Salom on pole for Portimao finale

David Salom takes pole position for the 2011 World Supersport season finale, ahead of Broc Parkes, Chaz Davies and Florian Marino.
David Salom's quest to break his World Supersport Championship victory duck moved a step closer with his third-career pole osition at Portimao, the final round of the season.

The Spaniard comes into the finale as one of four riders in contention for the runners-up spot in the standings behind Chaz Davies, but while he has already scored two pole positions and two podiums in 2011, he is yet to take a win.

Nonetheless, Salom will be confident ahead of the Portimao race as he led a Kawasaki 1-2 over Broc Parkes, who along with his team-mate, Fabien Foret and Sam Lowes, are disputing second with just one race remaining.

New champion Davies starts in third position as he looks to seal Yamaha's manufacturers' crown, while key rivals Honda – who have won the title for the last nine years – will place much of its trust in Florian Marino, the young Frenchman starting fourth.

Massimo Roccoli heads up row two on the Lorenzini Kawasaki, ahead of Lowes and Foret, while Magny-Cours race winner Luca Scassa will start in eighth position.

British riders Gino Rea and James Ellison completed the top ten, just edging out top Triumph rider Ronan Quarmby on the Suriano Dayona 675.

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