Fourth pole out of five for rampant Reiterberger

Saturday, 9 June 2018 14:19 GMT

A fantastic lap from the German puts him in prime position to increase his championship lead

Marcus Reiterberger (alpha Racing- Van Zon-BMW) was yet again unstoppable in the European Superstock 1000 Championship, keeping his good momentum going from Friday into the Saturday qualifying round. The German was half a second faster than the riders following him, and could be on course for an amazing fourth race win of the season.

He will face competition from Maximilian Scheib (Aprilia Racing Team) however. The Chilean has proven to be a tough competitor to the leading rider’s authority, and starting from second on Sunday’s grid will fancy his chances at recording a first win this year.

Roberto Tamburini (Berclaz Racing Team) finished qualifying in third place, meaning that Sunday’s front line will be completed by the same riders that rose to the rostrum at Donington Park in the previous round. In fourth, Florian Marino (URBIS Yamaha Motoxracing STK Team) will be hoping for his podium of the season, as he starts ahead of Luca Vitali (Aprilia Racing Team) in fifth. Row two was completed by Federico Sandi (MOTOCORSA Racing) in sixth, with the Italian suffering a huge crash in the dying moments of qualifying.

The third row will see Jan Buehn (alpha Racing -Van Zon-BMW) start in seventh, ahead of Alessandro Delbianco (GULF ALTHEA BMW Racing Team) in eighth, and Gabriele Ruiu (Team Pedercini Racing) in ninth.

Catch the full STK1000 race tomorrow from Brno at 15:15 local time (13:15 GMT), thanks to the WorldSBK VideoPass.