Glenn Irwin has taken pole position for the first of three British Superbike races at Snetterton. 

2021 British Superbike, Snetterton - Superpicks Qualifying Results
1Glenn IrwinGBRHonda Racing UK1:46.354s
2Jason O'HalloranAUSMcAMS Ymaha+0.033s
3Tarran MackenzieGBRMcAMS Ymaha+0.138s
4Lee JacksonGBRFS-3 Racing Kawasaki+0.566s
5Peter HickmanGBRFHO Racing BMW+0.601s
6Andrew IrwinGBRSYNETIQ BMW Motorrad+0.625s
7Gine ReaGBRBuildbase Suzuki+0.667s
8Josh BrookesAUSVisiontrack Ducati+0.676s
9Ryan VickersGBRRAF Kawasaki+0.701s
10Tommy BridewellGBRMoto Rapido Ducati+0.751s
11Christian IddonGBRVisiontrack Ducati+0.925s
12Rory SkinnerGBRFS-3 Racing Kawasaki+0.932s
13Dan LinfootGBRTAG Racing Honda+0.958s
14Danny BuchanGBRSYNETIQ BMW Motorrad+1.092s
15Takumi TakahashiJAPHonda Racing UK+1.639s
16Storm StaceyGBRTeam LKQ Kawasaki+1.788s
17Joe FrancisGBRIforce BMW+1.842s
18Bradley RayGBRRICH Energy OMG Racing BMW+3.371s
20Kyle RydeGBRRICH Energy OMG Racing BMW1:48.431s
21Xavi ForesSPAFHO Racing BMW1:48.483s
22Ryo MizunoJAPHonda Racing UK1:48.738s
23Luke StaplefordGBRBuildbase Suzuki1:48.842s
24Dean HarrisonGBRSilicone Racing Kawasaki1:49.372s
25Bjorn EstmentSACatfoss Racing Suzuki1:49.719s
26Brian McCormackIRLFHO Racing BMW1:51.621s

The Honda rider led an Irwin 1-2 during the opening stages as Andrew lied second for SYNETIQ BMW. 

But as the session went on, McAMS Yamaha duo Jason O’Halloran and Tarran Mackenzie moved up the order to eventually finish second and third. 

Lee Jackson will start race one from fourth, while Friday’s faster runner Peter Hickman lines up from fifth. 

Christian Iddon was the big name needing to advance through Q1, which he did by finishing top. 

There was a late incident between Iddon and team-mate Josh Brookes as they made contact and crashed at the final corner.