SEABRIGHT SUCCESS: Fenton Seabright storms to pole as home hero Buis crashes

Fenton Seabright (Kawasaki GP Project) storms to pole position after a late charge on slick tyres. The #47 takes his first pole position of the season, setting a remarkable 1:55.372 in mixed conditions. After rain between Free Practice and Superpole, the session started damp, but everything changed in the closing minutes as dry lines appeared.

It was a manic end to the session after the track dried significantly, allowing riders to opt to change to slick tyres for the last five minutes of the session, with Seabright leading the way from Aldi Mahendra (Team BrCorse), who after topping Free Practice on Friday morning, finished Superpole at the Pirelli Dutch Round in second position – continuing to impress in mixed conditions. Petr Svoboda (Fusport-RT Motorsport by SKM-Kawasaki) rounded out the front row of the field, bringing his Kawasaki to P3 on the grid.

Loris Veneman (MTM Kawasaki) headed the second row of the grid after finding time in the second sector, ending the session in fourth. Galang Hendra Pratama (ProGP NitiRacing) rounded out the top five, jumping up the time sheets and just 1.047s slower than the #47’s pole time. Samuel Di Sora (ARCO SASH MotoR University Team) was sixth, just 0.283 slower after a positive qualifying.

Unai Calatayud (ARCO SASH MotoR University Team) headed the third row of the grid on the #55 machine. Raffaele Tragni (Pata Yamaha AG Motorsport Italia) will start Race 1 from eighth position, ending the session ahead of Marc Garcia (KOVE Racing Team), who will start from ninth on the first KOVE Racing machine. Jeffrey Buis (Freudenberg KTM – PALIGO Racing) suffered from a late crash on slick tyres in the closing stages of Superpole, ending the session at his home round in 10th.

As the chequered flag flew, there were some key names who missed out on a good Superpole result, including joint-Championship leader Inigo Iglesias Bravo (Fusport – RT Motorsports by SKM – Kawasaki), who will be forced to start from 13th after losing his fastest lap. Buis’ teammate, Phillip Tonn (Freudenberg KTM-PALIGO Racing), is also down the order in 20th position, unable to repeat his pace from Free Practice. Julio Garcia Gonzalez (KOVE Racing Team) was at the top of the time sheets briefly before losing his quickest lap and dropping down to 28th position at the line – unable to make it a back-to-back pole.

The top six from WorldSSP300 Tissot Superpole, full results here:

1. Fenton Seabright (Kawasaki GP Project) 1’55.372s

2. Aldi Satya Mahendra (Team BrCorse) +0.016s

3. Petr Svoboda (Fusport-RT Motorsports by SKM-Kawasaki) +0.176s

4. Loris Veneman (MTM Kawasaki) +0.239s

5. Galang Hendra Pratama (ProGP NitiRacing) +1.047s

6. Samuel Di Sora (ARCO SASH MotoR University Team) +1.330s

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