Misano World Superbikes: Bayliss takes control in qualifying practice

Published: 27 June 2008

Troy Bayliss took control of the opening qualifying session at Misano to post a blistering 1m 36.863 second lap to take provisional pole for Sunday’s two World Superbike races.

Fresh from a successful three day test in Mugello last week Bayliss has clearly got his Ducati 1098 F08 dialled into the San Marino track with every intention to stamp his authority back on the series this weekend.

Second place went to Czech rider Jacob Smrtz. Smrtz has shown impressive pace during the year and his performance also highlights just how well the 1200 Ducati is working around the 4.2Km track with Max Biaggi making it three Ducati’s in the top four in fourth place.

Troy Corser was the only man to break the Ducati monopoly at the front of the field to take third with Yamaha team-mate Nori Haga in fifth position.

Championship contender Carlos Checa slumped to 15th place complaining of a lack of grip and chatter problems.

 

Misano World Superbikes first qualifying results:

1 Troy BAYLISS AUS Ducati Xerox Team Ducati 1098 F08 1'36.863
2 Jakub SMRZ CZE Guandalini Racing by Grifo's Ducati 1098 RS 08 1'37.139
3 Troy CORSER AUS Yamaha Motor Italia WSB Yamaha YZF-R1 1'37.224
4 Max BIAGGI ITA Sterilgarda Go Eleven Ducati 1098 RS 08 1'37.477
5 Noriyuki HAGA JPN Yamaha Motor Italia WSB Yamaha YZF-R1 1'37.542
6 Ryuichi LACONI FRA Kawasaki PSG-1 Corse Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'37.574
7 Lorenzo LANZI ITA R.G. Team Ducati 1098 RS 08 1'37.618
8 Ruben XAUS ESP Sterilgarda Go Eleven Ducati 1098 RS 08 1'37.710
9 Max NEUKIRCHNER GER Team Alstare Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'37.751
10 Karl MUGGERIDGE AUS D.F. Racing Honda CBR1000RR 1'37.752
11 Fonsi NIETO ESP Team Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'37.759
12 MakotoTAMADA JPN Kawasaki PSG-1 Corse Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'37.819
13 Ayrton BADOVINI ITA Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'37.871
14 Michel FABRIZIO ITA Ducati Xerox Team Ducati 1098 F08 1'38.076
15 Carlos CHECA ESP Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR1000RR 1'38.189
16 Gregorio LAVILLA ESP Ventaxia VK Honda Honda CBR1000RR 1'38.202
17 Roberto ROLFO ITA Hannspree Honda Althea Honda CBR1000RR 1'38.206
18 Ryuichi KIYONARI JPN Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR1000RR 1'38.392
19 Shuhei AOYAMA JPN Alto Evolution Honda Superbike Honda CBR1000RR 1'38.493
20 Yukio KAGAYAMA JPN Team Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'38.636
21 Shinichi NAKATOMI JPN YZF Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R1 1'38.652
22 Sebastien GIMBERT FRA Yamaha France Ipone GMT 94 Yamaha YZF-R1 1'38.774
23 David CHECA ESP Yamaha France Ipone GMT 94 Yamaha YZF-R1 1'38.843
24 Kenan SOFUOGLU TUR Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Jr. Honda CBR1000RR 1'38.895
25 Vittorio IANNUZZO ITA Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'39.768
26 Norino BRIGNOLA ITA Grillini PBR Team Yamaha YZF-R1 1'40.311
27 Jason PRIDMORE USA Alto Evolution Honda Superbike Honda CBR1000RR 1'40.395