KIPP ON MOSPORT POLE BOWMANVILLE, ON -- Tom Kipp will start from pole position for this weekend's fourth and fifth rounds of the Parts Canada Superbike Championship at Mosport International Raceway after setting the fastest time in ...
KIPP ON MOSPORT POLE
BOWMANVILLE, ON -- Tom Kipp will start from pole position for this weekend's fourth and fifth rounds of the Parts Canada Superbike Championship at Mosport International Raceway after setting the fastest time in qualifying Friday.
The Chardon, OH rider took his Canadian Kawasaki Motors Kawasaki ZX10R around the 3.957km Mosport road circuit in one minute, 21.626 seconds for an average speed of 174.464 km/h.
"We started yesterday with a very good base set-up and the bike's pretty easy to ride," said Kipp after claiming his second Vicious-I Pole Position Award of the season. "The bike's working really well and it's easy for me to concentrate and focus on my lines."
His teammate and Parts Canada Superbike Championship points leader Jordan Szoke of Brantford, ON placed second at 1:21.753 and Granby, QC's Kevin Lacombe was third riding the Picotte Performance / Yamaha Canada / Toyota Yamaha YZF-R1 with a time of 1:22.043.
Defending series champion Francis Martin of Rock Forest, QC will complete the front row for the Superbike races on Saturday and Sunday after setting a time of 1:22.435 on his Team Suzuki / Blackfoot Suzuki GSX-R1000.
Kipp set his time with just over three minutes remaining in the 40- minute qualifying session, which dropped Szoke to second in the order. Szoke tried to reply as the clock wound down but was unable to match his teammate's effort.
"I just didn't put a lap together," said Szoke, who has won the first three rounds of the 2006 Parts Canada Superbike season. "The bike's fantastic but I just could not get a clear lap."
Szoke did pick up three points for his qualifying effort and extended his lead in the standings to 42 points over Lacombe, who earned two points for placing third. A race win is worth 50 points.
Pascal Picotte of St-Cecile Milton, QC, who has won the past four Superbike features at Mosport, qualified fifth on his Picotte Performance / Yamaha Canada / Toyota Yamaha YZF-R1 with a time of 1:22.554.
In other action at Mosport, Szoke claimed pole for the two Hindle Exhaust Pro 600 Sport Bike features with a time of 1:23.884 on his Kawasaki ZX-6RR. Kipp was second quickest at 1:24.004 and Lacombe placed third with a time of 1:24.112 on his Yamaha YZF-R6.
Points leader Darren James of North Vancouver claimed pole for the Thunder doubleheader at Mosport with a lap at 1:29.322 on his Buell XB-9R.
Fourteen-year-old Brett McCormick of Saskatoon was quickest in practice for the International Motorcycle SUPERSHOW Amateur 600 Sport Bike Championship with a time of 1:27.603 on his Yamaha YZF-R6. Hamilton's Ross Millson was second with a time of 1:28.106 on a Suzuki GSX-R600 and Toronto's Tim Chemello was third with a 1:29.187 aboard a Yamaha YZF-R6.
Paul Glenn of Keene, ON recorded a 1:34.596 to lead practice for Suzuki SV650 National Cup.
The Amateur 600 Sport Bike and Suzuki SV650 Cup competitors will qualify on Saturday and hold feature races on Sunday.
Practice Saturday begins at 9:00 a.m. with the first race of the day scheduled for a 1:20 p.m. start.
Starting line-up for this weekend's fourth and fifth rounds of the Parts Canada Superbike Championship at Mosport International Raceway in Bowmanville, ON, showing starting position, rider name, hometown, type of motorcycle and qualifying time:
1.Tom Kipp, Chardon, OH, Kawasaki ZX-10R, 1:21.626; 2. Jordan Szoke, Brantford, ON, Kawasaki ZX-10R, 1:21.753; 3. Kevin Lacombe, Granby, QC, Yamaha YZF-R1, 1:22.043; 4. Francis Martin, Rock Forest, QC, Suzuki GSX- R1000, 1:22.435; 5. Pascal Picotte, St-Cecile Milton, QC, Yamaha YZF-R1, 1:22.554; 6. Clint McBain, Cochrane, AB, Suzuki GSX-R1000, 1:22.673; 7. Jeff Williams, Harrowsmith, ON, Kawasaki ZX-10R, 1:23.170; 8. Matthew McBride, Mississauga, ON, Suzuki GSX-R1000, 1:23.264; 9. Erick Beausejour, Val Senneville, QC, Honda CBR1000RR, 1:23.479; 10. Csaba Werner, North York, ON, Suzuki GSX-R1000, 1:24.472; 11. Andrew Nelson, Kars, ON, Yamaha YZF-R1, 1:24.586; 12. Frank Trombino, Kleinburg, ON, Kawasaki ZX-10R, 1:25.075; 13. Jean-Paul Tache, North Bay, ON, Suzuki GSX-R1000, 1:25.397; 14. Larry Orde, Lakefield, ON, Yamaha YZF-R1, 1:26.005; 15. Jeremy Burgess, Hammonds Plains, NS, Kawasaki ZX-10R, 1:26.320; 16. Elie Daccache, Ottawa, ON, Suzuki GSX- R1000, 1:26.709; 17. Stephane Chabot, Oshawa, ON, Yamaha YZF-R6, 1:27.691; 18. Zenon Nelson, Bowmanville, ON, Suzuki GSX-R600, 1:27.860; 19. Sean Heydorn, Aurora, ON, Honda CBR600RR, 1:28.016; 20. Matthew Bushe, Castleton, ON, Suzuki GSX-R750, 1:28.715; 21. Barry French, Whitby, ON, Yamaha YZF-R6, 1:28.800; 22. Gilles Biron, Nicolet, QC, Kawasaki ZX-6RR, 1:28.854; 23. Andrew Dunlap, Truro, NS, Honda CBR600RR, 1:29.251; 24. Todd Scott, Bedford, NS, Suzuki GSX-R600, 1:30.245; 25. Alain Campagna, Dorion, QC, Yamaha YZF- R6, 1:31.391; 26. Terry Steeves, Bathurst, NB, Kawasaki ZX-6RR, 1:33.894; 27. Chris Murray-Audain, Scarborough, ON, Kawasaki ZX-10R, No Time*; 28. Guy Tomlinson, Calgary, AB, Suzuki GSX-R600, No Time; 29. Craig Archer, Whitby, ON, Honda CBR600RR, No Time; 30. Andrew Murray, Bedford, NS, Kawasaki ZX- 6RR, No Time
* -- Disqualified for refueling during qualifying session