WSS: Team Alstare Valencia Friday notes

XAVI SIXTH DESPITE PROBLEMS Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider Xavier Simeon finished a very creditable sixth on the first day of qualifying at Valencia today. Despite having grip problems the youngster battled away to a provisional second...

XAVI SIXTH DESPITE PROBLEMS

Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider Xavier Simeon finished a very creditable sixth on the first day of qualifying at Valencia today. Despite having grip problems the youngster battled away to a provisional second row grid place - a far better result then at Donington two weeks ago. Italian Ayrton Badavoni (MV) finished the day with the quickest lap time, with Michele Pirro (Yamaha) second and Claudio Corti ((Yamaha) third.

XAVI - 6th, 1:39.212
Today I am quite happy because the result is much better then at Donington, but I am a little unhappy because I know it could've been better. We had big problems with grip and I didn't find it so easy to control the bike. Having said that, my lap times are not so bad and I'm not far away from the leaders, so that is good news. Tomorrow, we'll try a harder rear shock and see if that helps. I know this track very well and I would prefer a dry race because it's very slippery here when it's wet.

Friday qualifying
1 Badovini (I-MV) 1:38.369, 2 Pirro (I-Yamaha) 1:38.546, 3 Corti (I-Yamaha) 1:38.701, 4 Van keymeulen (NL-Yamaha) 1:38.974, 5 Canepa (I-Ducati) 1:39.071, 6 XAVIER SIMEON (B-Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra) 1:39.212,

-credit: tas

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Series World Superbike
Drivers Xavier Simeon , Claudio Corti , Michele Pirro