World Supersport: Parkes under lap record, Jones riding injured

Published: 10 May 2008

Broc Parkes shrugged off the injuries sustained in a bicycle crash last week to set pole position and a new track record for tomorrow's 16 lap World Supersport race at Monza.

The factory Yamaha man is riding with a cracked bone in his elbow along with tendon damage to his left wrist and shoulder, but showed impressive pace and will be going all out for his second win of the season.

Another man riding injured is Britain's Craig Jones who had a big crash during free practice this morning and broke the fifth metacarpal bone in his left hand. The Parkalgar Honda rider had pain killing injections before the final qualifying session and bravely went out in qualifying where he improved his lap time to secure 12th place and a place on the third row of the grid.

Second place went to Australian Josh Brookes who had been dominant all weekend. The Stiggy Honda rider was unable to improve his lap time from yesterday but has shown good race pace and will start tomorrows race as one of the favourites.

Hannspree Ten Kate Honda rider Jonathan Rea was the top Brit securing fifth place with his team-mate and championship rival Andrew Pitt in seventh.

Chris Walker endured another tough day after struggling to get his bike working on the exit of the corners, which is effecting acceleration. Walker finished up in 20th place and plans to try a dramatic set-up adjustment in the mornings warm-up to try and resolve some of his problems.

Another man that is struggling is championship leader Joan Lascorz who ended qualifying in 16th place. Lascorz crashed twice today and is predicting a tough race tomorrow.

Brits Graeme Gowland and Kev Coughlan ended the day in 27th and 29th place respectively.

Final positions:

1 23 B. PARKES AUS Yamaha World Supersport Yamaha YZF-R6 1'50.817 1'49.868 1'49.868

2 25 J. BROOKES AUS Hannspree Stiggy Motors. HondHaonda CBR600RR 1'50.334 1'50.748 1'50.334

3 99 F. FORET FRA Yamaha World Supersport Yamaha YZF-R6 1'50.774 1'50.420 1'50.420

4 55 M. ROCCOLI ITA Yamaha Lorenzini by Leoni Yamaha YZF-R6 1'51.855 1'50.533 1'50.533

5 65 J. REA GBR Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR600RR 1'51.411 1'50.747 1'50.747

6 105 G. VIZZIELLO ITA Berry Racing Honda CBR600RR 1'51.497 1'50.800 1'50.800

7 88 A. PITT AUS Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR600RR 1'50.969 1'50.823 1'50.823

8 127 R. HARMS DEN Hannspree Stiggy Motors. HondHaonda CBR600RR 1'51.981 1'50.969 1'50.969

9 14 M. LAGRIVE FRA Intermoto Czech Honda CBR600RR 1'52.314 1'50.985 1'50.985

10 8 M. AITCHISON AUS Triumph Italia BE1 Racing Triumph 675 1'52.737 1'51.004 1'51.004

11 69 G. NANNELLI ITA Hannspree Honda Althea Honda CBR600RR 1'51.361 1'51.229 1'51.229

12 18 C. JONES GBR Parkalgar Racing Team Honda CBR600RR 1'51.392 1'51.296 1'51.296

13 21 K. FUJIWARA JPN Kawasaki Gil Motor Sport Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'51.963 1'51.357 1'51.357

14 147 A. RODRIGUEZ ESP Yamaha Spain Yamaha YZF-R6 1'52.174 1'51.532 1'51.532

15 77 B. VENEMAN NED RES Software Hoegee Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R600 1'51.609 1'51.590 1'51.590

16 26 J. LASCORZ ESP Glaner Motocard.com Honda CBR600RR 1'52.421 1'51.700 1'51.700

17 13 C. MIGLIORATI ITA Puccetti Racing Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'52.157 1'51.782 1'51.782

18 31 V. KALLIO FIN Benjan Racing Team Honda CBR600RR 1'52.346 1'52.034 1'52.034

19 17 M. PRAIA POR Parkalgar Racing Team Honda CBR600RR 1'52.728 1'52.058 1'52.058

20 9 C. WALKER GBR Kawasaki Gil Motor Sport Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'52.114 1'52.606 1'52.114

21 83 D. VAN KEYMEULEN BEL RES Software Hoegee Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R600 1'52.982 1'52.520 1'52.520

22 44 D. SALOM ESP Yamaha Spain Yamaha YZF-R6 1'52.760 1'52.643 1'52.643

23 24 G. MCCOY AUS Triumph - SC Triumph 675 1'52.825 1'52.657 1'52.657

24 199 D. DELL'OMO ITA HP Racing Team Honda CBR600RR 1'52.991 1'52.822 1'52.822

25 4 L. ALFONSI ITA PMS Honda CBR600RR 1'52.985 1'53.705 1'52.985

26 37 W.DE ANGELIS RSM Intermoto Czech Honda CBR600RR 1'54.268 1'53.018 1'53.018

27 81 G. GOWLAND GBR Benjan Racing Team Honda CBR600RR 1'53.569 1'53.075 1'53.075

28 32 M. GIANSANTI ITA Berry Racing Honda CBR600RR 1'53.352 1'53.112 1'53.112

29 101 K. COGHLAN GBR Hannspree Honda Althea Honda CBR600RR 1'53.568 1'53.277 1'53.277

30 51 S. BARRAGAN ESP Glaner Motocard.com Honda CBR600RR 1'54.083 1'53.292 1'53.292

31 47 I. CLEMENTI ITA Triumph Italia BE1 Racing Triumph 675 1'53.580 1'53.302 1'53.302

32 38 G. LEBLANC FRA CRS Grand Prix Honda CBR600RR 1'54.346 1'53.642 1'53.642

33 116 S. SANNA ITA Parkalgar Racing Team Honda CBR600RR 1'56.122 1'54.189 1'54.189

34 75 L. NEDOG SLO CRS Grand Prix Honda CBR600RR 1'54.371 1'54.417 1'54.371

35 28 R. SCAMBIA ITA Triumph - SC Triumph 675 1'55.127 1'54.904 1'54.904

36 15 G. TALMACSI HUN Factory Racing Honda CBR600RR 1'55.260 1'55.260

37 72 A. MAGDA HUN Factory Racing Honda CBR600RR 1'56.191 1'55.779 1'55.779