Hill takes Cadwell pole position

The Worx Crescent Suzuki rider will be joined on the front row by title rivals Josh Brookes and Ryuichi Kiyonari.
Tommy Hill has taken pole position for the ninth round of the MCE British Superbike Championship at Cadwell Park.

His first since the series' last visit to the circuit back in May, Hill was a comfortable three tenths faster than his closest title rivals Josh Brookes and Ryuichi Kiyonari, the trio heading into this weekend's races looking to build on their podium credits having already qualified for the title shootout.

Indeed, it was a good session for the five that have already made it through to the 'three-round sprint', with Michael Rutter continuing his good qualifying form in fourth, while Michael Laverty was sixth.

Simon Andrews kept up his and MSS Colchester Kawasaki's good run so far this weekend with fifth on the grid, while James Ellison was seventh fastest as the sole Swan Honda to make it into the top ten.

Perhaps most crucially this weekend, Alastair Seeley got the big jump on his rival for the sixth and final shootout spot John Laverty, the Relentless Suzuki man qualifying in eighth while Laverty could only manage 17th. Yukio Kagayama and Tommy Bridewell completed the top ten.

Further back, Stuart Easton – the only other rider who can mathematically still make the shootout – was 13th fastest, while Steve Brogan took Evo pole position in 18th overall.

Meanwhile, the BMW rider's chances of getting the jump on rival Hudson Kennaugh have been given a big boost after the decision by regulators to take the Splitlath Aprilia's Evo designation away due to a technical infringement.

Tagged as: Suzuki , superbikes , Brookes , Hill , Kiyonari , Britain

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Sick Cylinder cc - Unregistered

August 29, 2010 11:02 PM

I hope he does win - not because I'm a fan, but because I'm fed up with the demented anti-fanboi drivel posted by 50cc. Why can't you just enjoy the racing? Seems pretty disturbed to me to get your pleasure out of knocking riders.

Bike Race cc - Unregistered

August 30, 2010 9:04 AM

I'm no Hill fan 50.. Think I've already done that one to death.. But you my friend have got a complex.. What did he do to you?? It just goes to show how fookin predictable you are that we can all post on this thread taking the p1ss out of you before you've even got here.. Like I've said before your posts go like this.. Hills sh1te.. Fastest bike.. Rutters better.. Leg dangling.. Average rider.. What you gonna do if he changes series?? From where I'm sitting you'll be pretty much fooked.. Threatening to quit if he wins is bollox as well.. You'll just come back as one of your thousand alias's agreeing with yourself.. Climb off the one trick pony my friend.. Up the Irish.. Seeley for 6th

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