Silverstone: Team Alstare Suzuki Friday report

TROY AND YUKIO THREE AND FOUR. Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra riders Troy Corser and Yukio Kagayama finished third and fourth fastest on the first day of qualifying at Silverstone. But for a small mistake on his fast lap, Troy would've topped...

TROY AND YUKIO THREE AND FOUR.

Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra riders Troy Corser and Yukio Kagayama finished third and fourth fastest on the first day of qualifying at Silverstone. But for a small mistake on his fast lap, Troy would've topped the standings, but the slip-up lost him the best part of three tenths of a second and that was enough to relegate him to third. Regis Laconi (Ducati) posted the day's quickest time, with a lap of 1:27.578, with team mate James Toseland less then one tenth of a second behind. Troy and Yukio complete the provisional front row, with Frankie Chili (Honda) fifth and karl Muggeridge (Honda) sixth.

TROY - 3rd, 1:27.696

I put on my qualifying tyre and was on course for a really good lap, until I made a mistake in the chicane. I got in a bit too deep, overshot and lost the drive on the exit and onto the start-finish straight and that lost me provisional pole. But I'm not worried, because tomorrow and Sunday are far more important. I'm really happy with all the work we've done today and we've almost got the set-up we want. This new Silverstone layout is very physical and there are no places at all to have a rest. We did a half-race distance today and the tyre was pretty consistent, so I think we are well set for tomorrow's improvements.

YUKIO - 4th, 1:27.832

Today was a normal Friday for me - checking, testing and checking and I wasn't pushing very hard. This track is very physical and 28 laps is going to be very tiring for sure. Because the way the track is laid out, it means that I have no chances to rest! Also, we have not raced this track before, so we have no previous data - and that is why today we are doing lots of work towards a good set-up. I am happy with what we have done today.

-tas-

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Series World Superbike
Drivers James Toseland , Troy Corser , Yukio Kagayama , Frankie Chili , Laconi Régis