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BSB: Qualifying cancelled at Mallory Park

Heavy downpours create standing water at BSB round

THE GOVERNING body of British Superbikes, the MCRCB cancelled qualifying at Mallory, following more overnight downpours.

This decision was taken a day after Vivaldi Suzuki rider, 21-year old Ollie Bridewell, was killed in free practice, after losing control of his Suzuki GSX-R1000.

Before the MCRCB decision was announced, some teams had already decided against allowing their riders onto the treacherous track.

Rizla Suzuki team manager, Simon Buckmaster, said: "With the scrapped qualification, it means that any practice sessions are non-compulsory. Rizla Suzuki have already tested here in both the wet and dry conditions and that has allowed us to make the early decision to opt out of any practice sessions."

The BSB rules state that the grid will be set according to championship positions, meaning HM Planet's Ryuichi Kiyonari will start from pole position on his Honda Fireblade.

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