Britain’s Jonathan Rea has qualified on the provisional front row of the grid for Sunday’s 22 lap World Supersport race in Misano.
Rea has instantly gelled with the Italian circuit, but at the end of the qualifying session was furious with Spaniard Joan Lascorz after nearly colliding with him through the fast right hand corners at the end of the back straight.
Rea said: “I was on a quick lap and had put the first two sectors together. As I came down the back straight Lascorz was cruising in the middle of the track, but when he turned around and saw me he moved onto the racing line.
“I got through the first right but we nearly hit each other on the second and were really close to crashing. He ran wide to let me through at the third right but hit the apex first and we nearly collided again.
“I guess he must feel threatened because I’ve got better pace than him. At the end of the session I went to see him with Ronald. I didn’t really speak to him it was more screaming. At the end of the day I still respect him because he is a very good rider.
“I’m not squeaky clean either but I don’t understand why a rider like him has to do that during qualifying.”
Yamaha’s Broc Parkes took provisional pole with another impressive ride to back up this morning’s performance. Andrew Pitt turned around his fortunes and after setting the 17th fastest time this morning jumped up to second place this afternoon. Fabien Foret took third.
Craig Jones moved up to tenth whilst Chris Walker and Graeme Gowland continued to have a difficult weekend ending the opening day in 30th and 32nd place.
Misano World Supersport qualifying one results:
1 B. PARKES AUS Yamaha World Supersport Yamaha YZF-R6 1'40.132
2 A. PITT AUS Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR600RR 1'40.387
3 F. FORET FRA Yamaha World Supersport Yamaha YZF-R6 1'40.559
4 J. REA GBR Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR600RR 1'40.690
5 M. AITCHISON AUS Triumph Italia BE1 Racing Triumph 675 1'40.708
6 M. LAGRIVE FRA Intermoto Czech Honda CBR600RR 1'40.718
7 J. BROOKES AUS Hannspree Stiggy Motors. Honda Honda CBR600RR 1'40.770
8 J. LASCORZ ESP Glaner Motocard.com Honda CBR600RR 1'40.850
9 B. VENEMAN NED RES Software Hoegee Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R600 1'40.857
10 C. JONES GBR Parkalgar Racing Team Honda CBR600RR 1'40.922
11 D. SALOM ESP Yamaha Spain Yamaha YZF-R6 1'41.089
12 V. KALLIO FIN Benjan Racing Team Honda CBR600RR 1'41.214
13 D. MARRANCONE ITA WRC Bike Service Yamaha YZF-R6 1'41.224
14 R. HARMS DEN Hannspree Stiggy Motors. Honda Honda CBR600RR 1'41.263
15 G. VIZZIELLO ITA Berry Racing Honda CBR600RR 1'41.439
16 M. ROCCOLI ITA Yamaha Lorenzini by Leoni Yamaha YZF-R6 1'41.473
17 G. MCCOY AUS Triumph - SC Triumph 675 1'41.477
18 R. LUNADEI ITA 44 Racing Team Honda CBR600RR 1'41.548
19 G. NANNELLI ITA Hannspree Honda Althea Honda CBR600RR 1'41.571
20 R. HOLLAND AUS Hannspree Honda Althea Honda CBR600RR 1'41.605
21 D. DELL'OMO ITA HP Racing Team Honda CBR600RR 1'41.744
22 I. CLEMENTI ITA Triumph Italia BE1 Racing Triumph 675 1'41.958
23 A. BRANNETTI ITA WRC Bike Service Yamaha YZF-R6 1'41.965
24 D. VAN KEYMEULEN BEL RES Software Hoegee Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R600 1'42.000
25 G. LEBLANC FRA CRS Grand Prix Honda CBR600RR 1'42.100
26 M. PRAIA POR Parkalgar Racing Team Honda CBR600RR 1'42.115
27 L. ALFONSI ITA CRS Grand Prix Honda CBR600RR 1'42.287
28 J. GÜNTHER GER Benjan Racing Team Honda CBR600RR 1'42.447
29 A. TODE GER PMS Honda CBR600RR 1'42.626
30 C. WALKER GBR Kawasaki Gil Motor Sport Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'42.684
31 K. FUJIWARA JPN Kawasaki Gil Motor Sport Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'42.739
32 G. GOWLAND GBR Berry Racing Honda CBR600RR 1'43.121
33 R. SCAMBIA ITA Triumph - SC Triumph 675 1'43.130
34 B. NEMETH HUN Factory Racing Honda CBR600RR 1'43.214
35 W.DE ANGELIS RSM Intermoto Czech Honda CBR600RR 1'43.260
36 S. BARRAGAN ESP Glaner Motocard.com Honda CBR600RR 1'43.455
37 J. HIDALGO ESP Yamaha Spain Yamaha YZF-R6 1'43.906
38 A. MAGDA HUN Factory Racing Honda CBR600RR 1'45.229