Laverty targets third consecutive win after taking pole

Published: 16 May 2010

Eugene Laverty secured his third pole position of the year at Kyalami, but revealed that he is not sure that he wanted it. His two previous poles at Portimao and Valencia both ended in disappointment when he crashed in Portugal and suffered a rear tyre problem in Spain.

Laverty was pushed all the way by Hannspree Ten Kate Honda man Kenan Sofuoglu with championship leader Joan Lascorz riding the Motocard.com Kawasaki down in eighth on the grid.

Laverty said: "I wasn’t sure if I wanted pole or not. I put a good lap time in early on but then didn’t bother with a new tyre for the rest of the session. I haven’t got many problems around this track apart from Kenan.

“He is looking strong and I think its going to be between us right until the end. How the bike handles the bumps depending on the fuel load will be a big thing, but we’ve got a good setting for the whole race I think.

“I don’t know what’s going on with Kawasaki, Lascorz normally comes good on a Saturday afternoon but he’s ended up on the back of the second row. If he can do those sort of times consistently it’s not a bad race pace.”

Brit Chaz Davies progressed well during qualifying to secure sixth on the grid with Gino Rea 12th.

The World Supersport race gets underway at 13.30 local time.


1 50 E. LAVERTY IRL Parkalgar Honda Honda CBR600RR 1'41.363 1'40.812 1'40.812 151,625 40
2 54 K. SOFUOGLU TUR HANNspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR600RR 1'41.613 1'40.896 1'40.896 0.084 0.084 151,499 37
3 51 M. PIRRO ITA HANNspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR600RR 1'41.872 1'41.415 1'41.415 0.603 0.519 150,723 33
4 37 K. FUJIWARA JPN Kawasaki Motocard.com Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'42.569 1'41.415 1'41.415 0.603 0.000 150,723 35
5 14 M. LAGRIVE FRA ParkinGO Triumph BE1 Triumph Daytona 675 1'41.418 1'42.289 1'41.418 0.606 0.003 150,719 24
6 7 C. DAVIES GBR ParkinGO Triumph BE1 Triumph Daytona 675 1'43.046 1'41.675 1'41.675 0.863 0.257 150,338 36
7 55 M. ROCCOLI ITA Intermoto Czech Honda CBR600RR 1'43.192 1'41.700 1'41.700 0.888 0.025 150,301 37
8 26 J. LASCORZ ESP Kawasaki Motocard.com Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'42.384 1'41.856 1'41.856 1.044 0.156 150,071 42
9 25 D. SALOM ESP ParkinGO BE1 Triumph Triumph Daytona 675 1'42.545 1'41.874 1'41.874 1.062 0.018 150,044 38
10 127 R. HARMS DEN Harms Benjan Racing Honda CBR600RR 1'42.791 1'42.060 1'42.060 1.248 0.186 149,771 43
11 38 L. ISAACS RSA BikeFin SafeSky Honda Honda CBR600RR 1'42.743 1'42.335 1'42.335 1.523 0.275 149,368 33
12 4 G. REA GBR Intermoto Czech Honda CBR600RR 1'43.137 1'42.358 1'42.358 1.546 0.023 149,335 29
13 99 F. FORET FRA Team Lorenzini by Leoni Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'43.693 1'42.416 1'42.416 1.604 0.058 149,250 36
14 40 J. DISALVO USA ParkinGO BE1 Triumph Triumph Daytona 675 1'43.480 1'42.839 1'42.839 2.027 0.423 148,636 29
15 117 M. PRAIA POR Parkalgar Honda Honda CBR600RR 1'43.206 1'43.133 1'43.133 2.321 0.294 148,213 38
16 8 B. CHESAUX SUI Harms Benjan Racing Honda CBR600RR 1'45.050 1'43.885 1'43.885 3.073 0.752 147,140 37
17 19 A. BOSCOSCURO ITA Kuja Racing Honda CBR600RR 1'44.146 1'45.234 1'44.146 3.334 0.261 146,771 31
18 5 A. LUNDH SWE Cresto Guide Racing Team Honda CBR600RR 1'45.788 1'44.182 1'44.182 3.370 0.036 146,720 41
19 9 D. DELL'OMO ITA Kuja Racing Honda CBR600RR 1'45.754 1'44.944 1'44.944 4.132 0.762 145,655 36
20 43 J. PESKENS RSA BikeFin SafeSky Honda Honda CBR600RR 1'45.630 1'45.630 4.818 0.686 144,709 15

comments powered by Disqus
  • Laverty and his crew chief Phil Matron