Xerox Ducati’s Troy Bayliss made his domination of the opening day at the Lausitzring complete by setting the fastest lap in first qualifying and dipping below his own lap record in the process.
Bayliss was clearly enjoying the cooler track temperatures which suits his Xerox Ducati 999F07 and after running in the top five upped the pace in the dying minutes to set a time of 1m 38.569secs.
Troy Bayliss’ time relegated long time leader Troy Corser from top spot who dropped to second place onboard the Yamaha Italia R1.
Third place went to last year’s race one winner Yukio Kagayama onboard the Alstare Suzuki GSXR1000R.
Fellow Japanese rider and friend Yamaha’s Nori Haga claimed fourth to finish one place ahead of his championship rival Hannspree Ten Kate Honda’s James Toseland in fifth.
Spaniard Ruben Xaus took sixth spot with the ever improving Max Biaggi jumping up from 13th to seventh place after taking 1.5 seconds off this morning’s free practice lap time.
Second qualifying takes place tomorrow morning at 11am (local time) before the top 16 men fight it out in Superpole at 4pm where the final grid will be decided.
Lausitzring World Superbikes qualifying one results:
1 Troy BAYLISS AUS Ducati 999 F07 1'38.569
2 Troy CORSER AUS Yamaha YZF-R1 1'38.780
3 Yukio KAGAYAMA JPN Suzuki GSX-R1000 K7 1'38.980
4 Noriyuki HAGA JPN Yamaha YZF-R1 1'39.011
5 James TOSELAND GBR Honda CBR1000RR 1'39.086
6 Ruben XAUS ESP Ducati 999 F06 1'39.127
7 Max BIAGGI ITA Suzuki GSX-R1000 K7 1'39.433
8 Michel FABRIZIO ITA Honda CBR1000RR 1'39.487
9 Karl MUGGERIDGE AUS Honda CBR1000RR 1'39.525
10 Lorenzo LANZI ITA Ducati 999 F07 1'39.639
11 Fonsi NIETO ESP Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'39.767
12 Max NEUKIRCHNER GER Suzuki GSX-R1000 K6 1'39.828
13 Regis LACONI FRA Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'40.077
14 Roberto ROLFO ITA Honda CBR1000RR 1'40.094
15 Shinichi NAKATOMI JPN Yamaha YZF-R1 1'40.745
16 Martin BAUER AUT Honda CBR1000RR 1'40.934
17 Jakub SMRZ CZE Ducati 999 F05 1'41.369
18 Steve MARTIN AUS Suzuki GSX-R1000 K6 1'41.464
19 Yoann TIBERIO FRA Honda CBR1000RR 1'42.068
20 Luca MORELLI ITA Honda CBR1000RR 1'42.807
21 Jiri DRAZDAK CZE Yamaha YZF-R1 1'42.950
22 Dean ELLISON GBR Ducati 999RS 1'45.138