Ulster GP: Dunlop takes Superstock pole

Published: 11 August 2016

Michael Dunlop will start on pole position for Saturday’s Superstock race at the Ulster Grand Prix after topping the final wet practice session this morning. 

Setting a fastest lap of 121.625mph, Dunlop outpaced Burrows Suzuki’s Derek Sheils to take the top spot aboard his MD Racing BMW. 

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Steve Mercer, deputising for the injured Ivan Lintin on the Devitt RC Express Racing Kawasaki, will start third, with team-mate Jamie Coward alongside him on the grid.

Padgetts Racing duo Conor Cummins and Bruce Anstey will line-up sixth and seventh respectively, ahead of the Kawasaki-mounted Peter Hickman and Dean Harrison. Dan Kneen and Derek McGee rounds out the top ten.

The session was ended with a red flag following an incident at Quarterland's corner in the closing moments. The rider involved has been taken to hospital. 

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