Starting on schedule at 2:15 PM, BSB Knockhill qualifying provided mixed fortunes for the seasoned International road racers taking part.
For World’s fastest road racer, Mountain Course lap record holder Peter Hickman, he proved again the potent competitiveness of the FHO Racing M1000RR BMW, by finishing fourth quickest, second in terms of BMW Motorrad mounted competitors.
Hickman’s PB qualifying lap time of 47.484 seconds, placed him just 0.229 shy of pole position which was taken by BSB Championship leader Jason O’Halloran.
11th quickest Glenn Irwin, who still hopes to make his TT Races debut next year, was seven places further behind Hickman on the timing screens, following a best lap time of 47.622 seconds.
Roadhouse Macau/FHO Racing supported Brian McCormack nudged under the 50 seconds lap mark, on route to finishing 25th fastest.
Whilst NP Motorcycles BMW’s Joe Thompson was absent from qualifying, following earlier technical problems during free practice.
Photo by Tommy Vennard
Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou