WSS: Phillip Island Friday practice notes

GREEDY DOWN, SETON HANGS AROUND The 2007 World Superbike round at Phillip Island has gotten off to a slow start with the first practice session for World Supersport coming to an early end with the waving of a red flag. An accident early in...

GREEDY DOWN, SETON HANGS AROUND

The 2007 World Superbike round at Phillip Island has gotten off to a slow start with the first practice session for World Supersport coming to an early end with the waving of a red flag.

An accident early in the scheduled 45-minute practice session involving Australian wildcard Judd Greedy, left oil on the track that forced the cancellation of the rest of the session.

Greedy was not seriously hurt in the incident and should be fine to appear in the first qualifying session for the class later on Friday afternoon.

Fellow Aussie wildcard entrant Chris Seton reflected on the slow start to his campaign while waiting in his team's van, admitting that the two-laps were not enough to give an indication of where he and his team are currently at.

"I only got out there for a couple of laps -- just started to have a look at the track and was getting into it when the red flag came out, so I didn't get much done at all," he said.

"The bike felt pretty good and it seems to be pretty faultless at the moment, but with only two laps it makes it pretty hard to tell, so we'll just have to wait until we go back out.

Seton also mentioned that he was pleased to be given the opportunity by his team and through Motorcycling Australia to ride at the event, and hoped it would help to give him some experience and a boost for the Australian racing season.

"Electro Rogonisis have given me this opportunity, and I might have an underpowered bike, but I still have this great opportunity and I think I will be able to at least pip a few of those world guys, so I am looking forward to doing that.

"It means that I can see where I am at -- hopefully get a title off those guys so that when I am back in Australia I can ride a bit harder at those rounds, and just see what the world guys are made of."

-credit: ma.org.au

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Series World Superbike
Drivers Phillip Island