Toseland tops Superpole times

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James Toseland recorded a new best lap at Assen in the Superbike class to claim pole for the World Superbike round on Sunday, with a time of 1:38.603.

It’s Toseland’s first pole position of the year, and only the third of his career, putting the Brit on the grid next to Lorenzo Lanzi, Troy Bayliss, and Max Biaggi, who moved up from 12th in final qualifying to fourth on the grid after Superpole.

Ruben Xaus will start from fifth, ahead of Troy Corser, Max Neukirchner and the recovering Yukio Kagayama who was 16th before Superpole, and eighth after it.

Ninth is Karl Muggeridge from Fonsi Nieto, Roberto Rolfo and Jakub Smrz. The fourth row is Regis Laconi, Josh Brookes, and surprisngly Noriyuki Haga who was lucky to complete his Superpole lap after almost crashing, followed by Michel Fabrizio.

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