Reynolds on pole for WSB

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John Reynolds will be on pole position for the start of the World Superbike race at Brands Hatch on Sunday after topping a rain drenched Superpole session.

A light rain started just before the session forcing it to be run under wet rules. Reynolds had taken the lead after 25 of the 50 minutes but the rain got heavier and none of the other riders could match his time.

Chris Walker was fighting to match Reynolds times before the rain got too heavy but despite taking the lead for a few minutes Reynolds just got the better of him leaving him in second place.

With 20 minutes to go all the riders were in the pits waiting to see if the downpour would ease.

With minutes to go the rain stopped and a number of riders came back out but only Shane Byrne managed to significantly improve his time. He looked like he might prove a threat to Reynolds but with the track still wet he could only get to within half a second of the Suzuki rider. His new time let him jump from ninth up to third on the grid.

Regis Laconi finishes off the front row of the grid with Michael Rutter, Ruben Xaus, Shaun Emmett, and James Toseland completing the second row.

After only four races on a Superbike for the Renegade Ducati team wildcard Leon Haslam finished the Superpole session in ninth place ahead of WSB regulars Frankie Chili in 10th, Neil Hodgson 11th, Troy Corser 12th, and Lavilla 13th.

Dean Ellison will start from 14th on the grid followed by Marco Borciani and Ivan Clementi.

Check back regularly throughout the weekend for full reports on all the action from Brands Hatch, live commentary on the WSB message board, and updates from MotoGP in Germany.

MCN Staff

By MCN Staff