2009 World Supersport Assen Qualifying Practice Result - Crutchlow Crushes Allcomers

Cal Crutchlow showed his win in Valencia was no fluke by taking qualifying practice in Assen by the throat and wrestling it into submission. Motocard Kawasaki's Joan Lascorz took the early lead, but as the halfway mark approached, was deposed by Stiggy Racing's Ant West. West's pole would be very provisional indeed: within seconds, Yamaha's Crutchlow was past him, and top of the timesheets.

Try as they might, the rest of the field simply couldn't close the gap, and just to press home the point, Crutchlow took another 3/10ths off his fastest time on his last fast lap, extending his lead to over half a second. Lascorz held on to 2nd, while Kenan Sofuoglu provided some comfort to the Ten Kate team by taking 3rd on the grid. The last place on the front row went Parkalgar Honda's Eugene Laverty, the young Irishman steadily improving throughout the session.

Qualifying was an unqualified disaster for reigning World Supersport champion Andrew Pitt. There was plenty of heated discussion in Pitt's pit box, and only a very fast lap in the dying minutes jumped Pitt up into 10th spot. Nor was qualifying a happy experience for Ant West: The Australian crashed heavily halfway into the session, and only returned to the track much later.

Full result of the Qualifying Practice for the World Supersport class at Assen:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff
1 35 C. Crutchlow Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.313  
2 26 J. Lascorz Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'40.848 0.535
3 54 K. Sofuoglu Honda CBR600RR 1'40.998 0.685
4 50 E. Laverty Honda CBR600RR 1'41.002 0.689
5 99 F. Foret Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.130 0.817
6 24 G. McCoy Triumph Daytona 675 1'41.412 1.099
7 51 M. Pirro Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.436 1.123
8 13 A. West Honda CBR600RR 1'41.496 1.183
9 127 R. Harms Honda CBR600RR 1'41.566 1.253
10 1 A. Pitt Honda CBR600RR 1'41.653 1.340
11 77 B. Veneman Suzuki GSX-R600 1'41.743 1.430
12 8 M. Aitchison Honda CBR600RR 1'41.794 1.481
13 55 M. Roccoli Honda CBR600RR 1'41.858 1.545
14 14 M. Lagrive Honda CBR600RR 1'41.898 1.585
15 21 K. Fujiwara Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'42.007 1.694
16 117 M. Praia Honda CBR600RR 1'42.052 1.739
17 7 P. Vostarek Honda CBR600RR 1'42.093 1.780
18 105 G. Vizziello Honda CBR600RR 1'42.354 2.041
19 69 G. Nannelli Triumph Daytona 675 1'42.358 2.045
20 28 A. Vos Honda CBR600RR 1'42.553 2.240
21 83 R. Holland Honda CBR600RR 1'42.605 2.292
22 9 D. Dell'Omo Honda CBR600RR 1'42.663 2.350
23 30 J. Gunther Honda CBR600RR 1'42.792 2.479
24 53 A. Polita Suzuki GSX-R600 1'42.902 2.589
25 32 F. Lai Honda CBR600RR 1'43.314 3.001
26 5 T. Pradita Yamaha YZF R6 1'43.491 3.178
27 96 M. Smrz Triumph Daytona 675 1'43.936 3.623
28 57 K. Bos Yamaha YZF R6 1'44.285 3.972
29 94 M. Van Nieuwenhuizen Yamaha YZF R6 1'44.363 4.050
30 88 Y. Guerra Yamaha YZF R6 1'45.342 5.029
31 27 T. Van Poppel Yamaha YZF R6 1'45.782 5.469

 

Round Number: 
4
2009
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