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BMW World Superbike Superpole results from Valencia

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Troy und Ruben fast on race rubber, but both suffer in Superpole.

BMW Motorrad Motorsport riders Troy Corser and Ruben Xaus will start tomorrow’s third round of the Superbike World Championship from the fourth and fifth rows of the grid despite a good final qualifying session this morning. Troy ended the second qualifying with the sixth fastest time, just 0.142 slower than the fastest rider – Ben Spies. Ruben finished seventeenth, only 0.707 down on Spies, but all that changed in Superpole when qualifying tyres came into the equation.

Both Troy and Ruben qualified for Superpole 1, and Troy’s lap of 1:34.961 was just eight tenths of a second slower than the fastest rider and enough to get him into Superpole 2, but he could not quite manage a lap fast enough to get into Superpole 1. Ruben finished 19th, and so missed out on getting into Superpole 2. American Ben Spies (Yamaha) took his third pole in a row, with Regis Laconi (Ducati) second and Noriyuki Haga (Ducati) third.

Troy – 14th, 1:34.863

"We improved the bike from yesterday, chassis and suspension wise, and the bike felt pretty good on race tyres. But as soon as we put on qualifying tyres, everything seemed to change. Strangely enough, it felt as if there was more grip, but my actual lap times were slower! The bike was also harder to stop on qualifying tyres. If the organisers decide to not have qualifying tyres any more, I will be more happy. My bike jumped out of gear but, as I was upright at the time, it wasn’t a problem. This is a tough track at the best of times, but it’s going to be a whole lot harder starting from the fourth row."

Ruben – 19th, 1:35.806

"Today I improved over a second from yesterday and that made me happy and when I put in a really good time on race tyres. I was very optimistic about Superpole qualifying. In Superpole 1, I was on a hot lap, when the bike got a false neutral in the right hand hairpin. I went into the gravel with my knee down and then tipped over at slow speed. There was no damage to me or the bike, but I was disappointed because I thought I would be on course for getting into Superpole 2. At least I am more happy with the bike today then yesterday, though it does feel different when it is on qualifying tyres."

Final qualifying
1 Spies (USA-Yamaha) 1:33.270, 3 Laconi (F-Ducati) 1:33.955, 3 Haga (J-Ducati) 1:34.082, 4 Fabrizio (I-Ducati) 1:34.259, 5 Kagayama (J-Suzuki) 1:34.755, 6 Neukirchner (D-Suzuki) 1:34.903, 14 Troy Corser (AUS-BMW Motorrad Motorsport) 1:34.863, 19 Ruben Xaus (E-BMW Motorrad Motorsport) 1:35.806

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