WSB: Corser fastest

Published: 30 September 2005

Troy Corser has dominated the first qualifying session for the imola round of the World Superbike championship, claiming provisional pole with a time of 1:49.161.

The Australian Suzuki rider completed 21 laps, and is almost one second quicker than third placed Lorenzo Lanzi. The only rider to come close to the current pole time was Ten kate Honda rider Chris Vermeulen, who recored 1:49.280 over 20 laps.

Lanzi is riding as a replacement for works Ducati rider Regis Laconi and once again outqualified team-mate James Toseland with 1:50.007. And fourth place on the grid is currently held by the Foggy-Petronas FP1 of Steve Martin.

1. Corser 1:49.161.

2. Vermeulen 1:49.280.

3. Lanzi 1:50.007.

4. Martin 1:50.028.

5. Chili 1:50.029.

6. Kagayama 1:50.126.

7. Pitt 1:50.142.

8. Toseland 1:50.487.

9. Muggeridge 1:50.537.

10. Laconi 1:50.560.

11. Neukirchner 1:50.692.

12. Bussei 1:50.969.

13. Walker 1:51.067.

14. Borciani 1:51.097.

15. Vizziello 1:51.285.

16. Abe 1:51.286.

17. Haga 1:51.387.

18. Gimbert 1:51.529.

19. Sanchini 1:51.718.

20. McCoy 1:51.837.

21. Bostrom 1:51.975.

22. Clementi 1:52.150.

23. Pini 1:52.305.

24. Mazzali 1:52.750.

25. Velini 1:52.833.

26. Gramigni 1:53.262.

27. Pedercini 1:53.290.

28. Lucchiari 1:53.720.

29. Prattichizzo 1:54.157.

30. Silva 1:54.267.

31. Nickmans 1:54.280.

32. Nieto 1:55.129.

33. Mrkyvka 1:55.363.

34. Zannini 1:55.421.

World Supersport is headed by Sebastien Charpentier on 1:51.788, followed by kevin Curtain on 1:53.379 and Gianluca Nannelli on 1:53.704.

World Superstock 1000s is headed by Roccoli on 1:53.635, with Britain's Richard Cooper 14th on 1:55.959. Superstock 600s is headed by Canepa on 1:58.297, with brit Barry Burrell in 22nd on 2:03.005, Patrick McDougall 31st on 2:04.703, and Chris Northover 34th on 2:07.746.