PARKALGAR HONDA’S Sam Lowes is fourth on the front row of the grid for tomorrow’s 11th round of the World Supersport Championship at Magny Cours in France – and he clearly has the pace to challenge at the sharp end.
Miguel Praia on the second Parkalgar Honda qualified 15th after slashing his times by one-second from yesterday. He has the pace to challenge for a top 10 in the race that starts at 1330CET tomorrow, Sunday, October 2nd.
Sam: “I am happy with a front row position and more than that I am pleased with my pace over race distance. We have worked hard this weekend and we have the ability to challenge at the front. It’s been a big team effort so far and I’ll be doing my best to deliver Parkalgar Honda a good result.”
Miguel: “I had a small crash at the end as I was getting faster and faster but I am OK. It is a shame as that was the end of the session for us with 15-minutes to go. Anyway, my lap times are one second faster than yesterday and for race distance we are OK. Normally we race better than we qualify and I am very positive.”
Simon Buckmaster, Parkalgar Honda Team Manager: “It’s a great job by Sam to take a second of his qualifying times from yesterday and he is less than 2/10ths from pole position. He has been improving all weekend and we are in a good position for the race.
“Miguel has also cut his lap times and is consistent. He races much better than he qualifies so we are confident he can be challenging for the top 10.”
1. Broc Parkes AUS Kawasaki Motocard.com ZX-6R 1min 41.395s
2. Luca Scassa ITA ParkinGO Yamaha YZF-R6 1min 41.397s
3. Massimo Roccoli ITA Lorenzini Kawasaki ZX-6R 1min 41.490s
4. Sam Lowes GBR Parkalgar Honda CBR600RR 1min 41.586s
5. James Ellison GBR Bogdanka PTR Honda CBR600RR 1min 41.588s
6. David Salom ESP Kawasaki Motocard.com ZX-6R 1min 41.614s
7. Fabien Foret FRA Ten Kate Honda CBR600RR 1min 41.916s
8. Chaz Davies GBR ParkinGO Yamaha YZF-R6 1min 41.952s
9. Roberto Tamburini ITA Bike Service Yamaha YZF-R6 1min 42.310s
10. Ronan Quarmby RSA Suriano Triumph Daytona 675 1min 42.419s
15. Miguel Praia POR Parkalgar Honda CBR600RR 1min 42.991s