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Day 1 practice
Bayliss masters tricky conditions to tale provisional pole


WEATHER THE MAIN FACTOR ON OPENING DAY With early morning rains continuing for most of the day at Losail, the first untimed session proved to be fully wet, even though the timed afternoon session was held in slowly drying conditions. Troy Bayliss (Ducati Xerox) proved to be the rider with the greatest feel in the semi-wet track surface, scoring provisional pole with a time of 2’17.326. His team-mate Lorenzo Lanzi played it safe on day one, with better conditions expected on the second and final day, scoring 27th fastest time. An eclectic provisional front row included the PSG-1 Kawasakis of Regis Laconi (2nd) and Chris Walker (4th), with third place taken by the reigning World Champion, Tory Corser (Alstare Suzuki).

KAWASAKI RIDERS MAKE GOOD EARLY STARTS IN LOSAIL
New SBK™ inductee Franco Battaini (Kawasaki Bertocchi) may be riding a privateer 2005-spec ZX-10R for the first time this year, but his knowledge of Losail, allied to his impressive abilities, delivered him to ninth place on the provisional front row. A great opening day for Kawasaki riders in general put third Kawasaki PSG-1 rider, Fonsi Nieto, just behind Battaini, making him the fourth ZX-10 rider inside the top ten.

BARROS TOP HONDA RIDER ON DAY ONE Riders with long experience, or accustomed to riding in a wide variety of extreme weather conditions, performed well on the ever-changing surface at Losail, as Yamaha Motor France IPONE rider Sebastien Gimbert proved by going fifth fastest on his R1. Gimbert’s team-mates, Norick Abe and Shinichi Nakatomi, went 12th and 24th fastest respectively. An SBK ‘rookie’ but the most experienced former MotoGP rider of all, Alex Barros (Klaffi Honda) was an impressive sixth fastest in his first competitive session, putting good knowledge of Qatar to the best possible use. Yamaha Motor Italia riders, Andrew Pitt and Noriyuki Haga took their red and white Yamaha R1s to seventh and eighth places, each handling the transitional track conditions with a cool head.

CHILI LEADS MIDFIELD HONDA RIDERS DFX Treme Honda rider Pierfrancesco Chili called on all his seasons of experience to finish 11th fastest, with his young rookie SBK™ team-mate, Michel Fabrizio, in 20th place. Going the wrong way with settings in the changeable track conditions, the Winston Ten Kate Honda duo of Karl Muggeridge and James Toseland had an unhappy first day. Muggeridge scored 13th place, with Toseland 18th.

DUCATI MAN ROLFO FORGES ON Another SBK™ ‘new boy’ Roberto Rolfo (Ducati SC Caracchi 999) made an assured debut for his team, finishing 14th out of 29 entrants, and ahead of Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra second rider, Yukio Kagayama. The top 16 was rounded out by a second year SBK™ rider, Max Neukirchner (Pedercini Ducati), competing in his first competitive Ducati session. The Petronas duo of Steve Martin and Craig Jones scored 17th and 23rd respectively. Despite still recovering from a broken leg, Ruben Xaus (Sterilgarda Berik Ducati) scored 21st best time, putting in 17 laps in the hour-long session.

SUPERSPORT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WSS™)
Kenan Sofuoglu (Winston Honda Ten Kate) showed immense speed and commitment in his first ever World Supersport qualifying session, overcoming wet track conditions to score provisional pole by almost two seconds. Reigning champion Sebastien Charpentier (Winston Ten Kate Honda) only went 12th fastest, having set nine tentative laps in the 45-minute session. Yamaha’s new R6 machine, in the hands of Kevin Curtain (Yamaha Motor Germany) was second quickest, with Gianluca Nannelli (Kopron Edo Racing Yamaha) third, and Curtain’s team-mate Broc Parkes fourth. Norwegian rider Kai Borre Andersen added a splash of Suzuki colouring to the provisional grid, taking his all-new Hoegee Team GSX-R600 to fifth. Top Ducati was the LBR Racing 749 of Christian Zaiser, ninth.
 

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Free Practice

Superbike

WET

1 Gimbert S. Yamaha Motor France-Ipone. Yamaha YZF R1 2'25.734 10
2 Bayliss T. Ducati Xerox. Ducati 999 F06 2'26.705 4
3 Laconi R. PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse. Kawasaki ZX10R 2'27.269 9
4 Chili P. D.F.X. Treme. Honda CBR 1000RR 2'28.761 8
5 Nieto F. PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse 2. Kawasaki ZX10R 2'29.145 10
6 Jones C. Foggy Petronas Racing. Petronas FP1 2'29.997 4
7 Battaini F. Kawasaki Bertocchi. Kawasaki ZX10R 2'30.403 6
8 Rolfo R. Ducati SC - Caracchi. Ducati 999 F05 2'30.417 8
9 Barros A. Klaffi Honda. Honda CBR 1000RR 2'30.437 9
10 Abe N. Yamaha Motor France-Ipone. Yamaha YZF R1 2'30.711 6
11 Martin S. Foggy Petronas Racing. Petronas FP1 2'31.996 7
12 Borciani M. Sterilgarda - Berik. Ducati 999 F05 2'33.633 11
13 Pitt A. Yamaha Motor Italia WSB. Yamaha YZF R1 2'34.147 7
14 Nakatomi S. Yamaha Motor France-Ipone 2. Yamaha YZF R1 2'35.125 13
15 Iannuzzo V. Celani Team Suzuki Italia. Suzuki GSXR1000 K6 2'36.740 11
16 Walker C. PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse. Kawasaki ZX10R 2'37.575 5
17 Xaus R. Sterilgarda - Berik. Ducati 999 F05 2'42.052 4

Supersport

WET

1 Nannelli G. Kopron Edo Racing. Yamaha YZF R6 2'39.790 7
2 Sofuoglu K. Winston Ten Kate Honda. Honda CBR 600RR 2'40.280 6
3 Zaiser C. LBR Ducati Racing. Ducati 749 R 2'40.755 7
4 Curtain K. Yamaha Motor Germany. Yamaha YZF R6 2'41.153 6
5 Andersen K. Hoegee Suzuki. Suzuki GSX 600R 2'41.182 6
6 Veneman B. Hoegee Suzuki. Suzuki GSX 600R 2'41.538 8
7 Vizziello G. Yamaha Team Italia. Yamaha YZF R6 2'42.169 11
8 Leblanc G. Vazy Racing Team. Honda CBR 600RR 2'42.563 9
9 Berger M. Gil Motor Sport. Kawasaki ZX6RR 2'44.740 8
10 Roccoli M. Yamaha Team Italia. Yamaha YZF R6 2'45.298 12
11 Thomas D. Gil Motor Sport. Kawasaki ZX6RR 2'45.980 8
12 Fores J. SLM Racing. Yamaha YZF R6 2'46.756 7
13 Garcia D. Tati Team Beaujolais Racing. Yamaha YZF R6 2'47.255 11
14 Sanchini M. RG Team. Yamaha YZF R6 2'47.840 6
15 Le Grelle S. Legrelle - Honda Belgium. Honda CBR 600RR 2'49.874 7
16 Brookes J. Ducati SC - Caracchi. Ducati 749 R 2'50.102 11
17 De Angelis W. Intermoto Czech Klaffi. Honda CBR 600RR 2'50.431 9
18 Nedog L. Ducati SC - Caracchi. Ducati 749 R 2'52.252 4
19 Gobert A. Yamaha - GMT 94. Yamaha YZF R6 2'52.503 7
20 Ivanov V. Vector Racing. Yamaha YZF R6 2'52.708 8
21 Miksovsky T. Intermoto Czech Klaffi. Honda CBR 600RR 2'53.874 4
22 Berta A. SLM Racing. Yamaha YZF R6 2'56.877 7
23 Tunstall T. Hardinge Ice Valley M.. Honda CBR 600RR 2'58.514 9
 

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Bit more like it from Chris Walker, not sure what was going on in free practice, Bayliss isn't hanging about though:

Superbikes

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1 Bayliss T. Ducati Xerox. Ducati 999 F06 2'17.326 13
2 Laconi R. PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse. Kawasaki ZX10R 2'19.064 14
3 Corser T. Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra. Suzuki GSXR1000 K6 2'19.614 16
4 Walker C. PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse. Kawasaki ZX10R 2'19.684 14
5 Gimbert S. Yamaha Motor France-Ipone. Yamaha YZF R1 2'19.687 15
6 Barros A. Klaffi Honda. Honda CBR 1000RR 2'19.834 13
7 Pitt A. Yamaha Motor Italia WSB. Yamaha YZF R1 2'19.991 16
8 Haga N. Yamaha Motor Italia WSB. Yamaha YZF R1 2'20.164 15
9 Battaini F. Kawasaki Bertocchi. Kawasaki ZX10R 2'20.200 17
10 Nieto F. PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse 2. Kawasaki ZX10R 2'20.469 14

11 Chili P. D.F.X. Treme. Honda CBR 1000RR 2'20.695 13
12 Abe N. Yamaha Motor France-Ipone. Yamaha YZF R1 2'20.720 22
13 Muggeridge K. Winston Ten Kate Honda. Honda CBR 1000RR 2'21.152 17
14 Rolfo R. Ducati SC - Caracchi. Ducati 999 F05 2'21.233 15
15 Kagayama Y. Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra. Suzuki GSXR1000 K6 2'21.234 15
16 Neukirchner M. Team Pedercini. Ducati 999 RS 2'21.491 17
17 Martin S. Foggy Petronas Racing. Petronas FP1 2'21.505 15
18 Toseland J. Winston Ten Kate Honda. Honda CBR 1000RR 2'21.732 17
19 Borciani M. Sterilgarda - Berik. Ducati 999 F05 2'21.778 15
20 Fabrizio M. D.F.X. Treme. Honda CBR 1000RR 2'22.655 15
21 Xaus R. Sterilgarda - Berik. Ducati 999 F05 2'22.809 17
22 Clementi I. Team Pedercini. Ducati 999 RS 2'23.459 15
23 Jones C. Foggy Petronas Racing. Petronas FP1 2'24.221 12
24 Nakatomi S. Yamaha Motor France-Ipone 2. Yamaha YZF R1 2'24.788 22
25 Iannuzzo V. Celani Team Suzuki Italia. Suzuki GSXR1000 K6 2'25.377 18
26 Pedercini L. Team Pedercini. Ducati 999 RS 2'25.802 17
27 Lanzi L. Ducati Xerox. Ducati 999 F06 2'26.171 15
28 Foret F. Alstare Eng. Corona Extra. Suzuki GSXR1000 K6 2'33.307 14
29 Al Naimi T. D'Antin MotoGP. Yamaha YZF R1 2'46.833 6


Supersports

WET


1 Sofuoglu K. Winston Ten Kate Honda. Honda CBR 600RR 2'21.890 11
2 Curtain K. Yamaha Motor Germany. Yamaha YZF R6 2'23.872 13
3 Nannelli G. Kopron Edo Racing. Yamaha YZF R6 2'24.021 12
4 Parkes B. Yamaha Motor Germany. Yamaha YZF R6 2'24.757 13
5 Andersen K. Hoegee Suzuki. Suzuki GSX 600R 2'25.853 11
6 Sanchini M. RG Team. Yamaha YZF R6 2'26.670 18
7 Veneman B. Hoegee Suzuki. Suzuki GSX 600R 2'26.770 12
8 Fores J. SLM Racing. Yamaha YZF R6 2'26.887 13
9 Zaiser C. LBR Ducati Racing. Ducati 749 R 2'26.945 13
10 Fujiwara K. Megabike Honda. Honda CBR 600RR 2'27.615 11
11 Vizziello G. Yamaha Team Italia. Yamaha YZF R6 2'27.690 13
12 Charpentier S. Winston Ten Kate Honda. Honda CBR 600RR 2'27.755 9
13 Gobert A. Yamaha - GMT 94. Yamaha YZF R6 2'28.284 14
14 Brookes J. Ducati SC - Caracchi. Ducati 749 R 2'28.508 16
15 Thomas D. Gil Motor Sport. Kawasaki ZX6RR 2'28.542 12
16 Garcia D. Tati Team Beaujolais Racing. Yamaha YZF R6 2'28.596 13
17 Stigefelt J. Dark Dog Stiggy Motorsports. Honda CBR 600RR 2'29.313 11
18 Miksovsky T. Intermoto Czech Klaffi. Honda CBR 600RR 2'29.513 13
19 Le Grelle S. Legrelle - Honda Belgium. Honda CBR 600RR 2'29.548 12
20 Roccoli M. Yamaha Team Italia. Yamaha YZF R6 2'29.666 12
21 De Angelis W. Intermoto Czech Klaffi. Honda CBR 600RR 2'29.724 13
22 Leblanc G. Vazy Racing Team. Honda CBR 600RR 2'29.940 13
23 Velini A. Umbria Bike. Yamaha YZF R6 2'30.150 13
24 Peris C. Moto 1 Yamaha Bikersdays. Yamaha YZF R6 2'30.164 12
25 Berger M. Gil Motor Sport. Kawasaki ZX6RR 2'30.213 11
26 Ivanov V. Vector Racing. Yamaha YZF R6 2'30.250 13
27 Van Keymeulen D. Moto 1 Yamaha Bikersdays. Yamaha YZF R6 2'30.832 12
28 Enjolras J. Tati Team Beaujolais Racing. Yamaha YZF R6 2'32.425 11
29 Harms R. Stiggy Motorsports. Honda CBR 600RR 2'32.836 13
30 Lauslehto T. Dark Dog Stiggy Motorsports. Honda CBR 600RR 2'33.039 10
31 Tunstall T. Hardinge Ice Valley M.. Honda CBR 600RR 2'37.237 15
32 Berta A. SLM Racing. Yamaha YZF R6 2'41.187 11
33 Nedog L. Ducati SC - Caracchi. Ducati 749 R 2'41.314 9
 

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Superbikes Qualifying Practice 2

PSG-1 ZX-10R's not so good in the dry by the looks of it. Other teams did testing here pre-season so may be the problem for Walker & co. See what Superpole brings.

Superbikes

1, Bayliss T., Ducati Xerox., Ducati 999 F06, 2'17.326, 2'00.639, 2'00.639, 35
2, Muggeridge K., Winston Ten Kate Honda., Honda CBR 1000RR, 2'21.152, 2'00.745, 2'00.745, 34
3, Pitt A., Yamaha Motor Italia WSB., Yamaha YZF R1, 2'19.991, 2'00.818, 2'00.818, 36
4, Corser T., Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra., Suzuki GSXR1000 K6, 2'19.614, 2'01.008, 2'01.008, 35
5, Haga N., Yamaha Motor Italia WSB., Yamaha YZF R1, 2'20.164, 2'01.314, 2'01.314, 35
6, Lanzi L., Ducati Xerox., Ducati 999 F06, 2'26.171, 2'01.369, 2'01.369, 35
7, Kagayama Y., Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra., Suzuki GSXR1000 K6, 2'21.234, 2'01.579, 2'01.579, 33
8, Martin S., Foggy Petronas Racing., Petronas FP1, 2'21.505, 2'01.613, 2'01.613, 35
9, Toseland J., Winston Ten Kate Honda., Honda CBR 1000RR, 2'21.732, 2'01.692, 2'01.692, 37
10, Chili P., D.F.X. Treme., Honda CBR 1000RR, 2'20.695, 2'01.781, 2'01.781, 31
11, Nieto F., PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse 2., Kawasaki ZX10R, 2'20.469, 2'01.809, 2'01.809, 32
12, Barros A., Klaffi Honda., Honda CBR 1000RR, 2'19.834, 2'01.953, 2'01.953, 34
13, Walker C., PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse., Kawasaki ZX10R, 2'19.684, 2'01.975, 2'01.975, 29
14, Rolfo R., Ducati SC - Caracchi., Ducati 999 F05, 2'21.233, 2'02.020, 2'02.020, 36
15, Fabrizio M., D.F.X. Treme., Honda CBR 1000RR, 2'22.655, 2'02.437, 2'02.437, 29
16, Borciani M., Sterilgarda - Berik., Ducati 999 F05, 2'21.778, 2'02.449, 2'02.449, 33
17, Laconi R., PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse., Kawasaki ZX10R, 2'19.064, 2'02.464, 2'02.464, 30
18, Gimbert S., Yamaha Motor France-Ipone., Yamaha YZF R1, 2'19.687, 2'02.710, 2'02.710, 34
19, Abe N., Yamaha Motor France-Ipone., Yamaha YZF R1, 2'20.720, 2'03.026, 2'03.026, 45
20, Neukirchner M., Team Pedercini., Ducati 999 RS, 2'21.491, 2'03.050, 2'03.050, 34
21, Xaus R., Sterilgarda - Berik., Ducati 999 F05, 2'22.809, 2'03.059, 2'03.059, 32
22, Clementi I., Team Pedercini., Ducati 999 RS, 2'23.459, 2'03.523, 2'03.523, 24
23, Pedercini L., Team Pedercini., Ducati 999 RS, 2'25.802, 2'03.628, 2'03.628, 33
24, Nakatomi S., Yamaha Motor France-Ipone 2., Yamaha YZF R1, 2'24.788, 2'03.741, 2'03.741, 45
25, Foret F., Alstare Eng. Corona Extra., Suzuki GSXR1000 K6, 2'33.307, 2'03.798, 2'03.798, 33
26, Iannuzzo V., Celani Team Suzuki Italia., Suzuki GSXR1000 K6, 2'25.377, 2'05.451, 2'05.451, 37
27, Battaini F., Kawasaki Bertocchi., Kawasaki ZX10R, 2'20.200, 2'05.528, 2'05.528, 33
Not Qualified
1, Al Naimi T., D'Antin MotoGP., Yamaha YZF R1, 2'46.833, 2'09.934, 2'09.934, 24
2, Jones C., Foggy Petronas Racing., Petronas FP1, 2'24.221, , 2'24.221, 12

Source: World Superbike website
 

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Superbike - Qualifying Practices + Superpole

Qatar - Losail 5.380 m
Superbike - Qualifying Practices + Superpole

Losail 23-24-25 February, 2006

No. Rider Nat Team Bike 1st Sess. 2nd Sess. Laps Superpole Time Avg

1 21 T. BAYLISS AUS Ducati Xerox Ducati 999 F06 2'17.326 2'00.639 35 1'59.696 1'59.696 161,810
2 57 L. LANZI ITA Ducati Xerox Ducati 999 F06 2'26.171 2'01.369 35 2'00.028 2'00.028 161,362
3 88 A. PITT AUS Yamaha Motor Italia WSB Yamaha YZF R1 2'19.991 2'00.818 36 2'00.110 2'00.110 161,252
4 52 J. TOSELAND GBR Winston Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR 1000RR 2'21.732 2'01.692 37 2'00.112 2'00.112 161,250
5 1 T. CORSER AUS Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra Suzuki GSXR1000 K6 2'19.614 2'01.008 35 2'00.206 2'00.206 161,123
6 41 N.HAGA JPN Yamaha Motor Italia WSB Yamaha YZF R1 2'20.164 2'01.314 35 2'00.613 2'00.613 160,580
7 71 Y. KAGAYAMA JPN Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra Suzuki GSXR1000 K6 2'21.234 2'01.579 33 2'00.895 2'00.895 160,205
8 31 K. MUGGERIDGE AUS Winston Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR 1000RR 2'21.152 2'00.745 34 2'00.745 160,404
9 99 S. MARTIN AUS Foggy Petronas Racing Petronas FP1 2'21.505 2'01.613 35 2'00.940 2'00.940 160,146
10 4 A. BARROS BRA Klaffi Honda Honda CBR 1000RR 2'19.834 2'01.953 34 2'00.960 2'00.960 160,119
11 44 R.ROLFO ITA Ducati SC - Caracchi Ducati 999 F05 2'21.233 2'02.020 36 2'01.072 2'01.072 159,971
12 9 C.WALKER GBR PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse Kawasaki ZX10R 2'19.684 2'01.975 29 2'01.137 2'01.137 159,885
13 10 F. NIETO ESP PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse 2 Kawasaki ZX10R 2'20.469 2'01.809 32 2'01.155 2'01.155 159,861

14 7 P. CHILI ITA D.F.X. Treme Honda CBR 1000RR 2'20.695 2'01.781 31 2'02.038 2'02.038 158,705
15 84 M.FABRIZIO ITA D.F.X. Treme Honda CBR 1000RR 2'22.655 2'02.437 29 2'02.596 2'02.596 157,982
16 20 M.BORCIANI ITA Sterilgarda - Berik Ducati 999 F05 2'21.778 2'02.449 33 2'03.150 2'03.150 157,272
17 55 R. LACONI FRA PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse Kawasaki ZX10R 2'19.064 2'02.464 30 2'02.464 158,153
18 16 S. GIMBERT FRA Yamaha Motor France-Ipone Yamaha YZF R1 2'19.687 2'02.710 34 2'02.710 157,836
19 3 N.ABE JPN Yamaha Motor France-Ipone Yamaha YZF R1 2'20.720 2'03.026 45 2'03.026 157,430
20 76 M.NEUKIRCHNER GER Team Pedercini Ducati 999 RS 2'21.491 2'03.050 34 2'03.050 157,399
21 11 R.XAUS ESP Sterilgarda - Berik Ducati 999 F05 2'22.809 2'03.059 32 2'03.059 157,388
22 8 I. CLEMENTI ITA Team Pedercini Ducati 999 RS 2'23.459 2'03.523 24 2'03.523 156,797
23 19 L. PEDERCINI ITA Team Pedercini Ducati 999 RS 2'25.802 2'03.628 33 2'03.628 156,664
24 38 S. NAKATOMI JPN Yamaha Motor France-Ipone 2 Yamaha YZF R1 2'24.788 2'03.741 45 2'03.741 156,520
25 15 F. FORET FRA Alstare Eng. Corona Extra Suzuki GSXR1000 K6 2'33.307 2'03.798 33 2'03.798 156,448
26 13 V. IANNUZZO ITA Celani Team Suzuki Italia Suzuki GSXR1000 K6 2'25.377 2'05.451 37 2'05.451 154,387
27 116 F. BATTAINI ITA Kawasaki Bertocchi Kawasaki ZX10R 2'20.200 2'05.528 33 2'05.528 154,292
--------------------------------------------------Not Qualified:--------------------------------------------------
NQ 95 T. AL NAIMI QAT D'Antin MotoGP Yamaha YZF R1 2'46.833 2'09.934 24 2'09.934 149,060
NQ 18 C.JONES GBR Foggy Petronas Racing Petronas FP1 2'24.221 12 2'24.221 134,294
02/24/2006 The results are provisional until the end of the time limit for protests and appeals and the completion of the technical checks .....................................
 

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Especially if Chris get one of his 'Stalker' starts. Last year he was gaining a lot of places at the start.

When I watched Superpole, Whitham was saying that the Kwaks were having problems turning in quick enough on the slower turns compared to the other bikes.
 

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Superpole Report

Bayliss flies in Superpole

Eurosport - Barry Thomas 24/02/06


Former World Superbike champion Troy Bayliss has made an immediate impact on his return to the championship by dominating Friday's Superpole in Qatar.

The Australian clocked a new lap record of 1:59.696 to beat Ducati team-mate Lorenzo Lanzi into second by almost half a second with Yamaha's Andrew Pitt an impressive third.

The performance of Bayliss was quite extraordinary when you think that he had spent his past three seasons fighting for mediocre results in MotoGP, and anyone would have been forgiven that the 36-year old might struggle on his World Superbike return.

Bayliss was the only rider other than compatriot Karl Muggeridge to drop under the two-minute barrier, but unfortunately for the Ten Kate rider, his came in the final practice session before crashing out of what have been a front row lap in Superpole.

Unfortunately for his rivals, the Australian has lost none of the skills that took him to the 2002 title and obliterated his rivals in Friday's opening Superpole of the season - a massive 0.332 seconds ahead of closest rival Lanzi.

Australian Andrew Pitt was third quickest on the Yamaha R1 with 2004 champion James Toseland sneaking onto the front row in fourth - an impressive performance considering his recent move from Ducati to Honda in the off season.

Reigning champion Troy Corser was in a class of his own throughout the opening quarter of last season, but his fifth place in today's Superpole proves that the fight between Suzuki, Honda and Ducati looks set to be intense.

Japanese Superbike star Noryuki Haga was only sixth fastest for Yamaha, with Yukio Kagayama and Karl Muggeridge completing the second despite the Australian's crash towards the end of his Superpole lap

Source: Eurosport website
 

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[b]Supersport - Qualifying Practices

Supersport - Qualifying Practices

Losail 23-24-25 February, 2006


No. Rider Nat Team Bike 1st Sess. 2nd Sess. Time Laps
1 16 S. CHARPENTIER FRA Winston Ten Kate HondaHonda CBR 600RR 2'27.755 2'03.093 2'03.093 23
2 54 K. SOFUOGLU TUR Winston Ten Kate HondaHonda CBR 600RR 2'21.890 2'04.089 2'04.089 27
3 11 K. CURTAIN AUS Yamaha Motor GermanyYamaha YZF R6 2'23.872 2'04.741 2'04.741 20
4 3 K. FUJIWARA JPN Megabike Honda Honda CBR 600RR 2'27.615 2'04.756 2'04.756 26
5 23 B. PARKES AUS Yamaha Motor GermanyYamaha YZF R6 2'24.757 2'05.082 2'05.082 26
6 12 J. FORES ESP SLM Racing Yamaha YZF R6 2'26.887 2'05.415 2'05.415 26
7 22 K. ANDERSEN NOR Hoegee Suzuki Suzuki GSX 600R 2'25.853 2'05.924 2'05.924 26
8 8 M.BERGER FRA Gil Motor Sport Kawasaki ZX6RR 2'30.213 2'05.994 2'05.994 26
9 69 G.NANNELLI ITA Kopron Edo Racing Yamaha YZF R6 2'24.021 2'06.183 2'06.183 24
10 77 B. VENEMAN NED Hoegee Suzuki Suzuki GSX 600R 2'26.770 2'06.227 2'06.227 26
11 73 C. ZAISER AUT LBR Ducati Racing Ducati 749 R 2'26.945 2'06.265 2'06.265 24
12 6 M.SANCHINI ITA RG Team Yamaha YZF R6 2'26.670 2'06.362 2'06.362 32
13 45 G.VIZZIELLO ITA Yamaha Team Italia Yamaha YZF R6 2'27.690 2'06.447 2'06.447 27
14 37 W.DE ANGELIS ITA Intermoto Czech Klaffi Honda CBR 600RR 2'29.724 2'06.647 2'06.647 27
15 21 C. PERIS CAN Moto 1 Yamaha BikersdaYyasmaha YZF R6 2'30.164 2'06.734 2'06.734 26
16 55 M.ROCCOLI ITA Yamaha Team Italia Yamaha YZF R6 2'29.666 2'06.818 2'06.818 25
17 49 A. GOBERT AUS Yamaha - GMT 94 Yamaha YZF R6 2'28.284 2'06.872 2'06.872 28
18 19 D.THOMAS AUS Gil Motor Sport Kawasaki ZX6RR 2'28.542 2'07.001 2'07.001 25
19 127 R.HARMS DEN Stiggy Motorsports Honda CBR 600RR 2'32.836 2'07.138 2'07.138 30
20 145 S. LE GRELLE BEL Legrelle - Honda BelgiumHonda CBR 600RR 2'29.548 2'07.465 2'07.465 26
21 116 J. STIGEFELT SWE Dark Dog Stiggy MotorspHoorntsda CBR 600RR 2'29.313 2'07.572 2'07.572 17
22 58 T. MIKSOVSKY CZE Intermoto Czech Klaffi Honda CBR 600RR 2'29.513 2'07.664 2'07.664 28
23 27 T. TUNSTALL GBR Hardinge Ice Valley M. Honda CBR 600RR 2'37.237 2'07.792 2'07.792 32
24 38 G.LEBLANC FRA Vazy Racing Team Honda CBR 600RR 2'29.940 2'07.799 2'07.799 29
25 75 J. BROOKES AUS Ducati SC - Caracchi Ducati 749 R 2'28.508 2'07.927 2'07.927 29
26 34 D.VAN KEYMEULEN BEL Moto 1 Yamaha BikersdaYyasmaha YZF R6 2'30.832 2'07.972 2'07.972 27
27 25 T. LAUSLEHTO FIN Dark Dog Stiggy MotorspHoorntsda CBR 600RR 2'33.039 2'08.174 2'08.174 27
28 5 A. VELINI ITA Umbria Bike Yamaha YZF R6 2'30.150 2'08.219 2'08.219 27
29 68 D. FORNER GARCIA ESP Tati Team Beaujolais RaYcainmgaha YZF R6 2'28.596 2'08.921 2'08.921 30
30 60 V. IVANOV RUS Vector Racing Yamaha YZF R6 2'30.250 2'09.142 2'09.142 31
31 88 J. ENJOLRAS FRA Tati Team Beaujolais RaYcainmgaha YZF R6 2'32.425 2'09.255 2'09.255 29
32 15 A. BERTA ITA SLM Racing Yamaha YZF R6 2'41.187 2'10.451 2'10.451 23
33 57 L. NEDOG SLO Ducati SC - Caracchi Ducati 749 R 2'41.314 2'10.816 2'10.816 24

24/02/2006 The results are provisional until the end of the time limit for protests and appeals and the completion of the technical checks
 

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Qualifying Reports

Prodigal son Bayliss takes Superpole win at Qatar

BAYLISS SHINES AT A SUNNY LOSAIL
Troy Bayliss (Ducati Xerox) continued his fast pace from day one to record the fastest lap in regulation qualifying today, and subsequently the Superpole win, marking his return to SBK racing in the best possible style. His team-mate Lorenzo Lanzi made it a superb day of action for twin-cylinder faction, running to second place, some 0.332 seconds from Bayliss. The 2001 World Champion’s Superpole lap of 1’59.696 is a new track best in qualifying, and was posted on race tyres, not qualifiers. Bayliss preferred the feel of tyres he was used to after extensive winter testing, and with only one day of dry testing at this race, he opted for a softer race tyre.

PITT COMES GOOD IN FOUR-CYLINDER STAKES
Andrew Pitt (Yamaha Motor Italia) was a startling effective third in Superpole, after finishing official qualifying in the same position. He was to beat the Winston Ten Kate Honda of James Toseland by only 0.002 seconds, with Pitt himself 0.414 seconds from Bayliss’ best-ever performance. Toseland’s pace in Superpole counteracted the disappointment of his team-mate Karl Muggeridge, who fell on his Superpole lap, having been second fastest after the final regular qualifying session this morning, and fastest in the free session in the afternoon. Despite his fall, Muggeridge will start the two 18-lap Losail Superbike races on Saturday from the back of the second row.

CORSER ON ROW TWO AFTER SINGLE LAP CONTEST
Such was the pace of Superpole that even the winner of one race last year, Troy Corser, was ousted from a front row start, running his Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra machine to fifth place, just over half a second from Bayliss. His ride put four different makes of machine in the top five places. Behind him on row two will start Noriyuki Haga (Yamaha Motor Italia), Corser’s team-mate Yukio Kagayama, and then the luckless Muggeridge.

ROW THREE FEATURES PETRONAS AND BARROS
Despite some pessimistic expectations, the 900cc Petronas triple was up to the task of not just qualifying for Superpole, but almost allowing Steve Martin to claim a second row starting position. The tough and rapid Aussie rider scored ninth place, 1.2 seconds from pole at one of the fastest and longest tracks of the year. Behind Martin the welcome presence of Alex Barros and his Klaffi Honda took tenth best time, an impressive showing on a bike which is still undergoing development, in Barros’ first ever SBK Superpole. Another former MotoGP rider and SBK rookie, Roberto Rolfo, excelled at Superpole, improving from his regulation position of 14th to start the races in 11th, one whole row closer to the best qualifiers. The last place on row three went to the fastest ZX-10R rider on show, and the PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse machine of Chris Walker.

NIETO LEADS SPANISH HOPES AFTER TOUGH QUALIFYING
A lack of testing time on dry 2006 spec tyres held back the dry qualifying efforts of Fonsi Nieto (PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse), as he scored 13th fastest time after a cautious Superpole. Behind the Spaniard, three Italian riders finished the Superpole contest off, with DFX Honda riders Pierfrancesco Chili and Michel Fabrizio 14th and 15th respectively, while Marco Borciani (Sterilgarda Berik) was 16th after a steady ride. Regis Laconi (PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse) was surprise omission from Superpole, just missing the cut-off time by one position, but with many other big names behind him, at the start of this most competitive season imaginable.

WORLD SUPERSPORT CHAMPIONSHIP
After a conservative opening day Winston Ten Kate Honda rider Sebastien Charpentier unleashed his abilities on a dry track in final qualifying, recording a new best lap of 2.03.093. It was his 12th career pole, making him second equal in the all-time standings, alongside Paolo Casoli. Charpentier’s team-mate, Kenan Sofuoglu scored a magnificent second place in dry conditions, with a lap just under second from Charpentier’s unapproachable best. Kevin Curtain (Yamaha Motor Germany) scored top Yamaha placing on the grid, in fourth position, while former Ten Kate Honda rider and 2005 Qatar race winner, Katsuaki Fujiwara (Megabike Honda), went fourth. Broc Parkes (Yamaha Motor Germany was just under two seconds from Charpentier, and fifth fastest, while former Suzuki rider Javier Fores (SLM Racing) was an impressive sixth for his new team. Norwegian rider Kai Borre Andersen (Hoegee Team Suzuki) was best GSX-R pilot on show, in sixth, with Christian Zaiser’s 11th place on the LBR Ducati the fastest twin-cylinder performance.

Source: World Superbike website
 

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Warm Up Times

1 Bayliss T. Ducati Xerox. Ducati 999 F06 1'59.957 9
2 Corser T. Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra. Suzuki GSXR1000 K6 2'00.688 9
3 Haga N. Yamaha Motor Italia WSB. Yamaha YZF R1 2'00.803 8
4 Lanzi L. Ducati Xerox. Ducati 999 F06 2'00.818 8
5 Fabrizio M. D.F.X. Treme. Honda CBR 1000RR 2'01.015 7
6 Toseland J. Winston Ten Kate Honda. Honda CBR 1000RR 2'01.122 9
7 Pitt A. Yamaha Motor Italia WSB. Yamaha YZF R1 2'01.193 9
8 Muggeridge K. Winston Ten Kate Honda. Honda CBR 1000RR 2'01.247 9
9 Chili P. D.F.X. Treme. Honda CBR 1000RR 2'01.455 9
10 Nieto F. PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse 2. Kawasaki ZX10R 2'01.458 9
11 Barros A. Klaffi Honda. Honda CBR 1000RR 2'01.482 6
12 Kagayama Y. Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra. Suzuki GSXR1000 K6 2'01.723 9
13 Walker C. PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse. Kawasaki ZX10R 2'01.911 8
14 Borciani M. Sterilgarda - Berik. Ducati 999 F05 2'02.057 9
15 Rolfo R. Ducati SC - Caracchi. Ducati 999 F05 2'02.146 9
16 Abe N. Yamaha Motor France-Ipone. Yamaha YZF R1 2'02.289 9
17 Martin S. Foggy Petronas Racing. Petronas FP1 2'02.380 10
18 Laconi R. PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse. Kawasaki ZX10R 2'02.416 10
19 Gimbert S. Yamaha Motor France-Ipone. Yamaha YZF R1 2'02.495 8
20 Nakatomi S. Yamaha Motor France-Ipone 2. Yamaha YZF R1 2'02.541 10
21 Neukirchner M. Team Pedercini. Ducati 999 RS 2'02.572 9
22 Foret F. Alstare Eng. Corona Extra. Suzuki GSXR1000 K6 2'02.652 6
23 Clementi I. Team Pedercini. Ducati 999 RS 2'02.986 7
24 Xaus R. Sterilgarda - Berik. Ducati 999 F05 2'03.127 8
25 Jones C. Foggy Petronas Racing. Petronas FP1 2'04.154 7
26 Battaini F. Kawasaki Bertocchi. Kawasaki ZX10R 2'04.171 7
27 Iannuzzo V. Celani Team Suzuki Italia. Suzuki GSXR1000 K6 2'04.848 9
28 Pedercini L. Team Pedercini. Ducati 999 RS 2'05.000 8
29 Al Naimi T. D'Antin MotoGP. Yamaha YZF R1 2'12.316 3
 

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PSG-1 Team Press Releases

Doha 23/02/2006

LACONI SECOND FASTEST ON GOOD OPENING DAY FOR PSG-1 KAWASAKI


The ever-changing track conditions in the first qualifying session of the 2006 season proved to be no handicap for the PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse trio of Regis Laconi, Chris Walker and Fonsi Nieto, all of whom placed inside the top ten. Riding the race version of the 2006 ZX-10R, Laconi was an impressive second fastest, using his proven wet-weather abilities to judge the conditions to the best advantage. Walker, despite wanting to fit a new tyre in the last few minutes, was fourth fastest, with Nieto riding more conservatively to tenth. Final qualifying, on the morning of Friday 24th February, is expected to dawn dry and sunny, as is raceday, Saturday 25th, but even if conditions return to being fully wet, each rider now has a safe Superpole place. If the second and final qualifying session is completely dry, each PSG-1 Kawasaki rider is looking to build on their opening day prowess while testing 2006 Pirelli control tyres.

REGIS LACONI: 2nd – 2’19.064: “I’m so happy for this early result and the rain helped me a lot. I still have to improve my feel with the bike because we need to get more kilometres on the bike in dry conditions. I hope it is dry tomorrow, even if that will make the competition even harder. I need a dry session or two to continue to understand the bike and make it the way I want.”

CHRIS WALKER: 4th – 2’19.684: “We didn’t get a lot done in the fully wet session this morning, but so far so good. We went out at the end to go faster again but I really need a new back tyre and it was still wet on the exits of corners, even when there was a dry entry. Because we haven’t tested here, or with the new Pirelli rubber at a track we will be actually racing on in 2006, we really need to keep our tyre allocation for tomorrow, so we can try out a few of the newer versions.”

FONSI NIETO: 10th – 2’20.469: “Not so bad, for the start it’s OK. At the end of the session the track was so difficult, not quite dry but not raining any more, so it was hard to judge where to go faster with the rain tyres. But we are well qualified for Superpole if it does rain tomorrow, anyway, so that’s perfect for me.”

Doha 24/02/2006

CHANGE IN WEATHER CHANGES FORTUNES OF PSG -1 KAWASAKI RIDERS


PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse trio Chris Walker, Fonsi Nieto and Regis Laconi found the lack of available track time a great hindrance to their collective push in final qualifying and Superpole, as the weather dawned dry and sunny after Thursday’s torrential rainfall. Fastest Kawasaki rider in Superpole, finishing in 12th place for a third row start, Walker knew that his lap was compromised by both a lack of dry set-up time and a small error during his Superpole lap. Nieto, after his first Superpole of the year, is one place and one row behind Walker, having opted for caution with so little dry track time available to all. After finishing second fastest in first qualifying, held in wet conditions, Regis Laconi lost some track time in the single hour of timed qualifying on Friday morning, dropping down the order to finish 17th, a tantalising single place from Superpole qualification.

CHRIS WALKER: 12th – 2’01.137: “I made a mistake on the three fast rights out the back of the track, because I got the first two so much better than any previous lap. Then the wind got me a little bit and that put me off line, losing half a second or so. Until then it was a good lap. I’m on the third row, the top Kawasaki rider, but I was hoping for a better result.”

FONSI NIETO: 13th – 2’01.155: “In race trim we have been having a little bit of a problem with the front tyre, in terms of the durability, so we may change something in warm-up tomorrow. In Superpole I made two mistakes and then approached it a little cautiously; I just wanted to get a clean finish.”

REGIS LACONI: 17th – 2’02.464: “With so many good riders and bikes in the championship, anything that holds you back in qualifying may stop you getting to Superpole. Things will be a little like that sometimes in 2006, I think. We had a little problem in my second bike and that lost me about 15 minutes of practice in the dry. After yesterday was wet, we needed every opportunity we had to get dry laps and adjust the set-up, so the lack of time was enough to keep me out of Superpole. Starting from row five will make things very hard for me tomorrow, but we will be trying our best.”
 

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First Race of the season

CRACKING FIRST RACE OF THE SEASON :clap

except for the Kawasaki's

Watch it if you like close racing :eek
 

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Superbike First Race Results

LOOK NO FURTHER IF YOU DON'T WANT TO SEE THEM!!!

















# Rider Team Bike Times Laps

1 Toseland J. Winston Ten Kate Honda. Honda CBR 1000RR 36'31.339 18
2 Bayliss T. Ducati Xerox. Ducati 999 F06 36'31.427 18
3 Pitt A. Yamaha Motor Italia WSB. Yamaha YZF R1 36'33.729 18
4 Corser T. Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra. Suzuki GSXR1000 K6 36'33.938 18
5 Fabrizio M. D.F.X. Treme. Honda CBR 1000RR 36'38.338 18
6 Barros A. Klaffi Honda. Honda CBR 1000RR 36'46.056 18
7 Rolfo R. Ducati SC - Caracchi. Ducati 999 F05 36'46.563 18
8 Chili P. D.F.X. Treme. Honda CBR 1000RR 36'52.522 18
9 Borciani M. Sterilgarda - Berik. Ducati 999 F05 36'53.789 18
10 Neukirchner M. Team Pedercini. Ducati 999 RS 36'55.271 18
11 Abe N. Yamaha Motor France-Ipone. Yamaha YZF R1 36'56.155 18
12 Muggeridge K. Winston Ten Kate Honda. Honda CBR 1000RR 36'56.982 18
13 Laconi R. PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse. Kawasaki ZX10R 37'00.478 18
14 Gimbert S. Yamaha Motor France-Ipone. Yamaha YZF R1 37'01.316 18
15 Xaus R. Sterilgarda - Berik. Ducati 999 F05 37'08.014 18
16 Nakatomi S. Yamaha Motor France-Ipone 2. Yamaha YZF R1 37'08.834 18
17 Iannuzzo V. Celani Team Suzuki Italia. Suzuki GSXR1000 K6 37'37.793 18
18 Martin S. Foggy Petronas Racing. Petronas FP1 37'37.933 18
19 Battaini F. Kawasaki Bertocchi. Kawasaki ZX10R 37'43.141 18
20 Pedercini L. Team Pedercini. Ducati 999 RS 38'14.419 18
21 Al Naimi T. D'Antin MotoGP. Yamaha YZF R1 37'17.531 17
22 Kagayama Y. Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra. Suzuki GSXR1000 K6 34'28.903 17
23 Haga N. Yamaha Motor Italia WSB. Yamaha YZF R1 34'28.909 17
24 Nieto F. PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse 2. Kawasaki ZX10R 18'32.918 9
25 Walker C. PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse. Kawasaki ZX10R 14'30.609 7

26 Foret F. Alstare Eng. Corona Extra. Suzuki GSXR1000 K6 12'30.807 6
27 Clementi I. Team Pedercini. Ducati 999 RS 8'25.635 4
28 Lanzi L. Ducati Xerox. Ducati 999 F06 6'09.545 3
29 Jones C. Foggy Petronas Racing. Petronas FP1
 

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Superbike Race 2 Results

# Rider Team Bike Times Laps

1 Corser T. Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra. Suzuki GSXR1000 K6 36'20.395 18
2 Bayliss T. Ducati Xerox. Ducati 999 F06 36'21.420 18
3 Haga N. Yamaha Motor Italia WSB. Yamaha YZF R1 36'23.857 18
4 Toseland J. Winston Ten Kate Honda. Honda CBR 1000RR 36'23.858 18
5 Pitt A. Yamaha Motor Italia WSB. Yamaha YZF R1 36'24.745 18
6 Lanzi L. Ducati Xerox. Ducati 999 F06 36'40.005 18
7 Barros A. Klaffi Honda. Honda CBR 1000RR 36'40.943 18
8 Fabrizio M. D.F.X. Treme. Honda CBR 1000RR 36'41.578 18
9 Muggeridge K. Winston Ten Kate Honda. Honda CBR 1000RR 36'43.593 18
10 Xaus R. Sterilgarda - Berik. Ducati 999 F05 36'46.928 18
11 Abe N. Yamaha Motor France-Ipone. Yamaha YZF R1 36'47.249 18
12 Nieto F. PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse 2. Kawasaki ZX10R 36'48.527 18
13 Rolfo R. Ducati SC - Caracchi. Ducati 999 F05 36'48.530 18
14 Borciani M. Sterilgarda - Berik. Ducati 999 F05 36'54.571 18
15 Gimbert S. Yamaha Motor France-Ipone. Yamaha YZF R1 36'55.790 18
16 Walker C. PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse. Kawasaki ZX10R 37'02.553 18
17 Nakatomi S. Yamaha Motor France-Ipone 2. Yamaha YZF R1 37'11.301 18
18 Martin S. Foggy Petronas Racing. Petronas FP1 37'11.899 18
19 Clementi I. Team Pedercini. Ducati 999 RS 37'21.338 18
20 Battaini F. Kawasaki Bertocchi. Kawasaki ZX10R 37'21.851 18
21 Al Naimi T. D'Antin MotoGP. Yamaha YZF R1 36'54.502 17
22 Chili P. D.F.X. Treme. Honda CBR 1000RR 20'23.698 10
23 Kagayama Y. Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra. Suzuki GSXR1000 K6 19'02.062 9
24 Neukirchner M. Team Pedercini. Ducati 999 RS 16'27.979 8
25 Jones C. Foggy Petronas Racing. Petronas FP1 12'28.620 6
26 Pedercini L. Team Pedercini. Ducati 999 RS 8'32.420 4
27 Laconi R. PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse. Kawasaki ZX10R 4'12.838 2
28 Foret F. Alstare Eng. Corona Extra. Suzuki GSXR1000 K6 2'10.998 1
29 Iannuzzo V. Celani Team Suzuki Italia. Suzuki GSXR1000 K6 2'13.996 1
 

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Supersports Results

# Rider Team Bike Times Laps

1 Charpentier S. Winston Ten Kate Honda. Honda CBR 600RR 37'30.955 18
2 Curtain K. Yamaha Motor Germany. Yamaha YZF R6 37'36.351 18
3 Sofuoglu K. Winston Ten Kate Honda. Honda CBR 600RR 37'42.612 18
4 Fores J. SLM Racing. Yamaha YZF R6 38'09.097 18
5 Stigefelt J. Dark Dog Stiggy Motorsports. Honda CBR 600RR 38'10.123 18
6 Harms R. Stiggy Motorsports. Honda CBR 600RR 38'16.502 18
7 Roccoli M. Yamaha Team Italia. Yamaha YZF R6 38'18.586 18
8 Zaiser C. LBR Ducati Racing. Ducati 749 R 38'18.637 18
9 Vizziello G. Yamaha Team Italia. Yamaha YZF R6 38'19.530 18
10 Brookes J. Ducati SC - Caracchi. Ducati 749 R 38'20.769 18
11 Le Grelle S. Legrelle - Honda Belgium. Honda CBR 600RR 38'25.464 18
12 Gobert A. Yamaha - GMT 94. Yamaha YZF R6 38'25.657 18
13 De Angelis W. Intermoto Czech Klaffi. Honda CBR 600RR 38'28.317 18
14 Tunstall T. Hardinge Ice Valley M.. Honda CBR 600RR 38'34.391 18
15 Nannelli G. Kopron Edo Racing. Yamaha YZF R6 38'36.437 18
16 Van Keymeulen D. Moto 1 Yamaha Bikersdays. Yamaha YZF R6 38'38.496 18
17 Miksovsky T. Intermoto Czech Klaffi. Honda CBR 600RR 38'45.263 18
18 Peris C. Moto 1 Yamaha Bikersdays. Yamaha YZF R6 38'45.295 18
19 Sanchini M. RG Team. Yamaha YZF R6 38'45.511 18
20 Ivanov V. Vector Racing. Yamaha YZF R6 38'45.831 18
21 Velini A. Umbria Bike. Yamaha YZF R6 39'15.702 18
22 Forner Garcia D. Tati Team Beaujolais Racing. Yamaha YZF R6 39'17.340 18
23 Enjolras J. Tati Team Beaujolais Racing. Yamaha YZF R6 39'17.455 18
24 Lauslehto T. Dark Dog Stiggy Motorsports. Honda CBR 600RR 37'52.244 17
25 Veneman B. Hoegee Suzuki. Suzuki GSX 600R 38'24.486 17
26 Thomas D. Gil Motor Sport. Kawasaki ZX6RR 34'02.812 16
27 Andersen K. Hoegee Suzuki. Suzuki GSX 600R 34'24.358 16
28 Nedog L. Ducati SC - Caracchi. Ducati 749 R 37'26.515 14
29 Berta A. SLM Racing. Yamaha YZF R6 28'35.751 13
30 Berger M. Gil Motor Sport. Kawasaki ZX6RR 14'59.684 7
31 Fujiwara K. Megabike Honda. Honda CBR 600RR 8'26.888 4
32 Parkes B. Yamaha Motor Germany. Yamaha YZF R6 2'19.162 1
33 Leblanc G. Vazy Racing Team. Honda CBR 600RR

Dean Thomas was in 7th place on the penultimate lap & looking for 6th & apparently ran out of fuel - DNF :confused Apart from that a brilliant race for Dean :tard
 

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SBK Race 2 Report

Corser holds off Bayliss

Eurosport - JM & BT - 25/02/2006


Results: Qatar Race 2Reigning World Superbike champion Troy Corser (Suzuki) was back on form in the second race at Qatar on Saturday, holding off compatriot and series leader Troy Bayliss (Ducati) for a thrilling victory. Noryuki Haga (Yamaha) took third by just 0.001 seconds from race 1 winner James Toseland (Honda).

Corser showed just why he is double defending champion, holding Bayliss at bay for the last four laps. It appeared as though the Ducati was lacking some power on the Suzuki and despite getting his nose in front several times, Bayliss simply couldn't keep it up.

"Troy went past me but he went too deep...I just kept my line and ended up back in front," said Corser. "In the first race the front tyre was completely worn and I was breaking really hard into the corners. We made some changes for the second race. The team really understands me and the kind of rider I am."

Bayliss did not start off cleanly from his pole position but still fought his way through to second position. "It took me until about 2/3 of the race for me to get settled," he said. "I tried everything to get ahead of Corser...I did the best I could do and today it was second."

AFTER THE TROYS

Haga was out in front early before the class of the Troys came into play. Due to worn tyres, he slid behind Toseland into fourth, but - masterfully - sat in his slipstream until the very end, stealing third place right on the finish line.

Andrew Pitt (Yamaha) came in fifth followed by Lorenzo Lanzi (Ducati) and a superb comeback from Alex Barros - who at one point found himself back in nineteenth place - earned him seventh.

Yukio Kagayama was again without luck and only completed nine of the eighteen laps. Pierfrancesco Chili did not manage to finish race 2, and it was worse for Frenchman Fabien Foret who did not manage to finish either.

A WARM WELCOME HOME

Troy Bayliss finds himself on the top of the leader board on his return home to the Superbikes, having ridden his Ducati to two second places. He is on 40 points leading Toseland and Corser - both on 38 points - follwed by Andrew Pitt on 27 and Michel Fabrizio and Barros on 19 points.

The season is set to be a scorcher with what seems to be a very even competition between manufacturers. The action is sure to continue when the Troys battle it out at Philip Island next weekend to impress their home people

Source: Eurosport
 
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