Debut Pole Position for McAMS Racing and Kent

Debut Pole Position for McAMS Racing and Kent

The opening day of action at Round One of the 2024 Bennetts British Superbike Championship saw McAMS Racing and rider, Danny Kent storm to a magnificent pole position ahead of tomorrow’s opening race of the year.

This evening’s remarkable effort saw Kent ride to a career first pole position start, while also taking the family-run team to a first-ever spot at the front of the grid in only their second full year in the Superbike championship.

Kent’s pole position stint in the first Superpole session of the year saw him shave over two-tenths off his fastest lap from testing, coming across the line to set an impeccable time of 1:36.609.

Prior to his lap, the session was briefly delayed due to checking track conditions following a mechanical issue for Tommy Bridewell on his Superpole lap.

The red flag incident led to a longer wait for Kent before hitting the track. Despite the added tension, he was able to bring the R1 home at the top, putting the increased anticipation to the back of his mind and completing his best lap of the weekend so far.

The opening day of the year started out strong for Kent and the team, who finished third in the standings as Free Practice 1 came to a close. A shorter Free Practice 2 session was a steady affair for the team in blue, finishing eleventh overall with his Superpole lap lying just around the corner.

An enormous sense of pride lies within the McAMS Racing by Mar-Train garage as the team head into tomorrow. With a head full of confidence in their ability to be competitive, the squad are fully focused on the opening two races of the year.

Danny Kent




“I’m absolutely over the moon for myself and the McAMS Racing by Mar-Train team. They did a mega job throughout pre-season testing and the work that we did definitely contributed towards our result today. If I’m completely honest, I wasn’t expecting to get pole position. My used tyre pace is much better than my one-lap pace, so I’m feeling very confident heading into tomorrow. I feel like we can be competitive and can’t wait to get out on track again to see what we can do.”

Tim Martin

Team Owner

We knew we had a pace after two days of testing, we’ve been really strong on worn tyres but weren’t getting the best out of new rubber. It’s a little bit of a shock to be heading into tomorrow on pole position. It was a great lap by Danny, and the red flag incident didn’t put him in a great position. His time in sector one was a few tenths off what he could have been possible, but he managed to pull it back in the last two sectors to bring it home in pole. It’s the first pole position for us as a team and it’ll also be Danny’s first too, we’ve both done it together which feels great. There are a lot of fast guys out there for tomorrow, it would be great to follow today up with a first podium finish tomorrow.

  • Danny Kent: Round One
  • Danny Kent: Round One
  • Danny Kent: Round One

Omologato Superpole Results

Pos Rider Time Bike
1 Danny Kent 1:36.609 Yamaha
2 Ryan Vickers 1:36.648 Yamaha
3 Kyle Ryde 1:36.798 Yamaha
4 Glenn Irwin 1:36.884 Ducati
5 Rory Skinner 1:37.173 Kawasaki
6 Peter Hickman 1:37.239 BMW
7 Lee Jackson 1:37.249 Honda
8 Max Cook 1:37.420 Kawasaki
9 Charlie Nesbitt 1:37.448 Honda
10 Christian Iddon 1:37.610 Ducati