Following the cancellation of the British Superbike qualifying at Thruxton due to safety reasons, Samsung Honda rider Alex Lowes will start the race from pole position after finishing combined free practice in first position.
Lowes was fast in both the wet and the dry at the Hampshire circuit, so he know’s he has a good set up for any weather on race day. His time of 1.16.412 secured his pole position.
The Lincolnshire rider got a pair of second positions in Brands Hatch and is trailing championship leader Shane Byrne by just one point.
Lowes revealed “It is shame that it is not a real pole position after a qualifying session, but I will settle for it as I was fastest here in both the wet and then the dry sessions so I am well set for the races. This is the right decision made in everyone’s interests; this circuit is really fast and these conditions made it unsafe. I just feel bad for the spectators and marshals who have stood out in the pouring rain.”