James Toseland has made a solid start to his Suzuka 8-hour campaign by setting the third fastest time in today’s Free Practice session. Toseland’s lap time was good enough to secure the sixth overall with first qualifying beginning tomorrow.
Toseland riding with BSB’s Ryuichi Kiyonari completed three sessions in varying track conditions ranging from fully dry to fully wet with an intermediate track conditions at the end of the day.
The two biggest things the current WSB series leader had to contend with was the amount of traffic at the circuit and the scorching temperatures and high humidity. The conditions were so hot that in a single nine lap stint Toseland lost 0.5kg.
The fastest time of the day went to the Yoshimura Suzuki pairing of Yukio Kagayama and Kosuke Akiyoshi with Katsuyuki Nakasuga on the Yamaha taking second spot. The Honda number two team of Carlos Checa and Tady Okada took third place.
Pos. No. Cls. Gr. Team Type 1st Rider 2nd Rider 3rd/Sub Rider Time
1 34 JSB B YOSHIMURA SUZUKI with JOMO 34 S-GSX-1000 Y.KAGAYAMA K.AKIYOSHI 2'08.585
2 21 JSB A YAMAHA RACING 21 Y-YZF-R1 N.OSAKI K.NAKASUGA 2'09.607
3 33 JSB B TEAM HRC 33 H-CBR1000RR T.OKADA C.CHECA 2'09.948
4 81 JSB A YAMAHA RACING 81 Y-YZF-R1 J.STAUFFER N.ABE 2'10.122
5 73 JSB A Kyubo. com team HARC-PRO. HCBR1000RR T.YASUDA Y.KONISHI 2'10.318
6 11 JSB B TEAM HRC 11 H-CBR1000RR R.KIYONARI J.TOSELAND 2'10.331
7 54 JSB A MASKED RIDER DEN-O Honda DREAM RT H-CBR1000RR K.TOKUDOME G.KAMADA 2'10.577
8 12 JSB A YOSHIMURA SUZUKI with JOMO 12 S-GSX-R1000 A.WATANABE D.SAKAI 2'10.698
9 2 JSB A Team SAKURAI HONDA 2 H-CBR1000RR C.KAMEYA R.HOLLAND 2'11.122
10 778 SBK A F.C.C.TSR ZIP-FM Racing Team H-CBR1000RR S.ITO Y.TESHIMA 2'11.161
11 19 JSB B MORIWAKI MOTUL RACING H-CBR1000RR T.YAMAGUCHI L.CAMIER 2'11.300
12 44 JSB B Weider DDBOYS H-CBR1000RR T.HAMAGUCHI Y.KODAMA 2'11.725
13 775 JSB B RACINGTEAM HONEYBEE H-CBR1000RR H.NODA T.YAMAMOTO 2'12.067
14 53 JSB B Deotex PANTHERA PLOT S-GSX-R1000 H.OGATA T.NAMEKATA 2'12.108
15 71 JSB B Team SAKURAI HONDA 71 H-CBR1000RR Y.TAKEDA K.TSUDA 2'13.065