WSS: Team Alstare Brands Hatch Friday notes

XAVI ON PROVISIONAL POLE! Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider Xavi Simeon showed that his recent form is no fluke by posting the day's fastest lap in this afternoon's qualifying session at Brands Hatch. His time of 1:30.18 was over two tenths...

XAVI ON PROVISIONAL POLE!

Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider Xavi Simeon showed that his recent form is no fluke by posting the day's fastest lap in this afternoon's qualifying session at Brands Hatch. His time of 1:30.18 was over two tenths of a second quicker then his nearest rival Ilario Dionisi (Suzuki). Third quickest is Niccolo Canepa (Ducati), with Ayrton Badovini (MV) fourth.

Xav - 1st, 1:30.181

The bike felt good, but the track felt quite slippery today and I found it difficult to get good grip from the rear tyre. After only two laps, the tyre was sliding a little and that made things very interesting! Even so, the lap times came pretty easily and maybe I could've gone even quicker.

I am happy today, but I know that tomorrow may very well be a different story, so I am just going to try my hardest to keep up this level. This is a very hard track for a 1000 and last year riding the 600 was so much easier. The difference between the 600 and 1000 is very big, but it's a challenge I enjoy. I am determined to do my best here and keep my good form going.

Friday qualifying
1 Xavier Simeon (B-Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra) 1:30.181, 2 Dionisi (I-Suzuki) 1:30.401, 3 Canepa (I-Ducati) 1:30.464, 4 Badovini (I-MV) 1:30.772, 5 Pirro (I-Yamaha) 1:30.790, 6 Aitchison (Aus-Suzuki) 1:30.822

-credit: tas

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Series World Superbike
Drivers Niccolo Canepa , Xavier Simeon , Ilario Dionisi , Ayrton Badovini