Ulster GP: Hickman beats Harrison to Superstock pole

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Peter Hickman continued his domination of the 2017 Ulster Grand Prix by taking pole position for Saturday’s Superstock races as the final qualifying sessions got underway this morning

Hickman’s time of 3.21’338 (132.334mph) was enough to secure the top spot and for a while it looked like it’d be with a commanding gap to second place until Silicone Engineering Kawasaki’s Dean Harrison put in a 132.237mph lap in the closing stages to place second.

Dan Kneen was third quickest for Tyco BMW, albeit 2.4 seconds off Hickman’s pace, while Jamie Coward was fourth.


Aussie Davo Johnson will start fifth for Fleetwood Grab Services BMW with Derek Sheils completing the second row.

Lee Johnston heads up row three on the East Coast Racing BMW ahead of Michael Dunlop, who continues to struggle with the MD Racing Carl Cox GSX-R stocker. Conor Cummins and Derek McGee round out the top ten.

The Superstock race will open proceedings on Saturday shortly after roads close at 10:00am. For a full schedule click here.

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Oli Rushby

By Oli Rushby

Former sports reporter covering British Superbikes, World Superbikes and road racing