FRONT ROW STARTS FOR TROY BAYLISS AND MICHEL FABRIZIO FOR TOMORROW'S SUPERBIKE RACES IN SALT LAKE CITY
Miller - Salt Lake City (USA): Troy Bayliss and Michel Fabrizio (Ducati Xerox) will both line up on the front row of the grid for tomorrow's races, the first ever World Superbike races to be held here at Miller Motorsports Park in Salt Lake City. Bayliss qualified second for this afternoon's Superpole and a hard fought battle against several fast riders rewarded him with third place on tomorrow's grid while team-mate Fabrizio made an impressive step up during the afternoon, improving on the eighth place he set in qualifying to conclude Superpole with a fourth place finish and a spot on the front row alongside Troy.
Troy Bayliss 1m48.6s
"It was the best time I've done here at the Miller Motorsports track so far and I thought maybe my time would be good enough but I was actually half a second off in the end. It's always a good challenge coming to a new track and it will undoubtedly make for great racing. Everyone was riding well this afternoon in Superpole and Carlos (Checa) rode an incredible lap. Having said that, our weekend is progressing positively too, the bike is working well, the track is great and so things are looking good for tomorrow's races.
Michel Fabrizio 1m48.8s
"I am very happy as to start from the first row for the second time this season is a great feeling. We will see tomorrow, I will have to fight for positions at the front against several very strong riders but this at least means that we'll be seeing some great racing. We've made some good progress between the sessions of yesterday and today and so I'm pretty confident for tomorrow. With regard to strategy for the races, I prefer to simply say 'no comment'!"