Smiths Triumph’s Luke Mossey took Motorpoint British Supersport pole position for the first time this year in a thrilling qualifying session at the TT Circuit Assen with a lap of 1’45.444 while series leader Jack Kennedy crashed and will start this afternoon's Sprint race from dead last.
Supersport new boy PJ Jacobsen set the pace early in the session as the damp track began to dry out, posting lap times which were in excess of three seconds quicker than the rest of the field. Drama then ensued as Mar-TRain Yamaha's Kennedy crashed on his out lap and he wasn't able to set a lap time despite getting back out right at the end
As the track dried both David Paton and Christian Iddon began to close the gap on the diminutive New Yorker and eventually bettered his lap time. Paton and Iddon then began to take turns at leading the field with Paton eventually getting the better of Iddon to be in provisional pole position.
With the chequered flag out, Paton thought he had secured his first ever pole position by going quicker once again but Mossey came through to grab it from the Scotsman, and to take his first pole position of the season.
Gearlink Kawasaki’s Ben Wilson stole the last front row spot away from Luke Jones as the chequered flag was brought out, with Jones heading the second row ahead of Richard Cooper and PJ Jacobsen, who slipped back to seventh. Glenn Irwin couldn’t hold on to the front row he held for the majority of the session as he rounds out the second row in eighth.
Appleyard Macadam’s Deane Brown heads the third row ahead of Dutch sensation Raymond Schouten, Billy McConnell and Championship contender Glen Richards.