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WSS: Laverty from Rea in Q1

Eugene Laverty holds Gino Rea at bay following Q1 at Silverstone.
Eugene Laverty fended off a spirited attempt by Gino Rea to claim provisional pole position for the tenth round of the World Supersport Championship at Silverstone.

As with the Superbike riders, the Supersport field immediately went beneath the lap times set in FP1, but it was Laverty who continued to hold firm at the top of the timesheets.

Still, the Irishman was pushed hard by the increasingly impressive Rea, the reigning Superstock 600 champion picking up from his career-best fourth place at Brno to get to within a tenth of Laverty.

Joan Lascorz also broke into the 2mins 09secs bracket with the third fastest time, ahead of Kenan Sofugolu, who improved to fourth, and Miguel Praia on the second Parkalgar Honda.

Roberto Tamburini continued to suggest he could be a Supersport front runner in sixth position, ahead of David Salom on the best of the Triumphs, Fabien Foret and Katsuaki Fujiwara.

Billy McConnell was the highest-placed wild-card rider in tenth position, well up on Alex Lowes in 16th, Sam Lowes in 17th and James Westmoreland 18th.




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superbikes4me - Unregistered

July 30, 2010 10:16 PM

Gino is one for the future make a note of the name. Great lad very positive he will go far good luck to him. And how can you not be impressed with the happy smiles and great attitude of the Lowes lads, they deserve every success, forget the prima donors look at these three, names for the future

Greener02 - Unregistered

July 30, 2010 8:24 PM

Good to see Rea up in second hes surprised me this season. Hes adapted really well. Shame about the Wild-cards i expected more from them especially Sam Lowes and Westmoreland. Tamburini has shocked me considering how rubbish he was in the 125cc world championship compared to now, he should get a full-time ride next year.



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