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Lavilla on Mallory pole

Published: 03 June 2006

Gregorio Lavilla has qualified on pole for the British Superbike round at Mallory Park, with Airwaves Ducati team-mate Leon Haslam taking second spot on the grid.

Lavilla secured the first spot with a lap of 55.375, with Haslam putting in a 55.440 for second. Jonathan Rea heads five Hondas in third with 55.491, followed by Ryuichi Kiyonari, Michael Rutter, Karl Harris and Michael Laverty.

Shane Byrne has qualified in eighth, but team-mate James Haydon has pulled out of the meeting due to injuries from a crash on Friday. Dean Thomas and Glen Richards round out the top ten. To see the full time sheet, click here.

Eugene Laverty will start the British Supersport race from pole position thanks to a first session time of 56.748 which remained unbeaten. Tom Sykes will start from second on the TAS Suzuki (56.817), followed by Northpoint Ekerold team-mates Cal Curtchlow and Leon Camier. Pere Riba starts from fifth. To see the full time sheet, click here.

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Saturday morning:

Jonathan Rea has gone fastest in the third practice session for the Mallory Park round of British Superbikes on Sunday, June 4, 2006.

Rea posted a fastest lap of 55.832 on the Red Bull Honda, with Leon Haslam close behind on the Airwaves Ducati with 55.857. Third quickest was the HM Plant Honda of Ryuichi Kiyonari, with Gregorio Lavilla and Shane Byrne close behind. James Haydon was 24th in the session, riding despite a high speed crash on Friday afternoon. He has soft tissue damage to his left shoulder, forearm and fingers, but has been pronounced fit to ride.

In British Supersport first qualifying, Eugene Laverty put himself on provisional pole with 56.748 making it BSB and BSS for the Red Bull Honda team. Tom Sykes was second fastest on the TAS Suzuki, with Carl Cruthclow and team-mate Leon Camier taking the next two places. Pere Riba was fifth fastest, fresh from a good wildcard round in the World Supersport race at Silverstone on the Bank Holiday weekend.

James Westmoreland is fastest in 125cc qualifying from Alex Lowes and Joel Noon. Virgin Mobile Cup free practice saw Tom Grant quickest from James Webb and BJ Toal.

British Superbike second qualifying:

1 Gregorio LAVILLA 55.375

2 Leon HASLAM 55.440

3 Jonathan REA 55.491

4 Ryuichi KIYONARI 55.635

5 Michael RUTTER 55.680

6 Karl HARRIS 55.789

7 Michael LAVERTY 55.892

8 Shane BYRNE 56.185

9 Dean THOMAS 56.215

10 Glen RICHARDS 56.310

11 Gary MASON 56.541

12 Scott SMART 56.629

13 Jon KIRKHAM 56.718

14 Ben WILSON 56.719

15 James BUCKINGHAM 56.799

16 Craig COXHELL 56.832

17 Tommy HILL 56.874

18 Ollie BRIDEWELL 56.878

19 Chris MARTIN 56.908

20 Billy McCONNELL 57.009

21 Gareth GLYNN 57.229

22 Peter HICKMAN 57.229

23 Kieran CLARKE 57.433

24 Steve PLATER 57.451

25 Danny BEAUMONT 57.743

26 Dean ELLISON 57.875

27 Marty NUTT 58.343

28 Michael HOWARTH 58.848 DNQ: Craig SPROSTON 59.679. Nick MEDD 1:00.373

British Supersport qualifying two:

1 Eugene LAVERTY 56.779

2 Tom SYKES 57.008

3 Cal CRUTCHLOW 57.146

4 Pere RIBA 57.611

5 Joe DICKINSON 57.716

6 Jamie ROBINSON 57.729

7 Dennis HOBBS 57.841

8 Rob FROST 57.962

9 Simon ANDREWS 57.968

10 Leon CAMIER 57.977

11 Paul YOUNG 58.273

12 Ian LOWRY 58.338

13 Kieran MURPHY 58.358

14 Tommy BRIDEWELL 58.368

15 Sam OWENS 58.437

16 Stuart EASTON 58.543

17 Jay VINCENT 58.666

18 Richard WREN 58.674

19 James HILLIER 58.894

20 Martin JESSOPP 59.201

21 Marshall NEILL 59.272

22 Matt LAYT 59.391

23 Gary JOHNSON 59.712

24 Alan O'CONNOR 59.936

25 Pete SPALDING 1:00.005

26 Aaron WALKER 1:00.038

27 Mike GOODFELLOW 1:00.318

28 Christian ELKIN 1:00.383

29 Robert KENNEDY 1:00.398

30 Denver ROBB 1:00.616 31 Ashley MARTIN 1:00.705

32 Rob SKETCHLEY 1:01.005

33 Conor O'BRIEN 1:01.281

34 Jack KENNEDY 1:01.401

35 Ben WYLIE 1:01.536

36 Drew DORLING 1:01.620

37 Shaun BROWN 1:01.934

DNQ: John ROBB 1:04.416

British Superbike qualifying one:

1 Jonathan REA 55.832

2 Leon HASLAM 55.857

3 Ryuichi KIYONARI 56.224

4 Gregorio LAVILLA 56.249

5 Shane BYRNE 56.272

6 Michael RUTTER 56.387

7 Karl HARRIS 56.482

8 Michael LAVERTY 56.593

9 Dean THOMAS 56.648

10 Billy McCONNELL 56.860

11 Tommy HILL 56.986

12 Glen RICHARDS 57.049

13 Craig COXHELL 57.062

14 Gary MASON 57.100

15 Ben WILSON 57.183

16 Scott SMART 57.245

17 James BUCKINGHAM 57.283

18 Jon KIRKHAM 57.323

19 Ollie BRIDEWELL 57.324

20 Steve PLATER 57.587

21 Chris MARTIN 57.596

22 Kieran CLARKE 57.778

23 Peter HICKMAN 57.992

24 James HAYDON 58.135

25 Dean ELLISON 58.719

26 Gareth GLYNN 58.806

27 Danny BEAUMONT 58.992

28 Marty NUTT 59.047

29 Craig SPROSTON 59.790

30 Michael HOWARTH 59.822

31 Nick MEDD 1:00.705

British Supersport Qualifying one:

1 Eugene LAVERTY 56.748

2 Tom SYKES 56.817

3 Cal CRUTCHLOW 57.149

4 Leon CAMIER 57.353

5 Pere RIBA 57.493

6 Dennis HOBBS 57.724

7 Jay VINCENT 57.920

8 Simon ANDREWS 57.925

9 Kieran MURPHY 58.059

10 Joe DICKINSON 58.063

11 Paul YOUNG 58.172

12 Rob FROST 58.174

13 Jamie ROBINSON 58.204

14 Stuart EASTON 58.241

15 Tommy BRIDEWELL 58.273

16 Marshall NEILL 58.425

17 Ian LOWRY 58.584

18 Richard WREN 58.628

19 Martin JESSOPP 58.999

20 James HILLIER 59.275

21 Pete SPALDING 59.312

22 Sam OWENS 59.382

23 Aaron WALKER 59.556

24 Gary JOHNSON 59.888

25 Matt LAYT 59.930

26 Mike GOODFELLOW 1:00.146

27 Robert KENNEDY 1:00.337

28 Denver ROBB 1:00.368

29 Christian ELKIN 1:00.384

30 Alan O'CONNOR 1:00.612

31 Ashley MARTIN 1:00.797

32 Rob SKETCHLEY 1:00.849

33 Jack KENNEDY 1:01.283

34 Shaun BROWN 1:01.433

35 Ben WYLIE 1:01.718

36 Drew DORLING 1:01.844

37 Conor O'BRIEN 1:02.012

38 John ROBB 1:03.656

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