LANZI THIRD, BAYLISS SIXTH FOR DUCATI XEROX IN MAGNY-COURS SUPERPOLE Magny-Cours (France), Saturday 7th October: Ducati Xerox Team riders Lorenzo Lanzi and Troy Bayliss will line up on rows 1 and 2 of the grid respectively for tomorrow's final...
LANZI THIRD, BAYLISS SIXTH FOR DUCATI XEROX IN MAGNY-COURS SUPERPOLE
Magny-Cours (France), Saturday 7th October: Ducati Xerox Team riders Lorenzo Lanzi and Troy Bayliss will line up on rows 1 and 2 of the grid respectively for tomorrow's final round of the 2006 World Superbike Championship at Magny-Cours in France. Newly-crowned champion Troy Bayliss set sixth quickest time at a track on which he has never raced before, while his team-mate Lorenzo Lanzi was third quickest at a circuit where he won his second WSBK race last year. Troy Corser (Suzuki) took the final Superpole of the year.
"I'm reasonably happy" commented Troy. "It's my first time here and I've been fast in every session except for this morning because the conditions were terrible, so actually I've only had three sessions on the track and I'm not really that far off the pace on the race tyres. I'm looking forward to the warm-up tomorrow, hopefully it's going to be dry and we can maybe try something a little different. Also it seems that nobody will let me see them on the track and I've had to find my own way around so I might learn something else in the race tomorrow!"
"It was a great Superpole for me and I am really happy to be on the front row of the grid" declared Lorenzo. "In the last four rounds I've always gone well in practice and qualifying. The last two days at Magny-Cours have been really good and I hope to do two good races tomorrow, which is very important for me. Like last year, I seem to find things a bit more difficult in the first part of the circuit but then on the rest of the lap everything is okay and I like the circuit a lot."