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Kagayama on WSB pole

Published: 27 May 2005

World Supersport Saturday practice:

1. Charpentier 1:29.924. 2. Parkes 1:30.524. 3. Jones 1:30.683. 4. Fujiwara 1:30.806. 5. Curtain 1:30.879. 6. Corradi 1:30.883. 7. Nannelli 1:31.054. 8. Stigefelt 1:31.280. 9. Chambon 1:31.292. 10. Le Grelle 1:31.462. 11. Veneman 1:31.517. 12. Crutchlow 1:31.618. 13. Fores 1:31.621. 14. Antonello 1:31.698. 15. Jansen 1:31.736. 16. Fabrizio 1:31.741. 17. Tunstall 1:31.884. 18. Berta 1:31.990. 19. Foret 1:31.014. 20. Lauslehto 1:32.014. 21. Da Costa 1:32.434. 22. Harms 1:32.485. 23. Cogan 1:32.712. 24. Szkopek 1:32.729. 25. Miksovsky 1:32.749. 26. Enjolras 1:32.770. 27. Haarala 1:32.981. 28. Penna 1:33.213. 29. Baiocco 1:35.796.

Superbike qualifying two:

1. Vermeulen 1:27.508 2. Corser 1:27.539. 3. Laconi 1:27.578. 4. Toseland 1:27.627. 5. Neukirchner 1:27.641. 6. Kagayama 1:27.649. 7. Cardoso 1:27.854. 8. Walker 1:27.936. 9. Roccoli 1:28.020. 10. Muggeridge 1:28.189. 11. Pitt 1:28.135. 12. Chili 1:28.145. 13. Haga 1:28.240. 14. Bostrom 1:28.366. 15. Abe 1:28.388. 16. McCoy 1:28.449. 17. Bussei 1:28.503. 18. Clementi 1:28.263. 19. Gimbert 1:28.731. 20. Alfonsi 1:28.965. 21. Nieto 1:28.983. 22. Lanzi 1:28.997. 23. Sanchini 1:29.287. 24. Martin 1:29.696. 25. Velini 1:29.760. 26. Nickmans 1:30.204. 27. Praia 1:30.315.

Yukio Kagayama has qualified on pole for the World Superbike races at Silverstone on Sunday, May 29, 2005, with a stunning lap to topple longtime polesitter Noriyuki Haga.

Haga was one of the first riders out for the superpole session, and his 1:26.985 eluded riders including Toseland, Walker, Corser and Vermeulen. Only fellow Japense rider, and former British Superbike rider, Kagayama, was able to challenge. Kagayama dedicated the pole to his English fans.

Yukio Kagayama 1:26.679

Noriyuki Haga 1:26.985

Regis Laconi 1:27.086

Troy Corser 1:27.177

Chris Vermeulen 1:27.261

Jose Luis Cardoso 1:27.399.

James Toseland 1:27.584

Chris Walker 1:27.805

Andrew Pitt 1:27.861

Max Neukirchner 1:27.888

Karl Muggeridge 1:28.014

Garry McCoy 1:28.085

Pierfrancesco Chili 1:28.129

Norrick Abe 1:28.133.

Ben Bostrom 1:28.897

Masimo Roccoli 1:28.908

British wildcard Craig Jones has qualified in third position for the World Supersport race at Silverstone, on Sunday, May 29, 2005. The Northpoint Honda racer posted a time of 1:29.580, putting him on the front row of the grid, behind pole-sitter Sebastien Charpentier and Kevin Curtain.

It was a dramatic qualifying session with both Curtain and Ducati rider Alessio Corradi crashing out as they attempted to improve their times.

Jones' team-mate Cal Crutchlow qualified in 11th position, with fellow Brit Tom Tunstall in 20th position.

Saturday Morning sessions

Australians Chris Vermeulen and Troy Corser have qualified iin the top two grid positions for the World Superbike races at Silverstone tomorrow, Sunday, May 29, 2005.

Vermeulen was able to take pole on his Ten Kate Honda with a time of 1:27.508, completing 45 laps in the process. Tory Corser missed out on the top spot by just 0.031 of a second on his Alstare Suzuki, despite completing 8 laps more than his young Australian rival.

Third and fourth are the factory Ducatis of Regis Laconi and James Toseland, with the Frenchman just qualifying in front of the reigning wortld champion. Max Neukirchner has qualified in a good fifth, with fan favourite Yukio Kagayama sixth. Chris Walker has qualified eighth quickest.

In Supersport free practice things are still looking good for British wildcards Craig Jones and Cal Crutchlow. Jones posted a time of 1:30.683 to put himself third in the session, while Crutchlow was 12th fastest on 1:31.618.

And in 1000cc Superstock Brit Richard Cooper is 16th, with Victor Cox 23rd. In the stock 600s, Patrick McDougall is the highest-placed Brit in 13th, with Barry Burrell 23rd.

Supersport final qualifying:

1. Charpentier 1:28.750.

2. Curtain 1:28.792.

3. Jones 1:29.580.

4. Nannelli 1:29.823.

5. Foret 1:29.874.

6. Fujiwara 1:29.911.

7. Parkes 1:29.920.

8. Fabrizio 1:30.072.

9. Chambon 1:30.234.

10. Veneman 1:30.276.

11. Crutchlow 1:30.318.

12. Lauslehto 1:30.411.

13. Stigefelt 1:30.453.

14. Le Grelle 1:30.669.

15. Corradi 1:30.734.

16. Fores 1:30.735.

17. Jansen 1:30.752.

18. Cogan 1:30.786.

19. Antonello 1:31.078.

20. Tunstall 1:31.100.

21. Enjolras 1:31.187.

22. Haarala 1:31.295.

23. Harms 1:31.326.

24. Da Costa 1:31.434.

25. Miksovsky 1:31.852.

26. Penna 1:31.922.

27. Szkopek 1:31.997.

28. Berta 1:32.006.

29. Baiocco 1:33.979

Superpole and grid positions:

Yukio Kagayama 1:26.679 Noriyuki Haga 1:26.985 Regis Laconi 1:27.086 Troy Corser 1:27.177 Chris Vermeulen 1:27.261 Jose Luis Cardoso 1:27.399. James Toseland 1:27.584 Chris Walker 1:27.805 Andrew Pitt 1:27.861 Max Neukirchner 1:27.888 Karl Muggeridge 1:28.014 Garry McCoy 1:28.085 Pierfrancesco Chili 1:28.129 Norrick Abe 1:28.133. Ben Bostrom 1:28.897 Masimo Roccoli 1:28.908

17. Giovanni Bussei 1:28.503.

18. Ivan Clementi 1:28.623.

19. Sebastien Gimbert 1:28.731.

20. Lorenzo Alfonsi 1:28.965.

21. Fonsi Nieto 1:28.983.

22. Lorenzo lanzi 1:28.997.

23. Mauro Sanchini 1:29.287.

24. Steve Martin 1:29.696.

25. Alessio Velini 1:29.;760.

26. Michel Nickmans 1:30.204.

27. Miguel Praia 1:30.315.