Alex Baldolini returned to the top ten with a determined ride to tenth position in the opening qualifying session of the World Supersport championship at Donington Park earlier today.
The former podium finisher (Misano last year) is already feeling 'at home' having returned to the Suriano Team who have switched to Suzuki machinery after campaigning Triumphs last year.
Conditions at Donington were typically British with gusty winds and rain showers hitting the Leicestershire circuit throughout the day.
Despite the tricky conditions, Alex rode brilliantly to secure 10th position on the provisional grid.
The weather tomorrow should be better and Alex is eager to replicate today's result in the dry.
Alex Baldolini: "The conditions today weren't the best for trying a new bike but we are improving lap by lap. The engine is a lot stronger than when I tested it last year, it's smoother and has more power. It will be interesting to see how we go in the dry, I made a small mistake today at the hairpin on my last lap but overall I am satisfied."