John Reynolds bettered his qualifying position here at Mallory Park to post fourth fastest time in this afternoon's one-lap Superpole session. He will start tomorrow's two 30-lap British Superbike races from the front row of the grid.

Karl Harris struggled through the pain barrier to take a well-earned seventh position and will line-up on the second row.

The tight and twisty nature of this fast and furious 1.3-mile Leicestershire circuit makes starting from the front row a distinct advantage.

Reynolds made good use of the recent developments and progress made to his Suzuki GSX-R1000 and put in a smooth performance to claim best four-cylinder slot and a vital front row start behind the Ducatis of Michael Rutter, Steve Hislop and Shane Byrne.

"We've got a good set up for tomorrow," said defending British Superbike Champion Reynolds. "I have far more control over the bike now and it's more forgiving. We've been able to do plenty of race tyre testing and feel comfortable with the combinations."

Team-mate Harris, suffering from a broken foot sustained during yesterday's free practice, approached Superpole in ninth place. Not one to be easily shaken, the tenacious Yorkshireman showed true-grit and improved his position by two places blasting his Suzuki GSX-R1000 to the second row.

Paul Denning - Rizla Team Manager - noted: "Karl's result was incredible considering the pain he was in and John still has plenty in reserve for tomorrow. Karl has gone to the Doctor to have his ankle inspected but he is determined that he will be okay."

"We have good race tyres and, with the top six all within the established lap record, tomorrow's racing is sure to be aggressive and close."

 

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