Trevor Daley took his first pole of the season in Amateur Superbike. Trevor Daley took his first pole of the season in Amateur Superbike. By Bob Szoke

Masse and Daley set Amateur pace

Written by  on Sunday, 12 August 2012 10:05

By John Hopkins

MONT-TREMBLANT, Que. – Philippe Masse and Trevor Daley claimed pole position in qualifying for the Inside Motorcycle Amateur Sport Bike and Bazzaz Amateur Superbike classes, respectively, at Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant on Saturday.

Masse turned a lap at 1:46.812 on his racingphil.com / Pete’s Superbike Kawasaki ZX-6R, over two seconds quicker than his nearest challenger, to claim his second pole of the season in the Amateur Sport Bike class. He also stretched his lead in the class point standings to 36 over Austin Shaw-O’Leary, who is not at Mont-Tremblant due to the leg injury he sustained at the previous round at Atlantic Motorsport Park.

“The first time out I destroyed the rear tire but we made a bunch of changes and after that the bike worked good,” said St-Hyacinthe, Que.’s Masse. “Tomorrow I’ll put new tires on and push hard. I’d like to get a good gap but I need to think of the championship.”

Sarnia, Ont.’s Will Hornblower qualified second with a time of 1:49.085 on the Hornblower Racing / Blue Streak / ProPulsion Yamaha YZF-R6. With the three points he gained, Hornblower closed to within three points of Shaw-O’Leary for second place in the class point standings.

Eric Gagnon of Ste-Sophie, Que. and St-Eugene de Lamartine, Que.’s Hugo Fournier complete the front row for Sunday’s race. Gagnon turned a best lap of 1:49.418 on the Extreme Superbike Team Suzuki GSX-R600 and Fournier recorded a 1:49.910 on his Yamaha YZF-R6.

In the Amateur Superbike class, points leader Daley claimed his first pole position of the year on the OneSpeed / Riders Choice Suzuki GSX-R1000.

“This is a fast track and I’ve always been good with these sorts of tracks,” said the Mont-Tremblant first-timer from Mississauga, Ont. “We got some new pieces for the bike for this race and we worked hard before the weekend to set it up for smooth tracks like here and Mosport [Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, host of the season finale]. I’m still learning the limits and there’s a bit more speed in there.”

Stephan Houle of Gatineau, Que. had recorded the second fastest time of 1:45.153 on his 613 Motorsports / Jim Keay Ford-Lincoln Suzuki GSX-R1000, but the Gatineau, Que. rider was penalized seven positions when his bike ran out of fuel during the mandatory post-qualifying dyno run and he will start ninth.

That promoted fellow Gatineau rider Tim Robinson to second on the Amateur Superbike grid after turning a lap time of 1:45.386 on the Robinson Racing / Gym-Max BMW S1000RR.

Series newcomer Stephane Brisebois of Mirabel, Que. was third fastest with a 1:46.000 on his Honda CBR1000RR and Masse completes the front row for Sunday’s race.

Daley now has a 33-point lead over Masse, 141-108, heading into Sunday’s race.

Amateur Sport Bike Qualifying Results

Pos

No.

Name

Hometown

Laps

Best Tm

In Lap

Diff

Make

Model/Engine

Total Tm

Comment

1

18

Philippe Masse

St-Hyacinthe, QC

6

1:46.812

4

Kawasaki

ZX-6R

11:11.616

2

89

Will Hornblower

Sarnia, ON

10

1:49.085

9

2.273

Yamaha

YZF-R6

19:37.089

3

30

Eric Gagnon

Ste-Sophie, QC

8

1:49.418

7

2.606

Suzuki

GSX-R600

18:48.893

4

314

Hugo Fournier

St Eugene de Lamartine, QC

6

1:49.910

4

3.098

Yamaha

YZF-R6

11:28.729

5

117

Nuno Almeida

Newcastle, ON

10

1:50.387

9

3.575

Triumph

675

20:05.410

6

888

Luc Labranche

Mirabel, QC

9

1:51.148

4

4.336

Kawasaki

ZX-6R

20:17.134

7

901

Renee Larouche

Mirabel, QC

9

1:51.510

6

4.698

Honda

CBR600RR

20:16.735

8

266

Martin Gosselin

Plessisville, QC

9

1:51.691

5

4.879

Honda

CBR600RR

20:55.791

9

210

Alex Coelho

Longueuil, QC

7

1:52.860

3

6.048

Kawasaki

ZX-6R

14:08.640

10

12

Mitch Card

Ripley, ON

11

1:52.975

10

6.163

Honda

CBR600RR

21:23.497

11

92

Dominic Dupont

Montreal, QC

11

1:53.071

10

6.259

Kawasaki

ZX-6R

21:31.443

12

320

Chris Dopke

Cambridge, ON

11

1:53.166

9

6.354

Honda

CBR600RR

21:07.614

13

61

Seth VanDongen

Belle River, ON

10

1:54.865

2

8.053

Yamaha

YZF-R6

20:34.298

14

26

Jean-Sebastien Perreault

Becancour, QC

8

1:56.736

7

9.924

Kawasaki

ZX-6R

19:49.077

15

73

Michael Cote

Riviere-Rouge, QC

10

1:57.139

8

10.327

Suzuki

GSX-R600

21:21.222

16

763

Joe Rodrigues

Weston, ON

10

1:57.946

8

11.134

Suzuki

GSX-R600

20:29.455

17

310

Eric Joly

Longueuil, QC

8

1:59.052

6

12.240

Kawasaki

ZX-R6

20:07.641

18

8

Geoff Cole

Elmsdale, NS

7

2:09.980

5

23.168

Yamaha

YZF-R6

15:45.511

Amateur Superbike Qualifying Results

Pos

No.

Name

Hometown

Laps

Best Tm

In Lap

Diff

Make

Model/Engine

Total Tm

Comment

1

116

Trevor Daley

Mississauga, ON

9

1:44.670

9

Suzuki

GSX-R1000

21:08.705

2

19

Tim Robinson

Gatineau, QC

10

1:45.386

4

0.716

BMW

S1000RR

21:08.114

3

82

Stephane Brisebois

Mirabel, QC

10

1:46.000

5

1.330

Honda

CBR1000RR

21:37.662

4

18

Philippe Masse

St-Hyacinthe, QC

11

1:47.441

6

2.771

Kawasaki

ZX-6R

20:37.724

5

89

Will Hornblower

Sarnia, ON

10

1:47.604

3

2.934

Yamaha

YZF-R6

20:38.199

6

747

Steve Hoffarth

Orangeville, ON

10

1:47.625

3

2.955

BMW

S1000RR

20:27.982

7

117

Nuno Almeida

Newcastle, ON

11

1:48.531

11

3.861

Triumph

675

21:30.785

8

30

Eric Gagnon

Ste-Sophie, QC

7

1:49.238

6

4.568

Suzuki

GSX-R600

13:41.164

9

31

Stephan Houle

Gatineau, QC

8

1:45.153

6

0.483

Suzuki

GSX-R1000

16:48.410

Penality for running out of fuel in post Tech - 7 Positions

10

314

Hugo Fournier

St Eugene de Lamartine, QC

9

1:49.608

5

4.938

Yamaha

YZF-R6

20:06.006

11

888

Luc Labranche

Mirabel, QC

10

1:51.250

10

6.580

Kawasaki

ZX-6R

20:20.675

12

210

Alex Coelho

Longueuil, QC

10

1:51.706

10

7.036

Kawasaki

ZX-6R

21:10.687

13

61

Seth VanDongen

Belle River, ON

10

1:54.382

8

9.712

Yamaha

YZF-R6

20:19.986

14

26

Jean-Sebastien Perreault

Becancour, QC

9

1:57.276

6

12.606

Kawasaki

ZX-6R

20:37.389

15

8x

Andre Lavigne

Lassomption, QC

10

1:58.258

10

13.588

Honda

RC51

20:53.306

16

8

Geoff Cole

Elmsdale, NS

9

2:08.498

6

23.828

Yamaha

YZF-R6

20:05.898

17

310

Eric Joly

Longueuil, QC

4

7:53.255

2

6:08.585

Yamaha

YZF-R6

18:10.488

Track Shortcut - 3 laps deleted for time gained

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