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Ducati Xerox’s Troy Bayliss nearly set a new lap record in taking the provisional pole for Sunday's tenth round of the World Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch in England.
The championship leader lapped the circuit outside of London in a time of 1:26.272, just slower than the 1:26.248 turned in by Shane Byrne in 2003.
Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra’s Troy Corser came second after holding the fastest time for nearly the entire hour. The reigning world champion moved to the top of the time sheets less than four minutes in and only gave it up with just over five minutes to run. His time was 1:26.494.
Yamaha Motor Italia teammates Nori Haga and Andrew Pitt completed the provisional front row in third and fourth, respectively.
Winston Ten Kate Honda’s Karl Muggeridge was on the provisional second row pole in front of the PSG-1 Kawasaki of Chris Walker. Then came Sterilgarda-Berik’s Ruben Xaus (Duc) and the lone wild card, Briton Tommy Hill on the Virgin Mobile Yamaha.
Yukio Kagayama was ninth fastest, and the last rider on the same second as Bayliss. But the times were tight behind him, with 13 riders covered by the same second.
Kurtis Roberts wasn’t among them. A paperwork snafu with his license kept him from riding the Team Pedercini Ducati in the morning practice on a track he’d never seen. He finished last in afternoon qualifying, 4.7 seconds off the pace.