THIS IS THE QUICK­EST YEAR YET

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Sport - OLI RUSHBY BSB RE­PORTER

This year’s BSB Championship has re­ally started to heat up over the last cou­ple of rounds and it’s not just the bat­tle be­tween Shakey and Haslam at the front fu­elling the fire.

In Satur­day’s qual­i­fy­ing ses­sion, 13 rid­ers lapped un­der the ex­ist­ing cir­cuit lap record while Byrne, Haslam and El­li­son were all un­der­neath the fastest ever Bri­tish Su­per­bike lap set by Tommy Hill in 2011.

Haslam’s pole time would have placed him eighth on the World Su­per­bike grid ear­lier this year and that’s with­out the spe­cial sticky rub­ber the WSB boys have at their dis­posal, not to men­tion the added elec­tronic rider aids.

Each year there’s a lot of hype that the up­com­ing season could be the most com­pet­i­tive season ever, yet this year that hype is turn­ing into re­al­ity. We saw the old­est lap record

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