Silverstone: Foggy Racing Saturday report

Rain stalls FPR progress at Silverstone Atrocious weather conditions at Silverstone prevented progress for Foggy PETRONAS Racing in qualifying for tomorrow's races. A full wet final qualifying session left Craig Jones and Steve Martin unable...

Rain stalls FPR progress at Silverstone

Atrocious weather conditions at Silverstone prevented progress for Foggy PETRONAS Racing in qualifying for tomorrow's races.

A full wet final qualifying session left Craig Jones and Steve Martin unable to better yesterday's times, set in the dry, and in 24th and 27th positions on the grid for the fifth round of the Superbike World Championship.

Steve, recovering from a heavy crash yesterday in which he suffered a badly bruised hip, took the opportunity for further recuperation, while Craig opted not to take unnecessary risks with better weather forecast tomorrow.

British wild card Tommy Hill secured a shock pole position when he mastered the conditions for the wet Superpole session.

Craig said: "It's very frustrating because I know that I could have matched the time that would have had me in Superpole yesterday, although others would probably have also made progress if the conditions had allowed. I really wanted to be in Superpole because I know that I am fast around here. But it is not a massive difference between 16th and 24th and I am confident I can make up those positions at the start and then get my head down."

Steve said: "It's a pity it was wet but in one way it worked in my favour because it provided an extra day's rest, as I knocked myself about yesterday. I think that landing on my hip might have damaged the tendons around that joint and I am pretty sure I have broken a toe. But I am confident I will be all right by tomorrow and I still think there is a chance I can battle for points in the dry or wet, as my ideal time yesterday was in the mid 28s."

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Series World Superbike
Drivers Steve Martin , Craig Jones , Tommy Hill