Donington 4H Classic: Second, Third Qualifying

Posted: 6th May 2017

Times Slower Than Earlier – Track Still Busy – Team Edge Monex Suzuki, Classic Racer Nice Kawasaki and Flat Earth Racing P&M BMW Boxer Twin All Shine. Yes, an Airhead BMW...

Team Edge Monex RST Suzuki

Temperatures remain low and the times set in the second session were a couple of seconds slower than in the first Qualifying session. It was also noticeable that the fastest times were set in the final laps of the session as the traffic levels dropped allowing a clearer run for those riders staying out. Phase One's Ian Simpson described the traffic as being “like the slow group at a trackday”.

SCERT Suzuki

Fastest in Second Qualifying was Team Edge Monex RST Suzuki, on 1:18.067. Team Alf's Kawasaki (1:18.755) were second, Neat Racing (1:18.836) third, Phase One No.3 (1:19.438) were fourth and SCERT Suzuki (1:19.557) were fifth. Fastest of the Endurance Legendss teams was FB Racing Suzuki on 1:21.749, closely followed by Teppanyaki Race Team Kawasaki on 1:22.875 and Marlin Elf Kawasaki on 1:24.493.

FB Racing Suzuki

In Third Qualifying, fewer teams were on track but temperatures remained low. Alfs were fastest on 1:17.543, ahead of Classic Racer Nice on 1:19.681 and Flat Earth Racing's P&M BMW R100 on 1:20.974. Steve Parrish was out on the Classic Suzuki Katana, finally getting used to the bike on a quieter track. His best time was 1:21.837 but t one point he was fastest on the track.

Flat Earth Racing BMW R100

Final grid positions will be availble tomorrow.

Words Martin Gelder, Bob Pickett, Photos: Martin Gelder