Parkes heads Kawasaki 1-2 for pole

Broc Parkes and David Salom make it a Kawasaki 1-2 in World Supersport final qualification at Motorland Aragon.
Broc Parkes will start from his first World Supersport pole position of the season after Kawasaki continued their domination of the Motorland Aragon event.

The Australian held provisional pole position overnight, but faced competition from his Kawasaki team-mate David Salom for the definitive spoils.

Though lap times would come down throughout Q2, Parkes – who assumed the championship lead with his first win of the season at Misano a week ago - would hold onto his position with a best of 2mins 02.093secs, three tenths quicker than Salom.

Sam Lowes gave chase but he would finish more than six tenths off pole position, while countryman Chaz Davies completed the front row.

Luca Scassa bounced back from his morning crash to claim fifth on the grid, while Lorenzini by Leoni's Massimo Roccoli made it three Kawasakis inside the top six with the sixth fastest time. Fabien Foret starts in seventh place, while James Ellison lifted himself into a top ten position with the eighth best lap.

Robbin Harms and Roberto Tamburini completed the top ten, edging out Gino Rea, who will start 12th after losing time with an accident.

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June 19, 2011 9:53 AM

Broc Parkes looks more like a champion every weekend. Pole is good & a swag full of points even better. Yes ebaums if Moto2 engines are to be production engines then more manufacturers would surely be better than only one. All four Japanese brands could supply competitive engines. in time other makers may have a suitable 600cc donk, European or Asian manufavcturers may be tempted into Grand prix racing if.... let's hope.


June 18, 2011 5:59 PM

Kawasaki had bid for Moto2 engine supplier in initial year of the series. It would be interesting to see it with Yamaha (also competitive engine) alongside Honda in Moto2. I know it sounds foolish but those 600s are almost equal.

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