WSBK – On the track, the duel Haga – Spies continues … – Pole for Spies

On the track, the Haga – Spies duel continues…

WSBK - On the track, the duel Haga - Spies continues ... - Pole for Spies

The Mondial Superbike took place this weekend on the legendary Assen track. Faithful to its tradition, the Dutch circuit offered us a superb show, in both the Superbike and Supersport categories! Sensitive heart, refrain…

Pole for Spies

What to say … Every racing weekend since the start of this season, Spies has discovered a new circuit on Friday and takes pole on Saturday! For the fourth time in a row, "Big Ben" will therefore start from first place on the grid on the handlebars of his official R1..

Behind, a Ducati resists and wraps around the track almost as fast as the Yam n ° 19. This is the n ° 96, well known to fans of qualifying sessions: this time, will Jakub Smrz be able to confirm in the race? Leon Haslam and Noriyuki Haga complete the front row and will undoubtedly be at the forefront in both rounds.

The second line is led by Michel Fabrizio on the second official Ducati. The Italian is ahead of Max Neukirchner, Carlos Checa and Tom Sykes. Max Biaggi and his RSV4 are only 10th behind Kagayama’s Suz ‘but ahead of Jonathan Rea and Regis Laconi.

The first BMW is in the third row: Troy Corser 15th on the grid, behind Karl Muggeridge and Shane Byrne. The second BMW (Xaus) and Aprilia (Nakano) inherit respectively 19th and 20th place, while we have to wait for 22nd place (David Salom, just behind David Checa of GMT) to see the first Kawasaki appear. !

Break Hip

Decidedly, the Assen route does not succeed at John Hopkins: last year in MotoGP, the Anglo-American had broken his ankle and shin there. This year, after only four laps, the n ° 121 was the victim of a nasty highside: dislocation of the left hip and the head of a broken femur … Returning to the USA, Hopper does not yet know when he will be able to get back on his Stiggy Honda. To be continued.

In Supersport, it was not until the last seconds to see Cal Crutchlow win, the Australian rider placing his official Yamaha in pole position for the third time in a row. !

Unhappy in SBK and absent from MotoGP, the Greens are smiling again thanks to Joan Lascorz who hoists his ZX-6R in 2nd position, ahead of 2007 world champion Kenan Sofuoglu and Qatar winner Eugene Laverty.

At the head of the second row, Fabien Foret seems to have recovered from his Australian fall and is ahead of Garry McCoy and his Daytona 675. The little new Michele Pirro makes a good impression and climbs to 7th position, just ahead of Anthony West.

Reigning World Champion Andrew Pitt is relegated to the 3rd row led by Robbin Harms Behind the No.1 Honda Ten Kate are Barry Veneman and Marc Aitchison. Disappointment also for Matthieu Lagrive: the "King of Le Mans" only qualified in 14th position.

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