BMW: Tardozzi & Team on Superpole
Both BMW Motorrad Motorsport riders, Troy Corser (AUS) and Ruben Xaus (ESP), qualified easily for today’s Superpole. While Troy set the tenth fastest time in the Qualifying Practices Ruben finished 13th.
In Superpole, the Spaniard missed the third session by just 0.258 seconds and will start tomorrow’s races from tenth, while Troy made his way to Superpole 3 and finally managed to qualify eighth.
Fastest lap Qualifying Practices: 1:43.491 min / Fastest lap Free Practice: 1:44.070 min / Fastest lap Superpole 3: 1:43.152 min BMW S1000RR
"We started pretty well in this morning’s Qualifying Practice. We changed some electronics settings to make the bike more controllable and a bit smoother when exiting corners. This allowed me to push the bike a little more and we definitely made up time in the middle sector of the track, where we had been struggling before."
"During Superpole 1 my number one bike unfortunately stopped, but the second bike still felt good. The engine felt stronger and we were able to put in good lap times on the qualifying tyre. I am feeling quite confident for tomorrow’s races as we have done some good times over a race distance in Free Practice."
Fastest lap Qualifying Practices: 1:43.589 min / Fastest lap Free Practice: 1:44.332 min / Fastest lap Superpole 2: 1:42.999 min BMW S 1000 RR
"I am very, very happy with today’s result as we made a big improvement compared to yesterday. I was confident to be in Q3. I was on qualifying tyres and tried to save them for Q3 after my quick lap. That was certainly my mistake as I should have followed Max Biaggi. Nevertheless, I am more than happy to have made it into the top ten. A big compliment to the team: They really taught me how to use the bike properly. "
Davide Tardozzi (BMW Motorrad Motorsport Team Manager)
"We are pretty happy. We have been improving with every session this weekend; our times are getting closer to the top guys. The whole team has worked really well together so far this weekend. Both Troy and Ruben have good starting positions for tomorrow’s races so I am confident we can do well."
Weather conditions: Partly cloudy.
Temperature: Air: 19 – 23 °C, Track: 27 – 41 °C
Number of riders participating: 24 from 15 teams
Fastest lap Qualifying Practices: Jakub Smrz (Team PATA B&G Racing) 1:43.003 min
Fastest lap Superpole 3: Cal Crutchlow (Yamaha Sterilgarda Team) 1:42.092 min
World Superbike motorcycle racing WSBK Race 1 and then WSBK Race 2 are up next.