Silverstone: Supersport: Team Alstare Saturday notes

Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra news 2005 Supersport World Championship Round 5, Silverstone, GB Final qualifying, Saturday 28th May Weather: Dry, sunny/cloudy, windy. NOT SO SWEET SIXTEEN FOR JAVI. Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider Javi...

Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra news
2005 Supersport World Championship
Round 5, Silverstone, GB
Final qualifying, Saturday 28th May
Weather: Dry, sunny/cloudy, windy.

NOT SO SWEET SIXTEEN FOR JAVI.

Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider Javi Fores finished a disappointing sixteenth in final qualifying today and will start tomorrow's 28-lap race from the fourth row of the grid. The difficult conditions hampered Javi's progress and he never felt as comfortable on the bike as yesterday. Once again, Frenchman Sebastien Charpentier (Honda) ruled the roost in qualifying, setting a lap of 1:28.750 - a time that would've put him on the third row of the Superbike grid! Second quickest was Aussie Kevin Curtain (Yamaha), with Craig Jones (Honda) third and Gianluca Nannelli (Ducati) fourth.

JAVI FORES - 16th, 1:30.735

My lap time today was not so bad, but my final position is awful! The fourth row of the grid is a long, long way back and I have to make the start of the century if I am to have any chance of a good result. I felt really happy on the bike yesterday and I was looking forward to making a lot of progress today. But the strong winds ruined my plans and I was worried about crashing so I didn't push my hardest. The wind was particularly bad at the end of the straight and it kept trying to push me off the track! I hope the wind is not strong tomorrow because I want the chance to fight hard and make a good result.

Final qualifying
1 Charpentier (F-Honda) 1:28.750, 2 Curtain (Aus-Yamaha) 1:28.792, 3 Jones (GB-Honda) 1:29.580, 4 Nannelli (I-Ducati) 1:29.823, 5 Foret (F-Honda) 1:29.874, 6 Fujiwara (J-Honda) 1:29.911, 7 Parkes (Aus-Yamaha) 1:29.920, 8 Fabrizio (I-Honda) 1:30.072, 9 Chambon ((F-Honda) 1:30.234, 10 Veneman (NL-Suzuki) 1:30.276, 16 JAVI FORES (E-Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra) 1:30.735,

-tas-

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Series World Superbike
Drivers Craig Jones , Gianluca Nannelli , Kevin Curtain , Sébastien Charpentier