Oschersleben: Ten Kate Honda Friday qualifying report

Foret fastest again! Fabien Foret came back from the August break in fine form, going straight to the top of the time sheet in Friday's timed qualifying. The Frenchman set a stunning pace lapping on his Ten Kate Honda CBR600FS at 1minute ...

Foret fastest again!

Fabien Foret came back from the August break in fine form, going straight to the top of the time sheet in Friday's timed qualifying. The Frenchman set a stunning pace lapping on his Ten Kate Honda CBR600FS at 1minute 30.275, already going faster than the pole position pace here last year.

Foret is keen to keep his winning ways going, he's already won three times this year and leads the championship by 9 points. "It's good to be racing again," said Foret. "Qualifying is important here, but the team are working hard with Pirelli tyres and WP Suspension to get the best possible set up for the race."

His team mate Iain MacPherson bounced back from a crash in free practice to finish the session seventh fastest. "I touched an engine casing down and that pitched me off," said MacPherson.

Team Manager Ronald ten Kate was also relieved to get back into the swing of racing, "It's good to see both riders shake of the cobwebs from the last few weeks and get straight back up to race pace," he said. "Foret's pace is unbelievable! We've all worked hard during the break, including some racing in Holland and, as usual, it seems that work is paying off. Qualifying is very important here as the track is twisty and difficult to pass on."

World Supersport championship Friday qualifying times:

1 Fabien Foret, France (Ten Kate Honda) 1m 30.275s
2 Katsuaki Fujiwara, Japan (Suzuki) 1m 30.398s
3 Christophe Cogan, France (Honda) 1m 30.423s
4 Chris Vermeulen, Australia (Van Zon Honda TKR) 1m 30.499s
5 Andrew Pitt, Australia (Kawasaki) 1m 30.522s
6 Jorg Teuchert, Germany (Yamaha) 1m 30.655s
7 Iain MacPherson, GB (Ten Kate Honda) 1m 30.826s
8 Christian Kellner, Germany (Yamaha) 1m 30.939s
9 Karl Muggeridge, Australia (Honda) 1m 30.969s
10 Paolo Casoli, Italy (Yamaha) 1m 31.053s.

-tkh-

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