Brands Hatch BSB: Lowes snatches pole position

By Liam Marsden -

British Superbikes

 13 October 2012 14:07

WFR Honda rider Alex Lowes has taken the final pole position of the season after holding off Showdown leader Shane Byrne during qualifying.

Lowes crashed in the morning's free practice session, but bounced back to secure his fourth pole position of the season.

Team-mate James Westmoreland set the third fastest time, with Buildbase BMW's Barry Burrell occupying the final space on the front row in fourth.

Samsung Honda rider Michael Laverty heads the second row ahead of Josh Brookes and Tommy Hill. All three will be hoping for a good start to keep their championship hopes alive.

Karl Harris impressed during qualifying to set the eighth fastest time on the Quattro Plant Kawasaki despite a low speed tumble when he ran ride suring the first qualifying session.

    Alex Lowes (WFR Honda) 1m:26.020s
    Shane Byrne (Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki) +0.209s
    James Westmoreland (WFR Honda) +0.265s
    Barry Burrell (Buildbase BMW) +0.356s
    Michael Laverty (Samsung Honda) +0.448s
    Josh Brookes (Tyco Suzuki) +0.532s
    Tommy Hill (Swan Yamaha) +0.638s
    Karl Harris (Quattro Plant Kawasaki) +0.642s
    Peter Hickman (Buildbase BMW) +0.714s
    Stuart Easton (Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki) +1.131s