Qatar World Supersport: Joan Lascorz fastest, Brits on pace

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Spaniard Joan Lascorz was the surprise package of the second free practice session by securing top spot onboard his Glaner Honda in Qatar this morning.

The 22-year-old showed his potential in 2007 with one podium to his credit and looks set to be yet another rider capable of podiums and even race wins in 2008.

Yesterday’s provisional pole man Fabien Foret ended the session in second place with Frenchman Mathieu Lagrive in third and fellow Honda man Gianluca Nannelli in fourth.

Top Brit was Craig Jones in fifth, who appears to have overcome the technical problems he experienced yesterday with Jonathan Rea in seventh.

Triumph rider Garry McCoy had a positive session to finish ninth whilst World Supersport rookies Graeme Gowland finished up in 13th with Chris Walker in 14th place.

World Supersport free practice two results:

1 J. LASCORZ ESP Glaner Honda 2'02.343
2 F. FORET FRA Yamaha World Supersport 2'02.812
3 M. LAGRIVE FRA Intermoto Czech Honda 2'03.387
4 G. NANNELLI ITA Hannspree Honda Althea 2'03.490
5 C. JONES GBR Parkalgar Racing Team Honda 2'03.597
6 D. SALOM ESP Yamaha Spain 2'03.624
7 J. REA GBR Hannspree Ten Kate Honda 2'03.692
8 A. PITT AUS Hannspree Ten Kate Honda 2'03.787
9 G. MCCOY AUS Triumph - SC Triumph 675 2'04.005
10 B. VENEMAN NED Ressoftware Hoegee Suzuki 2'04.097
11 B. PARKES AUS Yamaha World Supersport 2'04.114
12 M. ROCCOLI ITA Yamaha Lorenzini by Leoni 2'04.122
13 G. GOWLAND GBR Benjan Racing Team Honda 2'04.189
14 J. BROOKES AUS Hannspree Stiggy Motors. Honda 2'04.508
15 C. WALKER GBR Kawasaki Gil Motor Sport 2'04.509
16 M. AITCHISON AUS Triumph Italia BE1 Racing 2'04.608
17 K. FUJIWARA JPN Kawasaki Gil Motor Sport 2'04.664
18 G. LEBLANC FRA CRS Grand Prix Honda 2'04.671
19 I. DIONISI ITA Triumph - SC Triumph 675 2'04.743
20 I. CLEMENTI ITA Triumph Italia BE1 Racing 2'04.845
21 V. KALLIO FIN Benjan Racing Team Honda 2'04.864
22 G. VIZZIELLO ITA Berry Racing Honda 2'04.898
23 M. PRAIA POR Parkalgar Racing Team Honda 2'05.125
24 R. HARMS DEN Hannspree Stiggy Motors. Honda 2'05.188
25 A. ANTONELLI ITA Hannspree Honda Althea 2'05.242
26 M. GIANSANTI ITA Berry Racing Honda 2'05.261
27 L. ALFONSI ITA PMS Kawasaki 2'05.545
28 W.DE ANGELIS RSM Intermoto Czech Honda 2'05.596
29 A. VINCENT FRA Gil Motor Sport - Solution F Kawasaki 2'05.650
30 S. BARRAGAN ESP Glaner Honda  2'05.766
31 D. VAN KEYMEULEN BEL Ressoftware Hoegee Suzuki 2'05.812
32 G. TALMACSI HUN Factory Racing Honda  2'07.491
33 L. NEDOG SLO CRS Grand Prix Honda  2'07.582
34 D. DELL'OMO ITA HP Racing Team Honda  2'08.503
35 72 A. MAGDA HUN Factory Racing Honda 2'08.509
36 888 J. PEDRO SUBIRATS ESP Yamaha Spain 2'09.756

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Michael Guy

By Michael Guy

Sports Editor, former 250-racer and adventure rider