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Brno World Superbikes: Smrz on pole as Ducati fill seven of the top ten places on the grid

Published: 18 July 2008

Updated: 24 November 2014

Jacob Smrz backed up his impressive free practice performance by dominating the first qualifying session by setting provisional pole position on his Guandalini Ducati.

The Czech rider completed 19 laps of his home circuit and showed good race pace in addition to a single fast lap.

Australian Troy Corser was again impressive on both a race run and a single lap to finish the day in second spot with the next three places filled with Ducati riders Troy Bayliss, Max Biaggi and Lorenzo Lanzi.

Sixth spot went to an inform Fonsi Nieto on his Alstare Suzuki closely followed by more Ducati’s – Michel Fabrizio and Niccolo Canepa.

Max Neukirchner was the second of the Alsatere Suzuki’s in ninth with Spaniard Ruben Xaus rounding out the top ten onboard yet another Ducati.

1 96 J. SMRZ CZE Guandalini Racing Ducati 1098 RS 08 1'59.125

2 11 T. CORSER AUS Yamaha Motor Italia WSB Yamaha YZF-R1 1'59.493

3 21 T. BAYLISS AUS Ducati Xerox Team Ducati 1098 F08 1'59.517

4 3 M. BIAGGI ITA Sterilgarda Go Eleven Ducati 1098 RS 08 1'59.747

5 57 L. LANZI ITA R.G. Team Ducati 1098 RS 08 1'59.850

6 10 F. NIETO ESP Team Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'59.926

7 84 M. FABRIZIO ITA Ducati Xerox Team Ducati 1098 F08 2'00.024

8 59 N. CANEPA ITA Ducati Xerox Team Ducati 1098 F08 2'00.131

9 76 M. NEUKIRCHNER GER Team Alstare Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 2'00.179

10 111 R. XAUS ESP Sterilgarda Go Eleven Ducati 1098 RS 08 2'00.196

11 34 Y. KAGAYAMA JPN Team Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 2'00.361

12 41 N. HAGA JPN Yamaha Motor Italia WSB Yamaha YZF-R1 2'00.371

13 44 R. ROLFO ITA Hannspree Honda Althea Honda CBR1000RR 2'00.384

14 94 D. CHECA ESP Yamaha France Ipone GMT 94 Yamaha YZF-R1 2'00.388

15 7 C. CHECA ESP Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR1000RR 2'00.424

16 55 R. LACONI FRA Kawasaki PSG-1 Corse Kawasaki ZX-10R 2'00.482

17 38 S. NAKATOMI JPN YZF Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R1 2'00.552

18 23 R. KIYONARI JPN Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR1000RR 2'00.581

19 194 S. GIMBERT FRA Yamaha France Ipone GMT 94 Yamaha YZF-R1 2'01.279

20 54 K. SOFUOGLU TUR Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Jr. Honda CBR1000RR 2'01.302

21 36 G. LAVILLA ESP Ventaxia VK Honda Honda CBR1000RR 2'01.334

22 31 K. MUGGERIDGE AUS D.F. Racing Honda CBR1000RR 2'01.350

23 86 A. BADOVINI ITA Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 2'01.392

24 100 M.TAMADA JPN Kawasaki PSG-1 Corse Kawasaki ZX-10R 2'01.423

25 88 S. AOYAMA JPN Alto Evolution Honda Superbike Honda CBR1000RR 2'01.579

26 13 V. IANNUZZO ITA Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 2'01.968

27 113 J. DRASDAK CZE D.F. Racing Honda CBR1000RR 2'02.604

28 43 J. PRIDMORE USA Alto Evolution Honda Superbike Honda CBR1000RR 2'03.397

29 73 C. ZAISER AUT Grillini PBR Team Yamaha YZF-R1 2'03.722

30 15 M. CIHAK CZE ProRace Suzuki GSX-R1000 K8 2'04.216

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