Step by step beginning to more look more and more at home with the Edwards 1902 Yamaha, it was 16 times TT winner Ian Hutchinson who took the lead pure road racer honours from Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship qualifying at Oulton Park.
11th quickest within the Group B qualifying session, Hutchinson’s lap time of 1 minute 37.759 seconds took him to 16th on the combined overall times sheet.
Fellow modern era Mountain Course racing great Michael Dunlop, continued his prominent BSB Oulton Park form by securing the ninth fastest lap time in Group A Stock 1000 qualifying.
Just shy of been 0.3 up on his best lap from Friday, Dunlop competing as during pre-season tests for DC Racing lap time of 1 minute 38.478 seconds puts him 24th on the grid for tomorrow’s 14 lap race.
Starting close to the 19 times TT winner will be Ashcourt Racing’s Damon Rees (1.38.532), following the NZ street racing front runner’s efforts during Group A timed practice.
Photo credit: Tommy Vennard
Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou