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Crutchlow Sets Pole with Blistering Pace in Brno

By: | Published 26 July 2009, 00:29 | Views: 1,035 | tags: sbk, wss, ssp, supersport, qualifying, yamaha, world supersport, cal crutchlow, fabien foret, wilco zeelenberg, brno, czech republic
Yamaha World Supersport sensation Cal Crutchlow kept the heat on in qualifying today, setting an incredible pace to finish the session over eight tenths of second faster than second placed rider Eugene Laverty. Crutchlow was never out of the number one spot for the duration of the session, repeating his performance of the morning's free practice where he was again nearly a second and a half ahead of the pack.

Team mate Fabien Foret was not as fast as yesterday's free practice session, the French rider struggling to find a good rhythm for the circuit. Foret spent the majority of the qualifying session inside the top five however he dropped a couple of places to seventh for a second row start on the grid tomorrow for the race.

Cal Crutchlow, Yamaha World supersport Team (1st, 2'02.060):
"it wasn't so bad today considering we only used one set of tyres again. We found the new front tyre to be very good round here so we tried that and stuck to the rear we normally use. I did 15 good laps on them at the end so all good. I think the race will be different, Eugene will be able to tag along and do the pace, I just don't think he's showing it today. I had a few moments out there, the wind was really strong and picked me up in a few places when it got under the front wheel and pushed me wide. Let's see what we can do tomorrow."

Fabien Foret, Yamaha World Supersport Team (7th, 2'03.825):
"I'm not very happy with seventh position, I think I messed my session up a bit and wasn't able to manage a fast lap which is a shame. I think it will be better for the race because I'm more consistent then than fast for one lap so we'll see tomorrow. Hopefully I'll get a good start and then the race will be ok."

Wilco Zeelenberg, Yamaha World Supersport Team Manager:
"a couple of good laps again from Cal, he's definitely ready for tomorrow and was ready to race today. Eugene picked up the pace today so tomorrow we have to fight and try to win it again. From Cal's point of view I think he has everything under control and the set up is done. Fabien struggled a bit in qualifying, pushing a bit too hard and overshooting some corners, he was struggling to find the rhythm that he had in practice this morning. Second row is not brilliant, he expected to be at least eight tenths faster but couldn't get it out. We'll see tomorrow."
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