While pleased to have recorded a third consecutive pole position on 'home ground' at Thruxton, Leon Camier admits he was slightly disappointed with his winning lap time.
The championship leader had smashed the lap record during third free practice and was confident of doing something similar during Superpole, but would be stymied by windy conditions around the Hampshire circuit.
Even so, his lap time of 1min 14.678secs would still leave him with a three tenth margin over Airwaves Yamaha team-mate James Ellison.
“I'm actually a bit disappointed with my pole time today. It's slower than my lap from this morning which is frustrating. We went for a softer tyre for the final run expecting to go quicker. But the wind picked up and it didn't work out.
“It would be good to get a decent start to a race for a change, but I'm sure I'll have a battle on my hands as usual! I live nearby in Wimbourne for most of the year so Thruxton is like a home race for me. It'll be great to win in front of friends, family and the Airwaves Yamaha fans.”
Ellison, meanwhile, admits Camier's disappointment with his lap time makes for 'depressing'' reading for him, but he was satisfied with his best qualifying performance of the season nonetheless.
“I'm really pleased to qualify 2nd, but to hear Leon's not happy with 1:14.913 is a little depressing! I've been struggling to match Leon's pace all weekend but he's helped me massively today.
“I have to say thank you to him for getting me on the front row. Behind Leon, the times are close so it should make for exciting racing tomorrow. If we're fast and consistent early on, I'm confident of some good results for Airwaves Yamaha tomorrow.”