Maiden Pole Position for Massei in Imola

Saturday, 10 May 2014 16:11 GMT

Italian riders first and second.

Fabio Massei (EAB Racing Team) will start tomorrow’s third round of the FIM Superstock 1000cc Cup from Pole Position after a blistering lap in official qualifying.

For Italian Massei, it was the first Pole Position of his career and the first for the EAB Ducati Team.

Italy made it two riders in the top two positions as Lorenzo Savadori (Pedercini Kawasaki Team) closed to within 0.031s but had to be content with second on the grid. Czech rider Ondrej Jezek (Barni Racing Team) took 3rd and the final front row spot.

Leandro Mercado (Barni Racing Team), Federico D’Annunzio (FDA Racing Team BMW) and Romain Lanusse (Pedercini Kawasaki Team) will be on the second row of the grid, whilst American Josh Day (Agro-On Racedays Honda) will move off from 7th position.

Kevin Calia (Nuova M2 Racing) made his Aprilia debut in the class with a spirited ride to 13th at the flag.