Track time was at a premium for racers during the latest BSB test at Snetterton, as large bouts of wet weather trimmed down the testing action around the Norfolk based circuit.
Yesterday though brought a brief respite from the mainly dreary weather as riders continued their adaptation to their 2021 BSB steeds.
One of the main talking points from Wednesday’s timed action was the pace of M1000RR BMW mounted riders, which included FHO Racing’s Peter Hickman.
Gradually beginning to look at one with BMW’s latest sports bike offering, the world’s fastest road racer went onto finish overall fifth quickest, having recorded a best lap time of 1 minute 49.575 seconds.
Under one tenth of a second behind the pace set by Hickman, was respected International roads rival Glenn Irwin who starred at the previous week’s BSB test, setting an unofficial Superbike lap record at Silverstone.
Alongside Hickman, Honda Racing’s Irwin, Silicone Engineering Racing’s Dean Harrison, Brian McCormack and Joe Thompson all had laps total exceeding 20 with current Senior TT Champion Harrison registering the highest amount of timed laps, with a total of 26.
National Superstock 1000, British Supersport wise top calibre International road racers gaining added track time ahead of the new season included 16 times TT winner Ian Hutchinson and Ashcourt Racing’s Lee Johnston, who is set to return this month to Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough.
Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou