Championship leader Shane Byrne left it until the dying seconds of qualifying to post his fourth pole position of the series at Mondello Park, Co Kildare today.

The MonsterMob Ducati ace was languishing down the order but with just three seconds of Dunlop Super 12 to go, Byrne shot to the top with a scintilating lap and in doing so gave himself best chance of increasing his series lead in tomorrow's two races.

"I don't know where I got that from but I'm happy. I went mental on the out lap and just managed to start my fast lap as the flag came out. Fantastic. I'm really up for tomorrow," said Byrne.

Also setting pole position was MonsterMob Supersport rider Stuart Easton who claimed his third pole aboard the 748 Ducati.

The 19 year old headed Karl Harris (Honda), Tom Sykes (Yamaha) and Michael Laverty (Honda) to start Sunday's race as race favourite.

"That's the first part accomplished. Now I need to convert that into a win," said Easton.

Picture courtesy of Double Red.



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