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WSS: Rea pips Jones for Friday pole.

Fresh from his debut World Supersport victory at Brno, Jonathan Rea has taken provisional pole position at Brands Hatch after edging out fellow Briton Craig Jones in the closing stages of Friday qualifying.

Rea smashed previous Ten Kate Honda rider Sebastien Charpentier's official lap record, which has stood since 2005, on his way to the top.

Jones fell from his Parkalgar Honda while trying to respond in the final minute, bringing out the red flags and leaving him 0.223secs behind the Ulsterman. Jones was not hurt in the incident.

Australian Broc Parkes was third fastest for Yamaha World Supersport, while Mathieu Lagrive rounded out the provisional front row, 0.394secs from Rea.

British Superbike star Karl Harris, riding alongside Parkes as a replacement for the injured Fabien Foret, was a competitive seventh fastest, while British Supersport title contender Hudson Kennaugh ninth for Raceways Yamaha.

Rea's team-mate and world championship leader Andrew Pitt - currently 32 points ahead of fellow Australian Josh Brookes in the standings - took tenth position, almost one second from Rea. Brookes was 15th for Stiggy Honda.


WSS first qualifying - top 10:

1. Rea (Honda) 1min 28.117secs
2. Jones (Honda) +0.223secs
3. Parkes (Yamaha) +0.292secs
4. Lagrive (Honda) +0.394secs
5. Roccoli (Yamaha) +0.663secs
6. Veneman (Suzuki) +0.758secs
7. Harris (Yamaha) +0.769secs
8. Harms (Honda) +0.835secs
9. Kennaugh (Yamaha) +0.908secs
10. Pitt (Honda) +0.970secs


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Mark B - Unregistered

August 01, 2008 10:31 PM

Could have cried for Jonesy going tech last time out - he had that race won. Him and Johnny - how cool? Can't wait for Sunday's race. Good luck boys

Ian - Unregistered

August 01, 2008 9:45 PM

I'll be cheering for all the Brits, but I have a soft spot for Jones and his 'committed' ridiing style. I do agree that Rea is a class act and rides in a very mature manner that belies his youth.



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