Stuart Easton 1'36.042
Leon Camier 1'36.055
Karl Harris 1'36.196
Hydrex Honda's Stuart Easton has taken his maiden British Superbike pole position this afternoon at Oulton Park denying Airwaves Yamaha's Leon Camier his tenth pole of the season.
Easton was one one-thousandth of a second quicker than Camier, who was in turn a tenth faster than SMT Honda's Karl Harris while the second Hydrex bike of Tommy Hill rounds out the front row - which covered by less than two-tenths of a second.
Harris went out with all guns blazing, setting a 1'36.262 with his second lap and it wasn't until Camier did his second run with three minutes to go that Harris was knocked off the top. However, Easton then went quickest with his next lap and sealed the pole.
The second Airwaves Yamaha of James Ellison couldn't quite manage a front-row start, finishing fifth and he has HM Plant HOnda's Josh Brookes and the Bathams Ducati of Michael Rutter alongside him.
Relentless Suzuki's Ian Lowry bumped Sylvain Guintoli off the second row with his last lap and the Frenchman is joined by Buildbase Kawasaki's John Laverty at the head of row three.
Tommy Hill 1'36.256
James Ellison 1'36.522
Stuart Easton 1'36.545
Harris was once again first man on track, opening his account with a 1'36.983 with Ellison half a second slower in second place and Rutter in third, a further half a second in arrears.
The burly Yorkshireman then did a string of laps which ended in a 1'36.870 which he settled for and took no further part in the session as Lowry went quickest, followed by Hill on a 1'36.738.
Ellison and Hill then began to scrap for the top spot, but the Lingfield man came out of top with his quickest lap of the session, and of the weekend so far, on a 1'36.256 which no-else could top.
There was drama at the end of the session, however, as MSS Kawasaki's Simon Andrews looked to have done enough to get into the third session but was bumped out of the top ten by Rutter, who he had towed round for his final lap. Andrews clearly thought he had done enough but was then pushed down to 13th as Brookes got a last-ditch 10th place.
Julien Da Costa
Leon Camier 1'36.854
Stuart Easton 1'36.919
Karl Harris 1'37.176
Harris was the first man to set a quick time, posting his 1'37.176 on only his third lap on a still-drying track while Ellison, Camier and Brookes took some time to sort themselves into the top three.
Easton joined the scrap with ten minutes gone, going third with a 1'37.790 but was immediately demoted by Camier, and then the pair swapped again while Lowry installed himself in fourth.
The young Scot then went fastest with a 1'37.156 but Camier was once again on his case, taking top stop on the next lap with his quickest of the session, as Easton then almost matched it a minute later while Hill made his way up the order to sit behind Ellison in fifth.
NB Suzuki's Tommy Bridewell dumped the Node4 Yamaha of Dan Linfoot out of the second session with his last lap despite having a big, out-of-the seat moment on the exit of Lodge Corner.
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