Fabrizio goes fastest in rain soaked warm up

Published: 27 May 2007

Honda’s Michel Fabrizio was surprisingly the fastest rider on track in this morning’s warm up at Silverstone.

The riders struggled with heavy rain throughout the session but fortunately there were not too many casualties.

Fabrizio recorded a best time of 1:39.625 ahead of Australian Troy Corser (1:40.170) and pole man Troy Bayliss on a 1:40.264.

Britain’s James Toseland, who will be looking for a victory at his home round, was in fourth place after recording a best time of 1:41.226.

Second British rider, Dean Ellison, was slowest with a 1:54.550 on his Ducati 999RS.

The riders were a good 13 seconds down on their times from superpole as they attempted to avoid standing water on the track.

Warm up results:

Michel Fabrizio ITA Honda 1:39.625 
Troy Corser AUS Yamaha 1:40.170
Troy Bayliss AUS Ducati 1:40.264
James Toseland GBR Honda 1:41.226
Noriyuki Haga JPN Ducati 1:41.317
Roberto Rolfo ITA Honda  1:41.492
Karl Muggeridge AUS Honda 1:41.567
Regis Laconi FRA Kawasaki 1:41.701
Ruben Xaus ESP Ducati  1:41.759
Josh Brookes AUS Honda 1:41.771
Fonsi Nieto ESP Kawasaki  1:42.520
Max Biaggi ITA Suzuki  1:42.700
Luca Morelli ITA Ducati 1:43.578
Lorenzo Lanzi ITA Ducati 1:44.091
Max Neukirchner GER Suzuki 1:44.951
Jakub Smrz CZE Ducati 1:45.148
Alessandro Polita ITA Suzuki 1:45.202
Vittorio Iannuzzo ITA Kawasaki 1:49.139
YUKIO KAGAYAMA JPN Suzuki 1:50.383
Dean Ellision GBR Ducati 1:54.550