French junior Sylvain Cougoureux laid down a stonking time to qualify first in Fort William. He flew down the wet Aonach Mor track in 4:52.996 to claim pole position for tomorrow’s juniors race.
No other junior could come close with Britain’s national champion Matt Walker eight seconds back and Finn Iles a further three.
Fourth went to Kade Edwards of Trek Factory Racing and fifth was Germany’s Max Hartenstern.
Kaos Seagrave could not repeat his top performance in Lourdes and unfortunately took a spill.