News Assen Superbike: 1st Qualifying Session

Assen Superbike: 1st Qualifying Session

World SBK Report

The hour long first qualifying session at Assen was halted for a few minutes to clean up an oil spill, but Jakub Smrz was still the fastest rider on his Pata B&G Racing Ducati, setting a new circuit best of 1’36.041.

Jonathan Rea (Hannspree Ten Kate Honda) was second quickest, with the official BMW of Troy Corser just over 0.4 from provisional pole man Smrz, and third quickest today.

Championship leader Leon Haslam (Suzuki Alstare) rounded out the early top four.

Assen World SBK Qualifying Practice #1 – Full Report

1 96 Smrz J. (CZE) Ducati 1098R 1’36.041
2 65 Rea J. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 1’36.339
3 11 Corser T. (AUS) BMW S1000 RR 1’36.489
4 91 Haslam L. (GBR) Suzuki GSX-R1000 1’36.618
5 35 Crutchlow C. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 1’36.752
6 7 Checa C. (ESP) Ducati 1098R 1’36.805
7 2 Camier L. (GBR) Aprilia RSV4 1000 F. 1’37.064
8 67 Byrne S. (GBR) Ducati 1098R 1’37.081
9 84 Fabrizio M. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 1’37.165
10 52 Toseland J. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 1’37.166
11 57 Lanzi L. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 1’37.344
12 66 Sykes T. (GBR) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1’37.434
13 76 Neukirchner M. (GER) Honda CBR1000RR 1’37.453
14 41 Haga N. (JPN) Ducati 1098R 1’37.462
15 99 Scassa L. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 1’37.506
16 3 Biaggi M. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 1000 F. 1’37.580
17 50 Guintoli S. (FRA) Suzuki GSX-R1000 1’37.684
18 111 Xaus R. (ESP) BMW S1000 RR 1’37.685
19 15 Baiocco M. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1’38.795
20 77 Vermeulen C. (AUS) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1’39.079
21 95 Hayden R. (USA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1’39.186
22 23 Parkes B. (AUS) Honda CBR1000RR 1’40.485

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