Cadwell Park British Superbikes: Leon Haslam secures pole at Cadwell

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Airwaves Ducati rider Leon Haslam has secured pole position for tomorrow’s British Superbike races at Cadwell Park.

Leon Haslam was the fastest rider this morning and knocked 0.4secs of this time to post a 1:26.081 after 32 minutes.

HM Plant Honda’s Jonathan Rea was quickest at the start of the session setting a marker of 1:29.356. The Ulsterman then improved to lap the Lincolnshire circuit in 1:28.291.

Honda rider Karl Harris was an early contender as he went second with a 1:28.505 but Airwaves Ducati’s Gregorio Lavilla had other ideas ad went second with a 1:27.543.

At the 10 minute stage Jonathan Rea went quicker still at the top with a 1:27.275 before Leon Haslam settled down in his laps to go top with a 1:26.702 after 13 minutes.

Haslam knocked almost 0.4secs off his time at the halfway stage but his best time came just a few minutes later.

Jonathan Rea’s 1:26.182 was enough after 46 minutes to put him back to second with Stobart Vent Axia’s Tom Sykes looking for a podium once more after his Croft success starting from third.

Rounding off the front row for the two races is Airwaves Ducati’s Gregorio Lavilla whose best lap of 1:26.550 came 10 minutes from the end of the session.

Cadwell Park British Superbike qualifying results:

Leon Haslam GBR Ducati 1:26.081
Jonathan Rea GBR Honda 1:26.182
Tom Sykes GBR Honda 1:26.427
Gregorio Lavilla ESP Ducati 1:26.550
Ryuichi Kiyonari JPN Honda 1:26.659
Leon Camier GBR Honda 1:27.013
Cal Crutchlow GBR Suzuki 1:27.053
Shane Byrne GBR Honda 1:27.121
Tommy Hill GBR Yamaha 1:27.416
Karl Harris GBR Honda 1:27.416
Chris Walker GBR Suzuki 1:27.530
Michael Rutter GBR Kawasaki 1:28.194
James Haydon GBR Kawasaki 1:28.423
Scott Smart GBR Kawasaki 1:28.478
Simon Andrews GBR Yamaha 1:28.890
Dean Thomas AUS Suzuki 1:29.086
Chris Martin GBR Honda 1:29.346
Tristan Palmer GBR Honda 1:29.367
James Buckingham GBR Honda 1:29.667
Steve Plater GBR Yamaha 1:29.792
Marty Nutt GBR Yamaha 1:30.377
Tom Tunstall GBR Honda 1:30.515
David Johnson AUS Honda 1:31.051
Aaron Zanotti GBR Yamaha 1:31.066
Guy Martin GBR Honda 1:31.346
Malcolm Ashley GBR Kawasaki 1:31.407
Ryan Rainey GBR Honda 1:32.535
Neil Faulkner GBR Yamaha 1:33.637


Sarah Carnell

By Sarah Carnell