Magny Cours WSB: Cluzel on provisional pole at home race

By Michael Guy -

World Superbikes

 05 October 2012 15:12

Frenchman Jules Cluzel ended the opening day at Magny Cours by setting provisional pole position for Sunday’ 22 lap World Supersport race.

The three time WSS race winner set a pole time of 1’41.886 – 0.406s clear of his closest rival. Ten Kate Honda rider Broc Parkes secured second spot ahead of Kawasaki Fabien Foret who made it two French riders on the front row.

Britain’s Sam Lowes claimed fourth place one spot ahead of world Champion Kenan Sofuoglu. Fellow Brits Dan Linfoot and Martin Jessop secured 13th and 24th spot.

Magny-Cours - FIM Supersport World Championship - Qualifying 1

1. Jules Cluzel (PTR Honda) Honda CBR600RR 1'41.886
2. Broc Parkes (Ten Kate Racing Products) Honda CBR600RR 1'42.292
3. Fabien Foret (Kawasaki Intermoto Step) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'42.318
4. Sam Lowes (Bogdanka PTR Honda) Honda CBR600RR 1'42.570
5. Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Lorenzini) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'42.613
6. Massimo Roccoli (Team PATA by Martini) Yamaha YZF R6 1'42.840
7. Sheridan Morais (Kawasaki Lorenzini) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'42.925
8. Mathew Scholtz (Bogdanka PTR Honda) Honda CBR600RR 1'43.136
9. Ronan Quarmby (PTR Honda) Honda CBR600RR 1'43.148
10. Jed Metcher (Rivamoto Junior Team) Yamaha YZF R6 1'43.361
11. Vladimir Leonov (Yakhnich Motorsport) Yamaha YZF R6 1'43.409
12. Gabor Talmacsi (PRORACE) Honda CBR600RR 1'43.482
13. Dan Linfoot (MSD R-N Racing Team India) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'43.581
14. Florian Marino (MSD R-N Racing Team India) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'43.649
15. Andrea Antonelli (Bike Service R.T.) Yamaha YZF R6 1'43.750
16. Valentin Debise (SMS Racing) Honda CBR600RR 1'44.035
17. Imre Toth (Racing Team Toth) Honda CBR600RR 1'44.044
18. Vittorio Iannuzzo (Power Team by Suriano) Triumph Daytona 675 1'44.115
19. Alex Baldolini (Power Team by Suriano) Triumph Daytona 675 1'44.124
20. Romain Lanusse (Kawasaki Intermoto Step) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'44.242
21. Roberto Tamburini (Team Lorini) Honda CBR600RR 1'44.403
22. Roman Stamm (Team Suzuki Mayer) Suzuki GSX-R600 1'44.600
23. Fabio Menghi (VFT Racing) Yamaha YZF R6 1'44.605
24. Martin Jessopp (Riders PTR Honda) Honda CBR600RR 1'44.938
25. Balazs Nemeth (Racing Team Toth) Honda CBR600RR 1'44.963
26. Dino Lombardi (Team Lorini) Honda CBR600RR 1'45.084
27. Danilo Marrancone (KUJA Racing) Honda CBR600RR 1'45.100
28. Cristiano Erbacci (VFT Racing) Yamaha YZF R6 1'45.890
29. Mitchell Carr (Benjan Racing) Honda CBR600RR 1'45.898
30. Axel Maurin (Team GOELEVEN) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'46.569
31. Miguel Praia (Ten Kate Racing Products) Honda CBR600RR 1'46.663
32. Yves Polzer (Team MRC Austria) Yamaha YZF R6 1'47.074
33. Eduard Blokhin (Rivamoto) Yamaha YZF R6 1'48.537