.

  1. Tommy Hill
  2. Michael Laverty +1.234s
  3. Josh Brookes +6.847s
  4. Noriyuki Haga +10.304s
  5. Alex Lowes +10.333s
  6. Tommy Bridewell +16.360s
  7. Chris Walker +20.503s
  8. Ian Lowry +20.524s
  9. Patric Muff +20.692s
  10. Barry Burrell +21.674s


Michael Laverty has become the winner of the eighth race of the 2012 British Superbike Championship at Snetterton today. The Samsung Honda rider capitalised on his pole position to scoop the lead on the opening lap ahead of Shane 'Shakey' Byrne and Josh Brookes.

Meanwhile, Noriyuki Haga crashed out of the race and reigning BSB Champion  Tommy Hill was forced to retire meanwhile had his own drama as he encountered a technical problem that saw him slow and then later retire the Swan Yamaha.

Laverty held the lead from Byrne and Brookes after edging out an advantage but the pair were in close contention for second but the Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki maintained the position with Brookes claiming third and with it the lead in the overall standings.

  1. Michael Laverty
  2. Shane Byrne +1.336s
  3. Josh Brookes +1.792s
  4. Ian Lowry +5.359s
  5. Graeme Gowland +8.974s
  6. Alex Lowes +9.223s
  7. Chris Walker +12.231s
  8. Stuart Easton +13.477s
  9. James Westmoreland +16.957s
  10. Patric Muff +20.539s

British Superbike Championship standing after Snetterton

  1. Josh Brookes 124
  2. Tommy Hill 123
  3. Shane Byrne 108
  4. Michael Laverty 81
  5. Ian Lowry 73


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