Misano: Ducati qualifying report

DUCATI XEROX RIDERS BAYLISS AND FABRIZIO TAKE FRONT ROW PLACES FOR TOMORROW'S RACES AT MISANO Misano Despite the continuation of the heat wave today at the Misano World Circuit, the Ducati Xerox riders Troy Bayliss and Michel Fabrizio both put...

DUCATI XEROX RIDERS BAYLISS AND FABRIZIO TAKE FRONT ROW PLACES FOR TOMORROW'S RACES AT MISANO

Misano

Despite the continuation of the heat wave today at the Misano World Circuit, the Ducati Xerox riders Troy Bayliss and Michel Fabrizio both put in flying Superpole laps, fast enough to secure themselves second and fourth place respectively on the grid for tomorrow's Superbike races. This is the third time this season that both Ducati Xerox factory riders line up alongside each other on the front row.

The second qualifying session that took place this morning saw both Ducati Xerox riders pick up the pace, to improve once more on the best times they set yesterday. As a result, Bayliss qualified second fastest and Fabrizio fifth fastest for the afternoon's Superpole. Bayliss has recorded very fast times throughout the weekend, in keeping with the results he has achieved at this track in recent years, while Fabrizio gradually improved his times over the sessions, with his fastest time of the weekend so far being the 1m36.4s registered during Superpole.

Troy Bayliss 1m36.1s

"We've been working well all weekend. In Superpole I knew I was making good time but then I made a small mistake in the last split which cost me the pole I think, but we're happy. Corser was really fast today and he has had some good results here in the past, as have I, so tomorrow we should see great racing. We're all going to have to cope with the heat but it's always this way at Misano so overall I'm feeling pretty confident for tomorrow."

Michel Fabrizio 1m36.4s

"I'm very happy with a front row start. I had a bit of cramp at the end of my Superpole lap which perhaps affected me a little but I'm content with the result. Tomorrow will be hard as Troy and I will have to get ahead of a Yamaha and the heat wont help of course, but I hope we can do well and build on our points. The Ducati's are going well here this weekend so let's hope that continues tomorrow."

-credit: ducati.com

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Series World Superbike
Drivers Troy Bayliss , Michel Fabrizio