Bayliss took first place on the time sheets at the second qualifying session

Bayliss took first place on the time sheets at the second qualifying session

 

Vallelunga WSB: Bayliss quickest in 2nd qualifying session

By James Keen -

World Superbikes

 20 September 2008 11:44

Aussie Troy Bayliss put in a good performance to claim the top spot on the time sheets in the second qualifying session at Vallelunga.

Bayliss finished third in yesterday's qualifying session 1, behind Haga and Spanish rider Ruben Xaus, but things have all turned around this time out, with Xaus down in fifth and Haga finishing with what must be a disappointing result.

Despite dominating proceedings at the Italian circuit all day yesterday and finishing first in the first qualifying session, Haga slipped down the time sheets today and only managed 10th place this time around. A couple of nasty crashes yesterday will no doubt not of helped the talented Japanese rider.

German Max Neukirchner took the second spot in today's qualifying session 2, closely followed by Fabrizio in third, racing at his home circuit, and Kiyonari in fourth on a Honda CBR1000RR.

British rider Chris Walker placed 26h on the time sheets, with a time of 1'39.623, almost 3 seconds off the pace set by the front runner Troy Bayliss.

 
1 21 Bayliss T. (AUS) Ducati 1098 F08 1'36.967
2 76 Neukirchner M. (GER) Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'37.257
3 84 Fabrizio M. (ITA) Ducati 1098 F08 1'37.305
4 23 Kiyonari R. (JPN) Honda CBR1000RR 1'37.402
5 111 Xaus R. (ESP) Ducati 1098 RS 08 1'37.438
6 7 Checa C. (ESP) Honda CBR1000RR 1'37.536
7 3 Biaggi M. (ITA) Ducati 1098 RS 08 1'37.654
8 11 Corser T. (AUS) Yamaha YZF-R1 1'37.689
9 10 Nieto F. (ESP) Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'37.757
10 41 Haga N. (JPN) Yamaha YZF-R1 1'37.891
11 31 Muggeridge K. (AUS) Honda CBR1000RR 1'37.931
12 34 Kagayama Y. (JPN) Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'38.039
13 54 Sofuoglu K. (TUR) Honda CBR1000RR 1'38.122
14 44 Rolfo R. (ITA) Honda CBR1000RR 1'38.147
15 57 Lanzi L. (ITA) Ducati 1098 RS 08 1'38.196
16 55 Laconi R. (FRA) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'38.361
17 36 Lavilla G. (ESP) Honda CBR1000RR 1'38.492
18 86 Badovini A. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'38.530
19 38 Nakatomi S. (JPN) Yamaha YZF-R1 1'38.574
20 94 Checa D. (ESP) Yamaha YZF-R1 1'38.660
21 96 Smrz J. (CZE) Ducati 1098 RS 08 1'38.749
22 194 Gimbert S. (FRA) Yamaha YZF-R1 1'38.970
23 13 Iannuzzo V. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'39.362
24 88 Aoyama S. (JPN) Honda CBR1000RR 1'39.531
25 100 Tamada M. (JPN) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'39.532
26 9 Walker C. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 1'39.623
27 73 Zaiser C. (AUT) Yamaha YZF-R1 1'40.162
28 122 Smrz M. (CZE) Honda CBR1000RR 1'40.633
29 50 Lynn M. (USA) Honda CBR1000RR 1'43.680