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Hill storms to Cadwell Park pole

Sunday, August 29 2010

Tommy Hill edged out Josh Brookes to steal the pole position at Cadwell Park this afternoon in a frantic Swan Combi Roll for Pole race one grid decider ahead of tomorrow's Bank Holiday races.

In Q1 Michael Laverty set the fastest lap for Relentless Suzuki in the final five minutes following a duel early on between Tommy Hill and Josh Brookes who were switching places at the top of the times.

Hill retaliated in Q2 by setting a lap time of 1m:27.943s to remain at the top of the times as Michael Rutter came within 0.344s of the Worx Crescent Suzuki rider with Ryuichi Kiyonari and Brookes third and fourth ahead of the final top ten shootout for the race one pole position.

In Q3 Brookes had been at the top of the times but it was Hill that secured his fourth pole position of the season in the closing stages with Brookes and Kiyonari completing the front row for tomorrow's opening race. Michael Rutter and Simon Andrews will start alongside Michael Laverty on the second row after the final qualifying session.

MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship, Cadwell Park, Swan Combi Roll for Pole result:

1. Tommy Hill (Worx Crescent Suzuki) 1m:27.578s
2. Josh Brookes (HM Plant Honda) +0.352s
3. Ryuichi Kiyonari (HM Plant Honda) +0.493s
4. Michael Rutter (Ridersmotorcycles.com Ducati) +0.660s
5. Simon Andrews (MSS Colchester Kawasaki) +0.766s
6. Michael Laverty (Relentless Suzuki by TAS) +0.767s
7. James Ellison (Swan Honda) +1.079s
8. Alastair Seeley (Relentless Suzuki by TAS) +1.550s
9. Tommy Bridewell (Quay Garage Honda) +1.701s
10. Yukio Kagayama (Worx Crescent Suzuki) +2.404s

The next round of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship is the Showdown decider at Cadwell Park this Bank Holiday weekend (28/29/30 August). For more information click the link below or call 0870 950 9000.