Reigning Dickies British Supersport champ Jack Kennedy stamped his authority today as he powered to the first pole position of the year.
The Colin Appleyard/Macadam Yamaha man beat team-mate Brad Jones to the top qualifying spot as the GP2 bike of Kyle Ryde grabbed the final front row spot.
Jones had hit the top of the timesheets on his first flying lap, but was soon nudged back by RS Racing Kalex pilot Ryde before Lee Johnston beat them both to take over the lead for the Ashcourt squad.
The TT ace dropped back a few places as Jones and Kennedy made it a one-two for the Appleyard outfit, but moments later Kennedy and EHA Racing’s Seeley took over at the top.
Jones jumped up a place and relegated Seeley to third, but the Ulsterman was knocked off the front row as Ryde made a late attack to secure third on the grid, less than a quarter of a second off pole.