WSS: Yamaha Team Valencia Saturday notes

Crutchlow takes superb pole in flawless Valencia qualifying Cal Crutchlow powered his YZF-R6 to an impressive second pole position start in a row in the Valencia sunshine today. The British rider was rarely out of the top two for the session ...

Crutchlow takes superb pole in flawless Valencia qualifying

Cal Crutchlow powered his YZF-R6 to an impressive second pole position start in a row in the Valencia sunshine today. The British rider was rarely out of the top two for the session putting in consistently quick laps to take pole 0.16 seconds ahead of local Spanish rider Lascorz (Kawasaki).

Crutchlow's team-mate Fabien Foret struggled to find the ideal race pace but improved over the qualifying session to take a place on the 2nd row of the grid in 8th position for tomorrow's World Supersport race.

Cal Crutchlow, Yamaha World Supersport Team, (1st, 1'35.865)

"we had a good session today, I think we're still showing what we can do. We've always said the bike is good over a couple of laps so hopefully we'll be able to maintain that over race distance. I'm looking forward to the race, I think we've got a good pace to be able to stay up there and there's no reason why we can't be running at the front and we'll see what happens. I think Lascorz is probably the main threat, it's his home circuit and he's fast here but I'm not going to count out West, Pitt or Laverty either!"

Fabien Foret, Yamaha World Supersport Team, (8th, 1'37.013)

"We stuck on one tyre for the session and in hindsight and it looks like another one may have been better for more front feeling and confidence for me. It's ok though, I'm on the second row for tomorrow and I feel confident I can find the race pace to stay with the front ."

Wilco Zeelenberg, Yamaha World Supersport Team Manager

"it was a good qualifying session and I'm as happy as I was yesterday. It's good to be on pole and to have two of those laps being flying laps from Cal. We found some things to improve at the end of the session for Cal and Fabien but Fabien struggled a bit to get the pace and the speed. He's on the 2nd row though and that's where he started from in Qatar and Cal is on pole like Qatar so let's see what happens tomorrow."

-credit: yamaha

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Series World Superbike
Drivers Fabien Foret , Cal Crutchlow