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Smrz and Laverty set the early pace at Miller Motorsports Park

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Pata B&G Ducati's Jakub Smrz took his big Ducati to provisional pole after the first qualifying session at Miller Motorsports Park in the USA, setting a 1'48.517 that was under the existing race lap record, if not quite beating the absolute track best.

Michel Fabrizio (Ducati Xerox) was a close second, and the Yamaha Sterilgarda four-cylinder machine of Cal Crutchlow third.

World Championship leader Leon Haslam was fourth on his Suzuki Alstare machine. Althea Ducati riders Carlos Checa and Shane Byrne mixed it up with the factory bikes once again, fifth and sixth respectively. The top 13 bikes were within the same second.

In Supersport Eugene Laverty (Parkalgar Honda) once more made a good start to his race weekend, posting a 1'51.652 second lap to break the outright Supersport best lap at Miller.

He has a clear early advantage over Kawasaki Motocard.com rider Joan Lascorz, who set a 1'52.211. David Salom (ParkinGo BE-1 Triumph) ensured there was variety in the top slots by finishing third quickest, one place up on supported Kawasaki rider Fabien Foret (Lorenzini by Leoni).

Experienced privateer rider Robbin Harms (Harms Benjan Racing Honda) beat the official Honda of 2009 Miller race winner Kenan Sofuoglu (Hannspree Ten Kate Honda) for fifth place. br />
Main Photo: Jakub Smrz
Credit: https://www.worldsbk.com/

2010 WSB United States - Salt Lake City 29/05/2010 - Qualifying 1
1. Jakub Smrz (Team PATA B&G Racing) 1'48.517
2. Michel Fabrizio (Ducati Xerox Team) 1'48.670
3. Cal Crutchlow (Yamaha Sterilgarda Team) 1'48.682
4. Leon Haslam (Team Suzuki Alstare) 1'48.734
5. Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) 1'48.742
6. Shane Byrne (Althea Racing) 1'48.853
7. James Toseland (Yamaha Sterilgarda Team) 1'48.887
8. Luca Scassa (Supersonic Racing Team) 1'48.945
9. Troy Corser (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) 1'49.040
10. Max Biaggi (Aprilia Alitalia Racing) 1'49.191
11. Jonathan Rea (HANNspree Ten Kate Honda) 1'49.281
12. Noriyuki Haga (Ducati Xerox Team) 1'49.386
13. Leon Camier (Aprilia Alitalia Racing) 1'49.443
14. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) 1'49.748
15. Ruben Xaus (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) 1'49.961
16. Max Neukirchner (HANNspree Ten Kate Honda) 1'50.121
17. Sylvain Guintoli (Team Suzuki Alstare) 1'50.133
18. Roger Lee Hayden (Team Pedercini) 1'50.806
19. Broc Parkes (ECHO CRS Honda) 1'51.074
20. Chris Vermeulen (Kawasaki Racing Team) 1'51.122
21. Matteo Baiocco (Team Pedercini) 1'53.724

2010 WSS United States - Salt Lake City 29/05/2010 - Qualifying 1
1. Eugene Laverty (Parkalgar Honda) 1'51.652
2. Joan Lascorz (Kawasaki Motocard.com) 1'52.211
3. David Salom (ParkinGO BE1 Triumph) 1'52.310
4. Fabien Foret (Team Lorenzini by Leoni) 1'52.328
5. Robbin Harms (Harms Benjan Racing) 1'52.509
6. Kenan Sofuoglu (HANNspree Ten Kate Honda) 1'52.534
7. Jason DiSalvo (ParkinGO BE1 Triumph) 1'52.607
8. Chaz Davies (ParkinGO Triumph BE1) 1'52.646
9. Michele Pirro (HANNspree Ten Kate Honda) 1'52.732
10. Katsuaki Fujiwara (Kawasaki Motocard.com) 1'53.015
11. Matthieu Lagrive (ParkinGO Triumph BE1) 1'53.329
12. Gino Rea (Intermoto Czech) 1'53.425
13. Massimo Roccoli (Intermoto Czech) 1'53.647
14. Miguel Praia (Parkalgar Honda) 1'54.313
15. Alexander Lundh (Cresto Guide Racing Team) 1'54.467
16. Tyler Odom (Erion Racing) 1'54.637
17. Bastien Chesaux (Harms Benjan Racing) 1'56.813
18. Jason Farrell (Indy Superbikes.com) 1'57.314
19. Melissa Paris (MPH Racing Yamaha) 1'58.826

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