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WSBK Heads to Germany this Weekend

Discussion in 'Racing, Motorsports, and Track Days' at netrider.net.au started by rc36, Sep 9, 2005.

  1. Lausitzring in the former East Germany, is the venue for this weekend's 10th round of the WSBK. Coming off a "double" at Assen, Ten Kate Honda's Chris Vermeulen will be on a high, but knows that he, along with Troy Corser, will be going to a track with which neither are overly familiar.

    Corser's lead over his Australian challenger was trimmed by Vermeulen's wins and his pair of 4th places but he is still over 80 points in front with 25 points being allocated for a win, so it's still very comfortable.

    Corser will, however, have memories of the 2001 season when Troy Balyiss bounced out to what seemd like an unassailable lead in the championship only to have Colin Edwards come back at him at the end of the season and snatch the title from under his nose.

    For those of us with Foxtel, telecast times are as follows.

    Fox Sports 1 7:30pm Sunday Night (501 Digital, 20 Analogue)
  2. Full World Superbike free practice times (1) from round ten of the 2005 world championship at Lausitzring, Germany.

    1. James Toseland GBR Ducati Xerox 999F05 1min 40.595 secs
    2. Chris Vermeulen AUS Winston Ten Kate Honda CBR 1000RR 1min 40.937 secs
    3. Lorenzo Lanzi ITA Ducati Xerox 999F05 1min 40.938 secs
    4. Andrew Pitt AUS Yamaha Motor Italia YZF R1 1min 41.076 secs
    5. Troy Corser AUS Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra GSXR1000 K5 1min 41.117 secs
    6. Noriyuki Haga JPN Yamaha Motor Italia YZF R1 1min 41.665 secs
    7. Karl Muggeridge AUS Winston Ten Kate Honda CBR 1000RR 1min 41.667 secs
    8. Steve Martin AUS Foggy Petronas Racing FP1 1min 41.677 secs
    9. Pierfrancesco Chili ITA Klaffi Honda CBR 1000RR 1min 41.699 secs
    10. Michael Schulten GER Alpha Technik Van Zon Honda CBR 1000RR 1min 41.814 secs
    11. Giovanni Bussei ITA Kawasaki Bertocchi ZX10 1min 42.251 secs
    12. Ben Bostrom USA Renegade Koji Honda CBR 1000RR 1min 42.347 secs
    13. Max Neukirchner GER Klaffi Honda CBR 1000RR 1min 42.349 secs
    14. Yukio Kagayama JPN Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra GSXR1000 K5 1min 42.395 secs
    15. Norick Abe JPN Yamaha Motor France-Ipone YZF R1 1min 42.472 secs
    16. Marco Borciani ITA DFXtreme Sterilgarda Ducati 999RS 1min 42.5 secs
    17. Ralf Waldmann GER Alpha Technik Van Zon Honda CBR 1000RR 1min 42.662 secs
    18. Sebastien Gimbert FRA Yamaha Motor France-Ipone YZF R1 1min 43.076 secs
    19. Ivan Clementi ITA Team Pedercini Ducati 999RS 1min 43.374 secs
    20. Norino Brignola ITA Ducati SC Caracchi 999RS 1min 43.618 secs
    21. Jose Luis Cardoso SPA DFXtreme Yamaha YZF R1 1min 43.697 secs
    22. Garry McCoy AUS Foggy Petronas Racing FP1 1min 43.87 secs
    23. Gianluca Vizziello ITA Italia Lorenzini by Leoni Yamaha YZF R1 1min 44.132 secs
    24. Stefano Cruciani ITA PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse ZX10 1min 44.287 secs
    25. Lucio Pedercini ITA Team Pedercini Ducati 999RS 1min 44.514 secs
    26. Miguel Praia POR DFXtreme Sterilgarda Yamaha YZF R1 1min 45.75 secs
    27. Jiri Mrkyvka CZE SBK Team JM Ducati 999RS 1min 46.526 secs
    28. Alessio Velini ITA Team Pedercini Ducati 999RS 1min 46.918 secs
    29. Michel Nickmans BEL Zone Rouge Yamaha YZR R1 1min 47.255 secs
  3. Fresh from his double race victory last weekend at Assen, Winston Ten Kate Honda's Chris Vermeulen has set provisional pole position this afternoon at the Lausitzring in Germany, for the tenth round of the Corona Extra World Superbike Championship.

    Vermeulen set a blisteringly fast lap of 1min 39.847sec, making him the first and only rider to get under the 1min 40sec mark today, having made the most of a good base set-up found during recent testing at the East Germany raceway - but is hoping it won't rain as the circuit is as slippery as glass once wet.

    Championship leader Troy Corser came home in second place, after having occupied the top sport earlier in the session.

    Corser is at a slight disadvantage to Vermeulen this weekend, as he hasn't tested at the Eurospeedway recently and will have to brush up on track knowledge. However he seems to be getting to grips with a circuit he hasn;t seen since 2002 and will no doubt pull out all the stops come Superpole on Saturday.

    Yamaha Italia's Noriyuki Haga was also on it in qualifying, putting his blue Yamaha in third spot at the very end of the session - leaving the on-form Japanese just ahead of factory Ducati stand-in Lorenzo Lanzi.

    Lanzi, replacing the injured Regis Laconi, was very impressive during qualifying – topping the timesheets for the bulk of the session before eventually finishing three places clear of new team-mate, and current World Champion, James Toseland.

    Meanwhile, the Foggy Petronas team look like they could be set for another promising weekend, by 2005 standards, with Steve Martin in twelfth and Garry McCoy in eighteenth after having lost time in free practice due to a few technical niggles.

    Ben Bostrom also put in a strong showing ahead of his 100th WSBK race. The Renegade Koji Honda rider qualified in a provisional eleventh place, despite still recovering from his massive spill at Silverstone BSB.

    WSBK first qualifying – Lausitzring:

    1. Chris Vermeulen
    2. Troy Corser
    3. Noriyuki Haga
    4. Lorenzo Lanzi
    5. Karl Muggeridge
    6. Frankie Chili
    7. James Toseland
    8. Andrew Pitt
    9. Max Neukirchner
    10. Michael Schulten
  4. It's on tonight!!

    Fox Sports 1

    7:30pm Sunday Night (501 Digital, 20 Analogue)

    Warm the set and cool the tinnies!
  5. Race 2 just completed.

    Make sure you see the replay if you missed it live, fabulous racing again from the WSB and WSS riders and the Aussies, especially.