Silverstone: Team Alstare Suzuki Friday report

TROY HAPPY WITH SECOND ON DAY ONE. On a day of mixed conditions, Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider Troy Corser rode steadily and finished second fastest behind his fellow countryman Troy Bayliss (Ducati). The track was very wet in the ...

TROY HAPPY WITH SECOND ON DAY ONE.

On a day of mixed conditions, Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider Troy Corser rode steadily and finished second fastest behind his fellow countryman Troy Bayliss (Ducati). The track was very wet in the morning session but, in the afternoon, conditions improved and almost half the timed qualifying session took place in the dry. Yukio Kagayama finished the day seventh quickest, with Team Alstare Engineering Corona Extra rider Fabien Foret ending twenty-fifth.

TROY - 2nd, 1:27.068
I'm reasonably happy with how today went - especially considering the wet conditions this morning. For the first session we didn't have the best set-up and we struggled a bit. In the afternoon, when the track dried out, we went back to the set-up we used here last year and it worked pretty well straightaway. There was some damp on the track, but I tried to keep away from it as it really wasn't the line I wanted. I hope that it is dry tomorrow because Silverstone is a one-line track at the best of times, so the last thing we need is a wet race.

YUKIO - 7th, 1:27.599
My wrist and ankle is still a little sore, but once I am on the bike it is no problem. My experience allows me to be able to ride in this condition OK. When the track was full wet, the grip was so-so, but when the track was half wet it was difficult. Today I had many small problems and because we did not have so much dry track time, it was a little difficult to know which direction to take tomorrow. I will sit down with my technicians and we will decide which way to start. For me this track has four sections. I am OK in the first three, but the last one is where I am losing some time, so I need to improve this area tomorrow.

FABIEN - 25th, 1:28.909
It was not such a good day for me and I am disappointed to be so far down the order. I have never ridden a Superbike here before , so the first session this morning when it was wet was difficult for me. I didn't want to do anything stupid, so maybe I was a bit too steady. We got some dry track time this afternoon but it was not enough to make good progress, so I am hoping that we can have two good dry sessions tomorrow.

-tas-

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Series World Superbike
Drivers Troy Bayliss , Fabien Foret , Yukio Kagayama