Laconi Clinches Fourth Pole of the Season for Ducati Fila - Front Row Start for Toseland Silverstone (Britain), Saturday 12 June 2004: Regis Laconi clinched yet another pole position, his fourth of the year,...
Laconi Clinches Fourth Pole of the Season for Ducati Fila - Front Row Start for Toseland
Silverstone (Britain), Saturday 12 June 2004: Regis Laconi clinched yet another pole position, his fourth of the year, for Ducati Fila when he powered his 999F04 around the 5.036 km Silverstone circuit in a time of 1'54.331. Superpole also saw a good performance from team-mate James Toseland, who lines up on the outside of row 1 for tomorrow's two races with a time of 1'54.976.
"I'm happy with pole, the team has worked really well this weekend. We didn't have the right feeling with the front, and we worked hard to resolve the problem. Even though it's still not perfect, I'm happy with it for the race" declared Regis. "It's always great to set pole and in particular this weekend because every time I used a qualifying tyre I was slower than with the race tyre. Instead my Superpole lap was just perfect! I feel good about tomorrow because my race pace and set-up is excellent and that's what counts. All the other guys on the front row will be fired-up but I'm sure it'll be an exciting race."
"My Superpole lap was a nice one and it'll good to be starting on the front row for tomorrow's races, which is important here at Silverstone" commented James. "In the second qualifying session this morning we made a change to the front fork and couldn't go back so it was a bit frustrating. However I've been doing quick times on a race tyre and race set-up all weekend and that's the most important thing, so I'll be giving it all for the British fans tomorrow to get my first World Superbike win at Silverstone."
Lanzi (Ducati Breil) Maintains Progress in Final Supersport Qualifying for Row 2 Start
Silverstone (Britain), Saturday 12 June 2004: Talented Italian youngster Lorenzo Lanzi (Ducati Breil) made further progress in qualifying for round 6 of the World Supersport Championship at Silverstone after maintaining yesterday's promising start.
Seventh after Friday's session, Lanzi slipped down one position on the grid but was able to knock more than half-a-second off his time. The Ducati Breil rider will now start tomorrow's race from the second row amidst the experienced Supersport front-runners.
"I'm pleased because once again the team worked really well and we were able to express all of our potential, more than in the other races because this circuit is really suited to the 749R; I also like the track and so I can express all of my potential as well" declared Lanzi.
"This is the first time I've started from the second row of the grid and I'm pleased with that because I did my time on race tyres. I did some really quick laps, in particular in the final part of the session when I was lapping in the one minute fifty-sevens.
"Tomorrow we'll see how things go, 19 laps means that it will be a long race, but I am sure that tomorrow we can get a good result" concluded Lanzi.