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USA World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss on top and on the pace stateside

Published: 30 May 2008

Updated: 24 November 2014

Xeros Ducati rider Troy Bayliss took little time to acclimatise himself to the all new Miller Motor sports circuit and claimed provisional pole position with a best lap of 1min 50.710secs.

Bayliss’ lap time set after 21 laps is currently just under a second slower than the American Superbike lap record set in 2006 by reigning champion Ben Spies.

A determined Carlos Checa started his weekend well after his poor results last time at Monza to secure second in front of early pace setter Troy Corser onboard his Yamaha Italia R1.

Frenchman Regis Laconi used his aggressive style to hustle his PSG-1 Kawasaki around the fast flowing circuit. Laconi put his early pace down to learning the track using the SBK 08 Xbox game.

Suzuki men Fonsi Nieto and Yukio Kagayama made a strong start to finish fifth and sixth respectively with Monza race winner Noriyuki Haga in seventh.

The surprise results of the session came from Japan’s Shuhei Aoyama onboard the Alto Evolution Honda in eighth, with slow starters Ryuichi Kiyonari down in 14th and championship contender Max Neukirchner way down in 20th spot.
 
First qualifying for Sunday’s two races takes place at 2.15pm local time (7hours behind UK time)

Salt Lake City World Superbike free practice one results:
 
 
1 Troy BAYLISS AUS Ducati Xerox Team Ducati 1098 F08 1'50.710
2 Carlos CHECA ESP Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR1000RR 1'50.719
3 Troy CORSER AUS Yamaha Motor Italia WSB Yamaha YZF-R1 1'50.738
4 Regis LACONI FRA Kawasaki PSG-1 Corse Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'50.842
5 Fonsi NIETO ESP Team Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'50.862
6 Yukio KAGAYAMA JPN Team Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'50.975
7 Noriyuki HAGA JPN Yamaha Motor Italia WSB Yamaha YZF-R1 1'51.246
8 Shuhei AOYAMA JPN Alto Evolution Honda Superbike Honda CBR1000RR 1'51.532
9 Jakub SMRZ CZE Guandalini Racing by Grifo's Ducati 1098 RS 08 1'51.607
10 Michel FABRIZIO ITA Ducati Xerox Team Ducati 1098 F08 1'51.643
11 Ayrton BADOVINI ITA Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'51.741
12 Karl MUGGERIDGE AUS D.F. Racing Honda CBR1000RR 1'51.752
13 Lorenzo LANZI ITA R.G. Team Ducati 1098 RS 08 1'52.047
14 R.yuichi KIYONARI JPN Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR1000RR 1'52.185
15 Kenan SOFUOGLU TUR Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Jr. Honda CBR1000RR 1'52.223
16 Jason PRIDMORE USA Alto Evolution Honda Superbike Honda CBR1000RR 1'52.557
17 Max BIAGGI ITA Sterilgarda Go Eleven Ducati 1098 RS 08 1'52.619
18 Ruben XAUS ESP Sterilgarda Go Eleven Ducati 1098 RS 08 1'52.678
19 Russel HOLLAND AUS D.F. Racing - Bertocchi Honda CBR1000RR 1'52.679
20 Max NEUKIRCHNER GER Team Alstare Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'52.682
21 Sebastien GIMBERT FRA Yamaha France Ipone GMT 94 Yamaha YZF-R1 1'53.451
22 Vittorio IANNUZZO ITA Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'53.498
23 David CHECA ESP Yamaha France Ipone GMT 94 Yamaha YZF-R1 1'53.537
24 Shinichi NAKATOMI JPN YZF Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R1 1'53.610
25 Gregorio LAVILLA ESP Ventaxia VK Honda Honda CBR1000RR 1'53.613
26  Makoto TAMADA JPN Kawasaki PSG-1 Corse Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'53.957
27 Loic NAPOLEONE FRA Grillini PBR Team Yamaha YZF-R1 1'54.334
28 R.oberto ROLFO ITA Hannspree Honda Althea Honda CBR1000RR 1'54.872
29 Scott JENSEN USA On The Throttle.TV Suzuki GSX-R1000 K8 1'55.853

 

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