Guarnoni puts France on Pole in STK1000 at Magny-Cours
The final FIM Superstock 1000 Cup Pole Position of the season was taken by Frenchman Jeremy Guarnoni (Team Trasimeno) after difficult and tricky conditions saw the two title contenders Lorenzo Savadori (Nuova M2 Racing) and Roberto Tamburini (Team MotoxRacing) qualify 8th and 17th respectively.
The session was a crash-strewn affair as many riders fell, as they tip-toed their way around the slippery French circuit.
Wrestling his Yamaha throughout, Guarnoni eventually took the Pole by 0.324s from Bryan Staring (Team Pedercini) and Ondrej Jezek (Triple-M by Barni) who complete the front row for tomorrow’s 15-lap encounter. Jezek crashed on his final lap whilst on a potential pole setting lap but nevertheless retains his front row spot despite falling.
Row two is headed by Matthieu Lussiana (Team ASPI), who also fell, Kevin Calia (Nuova M2 Racing) and Lukas Trautmann (MRS Racing).
Trautmann’s teammate Matthieu Gines was seventh after setting the pace early on. The Frenchman heads up row 3 where he will be joined by Savadori and Raffaele de Rosa (Althea Racing) who was another of the leading riders to fall.
Superstock 1000 Magny-Cours – Qualifying
1 – Jeremy Guarnoni Team Trasimeno Yamaha 1’57.937
2 – Bryan Staring Team Pedercini Kawasaki +0.324
3 – Ondrej Jezek Triple-M by Barni Ducati +0.791