WSB Miller: Haga leads the way in morning warm-up

Published: 31 May 2010

Xerox Ducati rider Noriyuki Haga clocked the fastest time in this mornings warm-up session at Miller. The Japanese rider will start the two races from sixth position on the grid, his best qualifying performance of 2010 and his pace in warm-up bodes well for the rider who has had a tough season to date.

In form Spaniard Carlos Checa secured second position ahead of championship leader Leon Haslam in third.

Shane Byrne continued to show his speed around the American track with Luca Scassa in fifth and Michel Fabrizio in sixth making it five Ducati’s in the top six. One possible reason for this is the unexpected cooler track temperatures which appear to favour the 1200cc twins.

Front row qualifiers Cal Crutchlow and Max Biaggi finished the 20 minute session in ninth and tenth.

Jonathan Rea remained unfazed by his injuries following his horrific Superpole crash and blamed front end chatter for his relative lack of pace finishing down in 14th position.

1 41 N. HAGA JPN Ducati Xerox Team Ducati 1098R 1'48.431 8 162,917 299,2
2 7 C. CHECA ESP Althea Racing Ducati 1098R 1'48.450 0.019 0.019 10 162,888 299,2
3 91 L. HASLAM GBR Team Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'48.515 0.084 0.065 8 162,790 305,8
4 67 S. BYRNE GBR Althea Racing Ducati 1098R 1'48.822 0.391 0.307 10 162,331 296,8
5 99 L. SCASSA ITA Supersonic Racing Team Ducati 1098R 1'48.920 0.489 0.098 9 162,185 296,8
6 84 M. FABRIZIO ITA Ducati Xerox Team Ducati 1098R 1'48.986 0.555 0.066 10 162,087 301,6
7 50 S. GUINTOLI FRA Team Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'48.993 0.562 0.007 10 162,076 301,6
8 2 L. CAMIER GBR Aprilia Alitalia Racing Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'49.181 0.750 0.188 10 161,797 306,7
9 35 C. CRUTCHLOW GBR Yamaha Sterilgarda Team Yamaha YZF R1 1'49.273 0.842 0.092 9 161,661 306,7
10 3 M. BIAGGI ITA Aprilia Alitalia Racing Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'49.382 0.951 0.109 10 161,500 309,3
11 11 T. CORSER AUS BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR 1'49.437 1.006 0.055 8 161,419 300,8
12 52 J. TOSELAND GBR Yamaha Sterilgarda Team Yamaha YZF R1 1'49.463 1.032 0.026 10 161,381 305,0
13 96 J. SMRZ CZE Team PATA B&G Racing Ducati 1098R 1'49.482 1.051 0.019 7 161,353 301,6
14 65 J. REA GBR HANNspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR1000RR 1'49.520 1.089 0.038 10 161,297 304,2
15 111 R. XAUS ESP BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR 1'49.651 1.220 0.131 10 161,104 296,0
16 66 T. SYKES GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'49.970 1.539 0.319 10 160,637 298,4
17 76 M. NEUKIRCHNER GER HANNspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR1000RR 1'50.411 1.980 0.441 9 159,995 296,0
18 77 C. VERMEULEN AUS Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'50.421 1.990 0.010 10 159,980 297,6
19 95 R. HAYDEN USA Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'50.544 2.113 0.123 9 159,802 296,8
20 23 B. PARKES AUS ECHO CRS Honda Honda CBR1000RR 1'50.948 2.517 0.404 8 159,221 290,5
21 15 M. BAIOCCO ITA Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'53.074 4.643 2.126 9 156,227 296,8