Laconi takes commanding pole for Valencia

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Factory Ducati rider Regis Laconi has taken pole for the opening WSB round at Valencia with a Superpole lap over one second quicker than his nearest rival.

Laconi put himself on pole with a 1:35.935 lap, over a second quicker than the 1:36.973 of team-mate James Toseland.

The surprises continued with WSB newcomer Chris Vermuelen taking the third spot on the grid with the Ten Kate FireBlade, posting a time of 1:36.977, with fellow rookie Leon Haslam rounding out the front row of the grid.

1) Laconi 1:35.935. 2) Toseland 1:36.973. 3) Vermuelen 1:36.977. 4) Haslam 1:36.980. 5) Martin 1:37.050. 6) Haga 1:37.050. 7) McCoy 1:37.278. 8) Borciani 1:37.295. 9) Fuertes 1:37.428. 10) Walker 1:37.480. 11) Pedercini 1:37.601. 12) Corser 1:37.667. 13) Chili 1:37.825. 14) Nannelli 1:38.272. 15) Sanchini 1:38781. 16) Bontempi 1:39.496. 17) Clementi 1:38.522. 18) Nowland 1:39.380. 19) Saiger 1:39.307. 20) Velini 1:39.491. 21) Mrkyvka 1:41.302. 22) Praia 1:42.074

Supersport:

1) Muggeridge 1:37.765. 2) Parkes 1:37.910. 3) Foret 1:38.314. 4) Charpentier 1:38.383. 5) Curtain 1:38.427. 6) VD Goorbergh 1:38.522. 7) Fujiwara 1:38.676. 8) Kellner 1:38.752 9) Daemen 1:39.007. 10) Kirmeir 1:39.044. 11) Chambon. 1:39.223 12) Cruciani. 1:39.282 13) Neukirchner. 1:39.270 14) Baiocco. 1:39.380 15) Corradi. 1:39.538 16) Lanzi 1:39.694. 17) Iannuzzo 1:39.802. 18) Bussei 1:39.968. 19) Andersen 1:40.039. 20) Jones 1:40.140. 21) Sacchetti 1:40.169. 22) Tortoroglio 1:40.216. 23) Carrasco 1:40.484. 24) Fores 1:40.688. 25) Tode 1:41.092. 26) La Grelle 1:41.330. 27) Lagrive 1:41.565

And in the Superstock class, John Laverty qualified in 17th place, with David Gatenby 33rd.

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