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World Supersport: Phillip Island Q1 Results

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On Friday, former champion Fabien Foret posted the quickest time during the World Supersport Qualifying 1 session at Phillip Island, Australia.

The Fast Frenchman had to work for it aboard the Ten Kate Honda CBR6000RR, as right until the last minute the time sheets were headed by the young Spanish rider David Salom (Kawasaki Motocard.com).

Fabien Foret says: "I made a little mistake on my first lap this afternoon – I was already on a fast lap but I think I was a little bit too hot. Tomorrow I will concentrate more and not make this kind of silly mistake.

"The bike is working OK, but in my opinion it was working a little better in the cooler conditions this morning. So we’ll try to adjust a little bit tomorrow for warmer conditions and then we’ll be close to being ready for the race. I think we can say that, with the new rules, my guys passed the test today, so thanks to them for that!"

Another up-and-coming youngster, 20 year-old Sam Lowes (Parkalgar Honda) went third quickest ahead of fellow Brit Chaz Davies who is now getting to grips with his Yamaha ParkinGO machine.

Good news also for the other Yamaha team on the grid, Bike Service, with Roberto Tamburini getting the better of Luca Scassa (Yamaha ParkinGO) by a whisker. James Ellison (Bogdanka PTR Honda) continued his recovery with the ninth fastest time.

2011 Phillip Island World Supersport Qualifying 1 Results:

1. Fabien Foret (Hannspree Ten Kate Honda) 1’34.091
2. David Salom (Kawasaki Motocard.com) 1’34.166
3. Sam Lowes (Parkalgar Honda) 1’34.875
4. Chaz Davies (Yamaha ParkinGO Team) 1’35.065
5. Roberto Tamburini (Bike Service R.T.) 1’35.203
6. Luca Scassa (Yamaha ParkinGO Team) 1’35.236
7. Broc Parkes (Kawasaki Motocard.com) 1’35.297
8. Florian Marino (Hannspree Ten Kate Honda) 1’35.335
9. James Ellison (Bogdanka PTR Honda) 1’35.480
10. Robbin Harms (Harms Benjan Racing Team) 1’35.563
11. Gino Rea (Step Racing Team) 1’35.576
12. Miguel Praia (Parkalgar Honda) 1’35.953
13. Pawel Szkopek (Bogdanka PTR Honda) 1’35.968
14. Massimo Roccoli (Lorenzini by Leoni) 1’36.026
15. Vladimir Ivanov (Step Racing Team) 1’36.048
16. Ronan Quarmby (Suriano Racing Team) 1’36.168
17. Danilo Dell’Omo (Suriano Racing Team) 1’36.273
18. Ondrej Jezek (SMS Racing) 1’36.682
19. Vittorio Iannuzzo (Lorenzini by Leoni) 1’36.826
20. Bastien Chesaux (MACH Racing) 1’36.863
21. Imre Toth (Team Hungary Toth) 1’37.666
22. Alexander Lundh (Cresto Guide Racing Team) 1’37.809
23. Mitchell Pirotta (KUJA Racing Team) 1’38.770
24. Marko Jerman (MD Team Jerman) 1’39.030
25. Luca Marconi (Bike Service R.T.) 1’39.343
26. Balazs Nemeth (Team Hungary Toth) 1’39.479

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.

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