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Emmett on pole for Brands

Published: 07 April 2004

Updated: 24 November 2014

Sean Emmett has broken the 46 second lap barrier on the Brands Hatch Indy circuit to qualify on pole position for tomorrow’s round of the British Superbike championship.

Emmett finished the second session with a best time of 45.811, ensuring he starts at the front of the grid. Also on the front row will be the two Rizla Suzukis of John Reynolds and Yukio Kagayama.

Michael Rutter also improved to go fourth quickest, while Dean Thomas, Glen Richards and Scott Smart couldn’t improve on the times they set in the morning qualifying session.

1) Emmett 45.811. 2) Reynolds 46.142. 3) Kagayama 46.208. 4) Rutter 46.248. 5) Thomas 46.348. 6) Richards 46.375. 7) Smart 46.517. 8) Kiyonari 46.691. 9) Easton 46.740. 10) Kirkham 46.820. 11) Mason 46.837. 12) Corke 47.013. 13) Plater 47.209. 14) Clarke 47.321 15) Hill 47.355. 16) Hobbs 47.497. 17) Whittle 47.674. 18) Coxhell 47.715. 19) Buckingham 47.728. 20) Martin 47.729. 21) Ellison 47.809. 22) Hitchcox 47.832. 23) Ashley 47.945. 24) Jones 48.027.

Outside the maximum qualifying time of 48.101 were Scott, Compton, Medd, Thomas, Blackley and Robb.

Can Sean Emmett keep the Ducati in front during the racing tomorrow? Or will the four cylinder machines triumph as they did at Silverstone? Discuss your predictions on the BSB message board by following the link on the right.

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