Silverstone: Team Alstare Suzuki Saturday report

SUPER KAGAYAMA! Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider Yukio Kagayama screamed round Silverstone circuit today in 1:26.679 and snatched Superpole from his fellow countryman Noriyuki Haga (Yamaha). Yukio's team mate Troy Corser suffered some ...

SUPER KAGAYAMA!

Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider Yukio Kagayama screamed round Silverstone circuit today in 1:26.679 and snatched Superpole from his fellow countryman Noriyuki Haga (Yamaha). Yukio's team mate Troy Corser suffered some problems with the strong winds and decided to take a safe front row grid place rather then risk crashing. In the end he was fourth fastest behind his team mate Yukio, Noriyuki Haga and Regis Laconi (Ducati).

YUKIO KAGAYAMA - 1st, 1:26.679

My Superpole lap was almost perfect - though I did make some small mistakes. When I was waiting in the garage and saw how quickly Nori had gone, my heart was beating so loudly, I thought everybody could hear it! I wanted to beat Nori, so I just went out and gave it everything I had. I am not sure why I was able to go so fast, but I give a lot of thanks to all my British fans - it was British power that helped me for sure. This circuit is very tough and two 28-lap races will be very hard. Today the conditions were not so easy because the wind was very strong in the morning and it was trying to push me off the track at the end of the front straight. Fortunately it was not so bad in the afternoon and maybe I was a little lucky with it on my Superpole lap. Winning Superpole was on my schedule this weekend, so I am hoping to follow this schedule tomorrow as well!

TROY CORSER - 4th, 1:27.177

Everybody expects me to take Superpole every time out, but there are lots of fast riders out there and it's never easy. The conditions today were very tricky and there were a few places on the track where it would have been dead easy to crash if you didn't take good care of what you were doing. But I'm happy enough to be on the front and as long as I get a good start I'm sure I'm going to be there or thereabouts at the end. It would be good if I could get an early lead because that would mean that the rest would be spending their time and energy fighting each other and slowing each other up.

-tas-

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Series World Superbike
Drivers Noriyuki Haga , Troy Corser , Yukio Kagayama , Laconi Régis