Brno WSS: Crutchlow takes comfortable pole from Laverty

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Cal Crutchlow completed his domination of Free Practice and Qualifying by securing pole position for tomorrows 18 lap World Supersport race. Onboard the factory Yamaha R6 Crutchlow came within 6/100ths of a second to breaking into the 2m 01s with his lap time nearly a second faster than last years best.

Crutchlow’s closest rival was once again Eugene Laverty who over the course of the weekend is gradually creeping closer to the front, but still sits 0.848 seconds off the lead.

Kawasaki man Joan Lascorz battled with Laverty for second to finish third ahead of his Kawasaki team-mate Katsuaki Fujiwara in fourth.

Triumph men Gianluca Nannelli and Garry McCoy claimed fifth and sixth with the biggest shock the disappointing performances of the previously dominant Ten Kate Honda squad.
Reigning champion Andrew Pitt could only manage 24th fastest after crashing on Friday, with pre race contender Kenan Sofuoglu in 14th place.

Michael Laverty claimed 20th with team-mate Sam Lowes 27th.


1 35 C. CRUTCHLOW GBR Yamaha World Supersport Team Yamaha YZF R6 2'02.060
2 50 E. LAVERTY IRL Parkalgar Honda Honda CBR600RR 2'02.908
3 26 J. LASCORZ ESP Kawasaki Motocard.com Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'03.217
4 21 K. FUJIWARA JPN Kawasaki Motocard.com Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'03.220
5 69 G. NANNELLI ITA ParkinGO Triumph BE1 Triumph Daytona 675 2'03.428
6 24 G. MCCOY AUS ParkinGO Triumph BE1 Triumph Daytona 675 2'03.662
7 99 F. FORET FRA Yamaha World Supersport Team Yamaha YZF R6 2'03.825
8 51 M. PIRRO ITA Yamaha Lorenzini by Leoni Yamaha YZF R6 2'04.042
9 55 M.ROCCOLI ITA Intermoto Czech Honda CBR600RR 2'04.135
10 13 A. WEST AUS Stiggy Racing Honda Honda CBR600RR 2'04.192
11 8 M.AITCHISON AUS Honda Althea Racing Honda CBR600RR 2'04.279
12 117 M. PRAIA POR Parkalgar Honda Honda CBR600RR 2'04.303
13 132 S. MORAIS RSA YZF Yamaha Yamaha YZF R6 2'04.458
14 54 K. SOFUOGLU TUR HANNspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR600RR 2'04.463
15 9 D. DELL'OMO ITA Kuja Racing Honda CBR600RR 2'04.503
16 127 R. HARMS DEN Veidec Racing RES Software Honda CBR600RR 2'04.608
17 77 B. VENEMAN NED George White Ten Kate R. Honda CBR600RR 2'05.218
18 30 J. GÜNTHER GER RES Software Veidec Racing Honda CBR600RR 2'05.256
19 28 A. VOS NED Veidec Racing RES Software Honda CBR600RR 2'05.273
20 25 M. LAVERTY GBR Echo CRS Grand Prix Honda CBR600RR 2'05.387
21 105 G. VIZZIELLO ITA Stiggy Racing Honda Honda CBR600RR 2'05.395
22 7 P. VOSTÁREK CZE Intermoto Czech Honda CBR600RR 2'05.501
23 96 M. SMRZ CZE MS Racing Triumph Daytona 675 2'05.536
24 1 A. PITT AUS HANNspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR600RR 2'05.667
25 15 J. O'HALLORAN AUS Honda Althea Racing Honda CBR600RR 2'05.999
26 22 R. MURESAN ROU MS Romania Racing Triumph Daytona 675 2'06.795
27 16 S. LOWES GBR Echo CRS Grand Prix Honda CBR600RR 2'07.304
28 88 Y. GUERRA ESP Holiday Gym Racing Yamaha YZF R6 2'07.868
29 66 J. BROZ CZE Intermoto Czech Honda CBR600RR 2'09.051


 

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