BSB Information – Manufacturers Hatch Grand Prix: Brookes grabs pole place in slippery situations

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Josh Brookes has grabbed his first pole place of the yr in tough situations at Manufacturers Hatch GP with a shaken up entrance row of Luke Mossey and Dan Linfoot.

Whereas Shane Byrne had dominated the free follow classes within the dry, heavy rain earlier than qualifying reworked the Manufacturers Hatch GP observe to throw up a shocking session. After a completely moist Q1 a dry line rapidly fashioned within the following classes and with it lap instances duly tumbled till the pole shootout.

The Anvil Rent Yamaha rider timed his Q3 run to perfection along with his second flying lap coming when the observe was at its driest and duly claimed pole place by an enormous zero.658s forward of MCE British Superbike championship chief Luke Mossey on the JG Speedfit Kawasaki.

Whereas it marks the Australian’s first ‘official’ pole place of 2017, having began from first on the grid for race two at Donington Park with the grid determined by quickest laps from race one, the feat marks his 36th BSB pole general and Anvil Rent Yamaha’s first-ever pole place as a BSB workforce.

Dan Linfoot was one other rider to revenue within the drying situations to assert a entrance row begin for Honda forward of Smiths Racing BMW’s Peter Hickman and Moto Rapido Ducati’s John Hopkins.

With Byrne unable to duplicate his dry follow tempo in Q3 he’ll line up in the back of the second row in sixth place for Be Wiser Ducati to offer the double winner from Snetterton work to do in tomorrow’s races.

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James Ellison positioned his McAMS Yamaha seventh on the grid forward of Leon Haslam who suffered a technical subject on the JG Speedfit Kawasaki within the closing phases of Q3. James Westmoreland was the shock package deal of qualifying by leaping within the pole shootout and can line-up in ninth on the Gearlink Kawasaki along with his greatest qualifying results of the season.

Billy McConnell narrowly missed out on Q3 however will begin from 10th on the grid for Quattro Plant FS-Three Kawasaki forward of the returning Christian Iddon on the Tyco BMW.

Jason O’Halloran, who scored a double rostrum outcome at Snetterton, missed out in Q2 and can begin from 12th for Honda Racing forward of double Knockhill race winner Jake Dixon (RAF Reserves Kawasaki), with Glenn Irwin battling again from damage with 14th.

After torrential rain through the afternoon qualifying was barely delayed in an effort to give observe marshals time to clear standing water off of the circuit, whereas the Superpole shootout was cancelled as a result of climate situations.

Jakub Smrz missed qualifying for Lloyd & Jones/PR Racing BMW after a dramatic crash within the ultimate minutes of FP3 which was his bike vault into the security fences and fully wrecked to require a full rebuild.

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