Corser throws down the gauntlet

Published: 26 May 2007

Australian Troy Corser set down the gauntlet for his rivals by twice breaking the lap record at Silverstone on Saturday morning.

The Yamaha rider broke BSB rider Greorio Lavilla’s record time of 1:25.174 by lapping the Northamptonshire circuit in 1:25.140.

British hopeful, James Toseland, then went faster still with just five and a half minutes of the session remaining, posting a 1:24.999 before Corser retaliated for provisional pole with a 1:24.731 with two minutes to go.

Troy Bayliss, who had led for most of the first half of the session, completed his morning in third after recording a 1:25.726

Lorenzo Lanzi, who was second fastest yesterday, put in another good session this morning in fifth place with a 1:25.447.

Italian Max Biaggi, although not up with the top riders, managed to knock a second and a half off his best tie from yesterday with a 1:25.957

The only casualty of the session was Team Sterilgarda’s Ruben Xaus who came off on the back straight between Ireland and Abbey.

Most of the teams opted to use race tyres for this morning’s session in cloudy but dry conditions.

 

Qualifying results:

1 TROY CORSER AUS  Yamaha YZF-R1 1'26.408 1'24.731 1'24.731
2 JAMES TOSELAND  GBR Honda CBR1000RR 1'26.203 1'24.999 1'24.999
3 TROY BAYLISS AUS Ducati 999 F07 1'25.295 1'25.726 1'25.295
4 RUBEN XAUS  Ducati 999 F06 1'26.328 1'25.337 1'25.337
5 LORENZO LANZI  Ducati 999 F07 1'25.952 1'25.447 1'25.447
6 NORIYUKI HAGA JPN Yamaha YZF-R1 1'26.689 1'25.505 1'25.505
7 FONSI NIETO  ESP Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'27.707 1'25.704 1'25.704
8 MICHEL FABRIZIO ITA Honda CBR1000RR 1'26.724 1'25.917 1'25.917
9 REGIS LACONI  FRA Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'26.847 1'25.946 1'25.946
10 MAX BIAGGI  ITA Suzuki GSX-R1000 K7  1'27.464 1'25.957 1'25.957
11 MAX NEUKIRCHNER GER Suzuki GSX-R1000 K6 1'27.356 1'25.982 1'25.982
12 YUKIO KAGAYAMA JPN Suzuki GSX-R1000 K7  1'27.436 1'26.021 1'26.021
13 KARL MUGGERIDGE  AUS Honda CBR1000RR 1'27.280 1'26.119 1'26.119
14 JAKUB SMRZ CZE Ducati 999 F05 1'28.976 1'26.222 1'26.222
1 ROBERTO ROLFO  ITA Honda CBR1000RR 1'27.473 1'26.763 1'26.763
16 JOSH BROOKES  AUS Honda CBR1000RR 1'28.917 1'26.783 1'26.783
17 VITTORIO IANNUZZO ITA Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'31.060 1'26.909 1'26.909
18 SCHINICHI NAKATOMI JPN Yamaha YZF-R1 1'31.902 1'26.970 1'26.970
19 ALESSANDRO POLITA  ITA Suzuki GSX-R1000 K6 1'28.384 1'26.982 1'26.982
20 LUCA MORELLI  ITA Honda CBR1000RR 1'28.764 1'27.983 1'27.983
21 DEAN ELLISON  GBR Ducati 999RS 1'32.582 1'32.582 1'29.070 1'29.070

 

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  • Corser broke the lap record twice this morning at Silverstone