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Nurburgring World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss sets the pace in final free practice

Published: 14 June 2008

Updated: 24 November 2014

Troy Bayliss slashed over half a second off his provisional pole setting lap during the in final free practice session finishing 0.399 seconds faster than his closest rival Max Neukirchner.

Yamaha’s Noriyuki Haga led the session early on but was relegated to third ahead of team-mate Troy Corser in fourth.

Michel Fabrizio put in his best time on his last lap to go fifth on the Xerox Ducati with Xaus sixth and Carlos Checa improving to take seventh.

Max Biaggi continued his good form finishing up in eighth place after qualifying third fastest this morning.

Nurburgring World Superbike free practice three results:
 
1 Troy BAYLISS AUS Ducati Xerox Team Ducati 1098 F08 1'56.032
2  Max NEUKIRCHNER GER Team Alstare Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'56.431
3 Noriyuki HAGA JPN Yamaha Motor Italia WSB Yamaha YZF-R1 1'56.570
4 Troy CORSER AUS Yamaha Motor Italia WSB Yamaha YZF-R1 1'56.614
5 Michel FABRIZIO ITA Ducati Xerox Team Ducati 1098 F08 1'56.674
6 Ruben XAUS ESP Sterilgarda Go Eleven Ducati 1098 RS 08 1'56.693
7 Carlos CHECA ESP Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR1000RR 1'56.741
8 Max BIAGGI ITA Sterilgarda Go Eleven Ducati 1098 RS 08 1'57.
9 Jakub SMRZ CZE Guandalini Racing by Grifo's Ducati 1098 RS 08 1'57.365 1
10 Ryuichi KIYONARI JPN Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR1000RR 1'57.437
11 Karl MUGGERIDGE AUS D.F. Racing Honda CBR1000RR 1'57.437
12 Sebastien GIMBERT FRA Yamaha France Ipone GMT 94 Yamaha YZF-R1 1'57.518
13 Yukio KAGAYAMA JPN Team Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'57.552
14 Fonsi NIETO ESP Team Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'57.607
15 Lorenzo LANZI ITA R.G. Team Ducati 1098 RS 08 1'57.728
16 Makoto TAMADA JPN Kawasaki PSG-1 Corse Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'57.838
17 Gregorio LAVILLA ESP Ventaxia VK Honda Honda CBR1000RR 1'57.977
18 Regis LACONI FRA Kawasaki PSG-1 Corse Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'58.103
19 David CHECA ESP Yamaha France Ipone GMT 94 Yamaha YZF-R1 1'58.353
20 Shinichi NAKATOMI JPN YZF Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R1 1'58.369
21 Russel HOLLAND AUS D.F. Racing - Bertocchi Honda CBR1000RR 1'58.930
22 Roberto ROLFO ITA Hannspree Honda Althea Honda CBR1000RR 1'59.189
23 Ayrton BADOVINI ITA Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'59.190
24 Shuhei AOYAMA JPN Alto Evolution Honda Superbike Honda CBR1000RR 1'59.250
25 Jason PRIDMORE USA Alto Evolution Honda Superbike Honda CBR1000RR 1'59.634
26 Kenan SOFUOGLU TUR Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Jr. Honda CBR1000RR 1'59.723
27 Vittorio IANNUZZO ITA Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'59.876
28 Loic NAPOLEONE FRA Grillini PBR Team Yamaha YZF-R1 2'01.107

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