Martin on superbike pole for UGP

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Guy Martin will start the superbike races at Saturday’s Ulster Grand Prix from pole position, after qualifying 0.2 ahead of Bruce Anstey and Ian Hutchinson at the Northern Irish road race. He also starts from pole in the superstock class, after lapping only four seconds slower on the production machine.

In the supersport class, though, it was local star – and North West 200 winner – Lee Johnston who took the top spot, ahead of Anstey and Martin.

In the supertwin class, it was a surprise pole for British Supersport front-runner Glenn Irwin, on only his second visit to the track and ahead of TT winner Ivan Linton, with James Cowton third.

In the lightweight class, Sam Wilson starts on pole ahead of Neil Kernohan and Paul Robinson, while in the combined ultra lightweight class crasher Christian Elkin still starts on pole ahead of Adam McClean and Paul Jordan.

The action at the Dundrod circuit gets underway shortly, however, with the first superbike race of the weekend due to get underway tonight.

Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer