Leon Camier 1'20.124
Simon Andrews 1'20.974
Stuart Easton 1'20.980
Airwaves Yamaha's Leon Camier has taken yet another British Superbike pole position at Croft this afternoon with MSS Colchester Kawasaki's Simon Andrews in second, nearly a second slower, and Hydrex Honda's Stuart Easton in third, only six one-thousandths behind the ZX-10R.
It was a frantic ten minutes, with Motorpoint Yamaha's Chris Walker setting the early pace and Hydrex Honda's Tommy Hill also going quickly before Camier appeared on track and setting a 1'20.574 with six minutes to go.
That laptime would have been good enough to take the top spot but he did another flyer to drop the bar to 1'20.124 which no-one got near. It is the best qualifying session for Andrews in his BSB career and the first time this weekend he has been under 1'21s.
A late lap by HM Plant Honda's Josh Brookes saw him take fourth, which knocked Camier's team-mate James Ellison down to fourth. The Cumbrian was also held in pitlane for 40 seconds after cutting through the chicane and doing a short lap.
Superbike Cup leader Gary Mason, on the Quay Garage Honda, was sixth with Hill and Relentless Suzuki's Ian Lowry rounding out the second row. Walker and team-mate Graeme Gowland make up the top ten.
Stuart Easton 1'20.738
James Ellison 1'20.785
Leon Camier 1'20.799
Easton's last flying lap was enough to knock Ellison off the top spot in qualifying two with Camier in an uncharacteristic third place but only six one-hundredths off the pace. It was Ellison's first trip under the 1'21 barrier this weekend.
Gowland once again left it late to hail himself into the final session, hitting ninth place with only two minutes remaining. Buildbase Kawasaki's John Laverty just couldn't find the tenth needed to reach the final stage and Mason took the final spot.
Julien Da Costa
Leon Camier 1'20.856
Stuart Easton 1'21.172
John Laverty 1'21.176
Both Worx Suzuki's Sylvain Guintoli and Motorpoint Yamaha's Karl were sensationally dumped out of qualifying in the first session. Harris couldn't find the pace and the Frenchman crashed at Tower after five minutes. He got back on his spare bike but even a 1'22.039 lap just wasn't quick enough.
Harris' team-mate Chris Walker only just scraped into the second session, which bumped NB Suzuki's Tommy Bridewell back into the drop-zone just a lap after he had hauled himself out of it. The third Rob Mac Yamaha of Graeme Gowland made a late charge and finished in 10th.
Camier made it all look easy, only putting in two flying laps to set the quickest time. HM Plant Honda's Josh Brookes flew into fourth right at the death after Laverty had gone third and promptly crashed at Tower on the next lap.
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