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WSB Assen: Spies again in first free practice

Published: 24 April 2009

Yamaha sensation Ben Spies continued his stranglehold of practice and qualifying by topping the time sheets once again, first time out at Assen.

The Yamaha man powered his R1 to first place after overhauling Alstare Suzuki rider Max Neukirchner in the process.

Ten Kate Honda rider Carlos Checa survived a fire on his number one bike five minutes into the session but was still able to secure third fastest.

Leon Haslam was once again top Brit by posting an impressive lap time good enough for fourth spot.

The Stiggy Honda rider made a much better start than his team-mate John Hopkins who crashed and is now out of the meeting after dislocating his hip.

First qualifying for Sunday’s two WSB races takes place at 4.15pm local time.

1 19 B. SPIES USA Yamaha WSB Yamaha YZF R1 1'39.687
2 76 M.NEUKIRCHNER GER Suzuki Alstare BRUX Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'40.050
3 7 C. CHECA ESP HANNspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR1000RR 1'40.143
4 91 L. HASLAM GBR Stiggy Racing Honda Honda CBR1000RR 1'40.147
5 55 R. LACONI FRA DFX Corse Ducati 1098R 1'40.369
6 41 N. HAGA JPN Ducati Xerox Team Ducati 1098R 1'40.417
7 9 R. KIYONARI JPN Ten Kate Honda Racing Honda CBR1000RR 1'40.571
8 31 K. MUGGERIDGE AUS Celani Race Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'40.693
9 66 T. SYKES GBR Yamaha WSB Yamaha YZF R1 1'40.696
10 84 M. FABRIZIO ITA Ducati Xerox Team Ducati 1098R 1'40.835
11 65 J. REA GBR HANNspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR1000RR 1'40.872
12 67 S. BYRNE GBR Sterilgarda Ducati 1098R 1'40.914
13 71 Y. KAGAYAMA JPN Suzuki Alstare BRUX Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'41.017
14 56 S. NAKANO JPN Aprilia Racing Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'41.108
15 11 T. CORSER AUS BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR 1'41.111
16 96 J. SMRZ CZE Guandalini Racing Ducati 1098R 1'41.170
17 3 M.BIAGGI ITA Aprilia Racing Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'41.202
18 33 T. HILL GBR Honda Althea Racing Honda CBR1000RR 1'41.289
19 111 R. XAUS ESP BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR 1'41.621
20 24 B. ROBERTS AUS Guandalini Racing Ducati 1098R 1'41.859
21 25 D. SALOM ESP Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'42.134
22 99 L. SCASSA ITA Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'42.223
23 94 D. CHECA ESP Yamaha France GMT 94 Ipone Yamaha YZF R1 1'42.388
24 100 M. TAMADA JPN Kawasaki World Superbike R.T. Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'42.442
25 77 V. IANNUZZO ITA Squadra Corse Italia Honda CBR1000RR 1'42.980
26 32 S. EASTON GBR Kawasaki World Superbike R.T. Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'43.008
27 15 M.BAIOCCO ITA PSG1-1 Corse Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'43.330
28 121 J. HOPKINS USA Stiggy Racing Honda Honda CBR1000RR 1'44.396
29 88 R. RESCH AUT TKR Suzuki Switzerland Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'45.276

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