Tarran Mackenzie claimed his first pole position of the 2021 Bennetts British Superbike season at Brands Hatch, while fellow Scottish rider Rory Skinner came from Q1 to take third. 

2021 British Superbike, Brands Hatch - Qualifying Results
1Tarran MackenzieGBRMcAMS Ymaha1:26.192s
2Tommy BridewellGBRMoto Rapido Ducati+0.282s
3Rory SkinnerGBRFS-3 Racing Kawasaki+0.298s
4Bradley RayGBRRICH Energy OMG Racing BMW+0.364s
5Danny BuchanGBRSYNETIQ BMW Motorrad+0.728s
6Peter HickmanGBRFHO Racing BMW+0.768s
7Christian IddonGBRVisiontrack Ducati+0.799s
8Danny KentGBRBuildbase Suzuki+0.829s
9Glenn IrwinGBRHonda Racing UK+0.970s
10Lee JacksonGBRFS-3 Racing Kawasaki+1.010s
11Kyle RydeGBRRICH Energy OMG Racing BMW+1.112s
12Josh BrookesAUSVisiontrack Ducati+1.121s
13Ryan VickersGBRRAF Kawasaki+1.247s
14Dan LinfootGBRTAG Racing Honda+1.273s
15Joe FrancisGBRIforce BMW+1.398s
16Gine ReaGBRBuildbase Suzuki+1.734s
17Andrew IrwinGBRSYNETIQ BMW Motorrad+1.809s
18Jason O'HalloranAUSMcAMS Ymaha+2.986s
19Xavi ForesSPAFHO Racing BMW1:28.724s
20Dean HarrisonGBRSilicone Racing Kawasaki1:29.587s
21Storm StaceyGBRTeam LKQ Kawasaki1:30.234s
22Brad JonesGBRIforce BMW1:30.260s
23Bjorn EstmentSACatfoss Racing Suzuki1:30.772s
24Takumi TakahashiJAPHonda Racing UK1:30.985s
25Brian McCormackIRLFHO Racing BMW1:32.292s
26Joey ThompsonGBRNP BMW1:36.543s
27Luke HopkinsGBRHopkins Honda Racing1:38.906s

Skinner led most of the session but was pipped by Mackenzie with three minutes to go, before Tommy Bridewell also moved ahead of the Kawasaki man into second.

Championship leader Christian Iddon will start race one from seventh position, while qualifying drama for title rival Jason O’Halloran means the Australian will start 18th. O’Halloran crashed after hitting a damp patch at Paddock Hill Bend. 

The second row is made up of Bradley Ray - best qualifying of the season for BMW (fourth), Danny Buchan fifth and Peter Hickman will line-up sixth making the second row an all BMW one. 

Following his double victory at Knockhill, SYNETIQ BMW rider Danny Buchan was fastest on Friday’s combined free practice times, while O’Halloran led the way in a damp FP3 ahead of qualifying.