Britain's Elliott takes top slot in STK600
Date published : 29 Jul 2011 - 13:55:05
Joshua Elliott (WMT Yamaha) set the provisional pole in Friday's first Superstock 600 qualifying session with a time of 2 minutes 13.688 seconds. The British rider was a full half-a-second quicker than the rapidly emerging Riccardo Russo (Trasimeno Yamaha), who confirmed his positive early morning form. Russo was ahead of the American Joshua Day (Revolution Racedays Kawasaki), Assen winner Michael VD Mark (Ten Kate Junior Team) from the Netherlands and Spain's Nacho Calero Perez (Orelac Yamaha).Three other winners this year are slightly down the field; Aragon victor Jed Metcher (MTM-RT Motorsports Team) in eighth, one place ahead of points leader Romain Lanusse (MRS Yamaha Racing France) and Brno conqueror Dino Lombardi (Martini Corse Yamaha) one place further back.