German pole for Sandi on BMW

Saturday, 19 August 2017 13:51 GMT

Italian rider on pole in STK1000 class at the Lausitzring, in front of Scheib and Rinaldi

Saturday’s action at the Prosecco DOC German Round concluded with Federico Sandi (Berclaz Racing Team) grabbing pole in front of the German fans on his BMW S 1000 RR, with Maximillian Scheib (Nuova M2 Racing) and Michael Ruben Rinaldi ( Racing - Junior Team) also qualifying on the front row.

It is a career-first pole for former WorldSBK rider Sandi and it arrived courtesy of a 1’38.268 lap around the 4.255km Lausitzring circuit, a time which put him 0.342s ahead of closest challenger Scheib.

Aprilia-equipped Scheib was fractionally faster (0.045s) than standings leader Rinaldi, who slotted in to third place on his Ducati to complete the front row.

Meanwhile the second row will feature Florian Marino (Pata Yamaha Official STK1000 Team), Roberto Tamburini (PATA Yamaha Official STK 1000 Team) and Mike Jones ( Racing - Junior Team).

At the #GermanWorldSBK round the Superstock 1000 European Championship riders will undertake their sixth race of 2017 on Sunday, with Toprak Razgatlioglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing), Marco Faccani (Althea BMW Racing Team) and Luca Vitali (Nuova M2 Racing) all on row three. Illia Mykhalchyk (TripleM Racing) completed the top ten in QP to head the fourth row.

The Superstock 1000 European Championship race in Germany takes place at 3.15pm local time (GMT+2) on Sunday.