15 Jan 2012

Australian secures pole for second round of superbike championship

6:05 am on 15 January 2012

The Australian superbike racer Robbie Bugden has secured pole position for today's second round of the the New Zealand championships at Timaru.

The former New Zealand champion has qualified his Suzuki fastest by nearly a second from Wellington BMW campaigner Sloan Frost.

Christchurch's John Ross qualified his BMW third and has also snared pole in the 600cc Supersport category on a Suzuki.

Defending superbuike champion Andrew Stroud, on a Suzuki, qualified fourth