Second in Qualifying I and fastest Honda rider of the day – this was Alex’ impressive performance today. For the last part of the Qualifying session the Brazilian even held the provisional pole. Only Troy Bayliss was able to achieve a lap time under 1’33.790. He was 0.403 faster than Alex.
The top four riders, Bayliss, Barros, Toseland and Corser, were all within less than half a second.
After this successful day at Phillip Island everybody is excitedly awaiting what will happen tomorrow.
Alex Barros: “I only had a few days for testing and we had to work hard on the settings of the Klaffi Honda Fireblade. Meanwhile I also got a good grip on the bike. And we are on the best way to reach our target. Conditions are nearly perfect now and I hope to improve my lap time tomorrow.”
Results Qualifying I 1 Bayliss (Ducati ) 1’33.387 2 Barros (Klaffi Honda) 1’33.790 3 Toseland (Honda) 1’33.851 25