Brookes is a former winner but is yet to show his potential as a full time rider

Brookes is a former winner but is yet to show his potential as a full time rider

 

Phillip Island World Supersport: Local man Brookes sets the pace

By Micheal Guy -

World Superbikes

 01 March 2008 11:14

Stiggy Honda rider Josh Brookes led the second 45 minute World Supersport Free Practice session from start to finish with a lap time half a second faster than his closet rival.

Brookes, a former WSS winner at Phillip Island when he rode as a wild card in 2004, is yet to show his potential as a full time championship contender but will be looking to change all that this weekend.

Second place finisher in Qatar last weekend, Joan Lascorz showed his pace once again to set the second fastest time, with championship leader Broc Parkes in third onboard his Yamaha. David Salom made it two Spaniards in the top four with Fabien Foret in fifth.

Ivan Clementi was the first Triumph rider home ahead of a struggling Jonathan Rea in seventh.

Fellow Brit Craig Jones continued to have set-up problems and ended the session down in 15th, with Chris Walker in 20th and Graeme Gowland in 23rd.

Final times:

1 25 J. BROOKES AUS Hannspree Stiggy Motors. Honda Honda CBR600RR 1'35.007

2 26 J. LASCORZ ESP Glaner Motocard.com Honda CBR600RR 1'35.511

3 23 B. PARKES AUS Yamaha World Supersport Yamaha YZF-R6 1'35.591

4 44 D. SALOM ESP Yamaha Spain Yamaha YZF-R6 1'35.621

5 99 F. FORET FRA Yamaha World Supersport Yamaha YZF-R6 1'35.647

6 47 I. CLEMENTI ITA Triumph Italia BE1 Racing Triumph 675 1'35.665

7 65 J. REA GBR Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR600RR 1'35.729

8 127 R. HARMS DEN Hannspree Stiggy Motors. Honda Honda CBR600RR 1'35.827

9 88 A. PITT AUS Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR600RR 1'35.827

10 14 M. LAGRIVE FRA Intermoto Czech Honda CBR600RR 1'35.845

11 24 G. MCCOY AUS Triumph - SC Triumph 675 1'36.039

12 55 M. ROCCOLI ITA Yamaha Lorenzini by Leoni Yamaha YZF-R6 1'36.042

13 8 M. AITCHISON AUS Triumph Italia BE1 Racing Triumph 675 1'36.113

14 77 B. VENEMAN NED Ressoftware Hoegee Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R600 1'36.166

15 18 C. JONES GBR Parkalgar Racing Team Honda CBR600RR 1'36.345

16 69 G. NANNELLI ITA Hannspree Honda Althea Honda CBR600RR 1'36.397

17 105 G. VIZZIELLO ITA Berry Racing Honda CBR600RR 1'36.494

18 83 D. VAN KEYMEULEN BEL Ressoftware Hoegee Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R600 1'36.554

19 21 K. FUJIWARA JPN Kawasaki Gil Motor Sport Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'36.583

20 9 C. WALKER GBR Kawasaki Gil Motor Sport Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'36.586

21 38 G. LEBLANC FRA CRS Grand Prix Honda CBR600RR 1'36.715

22 61 A. ANTONELLI ITA Hannspree Honda Althea Honda CBR600RR 1'36.727

23 81 G. GOWLAND GBR Benjan Racing Team Honda CBR600RR 1'36.758

24 57 I. DIONISI ITA Triumph - SC Triumph 675 1'36.816

25 31 V. KALLIO FIN Benjan Racing Team Honda CBR600RR 1'36.891

26 4 L. ALFONSI ITA PMS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'37.040

27 32 M. GIANSANTI ITA Berry Racing Honda CBR600RR 1'37.659

28 37 W.DE ANGELIS RSM Intermoto Czech Honda CBR600RR 1'37.962

29 51 S. BARRAGAN ESP Glaner Motocard.com Honda CBR600RR 1'38.164

30 17 M. PRAIA POR Parkalgar Racing Team Honda CBR600RR 1'38.276

31 121 A. VINCENT FRA Gil Motor Sport - Solution F Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'38.304

32 199 D. DELL'OMO ITA HP Racing Team Honda CBR600RR 1'38.697

33 75 L. NEDOG SLO CRS Grand Prix Honda CBR600RR 1'38.726

34 15 G. TALMACSI HUN Factory Racing Honda CBR600RR 1'38.761

35 72 A. MAGDA HUN Factory Racing Honda CBR600RR 1'39.407

36 888 J. PEDRO SUBIRATS ESP Yamaha Spain Yamaha YZF-R6 1'40.413