Row Two Start for Laverty at Mallory Park MonsterMob Ducati Supersport rider Michael Laverty will start round nine of the British Supersport Championship from row two of the grid after posting seventh fastest time during qualifying at Mallory...
Row Two Start for Laverty at Mallory Park
MonsterMob Ducati Supersport rider Michael Laverty will start round nine of the British Supersport Championship from row two of the grid after posting seventh fastest time during qualifying at Mallory Park today.
The 23 year old Ulsterman gradually got to grips with the tricky Leicestershire circuit to improve in the final stages of qualifying and in doing so kept his hopes of the title alive.
"I'm happy with that. I've been off the pace so I was glad to get a couple of decent laps in. We're getting there with the bike and I'm getting more confident so we should be there tomorrow but it will be a close race" said Laverty.
But it wasn't a similar story for MonsterMob Ducati Superbike rider Sean Emmett who could manage only thirteenth fastest aboard the 999 F04 after a traumatic day at a track he has never won at.
After setting second fastest time during free practice on Friday, Emmett was disappointed to end up on row four on the grid.
"It's been a bit of a struggle but we're only 0.3 seconds off row two. The plan tomorrow is to get a good start and see where we end up" said Emmett.
Team owner, Paul Bird said "I just hope both riders do better tomorrow. Mallory has traditionally been our bogey circuit which we have never really done well at but perhaps our luck will change tomorrow."
1, Scott Smart (Kawasaki) 51.283s, 2, Tommy Hill (Yamaha) 51.510s, 3, John Reynolds (Suzuki) 51.559s, 4, Michael Rutter (Honda) 51.581s, 5, Ryuichi Kiyonari (Honda) 51.669s, 6, James Haydon (Yamaha) 51.753s, 7, Dean Thomas (Ducati) 51.776s, 8, John McGuinness (Kawasaki) 51.795s, 9, Yukio Kagayama (Suzuki) 51.921s, 10, Dennis Hobbs (Suzuki) 51.975s, 13, Sean Emmett (MonsterMob Ducati) 52.081s.
1, Jay Vincent (Honda) 52.567s, 2, Simon Andrews (Yamaha) 52.668s, 3, Pere Riba (Kawasaki) 52.750s, 4, Karl Harris (Honda) 52.815s, 5, Paul Young (Honda) 52.836s, 6, Matt Llewellyn (Ducati) 52.915s, 7, Michael Laverty (MonsterMob Ducati) 53.037s, 8, Tom Sykes (Suzuki) 53.128s, 9, Craig Jones (Triumph) 53.130s, 10, Leon Camier (Honda) 53.199s.