Croft British Superbikes: Crutchlow takes pole

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Not satisfied with taking his first front row in British Superbikes Rizla Suzuki rider Cal Crutchlow managed to push to his first ever BSB pole position for Sunday’s race at Croft.

Crutchlow found an extra push in the final qualifying session to beat Honda man Jonathan Rea, who had dominated most of the weekend.

Airwaves Ducati rider Leon Haslam took third place with Stobart Honda’s Tom Sykes taking the position at the front of the grid.

Yamaha’s Tommy Hill beat two BSB champions to fifth place ahead of Gregorio Lavilla and Ryuichi Kiyonari. Leon Camier finished off the second row in eighth, almost half a second down on Crutchlow’s 1:19.108 pole time.

Full grid positions:

  1.  Cal Crutchlow
  2. Jonathan Rea
  3. Leon Haslam
  4. Tom Sykes
  5. Tommy Hill
  6. Gregorio Lavilla
  7. Ryuichi Kiyonari
  8. Leon Camier
  9. Karl Harris
  10. Shane Byrne
  11. Michael Rutter
  12. Dean Thomas
  13. Chris Martins
  14. Simon Andrews
  15. Aaron Zanotti
  16. James Buckingham
  17. Marty Nutt
  18. Tristan Palmer
  19. Scott Smart
  20. Keith Amor
  21. Tom Tunstall
  22. Paul Barron
  23. Malcolm Ashley
  24. Alex Camier
  25. Ryan Rainey
  26. Neil Faulkner
Angus Farquhar

By Angus Farquhar