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Bayliss fastest in WSB

Published: 04 February 2006

Troy Bayliss has topped the latest World Superbike test in Valencia, finishing almost a second ahead of second placed man James Toseland.

Bayliss, who replaced Toseland on the factory Ducati, finished the day just 0.234 seconds off the circuit’s best qualifying lap.

Toseland’s team-mate Karl Muggeridge took the third fastest time followed by the second Xerox Ducati of Lorenzo Lanzi. Thinking about your next bike? Inspiration here

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Meanwhile four other WSB riders have been testing separately in Qatar with Noriyuki Haga taking the fastest lap followed Andrew Pitt, Frankie Chili and Michelle Fabrizio.

Valencia times:

Troy Bayliss Ducati Xerox 1:34.9

James Toseland Winston Ten Kate Honda 1:35.8

Karl Muggeridge Winston Ten Kate Honda 1:36.1

Lorenzo Lanzi Ducati Xerox 1:36.8

Norick Abe Yamaha France 1:36.9

Ivan Clementi Team Pedercini 1:37.2

Roberto Rolfo Team Ducati SC Caracchi 1:37.5

Max Neukirchner Team Pedercini 1:37.5

Lucio Pedercini Team Pedercini 1:37.9

Marco Borciani Sterilgarda Berik

Fabien Foret Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra 1:38.7

Qatar times:

Noriyuki Haga Yamaha 2:01.6

Andrew Pitt Yamaha 2:01.7

Frankie Chili Honda 2:01.8

Michelle Fabrizio Honda 2:02.0