USA World Superbike: Troy Corser sets pace in final qualifying

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Yamaha Italia rider Troy Corser took control of the World Superbike grid in second qualifying with an impressive 1min 49.224secs lap time in Salt Lake City this morning.

Corser has been on front row pace from the opening session on Friday and was able to find a good base setting very quickly and constantly improve the performance of his Yamaha R1 in each session.

Championship leader Troy Bayliss finished up in second position although he was unable to better his lap time from Friday’s opening qualifying session.

Kawasaki’s Regis Laconi had a strong session, lapping with Carlos Checa. The Frenchman finished third fastest with Checa rounding off the provisional front row in fourth.

Noriyuki Haga had a disastrous morning after he tangled with Ten Kate Honda rider Kenan Sofuoglu. Haga has been taken to hospital with a suspected broken collarbone, but still sits in 16th position meaning he qualifies for this afternoon’s Superpole session.

Max Biaggi upped his pace to go to 13th and qualify for Superpole whilst riders including Makoto Tamada, Ryuichi Kiyonari and Gregorio Lavilla failed to make the cut.

Salt Lake City World Superbike qualifying practice two results:
 
1 T. CORSER AUS Yamaha Motor Italia WSB Yamaha YZF-R1 1’49.636 1’49.224 1’49.224
22T. BAYLISS AUS Ducati Xerox Team Ducati 1098 F08 1’49.394 1’49.821 1’49.394
3 R. LACONI FRA Kawasaki PSG-1 Corse Kawasaki ZX-10R 1’50.618 1’49.445 1’49.445
4 C. CHECA ESP Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR1000RR 1’49.732 1’49.482 1’49.482
5 F. NIETO ESP Team Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 1’49.895 1’49.738 1’49.738
6 M. NEUKIRCHNER GER Team Alstare Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 1’50.929 1’49.757 1’49.757
7 J. SMRZ CZE Guandalini Racing by Grifo’s Ducati 1098 RS 08 1’49.758 1’50.825 1’49.758
8 M. FABRIZIO ITA Ducati Xerox Team Ducati 1098 F08 1’49.872 1’50.013 1’49.872
9 R. XAUS ESP Sterilgarda Go Eleven Ducati 1098 RS 08 1’50.230 1’49.935 1’49.935
10 S. AOYAMA JPN Alto Evolution Honda SuperbikeHonda CBR1000RR 1’50.413 1’49.947 1’49.947
11 K. MUGGERIDGE AUS D.F. Racing Honda CBR1000RR 1’50.481 1’49.962 1’49.962
12 Y. KAGAYAMA JPN Team Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 1’50.135 1’50.117 1’50.117
13 M. BIAGGI ITA Sterilgarda Go Eleven Ducati 1098 RS 08 1’51.077 1’50.268 1’50.268
14 A. BADOVINI ITA Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1’50.269 1’50.517 1’50.269
15 L. LANZI ITA R.G. Team Ducati 1098 RS 08 1’51.353 1’50.279 1’50.279
16 N. HAGA JPN Yamaha Motor Italia WSB Yamaha YZF-R1 1’50.349 1’51.113 1’50.349
17 R. HOLLAND AUS D.F. Racing – Bertocchi Honda CBR1000RR 1’51.399 1’50.353 1’50.353
18 M. TAMADA JPN Kawasaki PSG-1 Corse Kawasaki ZX-10R 1’50.439 1’50.737 1’50.439
19 J. PRIDMORE USA Alto Evolution Honda SuperbikeHonda CBR1000RR 1’52.025 1’50.530 1’50.530
20 R. KIYONARI JPN Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR1000RR 1’51.637 1’50.624 1’50.624
21 V. IANNUZZO ITA Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1’52.300 1’50.762 1’50.762
22 S. NAKATOMI JPN YZF Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R1 1’51.386 1’50.813 1’50.813
23 G. LAVILLA ESP Ventaxia VK Honda Honda CBR1000RR 1’51.418 1’50.861 1’50.861
24 S. GIMBERT FRA Yamaha France Ipone GMT 94 Yamaha YZF-R1 1’51.318 1’51.019 1’51.019
25 K. SOFUOGLU TUR Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Jr.Honda CBR1000RR 1’51.229 1’51.154 1’51.154
26 D. CHECA ESP Yamaha France Ipone GMT 94 Yamaha YZF-R1 1’52.490 1’52.029 1’52.029
27 L. NAPOLEONE FRA Grillini PBR Team Yamaha YZF-R1 1’53.224 1’52.430 1’52.430
28 R. ROLFO ITA Hannspree Honda Althea Honda CBR1000RR 1’53.804 1’52.458 1’52.458
29 S. JENSEN USA On The Throttle.TV Suzuki GSX-R1000 K8 1’53.939 1’52.601 1’52.601

 

Michael Guy

By Michael Guy

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