Next Gen Motorsports' Glenn Allerton goes beneath Jamie Stauffer's 2006 benchmark effort to claim pole for the first day of the double-header.
Next Gen Motorsports’ Glenn Allerton will start Saturday’s fourth round of Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) races from pole after smashing the qualifying record at Sydney Motorsport Park this afternoon.
The Pirelli-shod BMW HP4 of Allerton lapped the 3.93 kilometre circuit at a new benchmark pace – 1m30.078s, eclipsing the existing effort of Jamie Stauffer, a 1m30.231s, set in 2006.
Allerton held out the Team Volvo Group Suzuki of Robbie Bugden by one-hundredth of a second to claim pole, with Bugden also lapping beneath the existing record on his GSX-R1000.
Wayne Maxwell was third quickest on the second factory Suzuki, from the Team Honda duo of Jamie Stauffer and Josh Hook.
Glenn Scott was impressive in sixth, from the experienced Phil Lovett. Beau Beaton, Sloan Frost and Ben Henry rounded out the 10, with surprise eliminations from Superpole 1 including Chas Hern and Linden Magee.
Riders and teams will prepare for a repeat of today’s track running tomorrow to determine the grid for Sunday’s races that comprise round five of the championship.
In the Supersport ranks, Queensland Callum Spriggs scored a breakthrough pole position after taking out Superpole on his YRD/Allsite Concrete Cutting/XXX Rated Suspension R6.
Points leader Daniel Falzon was second, from Aaron Morris and Chris Quinn.
Australian Superbike Championship
Round four, Sydney Motorsport Park
Superbike Qualifying top 10:
1. Glenn Allerton 1m30.078
2. Robert Bugden 1m30.089
3. Wayne Maxwell 1m30.326
4. Jamie Stauffer 1m30.607
5. Josh Hook 1m31.279
6. Glenn Scott 1m32.122
7. Phil Lovett 1m32.369
8. Beau Beaton 1m33.160
9. Sloan Frost 1m33.307
10. Ben Henry 1m33.326
Supersport Qualifying top 10:
1. Callum Spriggs 1m33.598
2. Daniel Falzon 1m33.680
3. Aaron Morris 1m34.342
4. Chris Quinn 1m34.472
5. Michael Blair 1m35.025
6. Ryan Taylor 1m34.896
7. Aiden Wagner 1m34.974
8. Kyle Buckley 1m35.639
9. Michael Lockart 1m36.165
10. Aaron Gobert 1m36.597