Jules Cluzel (NRT Yamaha) continued the positivity of his recent race wins with a pole position at Donington Park in the WorldSSP class, ending up 0.195 seconds ahead of his fellow Frenchman Lucas Mahias (GRT Yamaha Official WorldSSP Team).
The main competitors in WorldSSP were up top again, as former GP rider Sandro Cortese (Kallio Racing Yamaha) was third, completing the front row of the grid.
Randy Krummenacher (BARDAHL Evan Bros. WorldSSP Yamaha) was the final man in a four-way Superpole whitewash from the R6 riders, but after a tough start to the season in some regards Hikari Okubo (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) reasserted his official team credentials with a fifth place grid spot.
Raffaele De Rosa (MV Agusta Reparto Corse by Vamag) was the best F3 rider, sixth, with Federico Caricasulo (GRT Yamaha Official WorldSSP Team) seventh.
Luke Stapleford’s late swap to Yamaha machinery in his Profile Racing team put him eighth in Superpole 2 at his home round in the UK. Ayrton Badovini (MV Agusta Reparto Corse by Vamag) completed the third row, and the top ten was wrapped up by the presence of the second Kawasaki Puccetti Racing rider, Sheridan Morais.
Anthony West (EAB antwest Racing Kawasaki) was 15th in Superpole.
By Gordon Ritchie