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Kyalami WSB: Sykes steps up to make three Brits on provisional front row

Published: 16 May 2009

Factory Yamaha man Tom Sykes was one of the big improvers in this morning second qualifying session and has now moved up onto the provisional front row in fourth to join compatriots Leon Haslam in second and Jonathan Rea in third.

Xerox Ducati rider Michel Fabrizio maintained his place at the top of the leader by setting the fastest time of the session once again even though it did not better his first qualifying pole time.

Alstare Suzuki rider Yukio Kagayama claimed fifth with American Ben Spies in sixth. South African sensation Sheridan Morais was once again impressive onboard the factory Kawasaki. Riding as a replacement for the injured Makato Tamada, Morais secured seventh ahead of Ryuichi Kiyuonari and Carlos Checa.

Shane Byrne claimed 14th with Tommy Hill in 17th meaning that all five British riders will participate in this afternoons Superpole session.

 

 

1 M. FABRIZIO ITA Ducati Xerox Team Ducati 1098R 1'38.103 1'38.362 1'38.103
2 L. HASLAM GBR Stiggy Racing Honda Honda CBR1000RR 1'38.865 1'38.505 1'38.505
3 J. REA GBR HANNspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR1000RR 1'38.506 1'39.262 1'38.506
4 T. SYKES GBR Yamaha WSB Yamaha YZF R1 1'39.258 1'38.514 1'38.514
5 Y. KAGAYAMA JPN Suzuki Alstare BRUX Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'39.475 1'38.523 1'38.523
6 B. SPIES USA Yamaha WSB Yamaha YZF R1 1'38.600 1'38.627 1'38.600
7 S. MORAIS RSA Kawasaki World Superbike R.T.Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'39.388 1'38.767 1'38.767
8 R. KIYONARI JPN Ten Kate Honda Racing Honda CBR1000RR 1'39.788 1'38.905 1'38.905
9 C. CHECA ESP HANNspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR1000RR 1'39.370 1'38.905 1'38.905
10 J. SMRZ CZE Guandalini Racing Ducati 1098R 1'39.230 1'38.934 1'38.934
11 N. HAGA JPN Ducati Xerox Team Ducati 1098R 1'39.055 1'38.961 1'38.961
12 S. NAKANO JPN Aprilia Racing Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'38.998 1'39.453 1'38.998
13 G. LAVILLA ESP Guandalini Racing Ducati 1098R 1'39.389 1'39.089 1'39.089
14 S. BYRNE GBR Sterilgarda Ducati 1098R 1'39.470 1'39.193 1'39.193
15 R. XAUS ESP BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR 1'39.357 1'39.270 1'39.270
16 M. BIAGGI ITA Aprilia Racing Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'39.284 1'39.469 1'39.284
17 T. HILL GBR Honda Althea Racing Honda CBR1000RR 1'40.308 1'39.589 1'39.589 18 B. PARKES AUS Kawasaki World Superbike R.T.Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'39.961 1'39.668 1'39.668
19 L. SCASSA ITA Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'40.192 1'39.672 1'39.672
20 D. SALOM ESP Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'40.105 1'39.735 1'39.735
21 F. NIETO ESP Suzuki Alstare BRUX Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'40.544 1'39.831 1'39.831
22 K. MUGGERIDGE AUS Celani Race Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'40.304 1'39.852 1'39.852
23 S. MARTIN AUS BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR 1'42.015 1'41.227 1'41.227
24 S. WHYTE RSA Yamaha France GMT 94 IponeYamaha YZF R1 1'41.737 1'41.951 1'41.737

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