James Toseland takes in the atmosphere at Brands Hatch

James Toseland takes in the atmosphere at Brands Hatch

 

Brands Hatch World Superbikes: James Toseland welcomes his fans

By Sarah Carnell -

World Superbikes

 05 August 2007 10:02

Britain’s James Toseland took a moment to take in the atmosphere at Brands Hatch this morning as thousands of fans cheered him around the circuit in warm up.

He spent his first lap waving to the thousands of fans who have turned out to see him in what is likely to be his last Brands Hatch event for some time with his 2008 MotoGP move.


Ducati’s Troy Bayliss was the fastest rider in warm up ahead of Hannspree Ten Kate Honda’s James Toseland.

The Australian completed 13 laps of the Kent circuit in the 20 minute session, with his best time at 1:26.174. This was half a second off Troy Bayliss’ superpole time, which put him on the front of the grid for this afternoon’s two races.

James Toseland’s best lap was a 1:26.324 with Team Sterilgarda’s Ruben Xaus third on his Ducati with a 1:26.779.

Britain’s second rider, Dean Ellison, was 19th with a best of 1:29.853.

Temperatures are already building at the Kent circuit with thousands of race fans lining the banks ahead of the start of the day’s races.

Brands Hatch World Superbike warm up results:

1 Troy BAYLISS  AUS Ducati 999 F07 1'26.174
2 James TOSELAND  GBR Honda CBR1000RR 1'26.324
3 Ruben XAUS  ESP Ducati 999 F06 1'26.779
4 Noriyuki HAGA  JPN Yamaha YZF-R1 1'26.885
5 Troy CORSER  AUS Yamaha YZF-R1 1'26.919
6 Michel FABRIZIO  ITA Honda CBR1000RR 1'26.982
7 Max BIAGGI  ITA Suzuki GSX-R1000 K7 1'27.015
8 Lorenzo LANZI  ITA Ducati 999 F07 1'27.038
9 Yukio KAGAYAMA  JPN Suzuki GSX-R1000 K7 1'27.137
10 Roberto ROLFO  ITA Honda CBR1000RR 1'27.278
11 Fonsi NIETO ESP Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'27.399
12 Regis LACONI  FRA Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'27.459
13 Steve MARTIN  AUS Yamaha YZF-R1 1'27.711
14 Karl MUGGERIDGE  AUS Honda CBR1000RR 1'27.750
15 Max NEUKIRCHNER  GER Suzuki GSX-R1000 K6 1'27.830
16 Shinichi NAKATOMI  JPN Yamaha YZF-R1 1'28.644
17 Jakub SMRZ  CZE Ducati 999 F05 1'28.885
18 Marty NUTT  GBR Yamaha YZF-R1 1'29.026
19 Dean ELLISON  GBR Ducati 999RS 1'29.853
20 Luca MORELLI  ITA Honda CBR1000RR 1'29.939
21 Stefano CRUCIANI  ITA Suzuki GSX-R1000 K6 1'30.287