Seeley leads rookie challenge in third

Alastair Seeley will start on the front row of the grid for what will be only his third British Superbike Championship event
Alastair Seeley announced British Superbike arrival in a convincing manner by placing his Relentless by TAS Suzuki on the front row of the grid at Brands Hatch.

Ahead of what will be the first race of his maiden full BSB season, Seeley missed pole by a mere two tenths of a second to deliver the Relentless team one of its best ever qualifying performances at this level.

Starting alongside fellow rookie Dan Linfoot, but ahead of several more experienced riders, the reigning National Superstock champion is now hoping he can get the GSX-R1000 off the line cleanly and score some good points.

“It was a good start for us today and everything was working well with our GSX–R Superbike. We are just making baby steps at the minute, but to give credit to the team, the bike was never a million miles away when we got here, as I showed by going fastest in the wet.

“All the data from last year has been invaluable although I could have done without the little slip off on day one – but I suppose that's what happens at this level. I enjoyed the Roll for Poll qualifying especially the third session when I got a clear track and a new tyre in and was able to pull the pin.

“It's also been encouraging to see P1 on the pit board at times over the weekend, but tomorrow I'm just looking for solid finishes and some points on the board.”

Seeley's team-mate Michael Laverty will start directly behind him in seventh.

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Alastair Seeley - Relentless Suzuki [pic credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]
Alastair Seeley - Relentless by TAS Suzuki
Alastair Seeley - Relentless by TAS Suzuki [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Alastair Seeley - Relentless by TAS Suzuki [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Bradley Ray, Buildbase Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Sylvain Guintoli, Bennetts Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Alastair Seeley, Tyco BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Michael Dunlop, Bennetts Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Bradley Ray, Buildbase Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Taylor Mackenzie, Bennetts Suzuki, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Sylvain Guintoli, Bennetts Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Alastair Seeley, Tyco BMW [Credit: TAS Racing]
John Hopkins, British Moto Rapido [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Brookes, Anvil Hire Yamaha, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Michael Laverty, McAMS Yamaha, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Glenn Irwin, Be Wiser Ducati [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Tommy Bridewell, Team WD-40 Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Jakub Smrz, Lloyd & Jones/PR Racing BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]

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Greebo - Unregistered

April 04, 2010 10:04 PM

Hey I'm prepared to be wrong on the wrong side of it no problem. Last year all we heard from Burnicle and Co was "How Fast Is That Suzuki" and "He's 3 Stone Lighter Than Brogan". Glad to see the people who really know (ie: Phillip and Hector) ignore all the Bu11sh1t and give him a shot at the Superbikes.

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