Dan Jones and Scott Ogden topped day one in the GP and Standard Moto3 classes respectively. Horsman arrived late after sitting an exam early in the morning.
British Motostar Free Practice GP Class
Dan Jones (City Lifting/RS Racing) led the way in free practice topping both sessions. In FP1 he was first with a time of 1:35.311. This put him 0.523 seconds ahead of Victor Rodriguez (GA Competition). The current championship leader, Brandon Paasch (FPW Racing), was third with a time of 1:36.103, 0.792 seconds off the pace of Jones.
In FP2 Jones cemented his position at the top of the timesheets with a 1:33.156. He ended the day a huge 1.254 seconds ahead of Asher Durham (Microlise Cresswell Racing). Brandon Paasch was again third reducing his lap time to 1:34.493.
Rodriguez was 2.231 seconds off the time set by Jones in FP2 finishing with a 1:35.387.
British Motostar Free Practice Standard Class
In the standard class Scott Ogden (Premium Motor Homes Scott Ogden Racing) ended day one on top. His lap time of 1:36.890 in session two left him with an advantage of 0.775 seconds over Cameron Horsman (Nova Racing/SP125). Third quickest of the standard machines was Rhys Irwin (Ready 4 Racing). A lap time of 1:37.909 had him 0.244 seconds further back the Horsman. Franco Bourne (SP125) was fourth with a 1:38.235 whilst Charlie Farrer (Banks Racing) was fifth fastest with a time of 1:38.516
In FP1 Ogden had topped the timesheets too. In that session he was followed by Rhys Irwin and Jodie Fieldhouse. Cameron Horsman only managed to get out for the final six minutes of the session. He was late arriving because he was completing his product design A level exam. He finished tenth having completed just four laps.
Abbz Thomas (Four Anjels Racing) skipped the first session as struggled with a finger injury picked up recently. After her dad managed to adjust the clutch position she felt more comfortable in FP2 but then experienced a quickshifter problem. She is hoping for better luck in qualifying tomorrow morning.
Qualifying for both GP and standard class riders commences at 09:00 on Saturday morning.