2009 WSS Valencia FP2 Result - Lascorz Takes Top Spot, But Has To Work

Joan Lascorz continued his domination at Valencia during the second session of free practice. In the cool of the morning, the Spanish Kawasaki man led for much of the session, but Britain's Cal Crutchlow kept Lascorz honest, taking over the top spot for the latter part of practice. Lascorz then pulled out a record-breaking lap in the last minutes of practice to take back top spot. Lascorz finished a third of a second ahead of Crutchlow.

But the Kawasaki rider and the Yamaha man were way ahead of the rest of the field. Ant West was 3rd fastest, over a second behind Lascorz, while behind West, the field was a good deal closer. Michele Pirro was a creditable 4th on the Lorenzini Yamaha, while Eugene Laverty took 5th spot on the Parkalgar Honda. Barry Veneman was top Suzuki rider in 7th, as ever, while the Ten Kate Hondas continued to struggle with setting up their 2009 Honda CBR600RRs, Kenan Sofuoglu finishing in 8th, well ahead of series leader Andrew Pitt down in 12th.

The sole qualifying session will take place this afternoon at 1pm.

Full times from the World Supersport FP2 session at Valencia:

Pos.No.NameCountryBikeTimeDiffLaps
126J. LascorzESPKawasaki ZX-6R1'35.948 16
235C. CrutchlowGBRYamaha YZF R61'36.3110.36320
313A. WestAUSHonda CBR600RR1'37.0091.06121
451M. PirroITAYamaha YZF R61'37.2081.26017
550E. LavertyIRLHonda CBR600RR1'37.3511.40322
621K. FujiwaraJPNKawasaki ZX-6R1'37.3951.44715
777B. VenemanNEDSuzuki GSX-R6001'37.5021.55420
854K. SofuogluTURHonda CBR600RR1'37.5451.59721
999F. ForetFRAYamaha YZF R61'37.5821.63419
108M. AitchisonAUSHonda CBR600RR1'37.6141.66619
1114M. LagriveFRAHonda CBR600RR1'37.6141.66619
121A. PittAUSHonda CBR600RR1'37.7011.75318
13127R. HarmsDENHonda CBR600RR1'37.8591.91118
1455M. RoccoliITAHonda CBR600RR1'37.9832.03522
15105G. VizzielloITAHonda CBR600RR1'38.2582.31018
1696M. SmrzCZETriumph Daytona 6751'38.3132.36517
175T. PraditaINAYamaha YZF R61'38.3732.42521
18117M. PraiaPORHonda CBR600RR1'38.4762.52818
1930J. GuntherGERHonda CBR600RR1'38.5812.63319
2069G. NannelliITATriumph Daytona 6751'38.7002.75218
2183R. HollandAUSHonda CBR600RR1'38.7502.80218
2224G. McCoyAUSTriumph Daytona 6751'38.7722.82416
239D. Dell'OmoITAHonda CBR600RR1'38.8722.92418
247P. VostarekCZEHonda CBR600RR1'39.2423.29416
2532F. LaiITAHonda CBR600RR1'39.6103.66219
2628A. VosNEDHonda CBR600RR1'39.9073.95915
2788Y. GuerraESPYamaha YZF R61'40.3514.40319
2878S. GeronimiAUSSuzuki GSX-R6001'42.7236.77512

 

Round Number: 
3
2009
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Comments

A 35.9 on a 600, that's a really good lap. Be really good if the Kawi can come through and win. Lascorz won here last year, I think.