News Salom on Phillip Island Supersport Pole

Salom on Phillip Island Supersport Pole

World Supersport

David Salom (Kawasaki Motocard.com) emerged as the surprise pole sitter for Sunday’s World Supersport race at Phillip Island, Australia, after practice and qualifying was turning into a battle between Fabien Foret (Hannspree Ten Kate Honda) and Broc Parkes (Kawasaki Motocard.com).

Salom’s time of 1:34.070 seconds came right at the very end of the session but it was good enough to earn the young Spaniard his best qualifying result so far. The front row was completed by Sam Lowes (Parkalgar Honda) and Parkes in fourth.

Two Italians line up in fifth and sixth on row 2, both on Yamaha R6s, with ex-SBK man Luca Scassa (ParkinGO) just ahead of a very competitive Roberto Tamburini (Bike Service). They will be flanked by Florian Marino (Hannspree Ten Kate Honda) and Chaz Davies on the second Yamaha ParkinGO.

After two big crashes this weekend, one in which he tore a tendon in his thumb, Gino Rea could only manage tenth for Step Racing Honda, while James Ellison was one place behind on his Bogdanka PTR version.

Phillip Island World Supersport Qualifying 2 Results:
1. David Salom (Kawasaki Motocard.com) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1’34.070
2. Fabien Foret (Hannspree Ten Kate Honda) Honda CBR600RR 1’34.091
3. Sam Lowes (Parkalgar Honda) Honda CBR600RR 1’34.504
4. Broc Parkes (Kawasaki Motocard.com) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1’34.548
5. Luca Scassa (Yamaha ParkinGO Team) Yamaha YZF R6 1’34.635
6. Roberto Tamburini (Bike Service R.T.) Yamaha YZF R6 1’34.931
7. Florian Marino (Hannspree Ten Kate Honda) Honda CBR600RR 1’34.994
8. Chaz Davies (Yamaha ParkinGO Team) Yamaha YZF R6 1’35.065
9. Robbin Harms (Harms Benjan Racing Team) Honda CBR600RR 1’35.272
10. Gino Rea (Step Racing Team) Honda CBR600RR 1’35.362
11. James Ellison (Bogdanka PTR Honda) Honda CBR600RR 1’35.480
12. Massimo Roccoli (Lorenzini by Leoni) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1’35.808
13. Danilo Dell’Omo (Suriano Racing Team) Triumph Daytona 675 1’35.905
14. Miguel Praia (Parkalgar Honda) Honda CBR600RR 1’35.953
15. Pawel Szkopek (Bogdanka PTR Honda) Honda CBR600RR 1’35.968
16. Vladimir Ivanov (Step Racing Team) Honda CBR600RR 1’36.048
17. Ronan Quarmby (Suriano Racing Team) Triumph Daytona 675 1’36.109
18. Vittorio Iannuzzo (Lorenzini by Leoni) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1’36.146
19. Ondrej Jezek (SMS Racing) Honda CBR600RR 1’36.185
20. Alexander Lundh (Cresto Guide Racing Team) Honda CBR600RR 1’36.264
21. Bastien Chesaux (MACH Racing) Honda CBR600RR 1’36.721
22. Mitchell Pirotta (KUJA Racing Team) Honda CBR600RR 1’37.600
23. Imre Toth (Team Hungary Toth) Honda CBR600RR 1’37.631
24. Balazs Nemeth (Team Hungary Toth) Honda CBR600RR 1’38.404
25. Marko Jerman (MD Team Jerman) Triumph Daytona 675 1’38.650
26. Luca Marconi (Bike Service R.T.) Yamaha YZF R6 1’39.335

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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