Redding scorches to Snetterton pole position

Scott Redding takes pole position as he converts his blistering practice pace at Snetterton for Be Wiser Ducati.
Redding scorches to Snetterton pole position

Full BSB qualifying results at Snetterton

Scott Redding has claimed his fourth pole position of the season as he converted his blistering practice pace at Snetterton for Be Wiser Ducati.

After topping every practice session, the former MotoGP rider duly repeated the feat in each qualifying session to grab pole position with a 1m 47.323s in between a red flag stoppage in Q3 after Peter Hickman suffered a heavy high-side coming out of Murrays.

Tarran Mackenzie acted as Redding’s closest rival by taking second place for McAMS Yamaha just over one-tenth of a second back with Tommy Bridewell completing the front row in third place for Oxford Products Ducati.

Josh Brookes heads up row two for Be Wiser Ducati ahead of an impressive qualifying for Dan Linfoot taking fifth place on the Santander Salt TAG Yamaha.

Xavi Fores has claimed the final spot on the second row in sixth place for Honda Racing ahead of Knockhill race one winner Danny Buchan on the FS-3 Racing Kawasaki and Andrew Irwin on the second Honda.

Despite returning to track action after his fall at the final corner which triggered the red flag, Hickman was unable to start a timed lap before the chequered flag was shown meaning the Smiths Racing BMW rider was left in ninth place.

Bradley Ray narrowly missed out on Q3 by just 0.043s in 10th place for Buildbase Suzuki directly ahead of team-mate Luke Stapleford, with OMG Racing Suzuki’s Luke Mossey rounding out the fourth row in 12th place.

Qualifying was a disaster for Jason O’Halloran who suffered two separate offs in Q1 at Agostini’s which left him down in 21st place for the opening Snetterton race.

Former Moto3 world champion Danny Kent saw his qualifying cut short by a technical issue, with the Bike Devil MV Agusta rider shown the black and orange flag early in Q1 which means he’ll line-up for race one in 29th place on his return to BSB.