Bayliss quickest ahead of Superpole.

Troy Bayliss topped the final free practice session ahead of Superpole after snatching the fastest lap with his very last effort at Donington Park.

Once again, the weather garnered most of the headlines as the drying circuit was deluged in a shower mid-way through, although this has now eased off to drizzle for 'Superpole'.

Nonetheless, the riders continued to make good gains, particularly towards the end of the session, with Bayliss' 1min 43.337secs undercutting this weekend's perennial frontrunner Ryuichi Kiyonari by four hundredths.

Provisional pole sitter Cal Crutchlow was third quickest, ahead of Troy Corser, who had led the way in the early stages. Michel Fabrizio popped up into the top five for the first time this weekend in fifth, ahead of Leon Haslam and Tom Sykes.

Just behind, Carlos Checa, Max Biaggi and Jakub Smrz rounded out the top ten positions.

Meanwhile, Superpole has been declared wet, which means it will be a free 50-minute session, albeit with just a maximum of 12 laps each for the 16 riders participating.

Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Bayliss, European WSBK 2008
Sykes, Donington WSBK 2017
Sykes, Donington WSBK 2017
Sykes, Donington WSBK 2017
Sykes, Donington WSBK 2017
Sykes, Donington WSBK 2017
Sykes, Donington WSBK 2017
Alex Lowes fairing, Hayden 69, Donington WSBK 2017
Pata Yamah Marchesini wheels, Donington WSBK 2017
Pirelli tyre technician, Donington WSBK 2017
Non slip surface on wheel rims, Donington WSBK 2017
Tyre and wheel sensor, Donington WSBK 2017
Davies rear facing camera, Donington WSBK 2017
Camera on Davies bike, Donington WSBK 2017
Electronics on Davies bike, Donington WSBK 2017
Akrapovic on Davies bike, Donington WSBK 2017
Technician working on Jonathan Rea bike, Donington WSBK 2017
Rear suspension on Camier MV Augusta bike, Donington WSBK 2017

Start the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.

© 1999 - 2017 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.