2009 World Superbikes Misano QP1 Result - Fabrizio Tops Spies In Last Minute

Michel Fabrizio sits on provisional pole for Sunday's World Superbike races, after the Xerox Ducati rider nudged Yamaha's Ben Spies from the top spot in the dying minutes of the session. Spies had taken over in turn from Fabrizio's team mate Nori Haga as the session approached the halfway mark, and led almost to the end.

Yukio Kagayama set the 3rd fastest time on the Alstare Suzuki, the Japanese veteran also picking up speed as the session neared its end. Johnny Rea takes the final spot on the provisional front row, getting back to the front with just a couple of minutes to go, after having been close for most of the session.

Rea knocked an unleashed Broc Parkes off the front row, the Kawasaki rider finally showing some real speed. Parkes was up as high as 3rd fastest at one point, before just losing out on the provisional front row. The Ten Kate Hondas of Ryuichi Kiyonari and Carlos Checa are in 6th and 7th, with Nori Haga down in 8th.

BMW's Troy Corser was well up the order in the early part of the session, slipping down into 10th later on. The BMW finished ahead of the Aprilia of Shinya Nakano, with Nakano's team mate Max Biaggi in a lowly 16th place.

American rider Jamie Hacking just made it into the top 20, provisionally qualifying for tomorrow's Superpole, while John Hopkins, returning from injury, took it carefully to finish the day down in 26th.

Qualifying continues tomorrow morning, from which the top 20 riders will go through to the knock-out Superpole sessions.

Result of QP1 for the World Superbikes at Misano:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff
1 84 M. Fabrizio Ducati 1098R 1'37.016  
2 19 B. Spies Yamaha YZF R1 1'37.102 0.086
3 71 Y. Kagayama Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'37.209 0.193
4 65 J. Rea Honda CBR1000RR 1'37.238 0.222
5 23 B. Parkes Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'37.281 0.265
6 9 R. Kiyonari Honda CBR1000RR 1'37.396 0.380
7 7 C. Checa Honda CBR1000RR 1'37.441 0.425
8 41 N. Haga Ducati 1098R 1'37.451 0.435
9 91 L. Haslam Honda CBR1000RR 1'37.490 0.474
10 11 T. Corser BMW S1000 RR 1'37.503 0.487
11 56 S. Nakano Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'37.630 0.614
12 57 L. Lanzi Ducati 1098R 1'37.702 0.686
13 96 J. Smrz Ducati 1098R 1'37.710 0.694
14 111 R. Xaus BMW S1000 RR 1'37.773 0.757
15 36 G. Lavilla Ducati 1098R 1'37.786 0.770
16 3 M. Biaggi Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'37.813 0.797
17 67 S. Byrne Ducati 1098R 1'37.898 0.882
18 10 F. Nieto Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'37.979 0.963
19 66 T. Sykes Yamaha YZF R1 1'37.992 0.976
20 2 J. Hacking Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'38.441 1.425
21 25 D. Salom Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'38.522 1.506
22 14 M. Lagrive Honda CBR1000RR 1'38.671 1.655
23 99 L. Scassa Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'38.755 1.739
24 15 M. Baiocco Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'38.827 1.811
25 94 D. Checa Yamaha YZF R1 1'38.828 1.812
26 121 J. Hopkins Honda CBR1000RR 1'38.856 1.840
27 77 V. Iannuzzo Honda CBR1000RR 1'39.067 2.051
28 53 A. Polita Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'39.308 2.292
29 88 R. Resch Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'40.489 3.473
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This is what I call competition

The top five for QP1 are five (5) different brands separated by only one-quarter of a second (0.265). Could you ask for anything more?

Total votes: 14

True but...

Only two riders have a shot at the championship and those are the same riders that safe money say will win every race this season.

Aside from DNF's, only the third spot on the podium is in question and you can assume that it will be Fabrizio on it.

Total votes: 12

Drop the hammer on'em Benny

Drop the hammer on'em Benny boy!

Total votes: 11

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