Assen World Superbikes Video: Bayliss takes pole and predicts two tough races

Published: 26 April 2008

Troy Bayliss secured pole position ahead of Yamaha’s Noriyuki Haga for tomorrow’s two WSB races at Assen. The current championship leader has been in impressive form all weekend but has predicted a tough race around the flowing Dutch circuit.

With two days of practice and qualifying complete Bayliss’ main rivals look to be Haga, Ruben Xaus, Troy Corser, Carlos Checa and Max Neukirchner.

Final Positions:

1 21 T. BAYLISS AUS Ducati Xerox Team Ducati 1098 F08 1'39.677 1'39.810 35 1'38.428 1'38.428

2 41 N. HAGA JPN Yamaha Motor Italia WSB Yamaha YZF-R1 1'40.009 1'40.606 33 1'38.546 1'38.546

3 111 R. XAUS ESP Sterilgarda Go Eleven Ducati 1098 RS 08 1'40.837 1'39.596 48 1'38.587 1'38.587

4 11 T. CORSER AUS Yamaha Motor Italia WSB Yamaha YZF-R1 1'40.778 1'40.042 35 1'38.761 1'38.761

5 76 M.NEUKIRCHNER GER Team Alstare Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'40.409 1'39.974 37 1'38.840 1'38.840

6 7 C. CHECA ESP Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR1000RR 1'40.745 1'40.096 41 1'38.864 1'38.864

7 34 Y. KAGAYAMA JPN Team Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'40.036 1'40.075 40 1'39.029 1'39.029

8 96 J. SMRZ CZE Guandalini Racing by Grifo's Ducati 1098 RS 08 1'40.064 1'39.558 37 1'39.058 1'39.058

9 10 F. NIETO ESP Team Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'40.195 1'40.082 41 1'39.189 1'39.189

10 100 M.TAMADA JPN Kawasaki PSG-1 Corse Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'40.278 1'40.422 33 1'39.307 1'39.307

11 55 R. LACONI FRA Kawasaki PSG-1 Corse Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'40.997 1'40.588 30 1'39.613 1'39.613

12 84 M.FABRIZIO ITA Ducati Xerox Team Ducati 1098 F08 1'40.375 1'39.832 35 1'39.859 1'39.859

13 23 R. KIYONARI JPN Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR1000RR 1'40.496 1'40.309 46 1'40.000 1'40.000

14 94 D. CHECA ESP Yamaha France Ipone GMT 94 Yamaha YZF-R1 1'40.746 1'40.314 39 1'40.189 1'40.189

15 36 G.LAVILLA ESP Ventaxia VK Honda Honda CBR1000RR 1'40.919 1'40.331 43 1'40.377 1'40.377

16 57 L. LANZI ITA R.G. Team Ducati 1098 RS 08 1'40.520 1'44.595 22 1'40.786 1'40.786

17 38 S. NAKATOMI JPN YZF Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R1 1'40.817 1'40.657 38 1'40.657

18 3 M.BIAGGI ITA Sterilgarda Go Eleven Ducati 1098 RS 08 1'40.673 1'40.993 42 1'40.673

19 31 K. MUGGERIDGE AUS D.F. Racing Honda CBR1000RR 1'40.695 1'40.777 32 1'40.695

20 86 A. BADOVINI ITA Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'40.839 1'40.714 30 1'40.714

21 54 K. SOFUOGLU TUR Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Jr. Honda CBR1000RR 1'41.561 1'40.741 47 1'40.741

22 44 R. ROLFO ITA Hannspree Honda Althea Honda CBR1000RR 1'41.279 1'40.869 39 1'40.869

23 194 S. GIMBERT FRA Yamaha France Ipone GMT 94 Yamaha YZF-R1 1'41.156 1'40.906 39 1'40.906

24 83 R. HOLLAND AUS D.F. Racing - Bertocchi Honda CBR1000RR 1'43.184 1'41.633 39 1'41.633

25 28 A. VOS NED Fabricom - MCT Racing Ducati 1098 RS 08 1'41.662 1'44.024 24 1'41.662

26 88 S. AOYAMA JPN Alto Evolution Honda Superbike Honda CBR1000RR 1'42.289 1'42.203 41 1'42.203

27 22 L. MORELLI ITA Alto Evolution Honda Superbike Honda CBR1000RR 1'43.030 1'43.090 39 1'43.030

28 13 V. IANNUZZO ITA Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'43.312 1'45.196 17 1'43.312

29 77 L. NAPOLEONE FRA Grillini PBR Team Yamaha YZF-R1 1'43.439 1'43.414