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Phillip Island World Superbikes: Troy Corser leads the way in Australia

Published: 29 February 2008

Troy Corser secured provisional pole position for Sundays Phillip Island World Superbike race onboard his Yamaha Italia R1.

Corser continued his impressive form and qualifying pace at the Phillip Island circuit and leads compatriot Troy Bayliss onboard his Xerox Ducati by just 0.038 seconds.

Troy Bayliss set his best lap on his final circulation after completing the most laps of any rider in the hour-long session with 31 laps to his credit.

Bayliss was pushed all the way by his young Italian team-mate Michel Fabrizio, who secured third position after making minimal changes between this morning’s free practice and first qualifying.

German Max Neukirchner was once again well on the pace onboard his Alstare Suzuki making it two twins and two four cylinders on the provisional front row.

Phillip Island World Superbikes qualifying one results:

1 Troy CORSER AUS Yamaha Motor Italia WSB 1'32.336
2 Troy BAYLISS AUS Ducati Xerox Team 1'32.374
3 Michel FABRIZIO ITA Ducati Xerox Team 1'32.570
4 Max NEUKIRCHNER GER Team Alstare Suzuki 1'32.808
5 Jakub SMRZ CZE Guandalini Racing by Grifo's Ducati 1'32.827
6 Max BIAGGI ITA Sterilgarda Go Eleven Ducati 1'32.827
7 Ruben XAUS ESP Sterilgarda Go Eleven Ducati 1'32.827
8 Regis LACONI FRA Kawasaki PSG-1 Corse 1'33.188
9 Fonsi NIETO ESP Team Suzuki Alstare 1'33.269
10 Carlos CHECA ESP Hannspree Ten Kate Honda 1'33.283
11 Russel HOLLAND AUS D.F. Racing Honda  1'33.340
12 Karl MUGGERIDGE AUS D.F. Racing Honda 1'33.489
13 Noriyuki HAGA JPN Yamaha Motor Italia WSB 1'33.588
14 Gregorio LAVILLA ESP Ventaxia VK Honda 1'33.718
15 Ryuichi KIYONARI JPN Hannspree Ten Kate Honda 1'33.995
16 David CHECA ESP Yamaha France Ipone GMT 94 1'34.050
17 Roberto ROLFO ITA Hannspree Honda Althea 1'34.082
18 Kenan SOFUOGLU TUR Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Jr. 1'34.171
19 57 Lorenzo LANZI ITA R.G. Team Ducati 1'34.419
20 Shinichi NAKATOMI JPN YZF Yamaha 1'34.446
21 MakotoTAMADA JPN Kawasaki PSG-1 Corse 1'34.491
22 Sebastien GIMBERT FRA Yamaha France Ipone GMT 94 1'34.659
23 Vittorio IANNUZZO ITA Team Pedercini Kawasaki 1'34.765
24 Shuhei AOYAMA JPN Alto Evolution Honda Superbike 1'35.123
25 Luca MORELLI ITA Alto Evolution Honda Superbike 1'35.498
26 Ayrton BADOVINI ITA Team Pedercini Kawasaki 1'35.946
27 Loic NAPOLEONE FRA Grillini PBR Team Yamaha 1'39.400 

 

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