Biaggi steels pole from McWilliams

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Max Biaggi has taken pole position for the German Grand Prix after topping the final qualifying session but Jeremy McWilliams made an outstanding run on his outdated two-stroke Proton KR3 to start in second place on the grid.

Biaggi waited until the end of the session to take the lead with a 1:23.734 but Britain McWilliams made the most of the tight and twisty German track to take the Proton to it’s best starting position this season, finishing with a best time just 0.002 seconds behind Biaggi.

Loris Capirossi took third place on the Ducati Desmosedici with Valentino Rossi finishing off the front row of the grid.

Sete Gibernau starts the second row 0.5 seconds down on Biaggi followed by Troy Bayliss, Carlos Checa and Tohru Ukawa.

Colin Edwards finished the day in 13th with a time of 1:24.794 after the drama yesterday when his bike caught fire at 160mph (see link on the right).

Check back throughout the weekend for full reports on the German GP plus all the action from the World Superbikes at Brands Hatch.

MCN Staff

By MCN Staff