Vermeulen tops QP2

Published: 09 September 2005

Double Assen winner Chris Vermeulen is on provisional pole for the WSB round at Eurospeedway Lausitz on Sunday, September 11, 2005.

The Australian Ten Kate Honda rider completed 22 laps with a best 1:39.847, to qualify ahead of championship leader Tory Corser. Corser completed 25 laps with a time of 1:40.092, with Noriyuki Haga third with 1:40.102.

Britian's James Toseland slipped down the order from the first practice session, ending qualifying in seventh with 1:40.276. And GP veteran ralf Waldmann qualified in 22nd.

1. Vermeulen 1:39.847.

2. Corser 1:40.092.

3. Haga 1:40.102.

4. Lanzi 1:40.144.

5. Muggeridge 1:40.155.

6. Chili 1:40.249.

7. Toseland 1:40.276.

8. Pitt 1:40.417.

9. Neukirchner 1:40.669.

10. Schulten 1:40.700.

11. Bostrom 1:40.772.

12. Martin 1:40.924.

13. Borciani 1:41.005.

14. Kagayama 1:41.063.

15. Bussei 1:41.128.

16. Clementi 1:41.258.

17. Cardoso 1:41.268.

18. McCoy 1:41.311.

19. Vizziello 1:41.707.

20. Gimbert 1:41.790.

21. Abe 1:41.797.

22. Waldmann 1:41.825.

23. Brignola 1:42.247.

24. Cruciani 1:42.630.

25. Pedercini 1:43.126.

26. Praia 1:43.166.

27. Velini 1:45.492.

28. Mrkyvka 1:45.626.

29. Nickmans 1:45.746.

In Supersport, Sebastien Charpentier is on provisional pole with 1:42.533, ahead of Kevin Curtain (1:42.498), and Fabien Foret (1:42.925).

Practice:

James Toseland has gone quickest during the free practice session for the World Superbike round at the Eurospeedway Lausitz on Sunday, September 11, 2005. The reigning world champion has been reinvigorated by the pressures of contract time in the WSB paddock with a second and third at the last round at Assen. In practice for the German round, he completed 23 laps with a best time of 1:40.595 to lead the timesheets from the Assen double winner, Chris Vermeulen. Vermeulen completed 24 laps with a best time of 1:40.937, just ahead of Lorenzo Lanzi, who is riding the factory Xerox Ducati as a replacement for regular rider Regis Laconi, who is injured. Andrew Pitt and Troy Corser are fourth and fifth. Sadly Britain's Chris Walker is not racing, following an first lap accident at the Assen round. Meanwhile 250GP veteran Ralf Waldmann has returned to racing this weekend, and is currently 17th.

Free practice times:

1. Toseland 1:40.595.

2. Vermeulen 1:40.937.

3. Lanzi 1:40.938.

4. Pitt 1:41.076.

5. Corser 1:41.117.

6. Haga 1:41.665.

7. Muggeridge 1:41.667.

8. Martin 1:41.677.

9. Chili 1:41.699.

10. Schulten 1:41.814.

11. Bussei 1:42.251.

12. Bostrom 1:42.347.

13. Neukirchner 1:42.349.

14. Kagayama 1:42.395.

15. Abe 1:42.472.

16. Borciani 1:42.500.

17. Waldmann 1:42.662.

18. Gimbert 1:43.076.

19. Clementi 1:43.374.

20. Birgnola 1:43.618.

21. Cardoso 1:43.697.

22. McCoy 1:43.870.

23. Vizziello 1:44.132.

24. Cruciani 1:44.287.

25. Pedercini 1:44.514.

26. Praia 1:45.750.

27. Mrkyvka 1:46.528.

28. Velini 1:46.918.

29. Nickmans 1:47.255.

Supersport free practive was headed by Sebastien Charpentier, with 1:43.258, from Kevin Curtain on 1:43.341, and Fabian Foret on 1:43.503. Superstock 1000 saw Kenan Sofuoglu lead on 1:44.373, from Van Keymeulen and Martinez. Britain's Richard Cooper is 15th quickest. Supersport 600 is leader by Corti on 1:48.147. British riders Barry Burrell and Patrick McDougall are 13th and 14th. Chris Northover is 32nd.