MonsterMob Ducati rider Steve Hislop romped to his first pole position in over four months when he set fastest time in Superpole in readiness for rounds 19 and 20 at Cadwell Park tomorrow.

Fresh from his double victory at the Lincolnshire circuit last year, the 40 year old Scot posted fastest time in qualifying before blitzing round the 2.2 mile woodland circuit in a time of 1.24.7 prior to his Superpole lap - the fastest lap ever recorded and over a second inside reigning champion John Reynolds' lap record.

"I've been joking with the guys all weekend that I could get into the 24's. I don't know if I can go quicker than that but I'm happy as it's been a long time. I just hope I can convert that into a pair of race wins tomorrow," said Hislop.

Indeed the last time Hislop set pole, it was at round two at Brands Hatch back in April but the Isle of Man based rider is planning on increasing his 19 point championship lead over Yamaha's Sean Emmett in front of an anticipated record bank holiday crowd of around 40,000.

Team mate Stuart Easton held pole position during the National Supersport before being relegated to third as a mystery electrical problem plagued the 748cc machine.

"I'm disappointed but at least it's a front row start which is more than I've had for the past two rounds. I'll just have to get my head down and try my best tomorrow," said the 18-year-old from Hawick.



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