Nurburgring World Supersport: Britain's Craig Jones in provisional second

Published: 13 June 2008

Britain's Craig Jones has qualified on the provisional front row after a strong first qualifying session saw him end the day in second spot behind the factory Yamaha R6 of Broc Parkes.

Jones is still suffering from the broken fifth metacarpal in his left hand sustained in final qualifying at Monza four weeks ago, but despite being in discomfort has been fast throughout both sessions.

BE1 Triumph rider Mark Aitchison is another rider that has quickly got to grips with the tight and technical German circuit and put his 675cc triple in third spot.

Ten Kate Honda riders Andrew Pitt and Jonathan Rea were split by just over 1/10th of a second to take fourth and fifth place respectively.

Title contender Fabien Foret claimed sixth with current championship leader Joan Lascorz yet to show his previous race winning pace and is down in 11th place.

Chris Walker qualified ten places ahead of his Japanese team-mate Katsuaki Fujiwara but still ended up on the provisional fourth row in 15th place.

Graeme Gowland continued to adapt to his new bike and team to move up into 27th spot, with Tommy Hill experiencing more small technical problems and finishing in 29th pace.

 

Yamaha rider Broc Parkes once again topped the timesheets.

Britain’s Craig Jones

 

Nurburgring World Supersport qualifying one results:

 

1 B. PARKES AUS Yamaha World Supersport Yamaha YZF-R6 2'00.743

2 C. JONES GBR Parkalgar Racing Team Honda CBR600RR 2'01.529

3 M. AITCHISON AUS Triumph Italia BE1 Racing Triumph 675 2'01.659

4 A. PITT AUS Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR600RR 2'01.797

5 J. REA GBR Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR600RR 2'01.909

6 F. FORET FRA Yamaha World Supersport Yamaha YZF-R6 2'01.951

7 M. LAGRIVE FRA Intermoto Czech Honda CBR600RR 2'02.154

8 B. VENEMAN NED RES Software Hoegee Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R600 2'02.157

9 J. DE GEA ESP Yamaha Spain Yamaha YZF-R6 2'02.363

10 D. VAN KEYMEULEN BEL RES Software Hoegee Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R600 2'02.386

11 J. LASCORZ ESP Glaner Motocard.com Honda CBR600RR 2'02.666

12 J. BROOKES AUS Hannspree Stiggy Motors. Honda Honda CBR600RR 2'02.770

13 A. TODE GER G-LAB Racing Sport Evolution Triumph 675 2'02.960

14 M. ROCCOLI ITA Yamaha Lorenzini by Leoni Yamaha YZF-R6 2'03.218

15 C. WALKER GBR Kawasaki Gil Motor Sport Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'03.487

16 G. VIZZIELLO ITA Berry Racing Honda CBR600RR 2'03.537

17 G. NANNELLI ITA Hannspree Honda Althea Honda CBR600RR 2'03.594

18 V. KALLIO FIN Benjan Racing Team Honda CBR600RR 2'03.810

19 G. LEBLANC FRA CRS Grand Prix Honda CBR600RR 2'03.881

20 J. CROWE AUS Yamaha Spain Yamaha YZF-R6 2'03.951

21 R. HARMS DEN Hannspree Stiggy Motors. Honda Honda CBR600RR 2'03.996

22 I. CLEMENTI ITA Triumph Italia BE1 Racing Triumph 675 2'04.072

23 J. GÜNTHER GER Wilbers Racing Triumph 675 2'04.132

24 W.DE ANGELIS RSM Intermoto Czech Honda CBR600RR 2'04.297

25 K. FUJIWARA JPN Kawasaki Gil Motor Sport Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'04.381

26 M. PRAIA POR Parkalgar Racing Team Honda CBR600RR 2'04.574

27 G. GOWLAND GBR Berry Racing Honda CBR600RR 2'04.753

28 D. DELL'OMO ITA HP Racing Team Honda CBR600RR 2'04.847

29 T. HILL GBR Hannspree Honda Althea Honda CBR600RR 2'04.980

30 L. ALFONSI ITA PMS Honda CBR600RR 2'05.950

31 S. BARRAGAN ESP Glaner Motocard.com Honda CBR600RR 2'06.036

32 B. NEMETH HUN Factory Racing Honda CBR600RR 2'06.138

33 A. MAGDA HUN Factory Racing Honda CBR600RR 2'06.431