WSS: Yamaha Teams Assen qualifying report

Crutchlow aces third consecutive pole in Assen Yamaha World Supersport rookie Cal Crutchlow put on yet another breathtaking display of consistent pace in qualifying today, setting the fastest time, breaking the best lap record set by Broc Parkes...

Crutchlow aces third consecutive pole in Assen

Yamaha World Supersport rookie Cal Crutchlow put on yet another breathtaking display of consistent pace in qualifying today, setting the fastest time, breaking the best lap record set by Broc Parkes last year and putting himself on pole position for the third consecutive time in the 2009 World Supersport Championship. Crutchlow ended the qualifying session a clear half a second faster than closest rival Lascorz in second position.

Cal Crutchlow, Yamaha World Supersport Team (1st, 1'40.313)

"I'm pretty pleased to be honest. I was happy with the time and I was really pleased with how the team worked to be able to get me there but we still have some stuff to work out, once we've solved them we can go a lot faster. The race pace is not going to be anywhere near as quick as qualifying so I'm not that worried because if we slow up a little bit the laps should be easier and we'll be consistent. I think we're in a good position to win the race tomorrow, I'll be trying hard so I guess we'll just have to see what the weather brings us as well."

Fabien Foret, Yamaha World Supersport Team (5th, 1'41.130)

"It was a good session for me today, I could still do better but I'm still not 100% to be honest. It's also stupid to take risks and have even a small crash on my shoulder and potentially miss anything so I tried to be fast and safe. The bike is good, I'm happy with it and starting to enjoy riding it again and getting my confidence back. If we can fix a bit of front end chatter then I'll be really happy."

Wilco Zeelenberg, Yamaha World Supersport Team Manager

"1st and 5th position starts, the same as Valencia is great. I hope we get the same end result for Cal and I really hope Fabien can put it on the podium too. There's some really strong competition in the pack, I think Lascorz will be strong tomorrow and Sofuoglu will definitely be in there. Laverty is also looking good. We have some small issues to work out before tomorrow on the bikes which should help and make us even better for the race."

-credit: yamaha

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Series World Superbike
Drivers Broc Parkes , Fabien Foret , Cal Crutchlow