After narrowly missing out on the fastest Superstock time on Tuesday, Alistair Seeley signalled his intentions by going nearly three seconds faster than Michael Rutter in Thursday’s session.
The Tyco BMW rider completed a lap of 4:22.104 to take provisional pole with Rutter second with a lap time of 4:25.079. Third fastest in the session was Lee Johnston ahead of Ian Hutchinson by just a tenth of a second. Next up was Dean Harrison with Supertwin pacesetter Martin Jessopp in sixth. Michael Dunlop, James Hillier, Horst Saiger and William Dunlop rounded out the top ten fastest riders in the session.
Just outside the top ten was Dan Kneen ahead of Derek Sheils, Jamie Coward, Steve Mercer and Daley Mathison.
- Alistair Seeley 4:22.104
- Michael Rutter 4:25.079
- Lee Johnston 4:27.688
- Ian Hutchinson 4:27.767
- Dean Harrison 4:28.104