2012 Phillip Island Test Day 2 WSS Times: Parkes Heads The Kawasakis

Broc Parkes leaves the Phillip Island World Supersport test on top of the timesheets. The Ten Kate Honda rider set the fastest time in the last session of the final test ahead of the WSS season opener at Phillip Island, which kicks off on Friday, just edging the Kawasakis of Kenan Sofuoglu and Fabien Foret, who had been fastest on Monday. The Hondas found a little more on the second day of the test, with PTR Honda's Sam Lowes  heading the morning session, before slipping back to 4th in the afternoon, still less than a tenth behind the two Kawasakis, but over a third of a second behind the Ten Kate bike of Parkes. 

Ex-Moto2 rider Jules Cluzel made a strong debut in the class, ending the test in 5th on his first ride out on a Supersport machine, and taking 2 seconds off his fastest lap over the course of the two-day test. Vittorio Iannuzzo was the last man inside a second of Parkes, the Triumph rider just over three quarters of a second back from the leader.

Official times after both days of the test for the World Supersport class:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Previous
1 23 B. PARKES Honda CBR600RR 1:34.585    
2 54 K. SOFUOGLU Kawasaki ZX-6R 1:34.604 0.019 0.019
3 99 F. FORET Kawasaki ZX-6R 1:34.866 0.281 0.262
4 11 S. LOWES Honda CBR600RR 1:34.957 0.372 0.091
5 16 J. CLUZEL Honda CBR600RR 1:35.131 0.546 0.174
6 31 V. IANNUZZO Triumph Daytona 675 1:35.362 0.777 0.231
7 32 S. MORAIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1:35.701 1.116 0.339
8 34 R. QUARMBY Honda CBR600RR 1:35.824 1.239 0.123
9 38 B. NEMETH Honda CBR600RR 1:35.873 1.288 0.049
10 19 P. SZKOPEK Honda CBR600RR 1:36.009 1.424 0.136
11 25 A. BALDOLINI Triumph Daytona 675 1:36.085 1.500 0.076
12 20 M. SCHOLTZ Honda CBR600RR 1:36.217 1.632 0.132
13 65 V. LEONOV Yamaha YZF R6 1:36.256 1.671 0.039
14 10 I. TOTH Honda CBR600RR 1:36.410 1.825 0.154
15 52 L. PESEK Honda CBR600RR 1:36.439 1.854 0.029
16 55 M. ROCCOLI Yamaha YZF R6 1:36.513 1.928 0.074
17 22 R. TAMBURINI Honda CBR600RR 1:36.559 1.974 0.046
18 3 J. METCHER Yamaha YZF R6 1:36.798 2.213 0.239
19 69 O. JEZEK Honda CBR600RR 1:36.832 2.247 0.034
20 64 J. DAY Kawasaki ZX-6R 1:36.985 2.400 0.153
21 40 M. JESSOPP Honda CBR600RR 1:37.140 2.555 0.155
22 87 L. MARCONI Yamaha YZF R6 1:37.146 2.561 0.006
23 98 R. LANUSSE Kawasaki ZX-6R 1:37.679 3.094 0.533
24 61 F. MENGHI Yamaha YZF R6 1:37.703 3.118 0.024
25 13 D. LOMBARDI Yamaha YZF R6 1:38.057 3.472 0.354
26 8 A. ANTONELLI Honda CBR600RR 1:39.507 4.922 1.450
27 27 T. CAIANI Honda CBR600RR 1:39.856 5.271 0.349
28 33 Y. POLZER Yamaha YZF R6 1:39.938 5.353 0.082

All fastest times set on Tuesday.

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Two South Africans top 10. Good to see Sheridan and Ronan making a play with half decent kit this early. Hope it continues through Sunday.