WSB Friday Qualifying Results

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by Glenn le santo
Donington's round of the World Superbike championship got under way with some hot competition for the provisional pole. Read more to find out who the early front runners are in England...

Hislop leads first Superbike qualifying

Colin Edwards fell early in qualifying and watched Scotsman Steve Hislop set the fastest time in Friday’s timed practice. World Superbike regular, and reigning British Superbike champion, Neil Hodgson was second fastest, ahead of Ducati Infostrada man, Ruben Xaus. Troy Bayliss was another faller in the session. Hodgson set his fastest lap with just a minute in the session left, having gone out for a fast lap with qualifying tyres fitted.

Hodgson’s GSE Ducati teammate also made a good showing at his local circuit, finishing the session in fifth, ahead of Okada, Bostrom and Chili. Troy Corser was ninth fastest ahead of Colin Edwards who re-entered the session but could only manage tenth fastest on his spare bike.

World Superbike championship.Donington, EnglandFriday timed qualifying1 Steve Hislop, GB (Ducati) 1m 33.502s,2 Neil Hodgson, GB (Ducati) 1m 33.573s,3 Ruben Xaus, Spain (Ducati) 1m 33.838s,4 Troy Bayliss, Australia (Ducati) 1m 33.949s,5 James Toseland, GB (Ducati) 1m 334.067s,6 Tady Okada, Japan (Castrol Honda) 1m 34.071s,7 Ben Bostrom, USA (Ducati) 1m 34.146s,8 Pier-Francesco Chili, Italy (Suzuki) 1m 34.377s,9 Troy Corser, Australia (Aprilia) 1m 34.522s,10 Colin Edwards, USA (Castrol Honda) 1m 34.536s.
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