Endurance Legends 4H: Qualifying (Prov)

Posted: 12th May 2018

Neate Racing Honda fastest Legend – Phase One Suzuki fastest Superbike – Motobel Guzzi fastest Classic – BAR Racing fastest Superstock – Conditions cooling – Grid confirmed tomorrow

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Q1 saw a few significant dips in timing over free practice. 2017 series winners Neate Racing put in a stunning 1:15.215 (94.71mph), a huge 2.436 second advantage over 2nd fastest Roadrunner (1:17.651), just 0.014 seconds ahead of 3rd placed Phase One (1:17.665).  Team Taurus (1:18.058) and Team Classic Suzuki (1:18.558) rounded out the top five, with 2nd-5th recording best laps with less than a second gap.

Much praise to Motobel, whose 1:18.750 best lap put them a massive 5.226 seconds ahead of their nearest rivals in the Classic class and 7th in the overall rankings, just 0.012 seconds behind Team Force.

Despite cooling conditions, Q2 saw three teams dip into the 1:16s: Team Force (1:16.597), Team Classic Suzuki (1:16.606) and Team Taurus (1:16.619), followed by three teams in the 1:17s: Neate Racing (1:17.633), MotoPort Uithoorn (1:17.663) and Lincs Classic Suzuki (1:17.747).  In the Classic class Motobel continued to dominate with a 1:18.327, improving their Q1 time.

Q3 saw Neate Racing joined in the 1:15 Club by Phase One (1:15.557) and Team Scert (1:15.805), with Classic Racer Nice dropping into the 1:16s with a 1:16.078, accompanied by Team Force who maintained Q2’s pace with a 1:16.850.

Top four by Class, based on fastest lap:

Classic:

  • Motobel (Moto Guzzi Le Mans 1100)
  • ACR2 (Ducati 900)
  • Scuderia ACR III (Ducati 945)
  • German Guzzi Classic Team (Moto Guzzi Le Mans 1100)

    Legend:

  • Neate Racing (Harris Magnum Honda 1100)
  • Team Scert (Harris F1 Suzuki GSX1100)
  • Classic Racer Nice (P&M Kawasaki 1100)
  • Team Taurus (Harris F1 Suzuki GSX1100)

    Superbike:

  • Phase One (Suzuki GSXR1100)
  • Team Classic Suzuki (Suzuki GSX1170)
  • Team Force (Harris F1 Suzuki GSX1100)
  • Lincs Classic Suzuki (Suzuki GSX1170)

    Superstock:

  • BAR Racing (Suzuki GSXR750)
  • Team Demar (Suzuki GSXR750)
  • Trentside Racing (Suzuki GSXR750)
  • IMS Racing (Suzuki GSXR750)

    Final grid positions (aggregate times of all riders) will be ratified and advised in the morning.

    Neate RacingHarris Magnum Honda - Superbike Class

    Road Runner Team Suzuki GSX1100 - Legend Class

    Sweatshop Phase One P&M Suzuki - Superbike Class

    Team Classic Suzuki Katana 1100 - Superbike Class

    Team Force Harris F1 Suzuki 1100 - Superbike Class

    Lincs Classic Suzuki XR69 1100 - Superbike Class

    Motbel Moto Guzzi Le Mans 1100 - Classic Class

    2BAR Racing Suzuki GSX-R750 - Superstock Class

    Words: Bob Pickett, Photos: Martin Gelder