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The Superbikes are already waiting to see tomorrow's start at the Nürburgring, and we could say that the Japanese Ducati is already 99% recovered from the injuries left by that chilling accident at Donington. The current leader of the table seems fully recovered, since Noriyuki Haga has taken the Superpole for tomorrow's race at the Nürburgring.
A Superpole session with surprise, as Ben Spies will start from the second row (surely the American does not sleep tonight). The first line is completed after Haga and in order, Jonathan Rea, Leon Haslam and Michel Fabrizio. With Ben Spies in second will be an exceptional Troy Corser in sixth position with the BMW S 1000 RR, Max Biaggi and Carlos Checa. Curiosity, from Haga to Spies they are the only ones who have set a time in 1:55 and between the American and the Japanese there are 5 tenths long.
In third line and eleventh position is Alfonso González Fonsi Nieto, who replaces Lorenzo Lanzi in the DFX Ducati, a team that is going through financial difficulties and it seems that he could not continue with the Italian and his stop? salary. It is possible that we will see the Madrilenian also in subsequent races.
Also noteworthy is how late Riuchi Kiyonari will start, from the eighteenth position and the twenty-third and twenty-fourth place from which David Salom and David Checa will start. Twenty-sixth was Richard Cooper in his first weekend with the BMW S 1000 RR, taking the place of Rubén Xaus as he recovered from his battered leg in Brno.
- 41 Make N. (JPN) Ducati 1098R 1'55.489
- 65 Rea J. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 1'55.749
- 91 Haslam L. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 1'55.776
- 84 Fabrizio M. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 1'55.927
- 19 Spies B. (USA) Yamaha YZF R1 1'55.938
- 11 Corser T. (AUS) BMW S1000 RR 1'56.296
- 3 Biaggi M. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'56.440 8. 7 Czech C. (ESP) Honda CBR1000RR 1'56.699
- 66 Sykes T. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 1'56.406
- 67 Byrne S. (GBR) Ducati 1098R 1'56.663 11. 10 Nieto F. (ESP) Ducati 1098R 1'56.670
- 100 Tamada M. (JPN) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'56.683
- 71 Kagayama Y. (JPN) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'56.901
- 96 Smrz J. (CZE) Ducati 1098R 1'57.091
- 23 Parkes B. (AUS) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'57.098
- 14 Lagrive M. (FRA) Honda CBR1000RR 1'57.293
- 31 Muggeridge K. (AUS) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'57.515
- 9 Kiyonari R. (JPN) Honda CBR1000RR 1'57.522
- 121 Hopkins J. (USA) Honda CBR1000RR 1'57.523
- 77 Iannuzzo V. (ITA) Honda CBR1000RR 1'59.279
- 15 Baiocco M. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 1'58.637
- 56 Nakano S. (JPN) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'58.643 23. 25 Salom D. (ESP) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'59.058 24. 94 Czech D. (ESP) Yamaha YZF R1 1'59.467
- 99 Scassa L. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'59.521
- 47 Cooper R. (GBR) BMW S1000 RR 1'59.602
- 88 Resch R. (AUT) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 2'02.102
Supersport: Cal Crutchlow continues to prevail
In Supersport Cal Crutchlow has imposed his law on qualifying putting 1, 4 seconds of nothing to Kenan Sofuoglu who has been the second classified. To make matters worse, Crutchlow has broken the previous track record in 3 seconds. Eugene Laverty, his main rival for the title, was third.
Closing the first line will be that pilot who is a show condensed in the minimum volume, Garry McCoy with the Triumph 675 Daytona. The Nürburgring could be a good setting for the acclaimed British supersport to stand out, with its strong braking points and unevenness: the subject of brakes, chassis and a full and elastic engine. Speaking of Triumph, Gianluca Nannelli will be eighth, just behind the Australian, on the second row.
Joan Lascorz continues to stand out and endure the type, and will start tomorrow from seventh on the grid in the second row. Good classification for Catalan! that if it goes well tomorrow it can give us talking as usual. At the moment Yannick Guerra is worse, who has been the last of a grid of 28 motorcycles, which is already quite a chore.
- 35 Crutchlow C. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R6 1'57.866
- 54 Sofuoglu K. (TUR) Honda CBR600RR 1'59.201
- 50 Laverty E. (IRL) Honda CBR600RR 1'59.373
- 24 McCoy G. (AUS) Triumph Daytona 675 1'59.716
- 51 Pirro M. (ITA) Yamaha YZF R6 1'59.765
- 21 Fujiwara K. (JPN) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'59.779 7. 26 Lascorz J. (ESP) Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'00.103
- 69 Nannelli G. (ITA) Triumph Daytona 675 2'00.176
- 55 Roccoli M. (ITA) Honda CBR600RR 2'00.290
- 1 Pitt A. (AUS) Honda CBR600RR 2'00.455
- 99 Foret F. (FRA) Yamaha YZF R6 2'00.513
- 25 Laverty M. (GBR) Honda CBR600RR 2'00.558
- 127 Harms R. (DEN) Honda CBR600RR 2'00.595
- 8 Aitchison M. (AUS) Honda CBR600RR 2'00.600
- 13 West A. (AUS) Honda CBR600RR 2'00.769
- 117 Praia M. (BY) Honda CBR600RR 2'00.981
- 9 Dell'Omo D. (ITA) Honda CBR600RR 2'01.095
- 96 Smrz M. (CZE) Triumph Daytona 675 2'01.142
- 16 Lowes S. (GBR) Honda CBR600RR 2'01.355
- 91 Wahr K. (GER) Triumph Daytona 675 2'01.528
- 77 Veneman B. (NED) Honda CBR600RR 2'01.705
- 30 Günther J. (GER) Honda CBR600RR 2'01.835
- 28 Vos A. (NED) Honda CBR600RR 2'02.043
- 105 Vizziello G. (ITA) Honda CBR600RR 2'02.206
- 22 Muresan R. (ROU) Triumph Daytona 675 2'02.761
- 101 Coghlan K. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R6 2'02.766
- 5 Pradita T. (INA) Yamaha YZF R6 2'03.416 28. 88 Guerra Y. (ESP) Yamaha YZF R6 2'03.697
Now it's time for the weather to respect tomorrow, not like on Friday, which had a good downpour at the Nürburgring that spoiled free practice. And that La Siete (former Telecirco 2) respect the abusive and intrusive advertising. If not, it will be time to look for life on Eurosport or the streaming broadcast of the official championship website.