MonsterMob Ducati rider and British Superbike Championship leader Steve Hislop romped to his second pole position in a week after another record-breaking performance at Oulton Park this afternoon.

The 40 year old Scot followed up his total domination at Cadwell Park on Bank Holiday Monday to record the fastest ever lap around the 2.77 mile Cheshire circuit in a time of 1:30.664, over six tenths ahead of his nearest rival Michael Rutter aboard the Renegade Ducati.

Fastest in practice during Friday's test day and after dominating both timed qualifying sessions today, Hislop - who leads the championship by 48 points going into tomorrow's eleventh round - explained that the lap was less than perfect despite it being over a second inside his own lap record.

"I went to Cadwell Park hungry and I still feel that way. I said that I wanted to grab this championship by the scruff of the neck and it's all going to plan at the moment. I had a couple of moments during that lap and was in too deep into one of the corners but I'm happy with pole position" said Hislop who claimed his tenth front row start and fourth pole start of the season.

Rizla Suzuki's John Reynolds ended up third fastest with Shane Byrne on the second Renegade Ducati completing the front row. Hislop's main championship rival Sean Emmett crashed during morning qualifying injuring his left wrist and will start from the fourth row of the grid aboard his Virgin Mobile Yamaha.

Meanwhile Supersport team mate Stuart Easton left it late to snatch second place on the grid aboard his 748cc MonsterMob Ducati, just 4/1000ths of a second off pole.

The 18 year old from Hawick - who leads the championship by 38 points - held fastest time in the opening qualifying before dropping back to second and in the final throes of the final session was down to third before bumping himself back up to second behind Irishman Michael Laverty.

"I tried to get one too many laps out of the qualifying tyre and I ran wide on my fast lap otherwise it could have been a lot different. I'm still regaining my confidence after a few problems in recent races but I'm feeling good for tomorrow. I'm going for the win but at the same time I have to think about the championship" said Easton.



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