Honda hold off Ducati, for now
JONATHAN Rea was the only man to lap Phillip Island in under 1m32s in the opening qualifying session, closely followed by three Ducatis.
Rea's time of 1'31.959 put him in front of Jakub Smrz, followed by Althea Racing's Superstock 1000 winner Davide Giugliano in third and Carlos Checa in fourth.
However, Irishman Eugene Laverty suffered another setback, crashing his RSV4 in the opening laps of the session. Laverty was taken to the medical centre, having taken a bang to the head but was declared fit and discharged.
Phillip Island World Superbikes Q1 times
1. Jonathan Rea GBR Honda WSBK CBR1000RR 1m 31.959s2. Jakub Smrz CZE Liberty Effenbert Ducati 1098R 1m 32.116s3. Davide Giugliano ITA Althea Ducati 1098R 1m 32.198s4. Carlos Checa ESP Althea Ducati 1098R 1m 32.228s5. Max Biaggi ITA Aprilia Racing RSV-4 1m 32.318s6. Niccolo Canepa ITA Red Devils Ducati 1098R 1m 32.343s7. Tom Sykes GBR Kawasaki Racing ZX-10R 1m 32.402s8. Joan Lascorz ESP Kawasaki Racing ZX-10R 1m 32.443s9. Marco Melandri ITA BMW Motorrad S1000RR 1m 32.553s10. Michel Fabrizio ITA BMW Italia Goldbet S1000RR 1m 32.609s11. Sylvain Guintoli FRA Effenbert Liberty Ducati 1098R 1m 32.644s12. Leon Camier GBR Crescent Fixi Suzuki GSX-R1000 1m 32.817s13. Chaz Davies GBR ParkinGO MTC Aprilia RSV-4 1m 32.874s14. Bryan Staring AUS Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1m 32.884s15. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN Honda WSBK CBR1000RR 1m 33.040s16. Maxime Berger FRA Effenbert Liberty Ducati 1098R 1m 33.075s17. David Salom ESP Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1m 33.128s18. Ayrton Badovini ITA BMW Italia Goldbet S1000RR 1m 33.136s19. Lorenzo Zanetti ITA PATA Ducati 1098R 1m 33.148s20. Josh Brookes AUS Crescent Fixi Suzuki GSX-R1000 1m 33.477s21. Leon Haslam GBR BMW Motorrad S1000RR 1m 33.532s22. Eugene Laverty IRL Aprilia Racing RSV-4 1m 34.189s23. Mark Aitchison AUS Grillini Progea BMW S1000RR 1m 34.239s24. David Johnson AUS Rossair AEP BMW S1000RR 1m 34.855s25. Raffaele De Rosa ITA Pro Ride Honda CBR1000RR 1m 34.979s
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