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Ulster GP: Johnston heads Supersport times, Webb hospitalised

Former National Superstock 600 champion Lee Johnston has claimed pole position for the Supersport races at the Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix, newcomer Danny Webb injured in spill
Lee Johnston has claimed pole for the Supersport class at the Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix.

The Northern Ireland rider set the best lap of 126.825mph to take the top spot from Tyco Suzuki's William Dunlop, who qualified second courtesy of his 126.578mph lap from Wednesday's session.

Michael Dunlop, who also set his best lap on Wednesday, takes third place on the MD Racing Honda at 126.596mph.

Mar-Train Racing's Dean Harrison leads row two after posting an average speed of 126.434mph today followed by Bruce Anstey on the Valvoline Padgetts Honda, who lapped at 126.375mph on Wednesday.

Guy Martin completes the top six (125.759mph) followed by Dan Kneen (125.645mph) and Mullingar man Derek McGee (125.467mph).

The session was red-flagged when newcomer Danny Webb came off at Joey's Windmill, sustaining suspected fractures.

After the re-start, Russ Mountford came off at the hairpin and Clerk of the Course Noel Johnston abandoned the remainder of the practice with reports that riders were ignoring waved yellow flags.

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Peter Light

August 14, 2014 3:40 PM

Spot on! A waved yellow is slow down a be prepared to stop so if they are not even slowing down the CoC had no choice other than to stop the session. I hope they are all due a visit to the headmasters study! Safety of marshalls and riders must always come first.

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