Assen World Superbikes: Rea and Jones line up on front row

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Brits Jonathan Rea and Craig Jones have qualified on the front row in second and third place respectively for tomorrow’s 21 lap World Supersport race at Assen. In one of the best qualifying sessions of the year Rea and Jones both held the top spot at different times but lost out on top honours to Yamaha’s Broc Parkes.

Rea and Jones have also shown strong race pace and look set to be in the thick of the action alongside both Yamaha men Broc Parkes and Fabien Foret along with current championship leader Joan Lascorz, who ended the session in fifth spot and will start the race from the second row.

Chris Walker was able to slash his lap time by a massive 1.2 seconds to finish 1.6s off Parkes’ pole time, but due to the level of competition in the class only jumped up to 20th spot so will be looking for another trademark ‘Stalker’ start in tomorrows race.

Graeme Gowland and wildcard rider Kev Coughlan ended the second session in 27th and 32nd place.

Final positions:

1 23 B. PARKES AUS Yamaha World Supersport Yamaha YZF-R6 1'41.416 1'40.895 1'40.895

2 65 J. REA GBR Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR600RR 1'41.857 1'40.944 1'40.944

3 18 C. JONES GBR Parkalgar Racing Team Honda CBR600RR 1'41.961 1'41.077 1'41.077

4 99 F. FORET FRA Yamaha World Supersport Yamaha YZF-R6 1'42.258 1'41.188 1'41.188

5 26 J. LASCORZ ESP Glaner Motocard.com Honda CBR600RR 1'42.179 1'41.330 1'41.330

6 47 I. CLEMENTI ITA Triumph Italia BE1 Racing Triumph 675 1'42.429 1'41.388 1'41.388

7 25 J. BROOKES AUS Hannspree Stiggy Motors. HondHaonda CBR600RR 1'42.593 1'41.446 1'41.446

8 77 B. VENEMAN NED RES Software Hoegee Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R600 1'42.224 1'41.518 1'41.518

9 88 A. PITT AUS Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR600RR 1'42.483 1'41.708 1'41.708

10 55 M. ROCCOLI ITA Yamaha Lorenzini by Leoni Yamaha YZF-R6 1'42.033 1'41.742 1'41.742

11 69 G. NANNELLI ITA Hannspree Honda Althea Honda CBR600RR 1'41.768 1'41.894 1'41.768

12 147 A. RODRIGUEZ ESP Yamaha Spain Yamaha YZF-R6 1'41.992 1'42.105 1'41.992

13 44 D. SALOM ESP Yamaha Spain Yamaha YZF-R6 1'43.161 1'42.097 1'42.097

14 105 G. VIZZIELLO ITA Berry Racing Honda CBR600RR 1'42.652 1'42.110 1'42.110

15 24 G. MCCOY AUS Triumph - SC Triumph 675 1'43.476 1'42.120 1'42.120

16 14 M. LAGRIVE FRA Intermoto Czech Honda CBR600RR 1'43.158 1'42.143 1'42.143

17 127 R. HARMS DEN Hannspree Stiggy Motors. HondHaonda CBR600RR 1'42.260 1'42.237 1'42.237

18 21 K. FUJIWARA JPN Kawasaki Gil Motor Sport Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'43.347 1'42.312 1'42.312

19 57 I. DIONISI ITA Triumph - SC Triumph 675 1'43.195 1'42.372 1'42.372

20 9 C. WALKER GBR Kawasaki Gil Motor Sport Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'43.760 1'42.575 1'42.575

21 31 V. KALLIO FIN Benjan Racing Team Honda CBR600RR 1'43.426 1'42.603 1'42.603

22 8 M. AITCHISON AUS Triumph Italia BE1 Racing Triumph 675 1'42.937 1'42.693 1'42.693

23 83 D. VAN KEYMEULEN BEL RES Software Hoegee Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R600 1'43.128 1'42.706 1'42.706

24 17 M. PRAIA POR Parkalgar Racing Team Honda CBR600RR 1'43.124 1'43.231 1'43.124

25 38 G. LEBLANC FRA CRS Grand Prix Honda CBR600RR 1'44.175 1'43.217 1'43.217

26 199 D. DELL'OMO ITA HP Racing Team Honda CBR600RR 1'45.399 1'43.392 1'43.392

27 81 G. GOWLAND GBR Benjan Racing Team Honda CBR600RR 1'43.859 1'43.648 1'43.648

28 32 M. GIANSANTI ITA Berry Racing Honda CBR600RR 1'44.549 1'43.746 1'43.746

29 4 L. ALFONSI ITA PMS Honda CBR600RR 1'45.055 1'43.774 1'43.774

30 37 W.DE ANGELIS RSM Intermoto Czech Honda CBR600RR 1'45.402 1'43.989 1'43.989

31 71 J. UITTERDIJK NED Woudstra's Wegrace Promotie Yamaha YZF-R6 1'45.222 1'44.086 1'44.086

32 101 K. COGHLAN GBR Hannspree Honda Althea Honda CBR600RR 1'44.772 1'44.139 1'44.139

33 75 L. NEDOG SLO CRS Grand Prix Honda CBR600RR 1'45.261 1'44.553 1'44.553

34 51 S. BARRAGAN ESP Glaner Motocard.com Honda CBR600RR 1'45.346 1'44.830 1'44.830

35 63 R. VAN STEENBERGEN NED Stichting Racen Tegen Kanker Honda CBR600RR 1'45.082 1'44.989 1'44.989

36 121 A. VINCENT FRA Gil Motor Sport - Solution F Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'52.608 1'45.087 1'45.087

 

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Michael Guy

By Michael Guy

Sports Editor, former 250-racer and adventure rider