Tempus MV Agusta’s Jack Kennedy will sit in pole position for this afternoon’s Dickies British Supersport race after ending the session 0.391 of a second quicker than championship leader Keith Farmer.
The whole grid burst from pit lane at the start of the session with rain seeming to be imminent and it was Kennedy who immediately jumped to the top of the time sheets.
The rain thankfully stayed away for the full half hour session, with Kennedy eventually setting his fastest lap of 2’10.044. However, his MV Agusta’s engine blew with five minutes remain but nobody was able to better his pace.
Appleyard Macadam Racing’s Farmer will sit in the middle of the front row and he will be joined by Gearlink Kawasaki’s Andrew Irwin.
Fronting row two of the grid will be the German born Aussie Ben Currie, who ended up just over a second adrift of Kennedy’s pole lap time.
EHA Racing’s Ross Twyman qualified fifth, ahead of McAMS Yamaha’s Arthur Sissis in only his fourth ride in the Supersport class.
Despite a crash on what he believed could’ve been fluid from Kennedy’s engine blow, David Allingham managed to front the third row of the grid. He will be joined on row three by Tom Ward and Eemeli Lahti.