Fabrizio takes control in second qualifying

Published: 03 October 2009

Inform Italian Michel Fabrizio stamped his authority on the second qualifying session at Magny Cours by finishing a convincing 0.377 seconds faster than his closest rival Ben Spies. Onboard his Xerox Ducati, Fabrizio dipped under the outright best lap time set by Noriyuki Haga in 2008, despite not yet having access to qualifying tyres.

Ben Spies secured second ahead of title rival Haga with Britain’s Jonathan Rea rounding out the provisional front row onboard his Ten Kate Honda.
After a tough qualifying session yesterday, Leon Haslam clawed his way up the grid to take an impressive fifth place ahead of Fonsi Nieto, Troy Corser and Jacob Smrz.

Carlos Checa ended the session in ninth but had to rely on his time set during yesterdays first qualifying.

Shane Byrne jumped up from 18th to tenth after slashing nearly one second off his lap time with Tom Sykes 14th and Aprilia wild card Leon Camier in 16th spot.


1 84 M. FABRIZIO ITA Ducati Xerox Team Ducati 1098R 1'38.770 1'38.349 1'38.349 161,462 42
2 19 B. SPIES USA Yamaha WSB Yamaha YZF R1 1'38.939 1'38.726 1'38.726 0.377 0.377 160,845 46
3 41 N. HAGA JPN Ducati Xerox Team Ducati 1098R 1'38.877 1'38.726 1'38.726 0.377 0.000 160,845 43
4 65 J. REA GBR HANNspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR1000RR 1'38.821 1'38.792 1'38.792 0.443 0.066 160,738 44
5 91 L. HASLAM GBR Stiggy Racing Honda Honda CBR1000RR 1'39.900 1'39.149 1'39.149 0.800 0.357 160,159 43
6 10 F. NIETO ESP DFX Corse Ducati 1098R 1'39.772 1'39.158 1'39.158 0.809 0.009 160,144 43
7 11 T. CORSER AUS BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR 1'39.435 1'39.317 1'39.317 0.968 0.159 159,888 38
8 96 J. SMRZ CZE Guandalini Racing Ducati 1098R 1'39.613 1'39.358 1'39.358 1.009 0.041 159,822 44
9 7 C. CHECA ESP HANNspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR1000RR 1'39.379 1'39.686 1'39.379 1.030 0.021 159,788 44
10 67 S. BYRNE GBR Sterilgarda Ducati 1098R 1'40.354 1'39.411 1'39.411 1.062 0.032 159,737 40
11 3 M. BIAGGI ITA Aprilia Racing Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'39.834 1'39.465 1'39.465 1.116 0.054 159,650 47
12 71 Y. KAGAYAMA JPN Team Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'39.497 1'39.566 1'39.497 1.148 0.032 159,599 44
13 31 K. MUGGERIDGE AUS Team Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'39.964 1'39.524 1'39.524 1.175 0.027 159,555 42
14 66 T. SYKES GBR Yamaha WSB Yamaha YZF R1 1'40.048 1'39.620 1'39.620 1.271 0.096 159,402 42
15 111 R. XAUS ESP BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR 1'40.375 1'39.682 1'39.682 1.333 0.062 159,303 37
16 22 L. CAMIER GBR Aprilia Racing Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'40.103 1'39.797 1'39.797 1.448 0.115 159,119 45
17 9 R. KIYONARI JPN Ten Kate Honda Racing Honda CBR1000RR 1'40.101 1'39.927 1'39.927 1.578 0.130 158,912 42
18 25 D. SALOM ESP Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'40.017 1'39.941 1'39.941 1.592 0.014 158,890 36
19 23 B. PARKES AUS Kawasaki World Superbike R.T. Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'40.000 1'39.951 1'39.951 1.602 0.010 158,874 40
20 15 M. BAIOCCO ITA Guandalini Racing Ducati 1098R 1'41.573 1'40.001 1'40.001 1.652 0.050 158,794 33
21 94 D. CHECA ESP Yamaha France GMT 94 Ipone Yamaha YZF R1 1'40.554 1'40.418 1'40.418 2.069 0.417 158,135 45
22 99 L. SCASSA ITA Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'40.828 1'40.495 1'40.495 2.146 0.077 158,014 44
23 132 S. MORAIS RSA Kawasaki World Superbike R.T. Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'41.496 1'40.669 1'40.669 2.320 0.174 157,741 40
24 88 R. RESCH AUT TKR Suzuki Switzerland Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'41.007 1'41.009 1'41.007 2.658 0.338 157,213 42
25 40 F. GENTILE ITA Honda Althea Racing Honda CBR1000RR 1'42.272 1'41.495 1'41.495 3.146 0.488 156,457 38
26 77 V. IANNUZZO ITA Squadra Corse Italia Honda CBR1000RR 1'41.908 1'41.763 1'41.763