Lowes fastest in qualifying practice

By Steve Hunt -

World Superbikes

 24 May 2013 14:54

The Friday, Supersport qualifying practice got underway at Donington for the European round of the FIM World Championship under grey, rain clouds and blustery, windy conditions.

With the track still wet but with the promise of dryer, warmer conditions for the remainder of the race weekend, Sam Lowes left it until the last 10mins before coming out onto a drying track to post the fastest time of the session (1’ 43.642).

Speaking to MCN immediately after the session Lowes was content with the little time that he had, “I did not want to go out early in the session when there was a lot of wind and standing water around the track. Friday is Friday but in the rain the bike is already there. From Assen and Monza we have not too bad a wet set-up and straight away it worked around here.

Hopefully tomorrow will be dry but whatever we get I am happy.”

Donington - FIM Supersport World Championship - Qualifying 1

1. Sam Lowes (Yakhnich Motorsport) Yamaha YZF R6 1'43.642
2. Kenan Sofuoglu (MAHI Racing Team India) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'44.758
3. Mathew Scholtz (Suriano Racing Team) Suzuki GSX-R600 1'45.294
4. Gabor Talmacsi (Prorace) Honda CBR600RR 1'45.309
5. Jack Kennedy (Rivamoto) Honda CBR600RR 1'45.718
6. Christian Iddon (ParkinGo MV Agusta Corse) MV Agusta F3 675 1'45.770
7. Kev Coghlan (Kawasaki DMC-Lorenzini Team) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'45.873
8. Raffaele De Rosa (Team Lorini) Honda CBR600RR 1'46.133
9. Andrea Antonelli (Team Goeleven) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'46.141
10. Alex Baldolini (Suriano Racing Team) Suzuki GSX-R600 1'46.228
11. Vladimir Leonov (Yakhnich Motorsport) Yamaha YZF R6 1'47.006
12. Luca Marconi (PTR Honda) Honda CBR600RR 1'47.089
13. Massimo Roccoli (Team Pata by Martini) Yamaha YZF R6 1'47.223
14. Riccardo Russo (Puccetti Racing Kawasaki) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'47.259
15. Roberto Rolfo (ParkinGo MV Agusta Corse) MV Agusta F3 675 1'47.292
16. David Linortner (Team Honda PTR) Honda CBR600RR 1'47.432
17. Luca Scassa (Kawasaki Intermoto Ponyexpres) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'47.523
18. Billy McConnell (Smiths Triumph) Triumph Daytona 675 1'47.841
19. Balazs Nemeth (Complus SMS Racing) Honda CBR600RR 1'48.153
20. Vladimir Ivanov (Kawasaki DMC-Lorenzini Team) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'48.351
21. Sheridan Morais (PTR Honda) Honda CBR600RR 1'48.487
22. Florian Marino (Kawasaki Intermoto Ponyexpres) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'49.032
23. Riccardo Cecchini (Team Lorini) Honda CBR600RR 1'49.062
24. Imre Toth (Racing Team Toth) Honda CBR600RR 1'49.069
25. Alex Schacht (Racing Team Toth) Honda CBR600RR 1'49.875
26. Glen Richards (Smiths Triumph) Triumph Daytona 675 1'51.392
27. Tony Coveña (Nito Racing) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'51.600
28. Nacho Calero Perez (Honda PTR) Honda CBR600RR 1'52.149
29. Mitchell Carr (AARK Racing) Triumph 675 R 1'53.288
30. Matt Davies (Team Honda PTR) Honda CBR600RR 1'55.300
31. Lorenzo Zanetti (Pata Honda World Supersport) Honda CBR600RR 1'55.373
32. Sam Hornsey (RLR Motorsports) Suzuki GSX-R600 1'57.397
33. Yves Polzer (Team MRC Austria) Honda CBR600RR 1'58.829