Crutchlow Doubles-Up SBK Qualifying #1

WSBK Monza

Cal Crutchlow (Yamaha Sterilgarda) confirmed his earlier form by doubling up with quickest World Superbike time also in the afternoon qualifying session.

The Coventry man set a time of 1 minute 44.577 seconds, two-tenths of a second faster than Assen double winner Jonathan Rea (Hannspree Ten Kate Honda), while third quickest time went to Michel Fabrizio, who put in sterling work on the Ducati Xerox 1098.

The BMW Motorrad team continued to make headway in qualifying with first Ruben Xaus and then Troy Corser both lying at the top of the timesheets for a while. In the end the Australian set the fourth time, ahead of points leader Leon Haslam (Suzuki Alstare).

Max Biaggi (Aprilia Alitalia), who had set an astonishing record top speed of close to 327 km/h (203 MPH) in FP1, finished seventh, while Yoshimura WSB debut rider Daisaku Sakai had a tough baptism with the Monza track, earning himself a provisional nineteenth place together with an afternoon crash.

The last two top 10 positions went to James Toseland (Yamaha Sterilgarda) in ninth and Luca Scassa (Supersonic Ducati), who on the damp track had been as high as third.

World SBK Friday Qualifying #1 Results

1. 35 Crutchlow C. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 1’44.577
2. 65 Rea J. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 1’44.789
3. 84 Fabrizio M. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 1’45.134
4. 11 Corser T. (AUS) BMW S1000 RR 1’45.234
5. 91 Haslam L. (GBR) Suzuki GSX-R1000 1’45.303
6. 111 Xaus R. (ESP) BMW S1000 RR 1’45.542
7. 3 Biaggi M. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1’45.592
8. 96 Smrz J. (CZE) Ducati 1098R 1’45.603
9. 52 Toseland J. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 1’46.019
10. 99 Scassa L. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 1’46.111
11. 66 Sykes T. (GBR) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1’46.170
12. 2 Camier L. (GBR) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1’46.216
13. 76 Neukirchner M. (GER) Honda CBR1000RR 1’46.402
14. 57 Lanzi L. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 1’46.413
15. 41 Haga N. (JPN) Ducati 1098R 1’46.451
16. 50 Guintoli S. (FRA) Suzuki GSX-R1000 1’46.588
17. 7 Checa C. (ESP) Ducati 1098R 1’46.756
18. 67 Byrne S. (GBR) Ducati 1098R 1’47.466
19. 71 Sakai D. (JPN) Suzuki GSX-R1000 1’47.922
20. 15 Baiocco M. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1’48.041
21. 77 Vermeulen C. (AUS) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1’48.191
22. 23 Parkes B. (AUS) Honda CBR1000RR 1’48.254
23. 95 Hayden R. (USA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1’49.217
24. 31 Iannuzzo V. (ITA) Honda CBR1000RR 1’49.958

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One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007 and is currently Editor at Large at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of 365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).