WSS »

Maiden pole for Scassa in Yamaha 1-2

Luca Scassa doesn't improve on his best from Q1, but it is enough to keep Yamaha team-mate Chaz Davies at bay.
Luca Scassa has taken pole position for the second round of the World Supersport Championship at Donington Park as his Q1 time proved good enough to retain the top spot.

The cold conditions ensured only some of the riders improved on their Q1 efforts, though significantly this didn't include Scassa and Sam Lowes, the latter missing much of the session after falling heavily from the Parkalgar Honda at Craner Curves.

Instead, it was Chaz Davies that got closest, the Yamaha ParkinGO rider almost overhauling his team-mate with his last gasp effort, the Briton instead settling for second just 18 hundredths adrift.

Lowes will start in third position for his home race, while Broc Parkes was another improver to snatch the front row spot from Kawasaki team-mate David Salom.

Alongside Salom, Gino Rea and James Ellison made it four Britons on the front two rows in sixth and eighth, the pair being split by Robbin Harms on the Harms Benjan Honda.

Florian Marino upheld Ten Kate Honda honours in ninth position, the Frenchman being joined on track by his team-mate Fabien Foret, though the injured rider struggled in the session itself and is classified 12th on the grid. Massimo Roccoli and Vladimir Ivanov will start between them.

As well as Lowes, there were falls for Ivanov, Miguel Praia, Danilo Dell'Omo and Mitchell Pirotta.



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Scassa, Donington WSS 2011
Pata Honda`s Michael van der Mark celebrates podium finish at Phillip Island
Pata Honda`s Michael van der Mark during testing at Phillip Island
New PTR Honda signing Matt Davies
Austria`s David Linortner has joined PTR Honda for 2013 World Supersport Championship
Fabien Foret, Ten Kate Honda
[L-R]: Chaz Davies, Luca Scassa and Gino Rea, Donington Park WSS podium, 2011 [pic credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]
Sam Lowes, Parkalgar Honda, Donington Park WSS, 2011 [pic credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]
James Ellison, Bogdanka PTR Honda, Donington Park WSS, 2011 [pic credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]
David Salom, Kawasaki Motocard.com, Donington Park WSS, 2011 [pic credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]
Gino Rea, Step Racing Honda, Donington Park WSS, 2011 [pic credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]
Luca Scassa, ParkinGO Yamaha, Donington Park WSS, 2011 [pic credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]
James Ellison, Bogdanka PTR Honda, WSS 2011, Donington Park [pic credit: Wendy Salisbury Photography]
James Ellison, Bogdanka PTR Honda, WSS 2011, Donington Park [pic credit: Wendy Salisbury Photography]
James Ellison, Bogdanka PTR Honda, WSS 2011, Donington Park [pic credit: Wendy Salisbury Photography]
James Ellison, Bogdanka PTR Honda, WSS 2011, Donington Park [pic credit: Wendy Salisbury Photography]
James Ellison, Bogdanka PTR Honda, WSS 2011, Donington Park [pic credit: Wendy Salisbury Photography]
Sam Lowes, Parkalgar Honda, WSS 2011, Donington Park [pic credit: Jack Bateson]

Join 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.


Dannyboy

March 26, 2011 7:23 PM

This is gonna be the race to watch this weekend! As it usually is. They need to make this a double header like super bikes! Race 1 for both on Saturday and race 2 for both on Sunday. Super pole for both on Friday. I'll call my people, you call yours! LOL!



© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

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