Sean Emmett will start the fifth round of the Motor Cycle News British Superbike Championship at Snetterton circuit from pole tomorrow, despite a scary moment or two on his flying lap against the clock in this afternoon's Superpole qualifier.

The IFC Ducati rider recorded a time of 1m 06.394s to hold off the determined challenge of Renegade Ducati's Michael Rutter who was bidding for a third consecutive pole start.

Emmett commented: "I had a couple of moments when the bike slid around, on that lap but I couldn't have lost much time - normally I am bit nervous before I go out in these Superpole sessions, but not this time, I think it was because I have really enjoyed riding here over the past two days.

"I'm feeling on top of the game here and that was my first ever Superpole in terms of the one shot against the clock," smiled Emmett who is now confident of pegging back some of the 34 points by which he trails Steve Hislop in the title stakes.

The Scotsman had to settle for third best time, 1m 06.628s, aboard his MonsterMob Ducati as his problematic time at the Norfolk circuit continued, with Hislop complaining about his tyres after his Superpole lap.

John Reynolds, the reigning Champion who took a double victory in the corresponding round last year, completes the front row of the grid for Rizla Suzuki, with a lap time of 1m 06.667s: "I really need to win here, to start pulling some points back."

Leicester-based rider Matt Llewellyn used the Superpole session to good effect - after the earlier timed sessions, he was 15th on the leaderboard but, he charged his Honda Fireblade through to seventh with a lap of 1m 07.274s. Llewellyn will start on the second row alongside series newcomer Giovanni Bussei. The Italian is deputising aboard the second Rizla Suzuki for the injured Karl Harris.

 

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