Fabien Foret on provisional front row at Brands Hatch.
The World Supersport Championship is back after a short break they missed out on the visit to Laguna Seca in the USA. But now they are ready to entertain the huge crowds expected at Brands Hatch this weekend.
Fabien Foret came out of the enforced break and went straight to the provisional front row with a time of 1m 30.098.
"My set up is not perfect yet," admitted Foret, "but there's plenty of time yet before the race. I'm confident we'll find a good solution before Sunday. I like the circuit and enjoy racing here so I am looking forward to defending my lead in the championship on Sunday."
His team mate Iain MacPherson also had a good run after the break, "There were no dramas it that session," said the Scotsman after qualifying in a provisional seventh place. "I'm happy with the bike, the set up and the tyres and I am looking forward to racing here on Sunday in front of what I am sure will be a massive crowd."
The circuit is already filling up with spectators and the organisers are claiming a 30% increase in advance ticket sales and that at a circuit that records the season's biggest attendance figures already.
"I hope we can put on a good display to the big and enthusiastic crowd," said Team Manager Ronald Ten Kate, looking forward to Sunday's racing. "I'm happy with the way things have gone so far. We've returned from a long break and things are good straight away. It's also nice to see some decent weather at a British round it's a sharp contrast to the conditions at Silverstone earlier in the year."
World Supersport Championship
1, S Chambon, FRA, Suzuki, 1'29.473
2, C Cogan, FRA, Honda, 1'29.803
3, P Casoli, ITA, Yamaha, 1'29.838
4, F Foret, FRA, Ten Kate Honda, 1'30.098
5, J Whitham, GBR, Yamaha, 1'30.202
6, K Fujiwara, JPN, Suzuki, 1'30.216
7, I MacPherson, GBR, Ten Kate Honda, 1'30.238
8, A Pitt, AUS, Kawasaki, 1'30.325
9, S Cruciani, ITA, Yamaha, 1'30.525
10, C Vermeulen, AUS, Van Zon Honda TKR, 1'30.527