Rider Fastest in First Supersport Qualifying at Monza

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by Glenn le santo
The World Supersport championship is back in Europe on the modified Monza circuit, near Milan in Italy. After heavy overnight rain the clouds cleared and the sun shone down on the historic venue, described by the Monza circuit manager, Enrico Ferrari, as the "Cathedral of Motorcycling."

Frenchman Fabien Foret showed the rest of the field the way through Monza's new chicanes setting a time of 1:54.260, nearly half a second faster than his Ten Kate Honda team mate and championship leader Pere Riba. Vitto Guareschi, riding for the British based Dienza Ducati Racing team, was third fastest at 1:54.988. Belgarda Yamaha riders Paolo Casoli and James Whitham made up the top five. Current runner up in the series, Kevin Curtain, crashed early in the session. Although he was unhurt, he ran out of time and didn?t rejoin the session. He finished 21st in the order.

World Supersport championship.Monza, ItalyFirst Qualifying, session timesPosition Rider Country Manufacturer Total Time1 Foret FRA Honda 1:54.2602 Riba SPA Honda 1:54.6763 Guareschi ITA Ducati 1:54.9884 Casoli ITA Yamaha 1:55.1375 Whitham GB Yamaha 1:55.1756 Corradi ITA Yamaha 1:55.2987 Bontempi ITA Yamaha 1:55.5908 Pitt AUS Kawasaki 1:55.7119 Cogan FRA Yamaha 1:55.73410 Iannuzzo ITA Suzuki 1:55.747
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