WSS Miller: Laverty in dominant mood at Miller

Eugene Laverty continued to humiliate his World Supersport rivals by setting provisional pole and a new circuit best lap at the end of day one of action at Miller Motorsports Park.

The Parkalgar Honda rider has won the last three races and clearly has no intention of slowing up in his quest to become World Champion.

He said: “It was good to get a 1m51s lap. First I got a 1m51.9s and then I managed a 1m51.6s lap and thought no-one would beat that today so stayed out and got a better understanding of the feeling of my Parkalgar Honda. I knew I could do a quick lap this morning but to set the quickest ever Supersport lap here was excellent this afternoon.

"Miller Motorsports Park suits the Honda and my riding style very well, especially the first part of the lap which is fast and flowing; I enjoy riding here. I think the others are now playing catch up. Kenan is a bit behind but he did the same last year and was a full second a lap faster in the race; saying that I think I have moved the goalposts and I am pushing the other riders hard.”

Second place went to Spaniard Joan Lascorz onboard the factory Kawasaki ahead of fellow Spaniard David Salom. Frenchman Fabien Foret claimed fourth to make it two Kawasaki’s on the front row. Championship leader and 2009 race winner Kenan Sofuoglu finished sixth.

Chaz Davies consolidated his eighth position from Free practice to secure his place on the provisional second row, with Gino Rea in 12th.

 

1 50 E. LAVERTY IRL Parkalgar Honda Honda CBR600RR 1'51.652 17 158,217 265,2
2 26 J. LASCORZ ESP Kawasaki Motocard.com Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'52.211 0.559 0.559 17 157,428 266,5
3 25 D. SALOM ESP ParkinGO BE1 Triumph Triumph Daytona 675 1'52.310 0.658 0.099 15 157,290 263,3
4 99 F. FORET FRA Team Lorenzini by Leoni Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'52.328 0.676 0.018 18 157,264 262,1
5 127 R. HARMS DEN Harms Benjan Racing Honda CBR600RR 1'52.509 0.857 0.181 14 157,011 262,1
6 54 K. SOFUOGLU TUR HANNspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR600RR 1'52.534 0.882 0.025 15 156,977 263,3
7 40 J. DISALVO USA ParkinGO BE1 Triumph Triumph Daytona 675 1'52.607 0.955 0.073 17 156,875 254,2
8 7 C. DAVIES GBR ParkinGO Triumph BE1 Triumph Daytona 675 1'52.646 0.994 0.039 14 156,820 265,2
9 51 M. PIRRO ITA HANNspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR600RR 1'52.732 1.080 0.086 13 156,701 262,7
10 37 K. FUJIWARA JPN Kawasaki Motocard.com Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'53.015 1.363 0.283 16 156,308 266,5
11 14 M. LAGRIVE FRA ParkinGO Triumph BE1 Triumph Daytona 675 1'53.329 1.677 0.314 17 155,875 261,4
12 4 G. REA GBR Intermoto Czech Honda CBR600RR 1'53.425 1.773 0.096 15 155,743 262,7
13 55 M. ROCCOLI ITA Intermoto Czech Honda CBR600RR 1'53.647 1.995 0.222 16 155,439 259,0
14 117 M. PRAIA POR Parkalgar Honda Honda CBR600RR 1'54.313 2.661 0.666 16 154,534 262,7
15 5 A. LUNDH SWE Cresto Guide Racing Team Honda CBR600RR 1'54.467 2.815 0.154 19 154,326 262,1
16 46 T. ODOM USA Erion Racing Honda CBR600RR 1'54.637 2.985 0.170 13 154,097 255,9
17 8 B. CHESAUX SUI Harms Benjan Racing Honda CBR600RR 1'56.813 5.161 2.176 16 151,226 258,4
18 86 J. FARRELL USA Indy Superbikes.com Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'57.314 5.662 0.501 14 150,580 244,0
19 13 M. PARIS USA MPH Racing Yamaha Yamaha YZF R6 1'58.826 7.174 1.512 17 148,664 255,3

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Michael Guy

By Michael Guy

Sports Editor, former 250-racer and adventure rider