Assen World Superbikes: WSB Warm-up – Neukirchner fastest, Kiyonari ups his pace

By Michael Guy -

World Superbikes

 27 April 2008 09:56

Alstare Suzuki man Max Neukirchner showed that he will be a force again this weekend after setting the fastest lap in morning warm-up.

The young German was followed home by rival Carlos Checa who continues to get stronger and stronger in every session onboard his Ten Kate Honda and looks set to be a major player in this afternoons two races.

Pole sitter Troy Bayliss took third place after spending the entire session carving through traffic.

BSB champion Ryuichi Kiyonari set his fastest lap of the weekend during the 20 minute session to take fourth, but will need a strong start if he wants to fight for the podium after qualifying in 13th and on the fourth row of the grid.

Final positions:

1 76 M. NEUKIRCHNER GER Team Alstare Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'39.366

2 7 C. CHECA ESP Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR1000RR 1'39.412

3 21 T. BAYLISS AUS Ducati Xerox Team Ducati 1098 F08 1'39.791

4 23 R. KIYONARI JPN Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR1000RR 1'39.858

5 55 R. LACONI FRA Kawasaki PSG-1 Corse Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'39.877

6 11 T. CORSER AUS Yamaha Motor Italia WSB Yamaha YZF-R1 1'39.887

7 41 N. HAGA JPN Yamaha Motor Italia WSB Yamaha YZF-R1 1'40.002

8 111 R. XAUS ESP Sterilgarda Go Eleven Ducati 1098 RS 08 1'40.051

9 34 Y. KAGAYAMA JPN Team Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'40.097

10 36 G. LAVILLA ESP Ventaxia VK Honda Honda CBR1000RR 1'40.125

11 10 F. NIETO ESP Team Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'40.264

12 3 M. BIAGGI ITA Sterilgarda Go Eleven Ducati 1098 RS 08 1'40.371

13 96 J. SMRZ CZE Guandalini Racing by Grifo's Ducati 1098 RS 08 1'40.515

14 100 M.TAMADA JPN Kawasaki PSG-1 Corse Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'40.519

15 54 K. SOFUOGLU TUR Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Jr. Honda CBR1000RR 1'40.644

16 94 D. CHECA ESP Yamaha France Ipone GMT 94 Yamaha YZF-R1 1'40.672

17 84 M. FABRIZIO ITA Ducati Xerox Team Ducati 1098 F08 1'40.822

18 194 S. GIMBERT FRA Yamaha France Ipone GMT 94 Yamaha YZF-R1 1'40.902

19 44 R. ROLFO ITA Hannspree Honda Althea Honda CBR1000RR 1'41.080

20 31 K. MUGGERIDGE AUS D.F. Racing Honda CBR1000RR 1'41.098

21 86 A. BADOVINI ITA Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'41.125

22 38 S. NAKATOMI JPN YZF Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R1 1'41.172

23 88 S. AOYAMA JPN Alto Evolution Honda Superbike Honda CBR1000RR 1'41.503

24 83 R. HOLLAND AUS D.F. Racing - Bertocchi Honda CBR1000RR 1'41.938

25 28 A. VOS NED Fabricom - MCT Racing Ducati 1098 RS 08 1'42.661

26 22 L. MORELLI ITA Alto Evolution Honda Superbike Honda CBR1000RR 1'42.983

27 13 V. IANNUZZO ITA Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'43.466

28 77 L. NAPOLEONE FRA Grillini PBR Team Yamaha YZF-R1 1'43.491