Troy Corser started the Misano race weekend as he means to go on by topping the timesheets in the opening Fee Practice session at Misano this afternoon.
Onboard the BMW S1000RR, Corser set a 1.37.362 to finish ahead of Xerox Ducati rider Michel Fabrizio. Corser’s lap time was similar to the times posted during testing ten days ago although riders were complaining of a dirty track and lower levels of grip.
Championship contender Leon Haslam made a strong start to his weekend in third spot one place Infront of factory Yamaha rider James Toseland.
The surprise of the opening session was Italian Luca Scassa who was fifth fastest onboard his privateer Supersonic Ducati to finish ahead of Ducati peers Noriyuki Haga in sixth, Shane Byrne eighth and Carlos Checa in ninth.
Cal Crutchlow finished in seventh onboard his factory Yamaha.
1 11 T. CORSER AUS BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR 1'37.362
2 84 M. FABRIZIO ITA Ducati Xerox Team Ducati 1098R 1'37.630
3 91 L. HASLAM GBR Team Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'37.699
4 52 J. TOSELAND GBR Yamaha Sterilgarda Team Yamaha YZF R1 1'37.852
5 99 L. SCASSA ITA Supersonic Racing Team Ducati 1098R 1'37.947
6 41 N. HAGA JPN Ducati Xerox Team Ducati 1098R 1'38.014
7 35 C. CRUTCHLOW GBR Yamaha Sterilgarda Team Yamaha YZF R1 1'38.046
8 67 S. BYRNE GBR Althea Racing Ducati 1098R 1'38.062
9 7 C. CHECA ESP Althea Racing Ducati 1098R 1'38.153
10 111 R. XAUS ESP BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR 1'38.214
11 57 L. LANZI ITA DFX Corse Ducati 1098R 1'38.230
12 3 M. BIAGGI ITA Aprilia Alitalia Racing Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'38.282
13 50 S. GUINTOLI FRA Team Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'38.443
14 2 L. CAMIER GBR Aprilia Alitalia Racing Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'38.887
15 65 J. REA GBR HANNspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR1000RR 1'39.024
16 96 J. SMRZ CZE Team PATA B&G Racing Ducati 1098R 1'39.068
17 66 T. SYKES GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'39.141
18 76 M. NEUKIRCHNER GER HANNspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR1000RR 1'39.258
19 95 R. HAYDEN USA Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'39.858 2.496 0.600 24 152,352 237,5
20 77 C. VERMEULEN AUS Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'39.912
21 15 M. BAIOCCO ITA Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'40.477
22 23 B. PARKES AUS ECHO CRS Honda Honda CBR1000RR 1'40.618
23 90 F. SANDI ITA Gabrielli Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 1000 F. 1'41.201