Front Row for Laverty MonsterMob Ducati Supersport rider Michael Laverty claimed his fifth front row start of the season when he set fourth fastest time during the second qualifying for round eleven of the British Supersport Championship at ...
Front Row for Laverty
MonsterMob Ducati Supersport rider Michael Laverty claimed his fifth front row start of the season when he set fourth fastest time during the second qualifying for round eleven of the British Supersport Championship at Cadwell Park today.
The 23 year old from Toomebridge, Northern Ireland left it until late in the session before climbing on to the front row but managed to hang on in the final throes as the faster times came in. What was more pleasing for the MonsterMob team was that Michael set the time on a race tyre and as a result is confident going into tomorrow's sixteen lap race.
"A front row start is excellent, and I got held up on my fast lap. I'm very confident on the race tyre and we've got a good set up so we're hoping for a good result tomorrow" said Laverty.
Meanwhile MonsterMob Ducati Superbike rider Sean Emmett will start both of tomorrow's races from row three of the grid after setting eleventh fastest time. The 34 year old Londoner has traditionally struggled around the Lincolnshire circuit in the past and will have to pull something out of the hat if he is to challenge for a leading position.
"The bike is good around the flowing sections and on race tyres we're pretty close. I have to get a good start tomorrow and then we will be OK" said Emmett.
Team owner Paul Bird said the following:
"That was excellent qualifying for Michael because we did it on a race tyre, not a qualifier. We've got a good chance of victory in the Supersport race tomorrow. Cadwell Park has never been one of Sean's best circuits and it will be a damage limitation exercise tomorrow. The goal is to finish in the top six. We have had our fair share of wins at Cadwell in the past few years and it will take something special to add to that tomorrow."
1, Scott Smart (Kawasaki) 1m28.131s, 2, Michael Rutter (Honda) 1m28.553s, 3, Tommy Hill (Yamaha) 1m28.757s, 4, John Reynolds (Suzuki) 1m28.789s, 5, Dean Thomas (Ducati) 1m28.840s, 6, Yukio Kagayama (Suzuki) 1m28.872s, 7, Ryuichi Kiyonari (Honda) 1m29.097s, 8, James Haydon (Yamaha) 1m29.123s, 9, John McGuinness (Kawasaki) 1m29.366s, 10, Glen Richards (Kawasaki) 1m29.452s, 11, Sean Emmett (MonsterMob Ducati) 1m29.480s.
1, Leon Camier (Honda) 1m30.769s, 2, Karl Harris (Honda) 1m30.867s, 3, Tom Sykes (Suzuki) 1m31.043s, 4, Michael Laverty (MonsterMob Ducati) 1m31.160s, 5, Paul Young (Honda) 1m31.235s, 6, Stuart Easton (Ducati) 1m31.330s, 7, Jay Vincent (Honda) 1m31.391s, 8, Pere Riba (Kawasaki) 1m31.451s, 9, Luke Quigley (Suzuki) 1m31.537s, 10, Adrian Coates (Suzuki) 1m31.539s.