Buildbase BMW Motorrad rider Richard Cooper will start tomorrow's Superstock 1000 race in fourth position on the front row. Fellow BMW S 1000 RR rider and BSB-EVO racer Barry Burrell qualified fifth in class.
Buildbase BMW Motorrad's British Superbike racer Ian Lowry was pipped to the final space in the second qualifying session by BSB champion Ryuichi Kiyonari, so will start on row six from 21st place tomorrow. Team-mate and fellow BSB racer John Laverty, returning to racing following a finger injury which ruled him out of the last round at Oulton, is getting to grips with his S 1000 RR and will be starting in 27th place on the row behind Lowry.
Stuart Hicken, team principal, said: "I'm very pleased to see Richard on the front row. He's been putting in very impressive lap times and, in the wet earlier, he was nearly two seconds ahead of anyone else. We're hoping for a podium finish from him tomorrow. Barry has done very well too, qualifying fifth in the BSB-EVO class.
"Our two superbike riders, John and Ian, want to be much higher up the rankings, of course, but I'm happy with the progress we're making. Ian Lowry went a full second quicker today than he did yesterday thanks to some changes we made overnight and we've got more to come. We've got two new race gearboxes inbound ahead of Thruxton and I've had new cams machined that'll give us an extra 19bhp. We've had very little time to develop the bikes, but I'm pleased with our progress and I know we're going to be a force to be reckoned with."