2009 World Superbikes QP2 Result - Spies Fastest Once Again

Ben Spies is proving to be a very quick learner at Assen, taking provisional pole in the first qualifying session at the Assen round of World Superbikes. Once again it was Max Neukirchner who as fastest for much of the session, though Spies was up to speed much quicker on his second session on the track. Neukirchner eventually ended the session down in 7th spot.

With 15 minutes of the session left, Jakub Smrz leapt to the top of the timesheets, perhaps prompted by rumors of Gregorio Lavilla about to be drafted into the Guandalini Ducati team to replace one of the two riders. Ten Kate continue to struggle at their home round, with Carlos Checa the first Ten Kate Honda down in 4th place. But Noriyuki Haga continues to struggle at Assen, only managing the 12th quickest time. Of course, all this is academic at the moment, as the actual pole will be set during Superpole tomorrow afternoon. But Haga will surely have hoped to have had a better start to the weekend than he got this afternoon.

Full results of World Superbike QP1:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff
1 19 B. Spies Yamaha YZF R1 1'38.747  
2 96 J. Smrz Ducati 1098R 1'39.055 0.308
3 71 Y. Kagayama Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'39.128 0.381
4 7 C. Checa Honda CBR1000RR 1'39.141 0.394
5 84 M. Fabrizio Ducati 1098R 1'39.238 0.491
6 55 R. Laconi Ducati 1098R 1'39.246 0.499
7 76 M. Neukirchner Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'39.265 0.518
8 65 J. Rea Honda CBR1000RR 1'39.359 0.612
9 9 R. Kiyonari Honda CBR1000RR 1'39.506 0.759
10 91 L. Haslam Honda CBR1000RR 1'39.585 0.838
11 11 T. Corser BMW S1000 RR 1'39.597 0.850
12 41 N. Haga Ducati 1098R 1'39.621 0.874
13 67 S. Byrne Ducati 1098R 1'39.784 1.037
14 31 K. Muggeridge Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'39.897 1.150
15 66 T. Sykes Yamaha YZF R1 1'39.899 1.152
16 3 M. Biaggi Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'39.934 1.187
17 56 S. Nakano Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'40.199 1.452
18 111 R. Xaus BMW S1000 RR 1'40.349 1.602
19 33 T. Hill Honda CBR1000RR 1'40.617 1.870
20 25 D. Salom Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'40.853 2.106
21 24 B. Roberts Ducati 1098R 1'40.944 2.197
22 77 V. Iannuzzo Honda CBR1000RR 1'41.014 2.267
23 99 L. Scassa Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'41.085 2.338
24 100 M. Tamada Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'41.165 2.418
25 32 S. Easton Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'41.355 2.608
26 15 M. Baiocco Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'41.363 2.616
27 94 D. Checa Yamaha YZF R1 1'41.823 3.076
28 88 R. Resch Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'41.978 3.231

 

Round Number: 
4
2009
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