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Nurburgring World Supersport: Craig Jones on front row, Tommy Hill on second row

Published: 14 June 2008

Updated: 24 November 2014

Brits Craig Jones and Tommy Hill put in sensational performances in final qualifying this afternoon to secure second and eight places on the grid respectively for tomorrow’s World Supersport race.

Jones backed up his Friday front row grid position with a blistering 2:00.473 lap, which was only bettered by the on form Yamaha mounted Broc Parkes.

Third place went to the determined Josh Brookes, with Andrew Pitt and Triumph’s Mark Aitchison making it four Australians in the top five.

The biggest surprise of the day came from Hannspree Altea Honda man Tommy Hill. In his first ride back for seven months, Hill looked like he’d been racing in the class all season and got progressively quicker and quicker securing eighth place and his place on the second row of the grid.

Jonathan Rea endured a tough session and although he lapped quicker than yesterday could only secure 13th place and will start the race from the fourth row of the grid.

Chris Walker claimed 20th spot with fellow Brit Graeme Gowland experiencing a difficult weekend down in 29th place.

Nurburgring World Supersport qualifying two results:
 
 
1 B. PARKES AUS Yamaha World Supersport Yamaha YZF-R6 2'00.015
2 C. JONES GBR Parkalgar Racing Team Honda CBR600RR 2'00.473
3 J. BROOKES AUS Hannspree Stiggy Motors. HondHaonda CBR600RR 2'00.669
4 A. PITT AUS Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR600RR 2'00.727
5 M. AITCHISON AUS Triumph Italia BE1 Racing Triumph 675 2'00.965
6 M. LAGRIVE FRA Intermoto Czech Honda CBR600RR 2'00.967
7 A. TODE GER G-LAB Racing Sport Evolution Triumph 675 2'01.051
8 T. HILL GBR Hannspree Honda Althea Honda CBR600RR 2'01.115
9 B. VENEMAN NED RES Software Hoegee Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R600 2'01.178
10 F. FORET FRA Yamaha World Supersport Yamaha YZF-R6 2'01.951 2'01.202
11 J. LASCORZ ESP Glaner Motocard.com Honda CBR600RR 2'02.666 2'01.229
12 R. HARMS DEN Hannspree Stiggy Motors. HondHaonda CBR600RR 2'01.242
13 J. REA GBR Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR600RR 2'01.281
14 J. DE GEA ESP Yamaha Spain Yamaha YZF-R6 2'01.357
15 D. VAN KEYMEULEN BEL RES Software Hoegee Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R600 2'01.474
16 G. NANNELLI ITA Hannspree Honda Althea Honda CBR600RR 2'01.681
17 I. CLEMENTI ITA Triumph Italia BE1 Racing Triumph 675 2'01.693
18 G. VIZZIELLO ITA Berry Racing Honda CBR600RR 2'01.915
19 J. CROWE AUS Yamaha Spain Yamaha YZF-R6 2'03.951 2'01.
20 C. WALKER GBR Kawasaki Gil Motor Sport Kawasaki ZX-6R 22'02.031
21 M. ROCCOLI ITA Yamaha Lorenzini by Leoni Yamaha YZF-R6 2'02.078
22 G. LEBLANC FRA CRS Grand Prix Honda CBR600RR 2'03.881 2'02.270
23 K. FUJIWARA JPN Kawasaki Gil Motor Sport Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'02.295
24 V. KALLIO FIN Benjan Racing Team Honda CBR600RR 2'02.307
25 M. PRAIA POR Parkalgar Racing Team Honda CBR600RR 2'02.694
26 D. DELL'OMO ITA HP Racing Team Honda CBR600RR 2'02.883
27 W.DE ANGELIS RSM Intermoto Czech Honda CBR600RR 2'03.134
28 B. NEMETH HUN Factory Racing Honda CBR600RR  2'03.185
29 G. GOWLAND GBR Berry Racing Honda CBR600RR 2'03.340
30 S. BARRAGAN ESP Glaner Motocard.com Honda CBR600RR 2'03.611
31 J. GÜNTHER GER Wilbers Racing Triumph 675 2'04.132
32 A. MAGDA HUN Factory Racing Honda CBR600RR 2'04.978
33 L. ALFONSI ITA PMS Honda CBR600RR 2'05.248

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