2010 Portimao World Supersport QP1 - Laverty On Provisional Pole At "Home" Track

Eugene Laverty has put his Parkalgar Honda on provisional pole for Sunday's second round of the World Supersport championship at his "home" circuit. The Portimao track sponsors the Parkalgar Honda team of Laverty and Miguel Praia, and having a rider on pole is an excellent start for the circuit.

Laverty took control in the second half of the session, after the Ten Kate Hondas of Michele Pirro and Kenan Sofuoglu had dominated the early running. Behind the Italian and the Turk, Kawasaki's Joan Lascorz fought with Triumphs of Chaz Davies and Jason DiSalvo, with Davies eventually coming out on top to take the 4th spot, while Lascorz was forced to settle for 5th. The Parkalgar's fortunes were given an extra boost by Miguel Praia's 6th fastest time, who finished at the head of a very tightly bunched group which included Fabien Foret and David Salom. British rider Gino Rea rounds out the top 10.

Results of the first session of qualifying for the World Supersport class at Portimao:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff
1 50 E. Laverty Honda CBR600RR 1'45.797  
2 51 M. Pirro Honda CBR600RR 1'46.027 0.230
3 54 K. Sofuoglu Honda CBR600RR 1'46.116 0.319
4 7 C. Davies Triumph Daytona 675 1'46.281 0.484
5 26 J. Lascorz Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'46.484 0.687
6 117 M. Praia Honda CBR600RR 1'46.725 0.928
7 99 F. Foret Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'46.759 0.962
8 25 D. Salom Triumph Daytona 675 1'46.760 0.963
9 40 J. DiSalvo Triumph Daytona 675 1'46.779 0.982
10 4 G. Rea Honda CBR600RR 1'46.924 1.127
11 37 K. Fujiwara Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'47.015 1.218
12 127 R. Harms Honda CBR600RR 1'47.253 1.456
13 14 M. Lagrive Triumph Daytona 675 1'47.663 1.866
14 55 M. Roccoli Honda CBR600RR 1'47.767 1.970
15 5 A. Lundh Honda CBR600RR 1'48.942 3.145
16 8 B. Chesaux Honda CBR600RR 1'49.180 3.383
17 9 D. Dell'Omo Honda CBR600RR 1'49.977 4.180
18 33 P. Cazzola Honda CBR600RR 1'52.083 6.286
19 36 M. Hunt Yamaha YZF R6 1'52.131 6.334
20 24 E. Blokhin Yamaha YZF R6 1'52.592 6.795
Round Number: 
2
2010
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Chaz Davies and Jason Disalvo running well on the Triumphs, both have got the talent to win in WSS. 4 riders within .1 of each other in 6th thru 9th. Should be some great racing to come.

good to see more than 17 bikes on the grid list so far.
shame the Yamahas arent there. in a factory effort.

Yeah, they win the title last year and now don't even show up?
What's up with that, Yamaha?