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Troy Bayliss takes superpole at Monza

Troy Bayliss (Ducati Xerox) was the only rider to lap in under 1m45 in this afternoon’s Superpole, a result that rewarded the Australian rider with his third pole position of the season for tomorrow’s races at the Monza Autodromo, one of his preferred tracks. The hard work that the Ducati Xerox Team put in during the preceding sessions paid off and Troy, having qualified eighth for Superpole, was able to complete a flying lap on board his Ducati 1098 F08.

“It’s been a mixed weekend, and we’ve struggled a little bit but now it’s all come good today after a lot of hard work and we’re going much more consistently fast. I feel good riding with the race tyre and I was pretty happy with my Superpole lap time today although I thought that Nori and Max may have gone a little faster than they did. I made a tiny mistake, as did they, but I was able to go fastest in the end. Tomorrow will be a great day of racing and Max has proved himself to be a real contender from now on so it’ll definitely be interesting. Nori and Max will surely be up there fighting and the first few laps will be really important I think” said Bayliss.

TIMES (Superpole)
Bayliss (Ducati Xerox) 1m44.9s
Neukirchner (Suzuki) 1m45.2s
Haga (Yamaha) 1m45.6s
Checa (Honda) 1m45.7s
Kagayama (Suzuki) 1m45.7s

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