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Miller Superbike: Qualifying 1st Session

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Jakub ‘Kuba’ Smrz (Pata B&G Ducati) boomed his big Ducati to provisional pole after the first qualifying session at Miller Motorsports Park in the USA, setting a 1’48.517 that was under the existing race lap record, if not quite beating the absolute track best.

Michel Fabrizio (Ducati Xerox) was a close second, and the Yamaha Sterilgarda four-cylinder machine of Cal Crutchlow third.

World Championship leader Leon Haslam was fourth on his Suzuki Alstare machine. Althea Ducati riders Carlos Checa and Shane Byrne mixed it up with the factory bikes once again, fifth and sixth respectively. The top 13 bikes were within the same second.

Miller Superbike: Qualifying 1st Session

1 96 Smrz J. (CZE) Ducati 1098R 1’48.517
2 84 Fabrizio M. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 1’48.670
3 35 Crutchlow C. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 1’48.682
4 91 Haslam L. (GBR) Suzuki GSX-R1000 1’48.734
5 7 Checa C. (ESP) Ducati 1098R 1’48.742
6 67 Byrne S. (GBR) Ducati 1098R 1’48.853
7 52 Toseland J. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 1’48.887
8 99 Scassa L. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 1’48.945
9 11 Corser T. (AUS) BMW S1000 RR 1’49.040
10 3 Biaggi M. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1’49.191
11 65 Rea J. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 1’49.281
12 41 Haga N. (JPN) Ducati 1098R 1’49.386
13 2 Camier L. (GBR) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1’49.443
14 66 Sykes T. (GBR) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1’49.748
15 111 Xaus R. (ESP) BMW S1000 RR 1’49.961
16 76 Neukirchner M. (GER) Honda CBR1000RR 1’50.121
17 50 Guintoli S. (FRA) Suzuki GSX-R1000 1’50.133
18 95 Hayden R. (USA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1’50.806
19 23 Parkes B. (AUS) Honda CBR1000RR 1’51.074
20 77 Vermeulen C. (AUS) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1’51.122
21 15 Baiocco M. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1’53.724

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
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 Online Editor 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).

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